A Nottingham based Internet marketer has been asked to speak at a Northampton conference next month. Susan Hallam, managing director of Hallam Communications (www.shcl.co.uk), will be passing on her extensive experience of the Internet to show how Internet Marketing can indeed be done ‘on a shoestring’.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing has announced details of its regional conference it has organised specifically for the owners and managers of small businesses. Taking place near Northampton on 22 April, the conference will feature three marketing experts and a best-selling author. Bookings are now open.

Described as an ‘unmissable opportunity for small business leaders and practitioners’ the conference is ideal for those seeking new inspiration to improve their company’s sales and profitability. It is supported by Business Link East Midlands. With three of the speakers discussing marketing methods which save budget, the conference could prove a competitive tool in restrained economic times.

During the morning conference, four key topics will be presented.

Firstly Richard Allsop, national co-ordinator of The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Small Business Group, will be revealing the secrets of targeting profitable customers as a part of best marketing practices.

Peter Crowe, director of Ceres Partnership, specialists in consumer and business-to-business PR and marketing, will be putting his 30 years of PR and marketing experience behind a useful presentation that will pass on tips to promote businesses through PR.

Tips for budget-busting Internet marketing will passed on by Susan Hallam, whose knowledge and experience gained over the last 25 years has embraced first hand emerging Internet technologies, Internet marketing, and content management systems.

Also speaking will be Grant Leboff, a top-selling author who will be explaining why selling doesn’t work anymore, and what you can do instead. All delegates will receive a free copy of his latest book, entitled Sales Therapy® Effective Selling for the Small Business Owner. The book was in the Top 10 Amazon bestseller list when it was published in October last year, and was one of the best-selling books of 2007.

On the subject of being invited to speak at the conference, Susan Hallam said: “Starting out in business, growing and developing or simply defending market share are all areas where the small business needs input in order to survive and flourish. This conference is an excellent opportunity for Nottingham’s small business owners and managers to gain marketing knowledge from experts at a low cost and also to network as well. I am delighted to be taking part and helping delegates with their marketing.”

If delegates wish to, they have the option to continue the conference after lunch and stay on for a two and a half hour in depth and interactive workshop with Grant Leboff, Peter Crowe or Susan Hallam.

Marketing for Small Businesses will take place at the Holiday Inn Northampton West Hotel, High St., Flore, Northampton NN7 4LP on Tuesday 22 April 2008 at 0915. The cost for Chartered Institute of Marketing members is £35, studying members and students is £31.50 and all others welcome at £45. Optional afternoon workshops available at £25pp including lunch. To book a place or read more, please visit www.marketingforsmallbusinesses.org.uk or call 01628 427120.

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About Hallam Communications:
Hallam Communications is one of the UK’s leading providers of Internet marketing training and consultancy. First established in 1999 it has for almost a decade supported businesses in developing and implementing best practice Internet marketing strategies and tactics. Hallam specialises in the delivery of search engine optimisation campaigns, pay per click advertising, email marketing, web site reviews and design briefs, and latest Internet technologies such as user generated content, For more information please visit www.shcl.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 3rd April 2008