Open Courses in Marketing

Marketing workshops in the East Midlands and Sheffield

We run a number of open courses on a regular basis, including some for the East Midlands Chamber and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, plus our own workshops in the Nottinghamshire area. Here are details of some of these.

 


Getting the Most from Mailchimp – 11th September 2017 in Nottingham

Are you in a muddle with Mailchimp? Or never tried email marketing but want to get to grips with it?

If so, my hands-on workshop will teach you the basic principles of email marketing, and how to create your own email marketing campaigns with Mailchimp. Aimed at beginners, it will focus on the features available in the free version of Mailchimp.

We will be covering:

  • building your list and importing it into Mailchimp
  • using templates and adding content to them
  • personalising your emails
  • measuring the results and following up
  • improving open rates and click throughs

More details and booking here.

 


Blogging for Beginners – 9th October 2017 in Nottingham

If you have been told you need to blog but have no idea how to begin, or even what to blog about, the Blogging for Beginners Workshop will get you started. Topics covered in this hand-on workshop include:

  • finding topics for your blog
  • finding keywords for SEO using Adwords Keyword tool
  • improving your writing style
  • finding free images for your blogs
  • editing images using Pixlr and Canva
  • uploading your blog on WordPress
  • I’ve finished! Now what? Sharing on social media and email

More details and booking here.

 


Get Started in Marketing

This full day workshop runs at both East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. It is is aimed at those who are new to marketing, or those who have had no formal marketing training and would like to know more about the theory of marketing and how to apply it to their business or organisation. Delegates will leave the workshop with a Marketing Action Plan to take their business forward. Topics covered include:

  • The 8 P’s of Marketing
  • The Communications mix
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Unique Selling Points
  • The Buying Process
  • Features and Benefits
  • Segmentation
  • Targeting and Positioning

Details of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce dates here.

Details of East Midlands Chamber of Commerce dates here.

 


How to Write Marketing Materials

This full day workshop runs at both East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. It is a practical course which will help participants to understand and start writing in different styles, whether it is for a website, brochure, packaging, news release or advertising. Find out how to plan and generate ideas for writing, and write for different media, from websites to leaflets and adverts. Topics covered include:

  • Writing styles and readability
  • Tone and style
  • Planning and ideas
  • Getting started and unstuck
  • Writing for different media (websites, leaflets, adverts, news releases)

Details of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce dates here.

Details of East Midlands Chamber of Commerce dates here.

 


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"Just to let you know that the leaflet has gone down very well. We have heard lots of positive reports from various sources about the impact that it has had - it appears to have hit the right note in the community! Well done and thank you.”

Andrew George, Head Teacher, South Wolds Academy

2017-01-30T12:42:30+00:00

Andrew George, Head Teacher, South Wolds Academy

"Just to let you know that the leaflet has gone down very well. We have heard lots of positive reports from various sources about the impact that it has had - it appears to have hit the right note in the community! Well done and thank you.”


“I recently attended a workshop that Beryl ran which I would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their business marketing. Beryl has a structured way to take you through the marketing of your business, covering all of the essentials and giving a great overview of many areas of marketing. I particularly enjoyed the section on Press Releases and found the workshop informative, useful and inspiring.”


Marina Johnson, I-Venture Training

2016-10-26T14:12:15+00:00

Marina Johnson, I-Venture Training

“I recently attended a workshop that Beryl ran which I would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their business marketing. Beryl has a structured way to take you through the marketing of your business, covering all of the essentials and giving a great overview of many areas of marketing. I particularly enjoyed the section on Press Releases and found the workshop informative, useful and inspiring.”

“We use a combination of high profile events and email campaigns to promote Insolvency Squared. Beryl works with us to design and write the regular Mailchimp email campaigns. Although I know what I want to say, I struggle to find the right words - she finds the right tone of voice to talk to our market, and I get great response rates and feedback from potential clients.”

Karyn Jones, Managing Director, Insolvency Squared

2017-02-28T16:12:11+00:00

Karyn Jones, Managing Director, Insolvency Squared

“We use a combination of high profile events and email campaigns to promote Insolvency Squared. Beryl works with us to design and write the regular Mailchimp email campaigns. Although I know what I want to say, I struggle to find the right words - she finds the right tone of voice to talk to our market, and I get great response rates and feedback from potential clients.”

