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GottaBe! Festive Season Opening Hours 2019

In News by Jack Bradley

As 2019 draws to a close, the team here at GottaBe! Are beginning preparations for the coming year. To avoid any confusion this Christmas, we thought we’d share our opening hours over the festive period, for our clients, partners and staff. Please find below our festive hours leading up to 2020. 20/12/2019 – 09.00 – 17.00 21/12/2019 – Closed 22/12/2019 …

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We’re Moving Our Brand Ambassadors Platform!

In News by Jack Bradley

Here at GottaBe! we’re excited to share with you that we are changing our bookings platform our Brand Ambassadors, having listened to their feedback. As of Tuesday 26th November we will no longer be using Watu for our platform in which to provide work for our lovely Brand Ambassadors. GottaBe! Are Moving Their Brand Ambassadors Platform To Liveforce We are …

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Join Our Team: Retail Space & Brand Merchandise Assistant’

In News by Jack Bradley

Join Our Team: Retail Space & Brand Merchandise Assistant GottaBe! is an award winning, independent marketing agency specialising in field, experiential and ethnic marketing. We’re a creative team who are able to deliver fun and exciting campaigns that get people talking – in fact, we’ve been creating them for over 10 years now and our Client’s portfolio includes likes of …

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5 Ways A Digital Detox Can Be Beneficial To You

In News by Jack Bradley

With it being World Mental Health Day today, we wanted to discuss the topic of digital detoxes. Let’s start firstly by asking, what is a digital detox? It is, in essence, a break from using digital devices. This includes your smartphone, tablet, computer and social media platforms, to name a few. In an age where we are constantly connected, it’s …

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Video Testimonials & The Growth of Video and Podcasts – What You Need To Do As A Business To Be Seen & Trendy

In News by Jack Bradley

There’s no doubt that navigating that ever-changing digital landscape is continually evolving and more often than not these days, when you start to find your groove and begin seeing results from your efforts, algorithms or trends change and you’re back to square one… Frustrating, right? With it being International Podcast Day today, we thought we’d discuss two particular trends in …

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GottaBe! Welcomes Oana and Jack To The Team

In News by Jack Bradley

Here at GottaBe! We’re kicking off the final quarter of 2019 with the announcement of recent appointments within the agency. Last week we welcomed Oana Fologea and Jack Bradley to the team. Moving to the United Kingdom from Romania to study the BA (Hons) Marketing degree at the University of Southampton, back in 2017, third year student Oana previously worked …

Join our team: Digital & Comms Executive!

In News by Sam Lovell

As we continue to expand and grow our team, we’re currently on the hunt for a Digital & Communications Executive! GottaBe! is an award winning, independent marketing agency specialising in field, experiential and ethnic marketing. We’re a creative team who is able to deliver fun and exciting campaigns that get people talking – in fact, we’ve been creating them for …

Be green and win new customers – students

In News by Sam Lovell

Summer is on its way, and students are going on their holidays’. If you are a business that thrives on student activity, then you might be thinking that you are in for a long and quiet couple of months. I can tell you; this doesn’t have to be the case. I would even go as far as saying that this …

Learn from radio presenters – an event by GottaBe!

In News by Tomasz Dyl

Are you stressed before a business presentation? Is it difficult to control your voice? Or maybe presentations with clients or conversations with newcomers do not go well? This doesn’t have to happen, so why don’t you change it? Shaky voice, gaps in memory or the lack of the right words mean that you do not always get the deals from …

Join us for a glass of wine on the roof at our London’ office

In News by Sam Lovell

GottaBe! in link with Polish Business Link invite you to a relaxed evening, networking on the terrace at our London’ office. This professional engagement evening will take place in the heart of London, on Oxford Street. If a glass of wine with like-minded individuals, above the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest highstreets in the world, sounds like …

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Happy birthday… to us! We’re now 11!

