Minuteman Press in Norwich, hosts successful blogging night after finding inspiration at Google HQ

December 18, 2018

Philip Milburn owns the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise located at 65 Ber Street in Norwich. On the 10th of December 2018, Philip and his team hosted their first Blogging Night where clients and members of the community came together to network and share ideas.

The inspiration for this event came from Philip's trip to Google's European Headquarters in London. He explains, "I was invited to Google’s European Headquarters in London by our partner firm who we work with to set up SEO and PPC campaigns for our Norwich-based customers. During the time I was at Google, someone mentioned that every town probably has a large number of bloggers which specialise in all sorts of subjects. Obviously, being bloggers, the goal was to invite them to a really interesting evening at our Ber Street centre and offer them some great food and fizz while educating them and their large numbers of followers know what happens at Minuteman Press Norwich."

Philip continues, "We chose a theme: More than just a print and copy shop. We wanted to show that we could offer personalised service and great prices on quality printing, copying, finishing and design. This includes all of the below:

Copying and Printing:

• Business Cards
• Calendars
• Menus
• Flyers
• Booklets
• Brochures
• Postcards
• Letterheads
• Posters
• Banners for Outside Use

Promotional Products: We offer a range of promotional products, many of which are printed in-house. All the following items can have individual designed and printed logos, photos etc.:

• Mugs
• T-Shirts
• Hoodies
• Polo Shirts
• Tote Bags
• Cushions
• Workwear
• Pens
• Mouse Mats
• Key Rings

Sales and Marketing Services: What we also wanted the bloggers to be aware of is the other sales and marketing services we have available:

SEO/PPC – Our lead generation partner is one of only 33 Google partners in Europe. We can design complete SEO/PPC campaigns for every size of Company we deal with, and our goal is to always be able to give the best return on investment (ROI), on our customers' Google spend, compared to other competitors.

• Social Media Management – We also have a partner firm that can offer our customers two options.

  • We can train our customers’ own teams to set up and maintain their own social media strategies across most platforms.
  • We can take over the management of the customer's complete social media strategy. We can carry out a full audit of the customer’s existing footprint. We can then help with content creation and scheduling, create platform specific content, collaborate with local relevant businesses, and so on.

Email campaigns – We can take charge of our clients' email campaigns and create regular and relevant emails which really stand out from the crowd. We send the emails out via a suitable platform so we can monitor opening rates and so on. We have our own legal advisors to ensure we are always GDPR compliant with the recently introduced UK and European Regulations.

Website design and build – We now have 3 freelance Website developers who can create websites from scratch, or if required tweak an existing site.

The Blogging Night was a great success, with everyone fully understanding that we are so much more than just a print and copy shop. There has been a wealth of activity across many local platforms and we have already handled many jobs following on from the night!"

Minuteman Press Norwich is located at 65 Ber Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 3AD, United Kingdom.

Share or Email this content
Graphic Display World

Email us your news, PR, case studies to [email protected]

Roland DG (UK) Ltd - VersaUV Double Your Profits
FuturePrint Virtual Summit Opens In... October 12, 2020 10:00 AM 91
Sign & Digital UK 2021 Opens In... March 02, 2021 10:00 AM 232
FESPA Global Expo 2021 Opens In... March 09, 2021 10:00 AM 239
Your 300 x 300 Banner Here
drupa 2021 Opens In... April 20, 2021 10:00 AM 281
The Print Show 2021 Opens In... September 28, 2021 10:00 AM 442

The UK's coolest wide format printing trade press website specialising in providing punchy and concise up-to-the-minute news, views and industry opinions ...