Friday, 12th February 2021, 12:15 pm

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Friday, 12th February 2021, 12:16 pm

New Vodafone campaign offers free social media promotion for small businesses
New Vodafone campaign offers free social media promotion for small businesses

Vodafone has today launched

Shout Out for Small Businesses

, a new campaign inviting small businesses who have taken bold steps online to keep their business going during the pandemic, to share their stories for a chance to win a social media marketing boost on Facebook and Instagram.

New Vodafone campaign offers free social media promotion for small businesses
New Vodafone campaign offers free social media promotion for small businesses

The ten selected businesses will received a dedicated social media marketing campaign to be created in partnership with Vodafones expert digital marketing teams. The campaign will also feature on Vodafones own social media channels, with more than 1.2 million followers.

Free social media marketing

V-Hub by Vodafone SME digital support platform

New Vodafone campaign offers free social media promotion for small businesses
New Vodafone campaign offers free social media promotion for small businesses

, and share their story of how theyve adapted their business during the crisis.

Entries will be assessed by a panel of judges including Enterprise Nation Founder and CEO, Emma Jones CBE, former Dragons Den investor and entrepreneur Piers Linney and Vodafones UK Head of Small Business; Andrew Stevens. The winning businesses will be selected based on demonstrating a combination of inventiveness and tenacity to carry on during the pandemic.

As well as social media exposure, each selected business will receive an in-depth digital business strategy session with a V-Hub by Vodafone adviser, providing an independent assessment covering a range of digital areas including e-commerce and cybersecurity and a peer to peer mentoring session with some of the UKs most innovative small business owners to help guide their long-term online marketing strategies.

Anne Sheehan, Business Director, Vodafone UK, said: Were always looking at new ways we can support small businesses. Whats become very clear during this pandemic is that all businesses, no m