In News by Sam Lovell

11 years of doing what we do best have passed in no time at all, and we couldn’t be happier. We celebrated our birthday in style this year. A trip to the bar (thanks for hosting us Revolution!) with a big birthday cake is the best way to commemorate the occasion, don’t you think? We have had an absolutely amazing …

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‘Meet the professionals’ at Solent University

In News by admin

Solent University’s annual ‘Meet the professionals’ event got off to a great start this year, with some inspiring talks from selected professionals in the PR and Marketing industry. Whilst the students were listening intently downstairs, we were setting-up upstairs, awaiting their eager questioning. As well as a great opportunity to talk to the soon-to-be-graduating students, the chance to connect with …

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Say “hello” to Michał

In News by admin

Our ever expanding team would like to welcome our newest edition to GottaBe!, Michal has joined us in 2019 to take-over GottaBe! Health, our health division as well as supporting our ethnic customers. Michal’s bi-lingual ability is set to fortify our diverse client base over the coming years as we push to expand our innovative marketing to all areas of the community. He brings his experience from …

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Festive Opening Hours

In News by Tomasz Dyl

With 2018 coming to an end here at GottaBe!, we are begining to prepare for the New Year. With our office hours changing over the Christmas periodm we would like to make sure our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Staff have been updated ahead of this. Please see revised opening hours at the GottaBe! HQ leading up to 2019.  21.12.2018 – …

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The Pencil project!

In News by Sam Lovell

The humble pencil. At GottaBe! our pencils are important to us. Our pencils are used to design your marketing campaign. They need to be of the best quality and function. With our creative ideas, what other piece of equipment can do the job? Design a campaign, rub it out, update it, rub it out, start again and eventually deliver you …

Secret Santa – what to buy this year?

In News by admin

It’s that time of year again and if the names haven’t already been picked out of the hat then you know it’s coming. Don’t worry, from one sock buyer to the other, Jake Tansley, Account Support Executive is here to help. This is his 2018 office gift list, for sub £10. 1) Personalised Pen This is perfect for the person …

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GottaBe! and RMF Group strike a deal

In News by Sam Lovell

Are you looking for a unique way to target the Polish community in the UK, Ireland or any other European country? GottaBe!, an award winning marketing agency is offering their Clients an exclusive way to advertise on air of the biggest radio station in Europe – RMF FM, a multi award winning radio station based in Poland. Every day tens …

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Why and how to reach out to students?

In News by Sam Lovell

With the new academic year in a full swing – this is a great chance to target students with your marketing campaigns, but this doesn’t only mean when they come together at fresher or re-freshers fairs. By utilising students as a target market that are already clearly outlined, brands can create campaigns that will engage students all year round. Shanice …

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GottaBe! launches London office

In News by Sam Lovell

Whether you’re thinking of shopping on one of Europe’ busiest streets by number of visitors, you probably were thinking of Oxford Street! For decades, Oxford Street has been the ‘go-to’ shopping street in London with retail development starting back in the 1900’s. The 1.5-mile-long street once upon time was the main road to Oxford, back then called Tyburn Road. Now …

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GottaBe! welcomes Shanice Walker to the team

In News by Sam Lovell

Last month at GottaBe!, we welcomed Bournemouth University graduate Shanice Bearsford- Walker as an Account Support Executive. Shanice studied BA (Hons) Events and Leisure Marketing where she developed a keen interest in digital and experiential marketing. Although Shanice is the first graduate to join the team from BU, here at GottaBe! we are well known for giving students opportunities, having …

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How to increase customer loyalty?

In News by Sam Lovell

Following the ongoing success of events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it appears that many other well-known businesses would like to try their own mini versions in order to satisfy their customers. The first one to do this is Amazon, who created Prime Day; a summer version of Black Friday. This is whenthousands of Amazon products are sold …

We’re featured in Field Marketing Magazine as a leading agency and supplier!

