3rd February 2021
What Is A Brand Ambassador
Brand ambassadors come in many shapes and forms. For many people, the first thing to come to mind are famous brand ambassadors such as George Clooney for Nespresso or David...
27th January 2021
A Simple Guide On How To Make Your Business Sustainable And Eco-Friendly
Making your business more sustainable and eco-friendly can attract more customers and improve your reputation as a company. Sustainability should be at the heart of all business Start with your...
8th December 2020
Join Us: Digital & Communications Executive
As we say goodbye (for now) to our colleague, Jack, we find ourselves looking for a superhero to fill his Chelsea boots! If you are interested in becoming our new...
7th December 2020
GottaBe! Festive Season Opening Hours 2020
Well… it has certainly been quite the year, hasn’t it? 2020 has proven to be one of the most trying times ever and as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage...
1st October 2020
Is In-Store Sampling Dead?
For many years, in-store sampling by a product sampling agency such as GottaBe! has played a large part in the marketing of products and the conversion of leads into sales....
1st September 2020
Traditional Marketing Still Holds The Power
Despite having faced some of the most challenging times we have ever encountered this year, the team here at GottaBe! are proud to say that we are almost back to...
10th August 2020
The Nuances of Gifting An Influencer
In 2020, influencer culture is now a part of normality. If you scroll through Instagram, you likely follow one. If you open YouTube you will probably be recommended one of...
14th July 2020
Spotify On The Power of Audio Advertising
Earlier in the week we attended the second digital webinar hosted by Spotify about Spotify for Brands and the series is introducing businesses to how Spotify is a brilliant way...
22nd June 2020
Getting Your Store Ready for Re-Opening
The time is nearly upon us. More and more stores are re-opening here in the UK. Many non-essential businesses re-opened their doors on 15th June and many will be doing...
17th June 2020
How GottaBe! Adapted To Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic
Here at GottaBe! We like a challenge. One challenge we certainly didn’t anticipate was the COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the world. That one caught us off guard for sure....
29th May 2020
How The GottaBe! Team Coped with Quarantine During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has been the topic on everyone’s minds for the whole of 2020 so far and despite feeling it may be on the decline, we find our way...
18th May 2020
Reach and Engage Multicultural Audiences – The Rulebook
With over 300 languages spoken in the United Kingdom alone, it can be a difficult for businesses and brands to know how to reach the vast number of consumers. In...
5th May 2020
Sky Launches ‘SME100’ Support Fund
Media giant, Sky, has announced that they will be launching a support fund for small to medium enterprises, aptly named the ‘SME100’. Sky’s £1million SME100 Fund This £1 million fund...
20th April 2020
Ocean’s £10 million Advertising Fund for SME’s
Advertising giant, Ocean, has recently launched an advertising fund in a bid to support retailers and SME’s that may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was established...
24th March 2020
We are here to support our Food Stores and Supermarkets in the UK
Here at GottaBe! we are working hard every day to meet the increasing demand on the UK during the outbreak of Coronavirus “COVID-19”. UK Wide Staffing Agency We are a...
18th March 2020
Promotional Staff Working During Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’
Here at GottaBe!, we are always thinking of the welfare of our promotional staff as well as events managers and during this difficult time, we want to reassure all our Brand Ambassadors that...
16th March 2020
The Power of Pop-Up Retail
Image copyright belongs to Evening Standard Pop-up retail is the opening of a sales space for a short term period. Now a trend in retail and marketing, brands do this...
8th March 2020
International Women’s Day 2020
Happy International Women’s Day! Here at GottaBe! we are taking a moment to celebrate women everywhere, with a particular shoutout to the ladies at Team GottaBe! who are brilliant every...
2nd March 2020
GottaBe! Welcomes Danny & Jessica!
It’s an exciting time for GottaBe! as we have welcomed another two individuals to our team and over the course of the weekend, celebrated the agency’s 12th birthday! Welcoming Danny...
13th January 2020
Freshers’ Events & Student Marketing – What Do Students Want from Brands/Companies These Days?
With this generation of students being especially aware of advertising and being so vocal about their thoughts on it, we thought it would be a good time to discuss this...
12th December 2019
GottaBe! Festive Season Opening Hours 2019
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...
4th December 2019
We’re Moving Our Brand Ambassadors Platform!
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...
17th October 2019
Join Our Team: Retail Space & Brand Merchandise Assistant’
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...
10th October 2019
5 Ways A Digital Detox Can Be Beneficial To You
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...
2nd October 2019
Video Testimonials & The Growth of Video and Podcasts – What You Need To Do As A Business To Be Seen & Trendy
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...
30th September 2019
GottaBe! Welcomes Oana and Jack To The Team
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...
28th July 2019
Join our team: Digital & Comms Executive!
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...
10th June 2019
Be green and win new customers – students
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...
22nd March 2019
Learn from radio presenters – an event by GottaBe!
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...
14th March 2019
Join us for a glass of wine on the roof at our London’ office
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...
5th March 2019
Happy birthday… to us! We’re now 11!
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...
12th February 2019
‘Meet the professionals’ at Solent University
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...
22nd January 2019
“Most Innovative Experiential Marketing Solutions” award goes to… GottaBe!
Awards mean a lot to us, here at GottaBe!. Our team put so much hard work, heart and soul into creating unique campaigns for you, that when someone recognise this,...
14th January 2019
Say “hello” to Michał
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...
14th December 2018
Festive Opening Hours
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...
3rd December 2018
The Pencil project!
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....
28th November 2018
Secret Santa – what to buy this year?
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...
