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Our Communications team is preparing the winter edition of Local, the Council’s quarterly residents’ magazine that is distributed by Royal Mail to all households in the borough (48,000+).
They’ve asked us to pass on this message to you with information about a great idea for the magazine, and one we hope you’ll see as supportive and be able to join in with…
Local goes into homes week commencing 29 November so inevitably there will be a Christmas look, we’re designing the magazine to have an Advent calendar theme dotted through it – think of an open window on a Christmas bauble, or an open window in a fireplace decorated for Christmas. We’d like the treat in the calendar window to be something about your business, something you can offer residents, perhaps something like:
- A late night shopping event
- Something you already have planned for Christmas
- Giving away free mince pies or mulled cider to each customer if visit your space
- A free gift with purchase offer
- Special discount for readers of Local
- Christmas menu
There is no catch and no cost. We’re viewing this as a small way to support local businesses and benefit residents at the same time.
Advent calendars have a limited number of windows so if we have too many treats for the number of windows we’ll pick them at random and put all the others on a special page on our website, with a link in the magazine and on social media.
What do you need to do?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with information about the treat from your business by 11 October. Please keep it short and sweet so that we don’t have to edit your words too much.
Any questions? Just email communications and they’ll be happy to help.