In News by Sam Lovell

Last week, GottaBe!’s Managing Director Tomasz Dyl, took part in an interview for Field Marketing and Brand Experience magazine. This also coincided with GottaBe!’s tenth birthday of being in business. The magazine asked Tomasz about the tenth anniversary and how it became the business that it is today. At the beginning of the interview, Tomasz described GottaBe! as hie “little baby!” …

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Healthy launch to a new division

In News by Sam Lovell

This spring, GottaBe! Marketing has begun a new venture and opened up GottaBe! Health; an online shop, that proudly stocks ‘foods by Ann’. The range of products we stock is created by Anna Lewandowska, a Polish athlete and award winning, karate champion. This derives from her ongoing health campaign, ‘Healthy Plan by Ann’ which has been recognised internationally by health and …

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Key dates in Q2 and Q3; sporting, religious and other events!

In News by Sam Lovell

As we leave the winter period and enter spring (at last!), it is always important to keep on top of your game to plan in advance.  With a busy summer ahead of us, thanks to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Tour de France and many non-sporting events, marketers should take full advantage and plan promotional campaigns around them.  Shannon …

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VITA Student’ begins big by choosing GottaBe!

In News by Sam Lovell

Throughout the month of March, GottaBe! has been working with Vita Student; an exclusive, laid back and all-inclusive living accommodation for students in Southampton. The campaign was part of #BeginBig campaign that VITA has kicked off earlier in a month. Following the success of their first accommodation, they are currently building new facilities in the heart of Portswood, the perfect …

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GottaBe! is 10! – birthday messages from our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Staff

In News by Sam Lovell

This month, GottaBe! celebrated its tenth birthday of being in business and we celebrated it by inviting all our friends, family and employees (current and previous) to a small gathering with food and drink. Alongside this, we received numerous videos online particularly on our Facebook page from our Clients, Suppliers, Partners and past colleagues. We were extremely surprised and honoured …

Stand out from the crowd – invest in interactive POS

In News by Sam Lovell

  In a world where technology is ever growing, it is important for small and medium-sized enterprises, to keep their marketing ideas fresh and updated to avoid missing out as free standing display units aren’t cutting it anymore.   Point of Sale is a concept that we’re all familiar with for communicating promotions: stickers, posters, tent cards, ceiling hangers, and …

February = month of sports

In News by Sam Lovell

This February is a huge month for sports across the world, as a variety of different events take place. From competitions such as the Winter Olympics to NBA finals, this is the perfect month for die-hard sports fans.   Beginning with the most well-known sports event worldwide, the 2018 Winter Olympics will begin on Friday 9th February, and finishes on …

Cheers! Raising a shot glass with Ramsbury Gin at Waitrose stores

In News by Sam Lovell

This winter, GottaBe! Marketing were running exciting sampling campaign with Ramsbury Gin. At the Ramsbury Estate, they make gin, vodka and a whole host of other products from scratch, its pure and simple. The team at Gottabe! along with the Brand Ambassadors were going to a variety of Waitrose shops to sample the products to the public. The gin sampling took …

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Healthy Team Training with Anna Lewandowska in London!

In News by Sam Lovell

It is coming up to GottaBe!’s ten-year anniversary, and to commemorate this exciting milestone, the team have decided to come together again with Polish fitness instructor Anna Lewandowska to coordinate  a fitness event – Healthy Team Training in February. GottaBe has been in partnership with Anna Lewandowska for over three years now, and we thought this would be the perfect …

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Christmas Opening Hours at GottaBe! HQ

In News by Sam Lovell

We are drawing towards the end of 2017 and as we prepare for the arrival of Christmas and the New Year, we would like to take the time to notify our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Staff about the revised opening hours at GottaBe! HQ. 22.12.2017 – OPEN 9am-1pm 23.12.2017 – CLOSED 24.12.2017 – CLOSED (Christmas Eve) 25.12.2017 – CLOSED (Christmas …

Planning ahead – key dates in Q1 2018. Have you got it covered?

In News by Sam Lovell

As we enter 2018, it is important and useful to plan your activities ahead. Keeping on top of key events and dates throughout the year means you can plan well and have the best events possible. Account Support Executive, Shannon Dunne helps out…   The financial year is broken down into four quarters with the first one being Q1. In …

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Quirky Christmas gifts for your family (or work colleagues!)

