How do I advertise?
The way to make the most of the Cheltenham Noticeboard Facebook group is to look out for the daily advertising and notices post and comment below it with your details. You can also respond to posts from people looking for recommendations.
If you'd like our endorsement, marketing support, pre-approval to post on group walls, directory listings and an announcement in the online magazine, read on. Six months of official membership will give you a nice push - many directory members choose to stay on much longer as they enjoy the support and ideas.
Looking for More Exposure?
When you join this trusted recommendations directory, your listing can be set up pretty quickly. We can comfortably take on and announce up to 4 new members a month. Subscribe to confirm your joining month as soon as possible to be sure of your place.
You need to be an ethical business with positive reviews to show that you provide an excellent service or quality product and good communication. This way we can confidently endorse and recommend you and include you among our trusted network of local businesses. We get regular enquiries and applications and can only take on a certain amount from each industry. Advertisers with the online directory can also post to the Facebook Group wall as often as they like.
Apply now by messaging email@example.com.
DIRECTORY & MARKETING PACKAGES
Our CLASSIC PACKAGE is currently FULL, but you are welcome join on the CLUB package and go on the waiting list for a slot as soon as one comes up.
CLASSIC PACKAGE - FULL!
Set-up Fee: £200
£50 Monthly Membership Fee - minimum term 6 months
Social media shout outs to FB, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Full page listing on this website PLUS www.iwork4uglos.co.uk.
Joining announcement on social media and online magazine.
Pre-approval to post on the Cheltenham Noticeboard Facebook group wall.
Members' Lounge private business club.
We tag your business in the group for recommendations where relevant.
Set-up Fee: £100
£30 Monthly Membership Fee - minimum term 6 months
Event Promotion: £30 per event
Your event will remain on our Events Page until it's taken place. It will also be added to our social media shout-outs carousel which feeds onto Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Job Advertisement: £30 per position
We will keep your vacancy on our Jobs Page for 3 months or until you let us know it's been filled.
If your business covers the whole of the UK, why not be a part of Local Noticeboard which is our new Nationwide directory. A great way to try out our services at a reduced rate.
LITTLE BLACK BOOK PACKAGE
£100 Monthly Membership Fee
No set-up fee. No minimum term.
You'll have access to our network for introductions and connections, as well as our marketing ideas and consulting. We can help promote your events and recruit staff, using word of mouth and social media.
£200 Monthly Sponsorship Fee
You will be one of our lovely SPONSORS, helping us to keep this online community going and spend time moderating the growing Cheltenham Noticeboard facebook group.
The package includes all of the features described in the other packages, plus ADVERTISING BANNERS around our groups, pages & sites. It also includes a thank you in our e-magazine with your image and link.
Register for Payment
We use GoCardless which is a trusted, UK based payment and subscriptions tool.
Once you register your details we will set the payments up from our end. You can contact us if your circumstances change and you need to cancel. We require a month's notice and there are no refunds.
What to Send Us
We can create your full page listing using information taken from your website and social media pages, or you can send us the following:
1 x banner shaped image
3 x square or round images
1 x strapline (if required)
1 x intro paragraph
Other content if required.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cheltenham Noticeboard Facebook group was founded in 2015 by iwork4uglos in order to facilitate recommendations, connections and community notices. It became clear that many local businesses wanted the opportunity to add their information and offers, so we created the daily Advertising & Community Notices post on weekdays where they could comment. Over the years the group has grown and grown and has become a useful and friendly community for Cheltenham people. It is a multicultural group that celebrates unity, diversity, freedom and choice.
For buying and selling, use the search bar for the keywords 'buying and selling' and you'll find a post with a picture of Del Boy & co from Only Fools & Horses. Lots of other groups are dedicated just to buying and selling but we keep all ours in one post to avoid annoying fellow group members.
We advocate 'adopt, don't shop' and the buying and selling of animals is prohibited. Check out the group rules and help us to keep it all running smoothly by upholding the group motto of KINDNESS.
A Cheltenham Noticeboard Facebook group member asked us to explain why certain businesses are recommended:
The group was originally set up because friends kept asking for recommendations or to add notices / make connections. I was always adding each one to a website which took ages and needed updating every day, so set up a group where they could post things themselves. Then they invited their friends and family too and it grew from there. Didn't expect it to get this big. We really wouldn't have time to moderate the group just for fun, so the businesses on the directory pay for our time in doing it, which also means they get priority and can post on the wall. They are all checked and trusted, and where possible we use their services ourselves so that we can personally recommend them. Anyone wanting free advertising is welcome to use the daily pinned post where they can comment with ads and notices. We want to give everyone the opportunity to be seen.
Terms & Conditions
If we receive negative feedback about your business we will contact you to hear your side of the story before making a decision. If we receive more than one piece of negative feedback we reserve the right to cancel your membership and delete your listing straight away.
We recommend at least 6 months of membership to help you raise your profile locally. If you feel that you would like to cancel for any reason then just drop us a line and we’ll cancel it for you. A month’s notice is required.
The group is multicultural, diverse and ethical. Racial, gender or medical discrimination is not permitted. You must accept and uphold the guidelines in order to be part of the directory or the group.