Yesterday we completed our very last one to one social media session with independent businesses in the Upper Calder Valley towns of Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Mytholmroyd as part of the Local Distinctiveness project. Over lunch, whilst sharing stories of how brilliant the participants have been, it dawned on us that we have worked with almost 40 different businesses over the last three weeks.
Yes, nearly 40 local businesses have benefited from South Pennines Local Distinctiveness project’s vision in funding these free sessions with Holly and Jan creative social media as part of the extraordinary and unprecedented community effort which has gone towards getting the word out that the towns are open for business, BIG TIME!
The work has been a complete joy to do and has filled us with delight at the enthusiasm there is in this neck of the woods for really engaging with the strategic deployment of social media’s powerful toolkit. From complete beginners to very savvy and experienced social media practitioners, all the participants have been brim-full of ideas and passion for raising the profile, not just of their own work, but of their town, their region. Effective use of social media requires a generosity of spirit which we witnessed in abundance.
We want to say a huge thank you to them all – their feedback has been truly affirming for us (also a small business in the Upper Calder Valley!) and we’re beyond chuffed to have been asked to do ongoing work with some of them. We also want to thank the very wonderful Rebecca Yorke who is the Local Distinctiveness co-ordinator without whom none of this would have happened.
The free sessions may be over but we’re still booking in businesses and organisations for our off the shelf social media solution sessions and bespoke creative social media work. Take a look at what’s on offer, see how we can help you, then do drop us an email at email@example.com – we’ll get straight back to you.
South Pennines local distinctiveness project delivered by Rebecca Yorke at Pennine Prospects
The local distinctiveness project is funded by the South Pennines LEADER programme (Rural Development Programme for England) which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and managed by Pennine Prospects.