In News by Sam Lovell

Christmas and the shopping that comes along with it, can be the most stressful time of year especially when it comes to figuring out what to getting something perfect for those closest to you. To help you out, Shannon Dunne, Account Support Executive at GottaBe! has provided some ideas for every member of the family or maybe a work colleague, …

Planning ahead – key dates in Q4

In News by John Stoffel

Looking for a way to help you plan your activity this year? Shannon Dunne, Account Support Executive helps out… When it comes to marketing and especially retail, it is important to be on top of key events and their dates throughout the year. Planning field, experimental marketing, or PR work in advance is beneficial because it creates a good amount of …

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On Tour with Dorset Tea

In News by Sam Lovell

From April through to September, the cute and vintage Dorset Tea Unit has been travelling around the beautiful South Coast. The GottaBe! team along with the Brand Ambassadors went along with the trailer attending many events including the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival, Weymouth Sea Food Festival, The Rock Lyme Regis Sea Food and Bournemouth Air Festival. The Dorset Tea Unit …

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Southern Co-op gets fresh for Freshers

In News by Sam Lovell

As the new academic year is in full swing, the team at GottaBe! worked with Southern Coop to engage with new students at the University of Southampton, Bournemouth , Portsmouth and Bristol to promote Southern Coop food and their 10% NUS discount for students. This was a perfect way to make the transition to moving into university less daunting and …

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Peer-to-peer marketing, have you tried it yet?

In News by Sam Lovell

In A. Ries and J. Trout’s book “Positioning: The Battle of Your Mind”, they talk about the unbearable noise customers have to deal with nowadays. The authors argue that the marketing and advertisement world is over communicated; making it even more difficult for our message to get to the target audience. To stand out from the crowd and get their …

My week at GottaBe! – work experience

In News by Sam Lovell

I’m Hannah a 16-year-old college student, I’ve been luckily enough to do my work experience at GottaBe! Marketing. Having be given the opportunity to work at a company like this it was very exciting. At the start, I was very nervous and didn’t know what to expect but 3 days in and I started to really enjoy it. I’ve being …

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5 Top Tips for planning a successful leaflet campaign

In News by Sam Lovell

Once you have designed and printed your leaflets, It’s now time to start planning your distribution. So, before you start the campaign, consider these 5-top tips to ensure success. 1) Distribution methods: Many businesses opt for the door to door method as this seems like the most logical, especially if you have a very specific geographical and economical target. This …

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Life in an agency – how is it to work for GottaBe!?

In News by Sam Lovell

We often get asked, what it is like to work for GottaBe!? So where do we begin? When your friends say “same work, different day?” For many this is the everyday, but here at GottaBe! Marketing it couldn’t be different! A typical day doesn’t exist in my eyes. One minute I’m answering a call from one of our promoters, the next minute …

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The importance of getting products into consumer’s hands

In News by Sam Lovell

We live in the day and age where we can buy any product/service online. So why are we in business? The reason being is that we as consumers enjoy getting our hands on the products and learning more about them before making the decision on whether to buy them. How often have you spent money on something over £100 that …

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Try out our newest additions – the Advert Walkers

In News by Sam Lovell

Advert Walkers are a unique advertising concept using a portable 1.2-meter tall lightweight billboard that is carried on the backs of our promotors. Double-sided, your advertisement is displayed on both sides and is the perfect addition to any field marketing campaign. Not only this, but the Advert Walker has built-in LED lighting, which can illuminate your message during nighttime campaigns …

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Happy Easter from the team at GottaBe!

