GottaBe! Welcomes Famous Athlete Anna Lewandowska To The UK

In Uncategorised by Sam Lovell

GottaBe! is excited to announce an exciting new venture through our new division – GottaBe! Events. On the 16th & 17th May 2015, we are helping the world famous Polish athlete Anna Lewandowska, bring two fitness training sessions to the UK for the very first time. About Anna Lewandowska Anna has won numerous medals in Karate at various levels, including …

Celebrating 50 Years Of Southampton As A City

In Uncategorised by Sam Lovell

In 2014, Southampton celebrated 50 years of City status and to complete the celebrations a photographic exhibition has been set up to run throughout February, as the perfect end to this milestone. 50 Years Of Southampton As A City Brought together by GottaBe!, Solent University and chief sponsor MyFerryLink, the exhibition opened on the 3rd February in the SM building …

A Big Welcome To Our Newest Interns

In News by Sam Lovell

New year, new resolutions and GottaBe! is pleased to announce that two new members are joining our team, on work placement from Southampton’s Solent University. New Interns At GottaBe! Through our continued relationship with Solent University, Tom Beck and Shanice Maskery, will be working in our office, taking on projects and learning and developing their skills, to help them further …

The Spectacle of Christmas Marketing

In News by Sam Lovell

With Christmas fast approaching, the seasonal deluge of marketing campaigns from the world’s biggest brands begins to excite every one of our five senses. As early as late October we are already made aware that Christmas is coming, as adverts begin to inch their way on to our screens and into the pages of magazines and newspapers, drumming up the …

24 Days of GottaBe!

In News by Sam Lovell

Following the popularity of last year’s Advent Marketing Tips, help GottaBe! count down the days to Christmas with our Christmas advent calendar and enjoy 24 days of virtual chocolate through the wonderful world of social media. To speed up the hours and distract your minds from the turkey and presents, we will be posting a mixture of 24 facts, offers, …

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How Black Friday is taking the UK by storm?

In News by Sam Lovell

Traditionally, Black Friday marks a key date in the American calendar where consumers go crazy in what is seen as the unofficial countdown to Christmas. It marks the first Friday after Thanks Giving and has become the busiest retail day of the year in the United States, with huge discounts given to shoppers for one day only. However, whilst the …

‘Try before you buy’ – why brands should use product demonstration?

In News by Sam Lovell

‘Try before you buy’, is a phrase once made famous by popular daytime TV show To Buy or Not to Buy, where prospected home buyers were given the opportunity to try out a property before buying. Whilst this is very uncommon in the property world, ‘try before you buy’ is ever present in the consumer market, with product demonstrations vitally …

Why ethnic marketing should be part of your 2015 plan?

In News by Sam Lovell

Britain’s multicultural population is booming and has an ethnic population of over 8 million accounting for around 13% of the total population. Each year the ethnic population is steadily growing by on average 2.5%. The UKs multicultural population has a disposable income of over £300 billion, and it isn’t surprising to see that multicultural Britain is where the future customers …

The value of Halloween

In News by Sam Lovell

So with UK shoppers spending more than £300 million throughout the Halloween period in 2013 (AOL, 2013) this year is going to be bigger and better than the last; that’s a guarantee, but still far from our friends across the pond in the US where they were reported to have spent over $6.9bn on costumes alone last year. So what is …

Why experiential marketing?

In News by Sam Lovell

Experiential marketing is a perfect way of providing a tangible experience for the consumer. Whether it be through online platforms such as, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or even better, in person. Reaching Consumers With Experiential Marketing Social media is a great way to connect with your target but nothing beats a hands on experience. An experiential experience allows consumers to …

Top tips for hiring a field and experiential marketing agency

In News by Sam Lovell

Hiring a field and experiential marketing agency can be a difficult decision, choosing the right one might be even harder. Hopefully, with our top tips, you will find it a little bit easier!  Tips For Hiring A Field And Experiential Marketing Agency Don’t be a keen bean – It is crucial to be 100% certain that you want to hire …

Stores merchandised for Ahmad Tea

In News by Sam Lovell

Ahmad Tea – the world’s premium tea brand – has appointed GottaBe! to merchandise hundreds of stores nationwide, including those within M25 corridor.  Our Brand Ambassadors has to merchandise the stores with hanging boards, open/close signs, shelf talkers and leaflets with information about the products on offer. The aim of the activity was to raise brand awareness and presence of Ahmad …

GottaBe! to support 50 years of Southampton

In News by Sam Lovell

GottaBe! have recently been given the opportunity to run a photography competition event for the 50 Years of Southampton celebration. The agency is involved in all aspects of the event from the planning, implementing and reporting and the team are buzzing in the office to support the city in such an important event. – As a local business who has …

