People all around the country are saying September is the new January – and for good reason!

With the summer holidays done and dusted, marketers and directors are back at their desks straight into a new phase of planning. Whether you run a B2C business looking to ramp up awareness and sales on the run-up to Christmas, or are an entrepreneur looking to achieve results in the last quarter of the year and into 2017, September is a critical month for planning.

As a digital marketing consultancy working with a variety of businesses we felt it was only right to help out where we can.

So, we’re giving away a prize bundle worth over £400 to help put you on the road to planning success!

The competition winner will receive;

– A 2-hour Skype or phone session to kick-off your planning, offering strategic advice where you need it. This could include prioritising areas of marketing in your business, analysing results, reviewing competitors, identifying user personas, or content planning, to name a few.

– A website or social media audit (website or social media channel of your choice). Ideal for an impartial critique of your material and pointers on the best areas to improve to see benefit.

– A stationery bundle including a large hardback spiral bound A4 sized lined notebook with gold foil embossing, a handbag-sized softback A5 lined notebook with gold foil text perfect for capturing ideas on-the-go, a pack of 90 lined Super Sticky Post-it Notes 4 x 4 inches (ideal for wall planning!), soft grip black ballpoint pen and pencil.

All you need to do to enter is to make sure you’re following us on Twitter, and let us know how you’d use the prize bundle if you won it, by tweeting us (making sure you also mention @realiseagency). If you want to use the competition hashtag too it’s #RealiseComp (not compulsory to enter though).

For example, if you’re a new business owner just starting out you might be very interested in the Skype consultation to identify who your target customers are and find out more about competitors. If your website is recently up and running you might really appreciate an independent website review. Or if you’ve recently started a course you might love the stationery set! Get creative and tell us on Twitter how you’d use your prize bundle…

The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by the closing date – 25th September 2016. Click here for full terms and conditions.

Your free 2 hours consultancy time can be used in many ways, such as planning your marketing priorities in the business, reviewing your competitors, market or customer research, planning your content types for your blog or social media, and any other independent marketing services we provide.It either needs to be something we can do within the time, or you can use the time as part-payment towards a bigger project.

For the website audit or social media account audit, we’ll review a website or social media channel of your choice and provide you with recommendations on what you can change to really see a difference (one channel only).

We have over 12 years experience in digital marketing strategy, so we’re able to help most businesses make sense of their marketing needs and identify their customers. We offer digital marketing services as consultants to small businesses and agencies, in the UK and Europe.  Check out our services page and business page for some ideas!

Whether you’re looking for some external marketing strategy support or a freelancer to help you plan your Q4 2016 / 2017 activity, winning our competition will help point you in the right direction.

Good luck with the giveaway!

PS. For those who miss out on this competition, there is still chance to take advantage of our free 30 minute 1:1 consultancy sessions for September – book here!