In News by Sam Lovell

With Easter around the corner, the team at GottaBe! would like to taking this opportunity to wish all of our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Colleagues a very Happy Easter. Hope it’s a cracking one! We also would like to advice of our revised opening hours at GottaBe! HQ to allow our staff  to enjoy their Easter celebrations. Opening Hours: Friday, 14th …

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Supporting Sprinkles Gelato

In News by Sam Lovell

Back in January, our Brand Ambassadors were involved in a sweet job… handing out flyers and encouraging passerby’s to try out Sprinkles Gelato, one of the largest gelato retailers in the UK. Our Brand Ambassadors were engaging with the public within a close proximity to the store and surrounding area and inviting them to the Sprinkle store, whilst also handing out …

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Tips for writing catchy headlines and teasers

In News by Sam Lovell

The team at GottaBe! often get asked for tips on catchy headlines and teasers that can be used as part of a marketing campaign. Whether it’s a leaflet, website, blog, catalogue, brochure or even promotional book, here is what we’ve put together.  Like any great book title, a great headline is meant to capture the attention of the reader. This …

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As featured on…

In News by Sam Lovell

Since the launch – in March 2008 – GottaBe! has been featured in number of newspapers, whilst our colleagues were also interviewed by various TV and radio stations from all of the World.     

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Opening Hours during the Holidays

In News by Sam Lovell

Another year is upon us and as we are entering the festive time of the year, we would like to advices our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Staff of the revised opening hours at GottaBe! HQ. OPENING HOURS 23.12.2016 – 9am -2pm 24.12.2016 – CLOSED (Christmas Eve) 25.12.2016 – CLOSED (Christmas Day) 26.12.2016 – CLOSED (Boxing Day) 27.12.2016 – CLOSED (Bank …

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#AdventGB – now in 4th year! Interactive Advent Calendar

In News by Sam Lovell

As we are approaching the busiest, yet the most wonderful time of the year Christmas! – aside from unwrapping Christmas gifts and eating, we all do some thinking and planning for the new year ahead. Those of you who are business owners or at management level, might also think about some of the changes to our strategies, suppliers or simply, …

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700 stores merchandised on behalf of Western Union

In News by Sam Lovell

Between 7th and 17th October, a team of Brand Ambassadors executed a merchandising activity on behalf Western Union, world’ biggest money transfer company. Similarly, to previous activities, GottaBe! has visited 700 of Western Union’ agent locations in more then 70 cities and towns across the UK to deliver and install new POS materials (flyers, posters, wobblers). Recently, Western Union launched a new …

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Capitalising on Halloween

In News by Sam Lovell

A couple of years ago, one of my Accounts Support Executives at GottaBe! wrote a blog on The Value of Halloween. Today, we’re going to look at the new trends adapted by even more companies then ever before. Not sure if you have noticed a new trend, but certain events that used to last a day, are now lasting in …

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Introducing students to The Southern Co-operative

In News by Sam Lovell

At some point throughout your lifetime you will no doubt go through the stresses of moving to a new home, packing away your belongings to start a new life. This is hard enough as an adult, but even more nerve racking when you’re a fresher, moving away from home for the first time. As a result, The Southern Co-operative have …

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Bringing a taste of home to various events

In News by Sam Lovell

When travelling to a foreign country, one of the first things we do is try the local delicacies, sampling new flavours and dishes that you wouldn’t normally be able to enjoy in your own country.  This also reflects on one of the last things you we on our visit, when we tend to purchase our favourite treats we have tried …

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On the road with Norton by Symantec

In News by Sam Lovell

For two weeks in September, our team were travelling around with Norton by Symantec on another Roadshow across Heathrow, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh. This was on the back of the successful implementation of our first ever Norton Roadshow back in April 2016. This Roadshow however, was part of PLC Live. A training event for employees of Dixons Carphone …

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Plan ahead – key dates for Q3 and Q4’2016

In News by Sam Lovell

Looking for a way to help you plan your activity this year? Kit Bannerman, Account Support Executive helps out.. In marketing and particularly retail it is vital that you keep on top of the events in throughout the year. It is so important to plan ahead all field marketing, experiential or event PR stunts activities so that you have the …

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Get a free ride with Uber worth £3!

