Saturday, 12 September 2009

Promotional Opportunity & Giveaway Request

Hi All,

Promotional OpportunityYou've all heard the saying 'a picture speaks 1000 words' and that's so true when it comes to our products. Without images to show what we make we'd likely not have any buyers.

Shop Handmade UK is now at the point where I'm designing cards, flyers, online adverts & press releases therefore I need images for these to help buyers see the quality of the goods that all you talented designers make. To do this I need your help and permission. If you would like to submit your images to be used in Shop Handmade UK's promotional and marketing material or have any questions then please get in touch via our contact page or leave me a comment here. As these images will be used for print they must be 300dpi high res. If you do not have any in high res then your images may be used for online ads. Please only send a link to your product and I'll be in touch to request high res images.

Where will this marketing material be used? Business cards would be used daily, flyers are being designed to be distributed at events such as the Misi event in Bristol and Shop Handmade UK is exhibiting at Handm@de Fair at Oxford in November so these will be going directly to buyers. Images would also be used for online advertising on quality and well known websites of course.

Giveaway Request

As mentioned above Shop Handmade UK will be exhibiting at the Handm@de Fair at Oxford in November and in the lead up to this I'd like to launch a Competition to win a selection of gorgeous handmade goodies. This will be promoted mostly outside the crafting community with an aim to draw buyers to the directory and in turn to your selling sites.

I'm aiming to promote the competition at Handm@de Oxford with the closing date shortly after. This will be promoted on the Competitions page on the website, anyone who donates a prize will have their item shown with a link to their store &/or blog. If you would like to donate a prize then please get in touch via our contact page or leave me a comment here.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

51 comments:

  1. Hi Belinda, this all sounds very good. I'd like to participate in the giveaway you mentioned. There's the item http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30720307. Let me know if it's okay and what to do next. Thank you, Julia.

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  2. Hi Julia,

    Thanks so much, they are gorgeous and perfect timing as the comp will likely end around early December.

    I'm hoping to open the comp mid Oct so I'll be in touch in the next 2 weeks.

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  3. Hey Belinda,

    I'd love to donate something to the giveaway if you're still looking for items? This necklace http://glitterysah.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=40 - plus a Born Again Ring of the winners choice, theres loads in my shop to choose from.

    Thanks, Glitterysah x

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  4. Hi Belinda, sounds a great idea and I'd be happy to submit images for use. When is the deadline as I've a winter collection underway.
    Estee from Sweetpea4kids

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  5. Hi Belinda,
    I'm happy to send you images too:
    http//:www.helenrawlinson.bigcartel.com

    Many thanks
    Helen

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  6. Hi Belinda, wuld be happy to supply a brooch in a gift box for the giveaway, if that would be appropriate? http://folksy.com/shops/jennyflowerblue
    I would also be delighted for you to use any of my images for promotion. Let me know your thoughts, Jenny

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  7. Hi Everyone,

    Glitterysah, lovely bright necklace and I love the Rosie Rose Ring & the Emerald City Ring. I'll be in touch with you in about 2 weeks with more details.

    Estee my only real deadline is current events I'm planning to use flyers for so I'm looking at about 7th Oct but this will be ongoing to refresh marketing material.

    Helen, I've contacted you via your webpage. Thanks!

    Jenny thank you for the donation of one of your brooches, they are lovely. I'll contact you direct via Folksy about images.

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  8. Belinda, I'd be happy to supple you with some images if I have anything you think would be suitable; http://seethewoods.folksy.com

    Also I'd be happy to donate this pendant for the giveaway http://www.folksy.com/items/39393-SALE-Red-Pendant-Cotton-Necklace?shop=yes It is a one of a kind though and I can't reproduce it so if you can let me know I'll remove it from the shops. Thanks. Leanne

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  9. Hi Leanne,

    Thanks for your donation, lovely bright colour. I've contacted you direct via Folksy.

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  10. Hi belinda

    I too would be interested in both.

    Here is my shop link hotdogandme.folksy.com

    I can donate any of the dogs shown or can make one specially.

    Kind regards
    Chantal

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  11. Hi Chantal,

    Thanks for your donation. They are all too cute. I'll be in touch in the next 2 weeks with more details on where to send it.

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  12. Hi Belinda

    I'd be happy to donate one of my Cup Cake brooches which will come beautifully gift wrapped! http://www.folksy.com/items/48285-Cup-Cake-brooches?shop=yes

    I'll have some xmas themed ones ready by the end of the week so let me know if you think these would be more appropriate?

    Best wishes
    Gemma x

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  13. Hi Gemma,

    I love the cupcake brooch. I think that would be lovely and appeals to a wide age range. I'll be in touch in the next 2 weeks with more details.

    Many Thanks
    Belinda

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  14. Hi Belinda,

    I'd be happy for you to use any of my images. I have been away so my shop is a little empty but I'll be restocking this week so there should be more to choose from!

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  15. oops, a link to my shop would be helpful!
    http://www.jennystextiles.folksy.com/

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  16. Hi Jenny,

    I'll contact you direct via Folksy.

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  17. Hey Belinda, I'd be happy to provide a photo of any of my items. www.AREjewellery.etsy.com
    Amy x

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  18. Hey Belinda,

    If you'd like to use images of any of my work that would be perfectly alright.

    Good to hear things are growing and good luck at Handm@de Oxford.

    Thanks,

    Joe

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  19. Hi Amy & Joe,

    Thanks for your image offer. I'll contact you both direct via Etsy / Folksy.

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  20. Happy to send you some pictures or for you to take them off any of my sites if they are good enough for you :) I'll be at Handm@de Oxford too so I'll see you there!

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  21. Hi Pennydog,

    Thanks for the image offer. I've had a look at your site and most of the images are low res which is fine for me to use for online ads but if you did have some high res please email them to me. If not it's not a problem.

