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 …

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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. Festive Opening Hours 2018 Please see revised opening hours at the GottaBe! HQ leading up …

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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 …

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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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 …

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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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. Supporting Sprinkles Gelato With Product Sampling Our Brand Ambassadors were engaging with the public within a close proximity to the store and surrounding area and inviting them to the …

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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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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). Western Union Launches App Initiated Transactions …

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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. How The Southern Co-operative Helps Students As …

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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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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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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. Best Time To Target Students Therefore, below is a list of key dates and periods that we …

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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! Take Your Billboard To Your Target Audience With Digi-Van Unlike fixed advertisements found on billboards or on bus stops, Digi-Vans offer a unique experience, as they can …

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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! Making Winner’s With Solotto 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 …

We’re recruiting… applications for Student 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. Student Placements At GottaBe! If you’re passionate about marketing and business and would like to gain valuable experience …

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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. GottaBe! Wins 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 …

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. How To Maximise Footfall The …

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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 trades. …

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! How To Supervise Brand Ambassadors 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 …

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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 heavy …

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! Types Of Festivals There are so many different types …

Why Your Brand Needs Experiential Marketing – Infographic

In Uncategorised by Sam Lovell

Creating Experience’s is a key platform in generating a bond between a particular brand and consumer. Through quality experiences with brands, consumers are much more likely to buy a product or service from that brand and this is why Experiential Marketing is becoming ever more popular in the marketing world. Once more, GottaBe! has created a marketing Infographic and this …

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 …

Mass Merchandising With Western Union

In Uncategorised by Sam Lovell

If you have recently seen the yellow and black of our blue chip client – Western Union – around the UK, there is a strong possibility that it has GottaBe! from us! Okay, that may not have worked as the perfect play on words, but our Brand Ambassadors have been busy travelling the length and breadth of our lovely island, …

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, …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.