In News by Sam Lovell

GottaBe! have teamed up with Uber to create a special offer for you! From today, you can claim your first ride (£3 off) for free when you use the code uberGottaBe. This code can be used whenever you want; travelling to and from campaign or just when you need a quick way home! All you have to do is download the …

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How to engage your customers: the A to Zebra way.

In News by Sam Lovell

If you’ve been to our hometown of Southampton recently, then you certainly would’ve noticed that a herd of Zebras have taken their stripes all over the city. It’s certainly causing a stir around here and we’re a huge fan of it, but what is it about? Why are there dozens of technicolour zebras all over town? This multi-coloured public art …

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When Is The Best Time To Target Students?

In News by Sam Lovell

Throughout the year, many companies target students with marketing campaigns, tapping into a lucrative market that can be individually targeted around key dates in the student calendar. This is because times of celebration, receiving money and welcome events, are significant to student life. Therefore, below is a list of key dates and periods that we target students for our clients:  …

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How Is Virtual Reality Changing Marketing?

In News by Sam Lovell

The way we look at our reality is constantly changing and I am not talking about our ever-evolving landscapes, feelings and emotions that link us together in the here and now. No, I am actually talking about how our reality is becoming ‘virtual’ using marketing. Virtual Reality, or VR for short, is the new “it” word, not just in gaming …

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Kicking Discrimination Out Of Schools With EduKicks

In News by Sam Lovell

Against the backdrop of Euro 2016, our latest client EduKicks, has chosen the perfect time to launch their new App, teaching children about anti-discrimination using football. To be released on 4th July on both IOS and Android platforms, Edukicks is FREE to download and integrates fun football drills with transformative education on core PSHE issues, to stop discrimination surrounding sexisim, …

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Don’t Be A Dumper – One Housing

In News by Sam Lovell

The next time you’re outside I’d like you to do one thing, I’d like you to look at the earth around you and count all the unsightly details left strewn across your path. My bet is that you will see crisp packets, sweet wrappers and cigarette butts to name but a few. Together they litter our environment in their diminutive …

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Rewarding Hardwork With Lebara

In News by Sam Lovell

With lovely soft fluffy bases and butter cream toppings covered in a sugary delight, there are few foods that sing “I am delicious’ like a cupcake. They sing even more heavenly when offered to you by one of our Brand Ambassadors in the street, on behalf of Lebara, for their new 30 day – Hardworking Plan For Hardworking People – …

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GottaBe! Welcomes A New Addition To The Team – The Digi-Van!

In News by Sam Lovell

Digi-Vans are like the Batmobiles of direct marketing, a mobile billboard that can be driven directly to your intended target audience, fighting past the impracticalities of fixed billboards, to be your advertising hero! Unlike fixed advertisements found on billboards or on bus stops, Digi-Vans offer a unique experience, as they can pretty much go wherever your target audience is located. …

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Making Winner’s

In News by Sam Lovell

Millions of people dream of winning big on the lottery, whether its the National Lotto or the Euromillions, they generally risk little, but can potentially win huge every week! There are many variations of the lottery for the public to play and the residents of Southampton now have a brand new way of winning big, after the SOlotto just launched. …

28 Black – Energised Sampling

In News by Sam Lovell

After recently opening up a GottaBe! branch in Ireland, GottaBe! Ireland has been busy working a campaign in Dublin, for energy drinks maker – 28 Black. Full of flavour and energy, 28 Black is available in three varieties, Açaí, Açaí Zero and Classic and pride themselves on being an energy drink that has no taurine, no artificial colours or preservatives …

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Erasmatazz

In News by Sam Lovell

At GottaBe! HQ we love giving opportunities to students to help them learn and develop in the world of marketing. Over the past couple of years we have welcomed University students on 3-month placement programmes, offered work experience to students over varying periods and enjoyed the presence of an apprentice. Now the GottaBe! team – in particular the GottaBe! Ethnic …

We’re recruiting… applications for Students Placements now open!

