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We write the copy too. Here are a couple of excerpts from our Social Media promotions:
Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea Social Media Promotion:
Tea and cake and sandwiches
Is the perfect diagnosis
If you book it soon enough
It’s easy if you focus
Harry Potter Themed Event Social Media Promotion:
FREE Competition. WIN WIN WIN!
“Merlin’s Beard!” exclaimed Harry, “Not only are Whilton Locks Garden Village offering an Afternoon Potter Tea…”
“with sandwiches and cakes”, Ron interrupted.
“What?” said Harry.
“Afternoon Tea” Hermione reassured the friends “…it’s bookable now online and there’s a chance to win a FREE pair of tickets for anyone who likes and shares this post.”
“Anyone?” Harry queried.
“Anyone with a Facebook account and is available during half term” said Hermione.
“Not Voldemort though.” said Ron “Don’t want him there”
“No, not Voldemort,” said Harry, “he unfollowed me after book one.”
“Harry?” said Hermione “do the web address spell for those that would like to book.”
“Ok,” said Harry pulling out his wand, “addressious appearious”
Just then, Dumbledore entered the room.
“Don’t forget to mention the Terms and Conditions, Harry.” Dumbledore stroked his beard, “simply that there is no cash alternative, the judges decision is final and the winner will be pulled out at random from all the shares AND the people that have already booked and paid for the Afternoon Tea, as numbers are really limited.”
“Afternoon Potter Tea,” Harry remembered, “Pot of Tea! Oh Ron.” Harry shook his head and clicked SHARE.
19,128 people reached organically. 150 Comments. 312 Shares
15th Anniversary Celebration Social Media Promotion:
As we celebrate our birthday, this forthcoming weekend, we look back to 2004.
Let’s start with an all-time classic: March 2nd 2004 and Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl was number one. That reminds me… I stop and stare at you, walking on the shore, I try to concentrate, my mind wants to explore… (ahem).
How do we beat that? With our opening of course – strongman Geoff Capes cut the ribbon and officially opened Whilton Locks Garden Village.
What else happened in 2004?
FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER: 2004 saw the Olympics in Greece. A total of 10,625 athletes from 201 countries participated in 301 sporting and athletic events. These were the first Games in which record-breaking U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his first (6) gold medals and set the record for most medals won at a single Games with 8 in total.
NEW: Facebook is launched as a social networking site only open to students from Harvard in February by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is expanded first to other colleges in the Boston area and other Ivy League Colleges.
NEW TOO: The silicone wristband first became popular in 2004 with the Livestrong yellow band which was set up by American cyclist Lance Armstrong.
SHOCK: Barbie and Ken broke up in 2004! Barbie dated a guy named Blaine for a couple of years, then got back with Ken in 2006. (Phew!)
SPEEDY: Britney Spears married high school friend Jason Alexander for nearly an entire weekend. (55 hours).
GET THE POPCORN: Popular films of the year included: Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Meet the Fockers and Ocean’s Twelve
DROP EVERYTHING: “Flash Mob” was added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, where it noted it as an “unusual and pointless act”.
When you weren’t off down to Whilton Locks Garden Village – you were reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, on a low carb diet such as ‘Atkins’ and taking part in Parkour! No really, at least it looked liked that as you were all coming for the bargains back in 2004 – just like this weekend too. Celebrate with 15% OFF all stock (some exclusions apply), feed a family of four for £15 (halt the diet for one day) and with FREE events all weekend, such as Meet the Animals and Face Painting – there’s no need to decipher any code for a fun-packed family weekend.
Join in the fun this weekend.