9th October 2018
GottaBe! and RMF Group strike a deal
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...
25th September 2018
Why and how to reach out to students?
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...
3rd September 2018
GottaBe! launches London office
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’...
15th August 2018
GottaBe! welcomes Shanice Walker to the team
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...
9th July 2018
How to increase customer loyalty?
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...
19th June 2018
Join our Team: Account Support Executive
GottaBe! is working with a leading healthcare news portal to manage their UK support. We are currently recruiting for an Account Support Executive to support us in managing this service....
2nd June 2018
We’re featured in Field Marketing Magazine as a leading agency and supplier!
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...
1st May 2018
Healthy launch to a new division
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...
10th April 2018
Key dates in Q2 and Q3; sporting, religious and other events!
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...
2nd April 2018
VITA Student’ begins big by choosing GottaBe!
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...
5th March 2018
GottaBe! is 10! – birthday messages from our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Staff
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...
15th February 2018
Stand out from the crowd – invest in interactive POS
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...
2nd February 2018
February = month of sports
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...
26th January 2018
Cheers! Raising a shot glass with Ramsbury Gin at Waitrose stores
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...
11th January 2018
Healthy Team Training with Anna Lewandowska in London!
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...
15th December 2017
Christmas Opening Hours at GottaBe! HQ
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...
12th December 2017
Planning ahead – key dates in Q1 2018. Have you got it covered?
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...
4th December 2017
Quirky Christmas gifts for your family (or work colleagues!)
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...
13th October 2017
Planning ahead – key dates in Q4
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...
3rd October 2017
On Tour with Dorset Tea
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...
30th September 2017
Southern Co-op gets fresh for Freshers
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...
5th September 2017
Peer-to-peer marketing, have you tried it yet?
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...
8th July 2017
My week at GottaBe! – work experience
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...
25th May 2017
5 Top Tips for planning a successful leaflet campaign
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)...
5th May 2017
Life in an agency – how is it to work for GottaBe!?
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...
28th April 2017
The importance of getting products into consumer’s hands
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...
20th April 2017
Try out our newest additions – the Advert Walkers
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...
11th April 2017
Happy Easter from the team at GottaBe!
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...
28th February 2017
Supporting Sprinkles Gelato
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...
17th February 2017
Tips for writing catchy headlines and teasers
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,...
4th January 2017
As featured on…
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...
14th December 2016
Opening Hours during the Holidays
Another year is upon us and as we are entering the festive time of the year, we would like to advise our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Staff of the revised...
29th November 2016
#AdventGB – now in 4th year! Interactive Advent Calendar
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...
31st October 2016
700 stores merchandised on behalf of Western Union
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...
27th October 2016
Capitalising on Halloween
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...
19th October 2016
Introducing students to The Southern Co-operative
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...
4th October 2016
Bringing a taste of home to various events
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...
25th September 2016
On the road with Norton by Symantec
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...
19th August 2016
Plan ahead – key dates for Q3 and Q4’2016
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...
8th August 2016
Get a free ride with Uber worth £3!
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...
26th July 2016
How to engage your customers: the A to Zebra way.
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...
20th July 2016
Struggling to find a Mew? Don’t worry – if you play your cards right you can lure new business to your doorstep
Pokémon Go – it seems to be all that we are hearing about now! And it’s not only Pokémon that are being caught due to this phenomenon, it’s a revolutionary...
18th July 2016
When Is The Best Time To Target Students?
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...
6th July 2016
How Is Virtual Reality Changing Marketing?
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...
23rd June 2016
Kicking Discrimination Out Of Schools With EduKicks
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. EduKicks Is Kicking Discrimination...
1st June 2016
Don’t Be A Dumper – One Housing
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...
31st May 2016
Rewarding Hardwork With Lebara
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...
20th May 2016
GottaBe! Welcomes A New Addition To The Team – The Digi-Van!
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...
19th May 2016
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! Making...
17th May 2016
28 Black – Energised Sampling
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...
17th May 2016
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...
1st March 2016
We’re recruiting… applications for Student Placements now open!
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...
8th February 2016
Whether you work for a business or are a student, when it comes to internships, work experience or placements, why should you bother?!
Key to a business hiring a student or graduate is their experience. It is one of the main things a potential employer will look at on any CV and also...
22nd January 2016
GottaBe! Wins Our 3rd Award!
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. GottaBe! Wins Exceptional Achievements Award...
15th January 2016
How to maximise the footfall at my store, event…
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...
20th December 2015
Christmas Opening Hours
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...
6th December 2015
#AdventGB – Your Marketing Guide For Christmas
Christmas is a magical time of the year, full of festive joy and cheer, a time to relax and enjoy, but it can be a juxtaposition. For many businesses it...
23rd November 2015
Value Of Black Friday In The UK
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....
15th September 2015
Macmillan Coffee Morning
GottaBe! will be helping Macmillan raise money to fight cancer, by holding our very own Macmillan Coffee Morning on 25th September. We believe that raising money for charity is one...
29th August 2015
Network With GottaBe!
GottaBe! is pleased to announce that we will be running monthly networking sessions across Southampton, to help businesses stay better connected. Monthly Southampton Networking With GottaBe! The fundamentals behind each...
28th August 2015
Expansion Comes In Many Forms!
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...
31st July 2015
How To Supervise Brand Ambassadors In The Field
It doesn’t matter how big or how small a team of Brand Ambassadors are in the field – supervising them should be easy! How To Supervise Brand Ambassadors Clever supervision...
9th July 2015
Product Sampling With Rekorderlig
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...