In News by Sam Lovell

Students, are you ready!? For a number of years, GottaBe! has been proud to offer summer work experience placements and internships at our HQ in Southampton! We are on hunt once again for new faces to join our award winning family this summer. If you’re passionate about marketing and business and would like to gain valuable experience in planning and executing …

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GottaBe! Wins Our 3rd Award!

In News by Sam Lovell

GottaBe! is pleased to announce that we have won our third award as a marketing agency, by winning the Exceptional Achievements Award from Unity 101. . Nominated by Southampton Solent University, GottaBe! has been awarded for contributions to the City of Southampton, for positive contributions to the economy, including supporting students by providing them with valuable work based placements, supporting local …

How to maximise the footfall at my store, event…

In News by Sam Lovell

I am sure there have been moments when you thought, I wish there were more people entering my store, attending our event, or visiting our stand at an exhibition? Whilst you may think these are moments, they are in fact questions my team and I constantly receive and provide answers for on a daily basis. The answer is always pretty …

Christmas Opening Hours

In News by Sam Lovell

It’s amazing how fast a year flies by; it feels like it was only yesterday when we last updated you with our opening hours for the festive period.   Whilst we are sure the office is still bustling with work as you see out 2015, you will not be judged for allowing your mind to wonder over your Christmas plans, …

Value Of Black Friday In The UK

In News by Sam Lovell

This time last year, I wrote a blog about the Traditions of Black Friday, looking into the UK’s newfound fascination around what is arguably the World’s single largest discount day. A year on, is our fascination still the same or have things changed?   Originating in the United States around the 1960s, Black Friday is the first Friday after Thanks …

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Expansion Comes In Many Forms!

In News by Sam Lovell

Joint filler and expansion have plenty in common, especially when it comes to describing our latest client – Megaron. Whilst joint filler expands in holes that need filling, Megaron have been expanding their services across Europe and are now stocking in the UK.   Megaron is a Polish company that produces a range of products for the construction and DIY …

How To Supervise Brand Ambassadors In The Field

In News by Sam Lovell

It doesn’t matter how big or how small a team of Brand Ambassadors are in the field – supervising them should be easy!   Clever supervision starts before the campaign even begins, right at the selection process. Making sure we have the best people on our books ensures we have the strongest teams out in the field. At GottaBe! our …

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Product Sampling With Rekorderlig

In News by Sam Lovell

Event organisation is hard enough at the best of times. There are so many considerations that need fulfilling before the event is even announced that even through a minefield of preparation, one simple outburst from the heavens can ruin everything!   The weather is a factor we cannot control, especially when organising an event so far in advance. However, a …

Nothing Feels Better Than Helping Charity!

In News by Sam Lovell

Adhering to a set of rules is the perfect way for a business to maintain its principles and to self-guide along a particular path. This is why GottaBe! has ‘The GottaBe! Bible’, a handbook for every staff member where anything GottaBe! can be found.   One of the key beliefs in The GottaBe! Bible is that once a quarter, each …

How To Effectively Activate Mass Crowds At Festivals

In News by Sam Lovell

The UK festival season is once more gearing up to provide music lovers and enthusiasts with another year of fantastic tunes, summer vibes, food, and drink. Rain or shine, millions of people descend on stages across the country, happy to dust off their wellies for what can often be muddy carnage!   There are so many different types of festival …

The Power Of Field Marketing – Infographic

In News by Sam Lovell

You may or may not have already seen, but we have been posting a number infographics about Field Marketing on our Facebook page and now for the first time, you can see them in full! Broken down into sections, the infographics have served one purpose and that is to inform you and our clients about the benefits of Field Marketing …

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.   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 in their Business …

The Spectacle of Christmas Marketing

In News by admin

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 admin

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?

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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?

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‘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?

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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

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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?

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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. Social media is a great way to connect with your target but nothing beats a hands on experience. An experiential experience allows consumers to interact and get a real …

Top tips for hiring a field and experiential marketing agency

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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!  Top 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 …

Stores merchandised for Ahmad Tea

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

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

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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?

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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

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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 …