Free marketing advice at Stafford event

Midlands based PR agency Stone Junction will deliver a seminar at Stafford’s annual networking event We Mean Business at the Moathouse Hotel, Acton Trussell, on March 26. How to know more about your customers than Tesco by Richard Stone, will show companies how using social media, content PR and marketing automation can provide insight into potential customers. The company will also host a surgery at the event to offer free one to one marketing advice to businesses who attend. 

The event which is designed for businesses to raise their profiles and gain new contacts will begin at 9am and run until 1pm. Other seminars and advice clinics include How to be a Productivity Ninja by Grace Marshall of Marshall Coaching, one to one advice on business matters including employment law, commercial law and property law from local solicitor Hand Morgan and Owen and start up advice on setting up a business from Stafford Enterprise.

The PR agency is encouraging businesses to take a stand at the event after a local company that exhibited at We Mean Business in 2013 generated a 240/1 return on investment as a direct result of the contacts it made at the show. The overall value of the sales the company generated was 240 times higher than the budget the company put aside for We Mean Business. 

Stands for We Mean Business cost as little as £45 and no more than £51, depending on whether your company is a Chamber of Commerce member and whether you require electricity on your stand. They are available to any company located in Stafford borough.    

“There is genuinely no reason to not take a stand at the show,” explained Richard Stone, the managing director of Stone Junction. “If we could deliver a 240/1 return on investment (ROI) from every piece of marketing activity we do, we would already be a global brand!” he joked. 

“There was no question about whether or not we’d consider the event again this year,” continued Stone. “We’re looking forward to giving every visitor a free marketing health check-up during the surgeries associated with the show. Ironically, we will probably also give them cupcakes to go with their health check.”

To book a stand at We Mean Business 2014 call Mary Timmis on 01785 619584 or e-mail This year the event will take place in March 26 at the Moat House Hotel in Acton Trussell. 

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