“After attending Beryl's course on writing a press release, I followed her suggested procedure and lo and behold my first one was published with hardly any changes. Very happy indeed and well worth attending the course.”

James Mayle, imageskool

2017-01-30T12:46:57+00:00

James Mayle, imageskool

“After attending Beryl's course on writing a press release, I followed her suggested procedure and lo and behold my first one was published with hardly any changes. Very happy indeed and well worth attending the course.”

“Working with Beryl has really clarified our thinking about what we are offering our clients. With her help, we have completely redesigned our website to reflect our market position, and target customers more effectively.”

Paul Johnson, MD, Model Logic

2017-01-30T12:44:02+00:00

Paul Johnson, MD, Model Logic

“Working with Beryl has really clarified our thinking about what we are offering our clients. With her help, we have completely redesigned our website to reflect our market position, and target customers more effectively.”


"An inspirational lady who clearly works hard to earn the respect of her clients.”


Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Knickerbox and Ann Summers

2017-01-30T12:43:02+00:00

Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Knickerbox and Ann Summers

"An inspirational lady who clearly works hard to earn the respect of her clients.”


"I've just received the digital copy of the Grocer, and just have a look at the coverage we received!! It's great! Great job on the press release :)"


Anu Sharma, Holy Cow! Sauces

2017-01-30T12:43:34+00:00

Anu Sharma, Holy Cow! Sauces

"I've just received the digital copy of the Grocer, and just have a look at the coverage we received!! It's great! Great job on the press release :)"

“Ridgeway Marketing have marketed our business right from the very beginning and elevated our company name and brand into the upper echelons of the market that we operate in. Beryl is highly professional, calm and collected, especially when under pressure with a large volume of marketing tasks. I would strongly recommend Beryl and Ridgeway Marketing to any company looking to outsource their marketing for an affordable, professional and highly valued service. “

Darren Toms, Managing Director, Clumber Consultancy Ltd

2017-02-21T14:01:31+00:00

Darren Toms, Managing Director, Clumber Consultancy Ltd

“Ridgeway Marketing have marketed our business right from the very beginning and elevated our company name and brand into the upper echelons of the market that we operate in. Beryl is highly professional, calm and collected, especially when under pressure with a large volume of marketing tasks. I would strongly recommend Beryl and Ridgeway Marketing to any company looking to outsource their marketing for an affordable, professional and highly valued service. “

"Ridgeway Marketing have proved a great asset to us. As we specialise in commercial vending facilities for industry, it was important that any marketing reflected our target market, Beryl quickly grasped our needs and helped us achieve this."

Nick Brooks, Operations Director, Commercial Vending Services Ltd

2017-02-19T14:33:32+00:00

Nick Brooks, Operations Director, Commercial Vending Services Ltd

"Ridgeway Marketing have proved a great asset to us. As we specialise in commercial vending facilities for industry, it was important that any marketing reflected our target market, Beryl quickly grasped our needs and helped us achieve this."

"The workshop was extremely practical, ‘hands on’ and relevant to our business. Beryl was always able to answer our specific questions or demonstrate particular techniques ‘on the hoof’. We were immediately able to put what had learned into practice, noticing a much greater level and quality of Social Media activity."

Steve Harrison, Managing Director, Deli & Dine Ltd

2017-02-09T17:35:28+00:00

Steve Harrison, Managing Director, Deli & Dine Ltd

"The workshop was extremely practical, ‘hands on’ and relevant to our business. Beryl was always able to answer our specific questions or demonstrate particular techniques ‘on the hoof’. We were immediately able to put what had learned into practice, noticing a much greater level and quality of Social Media activity."

“When we set up our micro-brewery we had plenty of business experience, but none of marketing or PR. Beryl helped us structure our website, write the copy and plan a launch event. She also wrote news releases and articles which got us coverage in both the local press and national real ale magazines, all of which helped quickly establish the brewery’s name in the area.”

Mary Easterbrook, Pheasantry Brewery

2017-02-21T13:14:15+00:00

Mary Easterbrook, Pheasantry Brewery

“When we set up our micro-brewery we had plenty of business experience, but none of marketing or PR. Beryl helped us structure our website, write the copy and plan a launch event. She also wrote news releases and articles which got us coverage in both the local press and national real ale magazines, all of which helped quickly establish the brewery’s name in the area.”