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the GottaBe! HQ

In News by Sam Lovell

It’s the recent trend we are all seeing through social media. Practically everybody is pouring ice-cold water over them-selves and donating money to charity. Ice is selling out when temperatures are dropping, the supermarket buyers must be thinking what’s going on? Managing Director of GottaBe!, Tomasz Dyl has not been shy of completing his challenge. Tomasz has always been up …

Volunteering at Boaz Project

In News by Sam Lovell

Volunteering requires one to put forward their time and life skills, freely, which often stems from the desire to help a certain cause. People volunteer for varied reasons, however there are probably a few reasons that are very consistent. It could be said that a lot of people volunteer to give something back to the community, which they will find …

Newsletter delivered to 60,000 homes

In News by Sam Lovell

The GottaBe! team having been working closely with Field Palmer estate agents for a number of years; supporting them with a successful door-to-door leafleting campaign. Throughout the months of July and August, the GottaBe! Brand Ambassadors will be delivering 60,000 leaflets to homes and apartments in and around the Southampton postcodes. Field Palmer continues to offer an outstanding professional service …

GottaBe! supporting Apprenticeship Scheme by welcoming, 16 year old to the team

In News by Sam Lovell

Thousands of students have completed their GCSE exams and are preparing for the future. Although most school leavers are relaxing for summer and are opting to continue their studies at Sixth Form College come September; for some, college can be seen as a daunting and unappealing option. Therefore some students seek alternatives like an apprenticeship scheme that offers the opportunity …

What is the difference between Brand Ambassador and Promoter?

In News by Sam Lovell

All over the world, marketing brands are naming their promotional staff differently. Agencies are using ‘Brand Ambassador’, ‘Reps’ and ‘Brand Advocate’, to name just a few, as an alternative to the more generic ‘Promo Staff’. Why is this? What benefits does this bring? Does it make any difference to the work they do? The generic ‘Promo Staff’ label is the common term …

Travelling this summer?

In News by Sam Lovell

GottaBe! has been selected by Lebara Mobile, an award winning low cost international pay-as-you-go-SIM cards provider, to support them with a product sampling and field marketing activity on board of DFDS Seaways vessels on Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes this summer. Over the next few weeks, Brand Ambassadors will be working on board of 5 vessels and engaging with the public …

Student talent at GottaBe!

In News by Sam Lovell

The summer is here, university students are finished with their exams, therefore there is plenty of talent about and we are taking advantage of it! As featured in previous news updates, we have recruited seven university students to complete a summer placement programme with the HQ team in Southampton! The successful students have been selected by our Booking and Talent Team …

More clients choose GottaBe!

In News by Sam Lovell

The team at GottaBe! has been working very hard over the past few weeks and we are pleased to announce number of new clients. Our new clients range from baby products, communications, recruitment consultants, FMCG to transport. We are a growing agency showcasing our services to a number of world recognised brands and will continue to offer our professional services …

Buzzing for Charity

In News by Sam Lovell

The GottaBe! got buzzing for charity! On Sunday the 23rd March, the team got all dressed up to take part in the Sport Relief 2014 charity fun run. The Managing Director Tomasz Dyl after persuasion from the Mayoress of Southampton; Marie White encouraged the team to dress as bee’s along with hundreds of other participants. The team managed to raise over …

Summer placement opportunity

In News by Sam Lovell

For number of years now, GottaBe! has been proud to offer summer work experience placements and internships at our HQ in Southampton! We are on hunt for new faces to join our award winning family (aka team) this summer. If you are passionate about marketing and business and would like to gain experience in planning and executing field and experiential …

Operating hours throughout the Holidays

In News by Sam Lovell

With only couple more sleeps till Christmas, we would like to update you on the opening hours of our office throughout the festive period. Throughout the Holiday Seasons, the office will be open on: 23rd December 2013                        09:00 – 17:30 24th December 2013                        09:00 – 14:00 25th December 2013                        CLOSED 26th December 2013                        CLOSED 27th December 2013                        …

Calling all students – join our award winning team!

In News by Sam Lovell

Calling all students – would you like to get hands on experience by working with some of the world’s biggest brands!? Soon, you will have the opportunity at GottaBe!, an award winning field and experiential marketing agency, thanks to a joint project with Southampton Solent University whereby students will be able to join our team and be part of our …

24 days of marketing tips

In News by Sam Lovell

Traditionally, Advent Calendars were given to children to help them counting days to Christmas, this year GottaBe! is giving you their own advent calendar with a twist! Go on, lets make it more entertaining. – Instead of giving our clients, suppliers and future partners and clients a chocolate every morning, we’re offering them a priceless marketing tip every day, right …

Tomasz Dyl awarded Visiting Fellowship by Solent University

In News by Sam Lovell

Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe! has been awarded Visiting Fellowship by Southampton Solent University’s Faculty of Business, Sport and Enterprise. Southampton Solent University awards the title of Visiting Fellowship to distinguish partners from professional organisations who are closely associated with the University, through collaboration in teaching, research, consultancy or advice. The title has been awarded to Tomasz for his …

