Headed up by Andrea Britton (*Online PR UK) and partner James Hemsley, WE ARE SE3 is mainly addressing the needs of residents, local business owners and local groups that wish to maximize their online visibility, plus in turn building a dynamic online community and platform for Blackheath and surrounding areas.
Visitors will be able to read local news, air their views in the forum and upload their own local events as well as browse local businesses and advertise their services in a number of ways.
“There are many things going on in the area and all too many times folk miss out because they just didn’t know about it. On the business side, I have worked with various businesses in the area for many years and understand that marketing budgets are tight, therefore it made sense to offer a communal online space for all who wish to benefit from it. When people and businesses unite it creates a ripple effect for success. There are hundreds of small businesses, self-employed workers and freelancers in our area who will welcome this kind of prospect. One of our core brand values is to keep the independent businesses that enhance the area alive WE ARE SE3 will also continue to increase awareness of the #shoplocal ethos that we are so very passionate about.“
Andrea Britton, Online PR UK
Since its launch in January 2014, We Are Blackheath has proven to be more than helpful to local businesses and the community. Our audiences are caring, sharing locals and we have run successful competitions that have given our local businesses more web traffic, social media engagement and in turn sales and our community a better awareness of what our local businesses are offering. We will continue to keep improving this to provide a service that is both worthwhile and thriving.
WE ARE SE3 Members, advertisers and contributors alike will have a choice of free listings, paid advertising, social media exposure and in addition, submission in the newsletters, press releases and all other promotional material, such as full editorial features. Members will enjoy exclusive benefits that will ensure even more local coverage and reach for their businesses and events.
If you want to be one of the first to sign up, then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.