    See you at Oxford :)

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  22. Hi Belinda, please feel free to use images from my Etsy shop: www.susangreenbooks.etsy.com on your print or online materials (the resolution is as is, if that makes sense). And thanks for using one of my Mini Leather Journals in the graphic at the top of this page! ;-)

    I'm enjoying hearing that ShopHandmade is growing, expanding and... who knows... taking over the craft world, in the UK at least?!

    All the best as always,
    Susan

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  23. Hi Belinda,
    I would delighted for you to use any of my images! Either for print or online!

    www.alibalijewellery.etsy.com

    Keep up the great work!!

    Ali

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  24. Hi Belinda
    Would love you to use any of my images, will you let me know what you'd like or how to go about it all? Not sure about the "resolutions" bit, maybe you can advise me!
    If you'd like a small Heart chalkboard to add to the growing collection of prizes then I will happily send that too.
    Best wishes,
    Kirsten @ April Daisies
    www.aprildaisies.co.uk

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  25. Thanks Ali & Kirsten,

    I'll contact you both direct via Etsy / Your Website.

    Many Thanks
    Belinda

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  26. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for the offer, I'll browse your Etsy store and website now. Love your Orange Mini Journal.

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  27. Belinda, feel free to use images from the Sold items from my Etsy shop, as that's where the Orange Mini Journals are residing at the moment. ;-)

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  28. Hi Belinda
    I'd be happy for any of my images to be used, items currently for sale can be found here:
    http://www.pouch.etsy.com
    The lavender owls and rabbits are quite popular, but you're welcome to use whichever item you think would be suitable :)
    best wishes
    Nicola

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  29. Hi Belinda
    I'd love you to use one of my images, if you think they are suitable of course!
    Here are the links to my shops...
    http://www.beth.folksy.com
    http://www.bethany.folksy.com

    Beth :)

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  30. Hi Belinda,
    I have just uploaded some more pics onto flickr. If any are suitable please feel free to use them. http://www.flickr.com/photos/beadypool/
    I have the bracelet all ready for you, just let me know where you want it sent when you are ready.
    Veryanx

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  31. Hi Belinda,

    Feel free to use any images from my Folksy shop http://www.folksy.com/shops/melshandmadecards I also have more of my past works on Picasa if you want any, they are probably higher resolution. Let me know and I'll send you the link.

    Also let me know if there's anything you would like by way of a donation. I'm due to upload some Halloween items over the weekend.

    Mel xx

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  32. Hi Belinda,

    Please have a look at my folksy shop and if there are any images you'd like to use let me know and I'll send you a high res version.

    www.gooseberrymoon.folksy.com

    I'd be happy to donate one of my pack of four notecards.

    Regards

    Nicky

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  33. Hello Belinda,

    What a brilliant idea.

    I'd be happy to donate a screen printed furoshiki. Please have a look at our folksy and coriandr shops for examples. Please also let me know if there are any images you'd like to use and I'll send them to you.

    http://myfuroshiki.coriandr.com
    http://www.folksy.com/shops/myfuroshiki

    best wishes,

    Mich

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  35. Hi Belinda

    Hi Belinda.
    I would love you to use any image from my etsy shop.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5289522

    Also I could make a pair of Dorset Button Hair Snaps as a donation.
    Like these http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31017905 or these http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30635379. Whichever you would prefer.

    Thank you
    Alix
    xx

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  36. Thanks Everyone,

    I've still to go through images but I will update you all when the designs are finalised.

    Veryan, Mel, Nicky, Mich & Alix, Thanks for your donations, I've sent my address to you all via email / Folksy / Etsy.

    Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. We've had donations from 20 designers with a lovely prize pool worth over £225.

    I'd still love to add some homewares and art to this great prize so please get in touch if you can donate.

    Thanks
    Belinda

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  37. Hi Belinda,
    I'd be happy to supply any images for you if you are interested. Please feel free to have a look via www.notonthehighstreet.com/millyandpip

    I'd also be happy to donate an unpersonalised lavender house for your comp http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/millyandpip/product/personalised_lavender_house

    Many thanks
    Ali x

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  38. Hello Belinda,

    I am happy for any of my product images to be used. This is my Misi Showroom, let me know if you want to use any : http://www.misi.co.uk/handmade/jewellerybyshalini.html

    I'd be happy to donate a Shell & Charms bracelet too. Like this one: http://www.zolanta.com/auction_details.php?name=Hot-Pink-Shell-Beads-and-Charms-Bracelet--21-cm-JS719&auction_id=121813

    Regards, Shalini

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  39. Hi,
    I'd love you to feature one of my pieces.
    My website is www.annaclifton.com if you'd like to have a look.

    These rings are popular at the moment: http://www.annaclifton.com/products/mendhi-ring-1-crystal-sterling-silver-or-gold/12028

    I have high res images of everything though.

    Anna x

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  40. Hi Belinda,

    Have just emailed you about donating something for your giveaway, but wanted to say, if you'd like to use any of my images, please feel free - my shops are all in the directory - kooky boutique :)
    (they're actually a little empty at the moment, but let me know if anything catches your eye.)

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  41. Hi Belinda

    I have these earrings to donate if you'd like them - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27400082

    Also I'm more than happy for you to use any of my images. My Etsy shop is here - http://www.RoseAndRaven.etsy.com - not sure if they are high res or not?

    Rachel x

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  42. Hi Belinda,
    I'd like to submit some images if you are interested. I could also donate a loopy brooch.
    Gail x

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  43. Those are all images are mondo. They are knows that is unique and most beautiful. I am interesting in first one. I think it's bracelets. Everone are familiar that product. Now a days it's most popular in teen age as well as young age.
    re card

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