Engage with ethnic minorities

In News by Sam Lovell

Earlier this week, GottaBe! has launched a dedicated website for GottaBe! Ethnic, an integrated communications agency, providing marketing solutions for targeting multicultural audiences. Check it out at www.gottabeethnic.co.uk From consultancy, strategic planning, copywriting, PR, experiential through to translations, design and print. What is also important, the team at GottaBe! Ethnic does it all. In-house too, so no middle man involved to …

Call the World from 1p a minute

In News by Sam Lovell

Lyca Mobile, a leading PAYG international SIM card provider with over 30 million customers and a new one joining every 2 seconds have been working with  GottaBe! to successfully promote their new offer – 1p per minute for calls to landlines and mobile phones in many destinations, including China, India, Lithuania and Poland.  The field marketing activity, where a team …

Field Palmer goes door-to-door with GottaBe!

In News by Sam Lovell

A leading estate agent in lettings, sales and property management, Field Palmer, has chosen GottaBe! as their marketing partner for door-to-door leafleting campaign.  Over the last few weeks, a team of Brand Ambassadors have delivered more then 50,000 leaflets across Hampshire, all of them on a single base drop.

Tomasz Dyl wins Young Entrepreneur of the Year

In News by Sam Lovell

Last night, (Friday, 12th July) the South Coast Business Awards 2013 were handed out and we’re proud to announce that Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe! is the winner of Southampton City Council Award for Southampton’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year. This goes to show that hard work pays off – Tomasz has started the South’s leading field and experiential marketing …

COGS Awards: Shortlisted in STAFFING Category

In News by Sam Lovell

We’re delighted to announce that hard work of our team, Brand Ambassadors and Events Managers has been recognised and we have been shortlisted in the STAFFING Category at this year’s COGS Awards, run by the Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM). – Being shortlisted in the Staffing Category is a big achievement itself. Its our clients, who have taken their time out to …

Experiential Marketing Whitepaper

In News by Sam Lovell

Thanks for checking me out! If you are looking for the Experiential Marketing Whitepaper then let me tell you the secret – its almost here. Well, the paint is just drying off – give us couple of days and it will be available to download it. Can’t wait!? Feel free to contact us and we will be able to happy …

10 tips on Experiential Marketing

In News by Sam Lovell

When planning an experiential marketing campaign / gig, its important to consider many things. To make your life easier, the creative team at GottaBe! has prepared  a list of 10 tips – most important bits for you to remember when planning next campaign. Should you need any help with one or more of those aspects, then please feel free to …

New, cool, job market just been launched!

In News by Sam Lovell

Hey Brand Ambassadors and Event Managers, we have just migrated on to our new staffing database at www.gottabe.watuapp.com. This database is where GottaBe!’s Booking & Talent Team will be publishing all of our job opportunities, giving you the freedom to apply to more work. Before you can apply for any jobs, you must register with us. Do it now and don’t miss …

On the go? Check out our mobile friendly website

In News by Sam Lovell

GottaBe! has now launched its brand new website in a mobile format. If your always on the move or are working away from your office, then visit us on your mobile! We now live in a society that uses the internet more than ever before and this has spread through to our mobile and tablet devices. Therefore, it only made …

Tomasz shortlisted for Young Entrepreneur of the Year

In News by Sam Lovell

Earlier this week, Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe! has been shortlisted for Southampton City Council Award for Southampton Young Entrepreneur of the Year (YEOFT) as part of the South Coast Business Awards 2013.  The award is given to an individual, aged 30 or younger, whom the judges consider can best demonstrate exceptional vision and leadership in the establishment and development …

Our client shortlisted for an award

In News by Sam Lovell

The management of GottaBe! would like to congratulate Magazyn PL for being shortlisted for the Student and Graduate Start-Up Business of the Year award. Since the launch of Magazyn PL in December 2012, GottaBe! has been providing promotional staff to sample their weekly magazine during key events in Southampton, Bournemouth, Reading & Basingstoke. Magazyn PL is a leading Polish weekly …

GottaBe! sponsors MarketingWeek Engage 2013 Awards

In News by Sam Lovell

GottaBe! is proud to be one of the category sponsors of MarketingWeek Engage 2013 Awards. – We are pleased to sponsor this year’s In-Store and Shoppers Marketing Award – said Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe! The Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 21st May 2013 at Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in London. The Management of GottaBe! …

Solent University’s You Can Do It Too campaign

In News by Sam Lovell

Throughout April and March GottaBe! has been supplying promotional staff to Southampton Solent University to support them with a field marketing activity to promote their Graduate Development Scheme and You Can Do It To programmes. Brand Ambassadors were engaging and sampling graduate development scheme booklets as well as capturing data and driving traffic to Graduate Jobs South’ website.