Call for content

As part of our role developing the visitor economy for Cheltenham, we curate and share relevant and useful content which encourages more visitors, or which supports their experience while in Destination. The audiences we reach are varied, from regular visitors within a 30 minute radius, through to international visitors making a dedicated trip to Cheltenham, or visiting as part of a wider Cotswold trip.

To support this content curation, we encourage local Cheltenham businesses and regional attractions to supply us with relevant and engaging content with a number of key themes. This ‘call for content’ is sent out every month via email (contact us to register your email address), and will also be listed here. This list will be updated all the time, so we recommend bookmarking the page and visiting often.

Please note, although we will endeavour to use as much of the supplied content as possible, the Marketing Cheltenham team reserve the right to edit or shorten content, combine it with other content, and publish or dismiss it at our discretion. Priority will also be given to member content. To help assure use of your information, become a member >>


For ANY / ALL of the following content opportunities, we need you to supply the following, in EACH case…

Please read through the following opportunities to promote your business (free-of-charge) and if anything fits your profile please:

  • send us a short overview of anything relevant (up to 50 words) in an editable format. This is not a business profile and must be relevant to the opportunity you are responding to
  • send us supporting content, links etc. (up to 600 words) in an editable format
  • provide up to three images from your business, to support the story, in jpeg format (if available)

…by the deadline listed, to marketing@marketingcheltenham.co.uk

Ideally, your content should be interesting and inspiring and although it can include your sales messages should not be a hard sell. Tell us what makes your business different, why your initiative is special, why it’s not to be missed?

If you are running an event, don’t forget, you can add it to the website


Current Opportunities are…


 

Halloween in Cheltenham

Deadline: The page is up and running, and relevant events will be added as soon as they have been uploaded.

We’re looking for the spookiest of events to promote to our readers and potential visitors to Cheltenham for Halloween 2018. Whether you’re hosting a ghoulish party or have some spooktacular offers, let us know what plans you have.

Don’t forget; at any point during the year, you can add events to the website free of charge via the Add Event Portal…


Christmas Gift Guide

Deadline: As available

We’re adding a new category to the blog called ‘Christmas Gift Ideas’ as well as shopping pages for a ‘Christmas Gift Guide’. We want to show off the very best that Cheltenham has to offer the savvy shopper, so we’re looking for specific experiences, items and gift ideas to include. Each will feature on their own blog, so a minimum of 350 words please. Send us your words…

Please note, we don’t want to advertise monetary gift vouchers. While the recipient can use or may need a voucher to redeem their experience, it must be assigned to something specific. For example, we are happy to promote a wine tasting experience for four people which is given in voucher format, but not just a voucher for £50 to be spent on anything. Be specific and inventive please!


Christmas in Cheltenham

Deadline: The page is up and running, and relevant events will be added as soon as they have been uploaded.

Believe it or not, we had our first international enquiries about Christmas in Cheltenham in March! While you can send us information on Christmas 2018 at any point this year, the sooner you can supply content, the better.

We’re looking for:

  • Anything relevant to the national or international market. Nothing for residents / locals please
  • Information, prices and dates for any events, and / or your package deals and rates during December
  • Anything quirky you have going on around Christmas.

Don’t forget; at any point during the year, you can add events to the website free of charge via the Add Event Portal…


October Half Term

Deadline: As available

The next school holiday is already looming and parents are busy planning. Make sure you add your Half Term events to the website to get them added to the page.

Add an event… 


Fireworks Night

Deadline: As available

Swiftly following half term and Halloween comes Guy Fawkes Night. If you have any festive fireworks or celebrations, please add them to the website to get them on our page.

Add an event…


Learning & Courses

Deadline: As available

As Cheltenham’s motto is ‘Health & Education’, we want to run a series of features on everything you can learn in Cheltenham. Courses, workshops, regular learning events, new skills, whatever you think will be of interest to a visitor from out of town, which doesn’t need regular attendance please.

Email us to let us know…


Musical connections

Deadline: As available

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the inaugural recital of Gustav’s Holst’s The Planets. We’re looking for any and all of Cheltenham’s musical connections, so if you have one or know of one, please email us to let us know…

Please note: we aren’t looking for music events or live music – please add these onto the website as an event.


Foodie Fanatics

Deadlines:  |  September Dates: anytime | October Dates: by Wednesday 26th September | November Dates: by Friday 26th October | December Dates: by Monday 26th November

Have you got something foodie going on in the next few months? We’re looking for menu launches and themed food, educational courses and workshops, special offers and anything else that’s going on. Please note: we cannot promote events unless they have already been added to our website, via the Add Event feature here…


What’s On / Events

Deadlines:  | September Dates: anytime | October Dates: by Wednesday 26th September | November Dates: by Friday 26th October | December Dates: by Monday 26th November

What do you have going on during the next three months? We’re looking for the not-to-be-missed events and offers to promote to our readers. Add your event to our website, and we’ll include the best in our monthly event highlights blog. You can read the April one here as an example…

Add your event…

 


Dog friendly Cheltenham

Deadline: Ongoing

We want to know all the dog-friendly places there are in Cheltenham. You can add a specific event here, but we are also looking for the things that will ensure pooches are pampered all year round. Email us to let us know…


 

Hen & Stag / Groups

Deadline: Ongoing

2018’s hot topic is the Royal Wedding, which naturally means Stag & Hen party searches are up too. We’re looking for relevant content to run Cheltenham-based features. Do you accept stag and hen parties? If so, please let us know minimum and maximum group sizes, prices and anything special you can offer for Stag and Hen Parties.


Spa & Stay

Deadline: The page is up and running, and relevant events will be added as soon as they have been uploaded.

Hotel with spa facilities? We’re looking for information on your overnight spa packages to add to the website.  Please let us have a description, prices and restrictions for any standard packages, and let us know of any special rates. This page will be live for the remainder of 2018, so please don’t make it time-sensitive.

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