Don’t miss your opportunity to book your place on one of the free digital marketing seminars run by Newsquest Cumbria.

The seminars are aimed specifically at local businesses which would like to expand their digital knowledge and cut through the jargon.

The seminars will be held on Wednesday, February 6 at The Halston in Carlisle, Thursday, February 7 at Energus, Lillyhall and Friday, February 8 at Abbey House Hotel and Gardens in Barrow. 

Newsquest Cumbria sales director Lee Taylor-Craddock said: “The digital landscape is continuously changing and evolving with so much choice out there now for advertisers, in many cases this makes it extremely difficult for any businesses to decide what is right and will ultimately deliver the response they require.

“Digital marketing can’t be ignored as the internet is often the starting point for most consumers now when seeking out products and services, it’s crucial for all businesses to have a presence in some form digitally. 

"These free seminars aim to give all those businesses who attend an insight into the broad spectrum of solutions available, best practice and further trends and changes on the horizon in the digital marketing landscape.

“I strongly advise all businesses to attend one of these sessions, the seminar will give a clear insight on how well your digital marketing is working for you currently, where you can improve and how you benchmark against your competition.

“I would like to stress to businesses considering attending one of the events, this is purely an informative event and there is no sales element or obligation to buy, so come along, grab a coffee, meet the team and expand your digital marketing knowledge. What have you got to lose?"

Topics will include:

  • How the marketing landscape has changed
  • Setting realistic marketing objectives
  • Multi-channel marketing online display – getting it right
  • Social media – is it right for your business?

Digital specialists will be on hand to offer one-to-one advice, but it is not a sales environment. Every business that attends is entitled to receive a free online health check to shine more light on specific areas of interest.

Each session lasts roughly 90 minutes and includes free tea and coffee.

The Carlisle seminars will be held on Wednesday, February 6 at The Halston at 10.30am and 2pm.

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The West Cumbrian seminars, at Energus, Lillyhall, will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 10.30am and 2pm.

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The Barrow seminars will be held at Abbey House Hotel and Gardens on Friday, February 8 at 10.30am and 2pm. 

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