Promote your business

Promote your business.

Business meeting.

How will your business benefit?

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR MY BUSINESS?
As well as a lively magazine, discounts, competitions, etc. for your customers, and money for good causes, Brightideas365 also offers other benefits for your business. Apart from the feel good factor of raising funds for a local cause that is important to your customers, we also have a number of totally free promotional programmes (and a couple of paid for ones). These are described below, and can be accessed directly via the ‘Brightideas365 for businesses‘ button on our the homepage.

A number of promotional programmes are available, most of which are free of charge. These include: 

POSTERS FOR DISPLAY – Show you care and support your favourite good cause (free).
OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS – Share your deals and special offers across the UK (free).
NEWS ITEMS – Share uplifting news from your industry and promote your business (free).
FEATURES – Share your stories or expertise while promotion your business (free).
ONLINE MARKETS – The place to sell crafts, fine foods, collectables, antiques, art works, etc. (free).
LISTINGS – The place to let people know about your entertainment or hospitality venue (free).

FEATURE SPONSORSHIP – Sponsor a section or feature and promote your brand.
PRIZE DRAW SPONSORSHIP – Sponsor a prize draw and promote your brand (free).
NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING – Brand-exclusive advertising direct to our subscribers.

DISPLAY POSTERS – FREE OF CHARGE
Displaying a poster is a great way of showing support for a local good cause, at no cost. You can also request a ‘beneficiary code’ that you can add to your poster. This allows us to quantify how much is raised for your chosen cause, and share that figure on request (we cannot of course share information on individual subscribers).

How to participate in this programme
Posters can be downloaded here. A beneficiary code can be requested here. Terms and conditions can be found here.

OFFERS – FREE OF CHARGE
We may not be the only website that offers discounts to visitors, but what makes us different is that we don’t charge a penny (no fees or commission) to promote your deals on our site. This could be a discount, multibuy, free gift, or anything that will benefit would be customers and drive sales for your business.

Our service is open to local and national businesses. It can be in the form of a code that can be used when purchasing or booking online, or a printed or mobile device voucher for in-store use (this must be in ‘pdf’ form for printed downloads). Special limited period offers and promotions can also be included, but these must not be an ‘everyday price’ that is normally available.

How to participate in this programme
Offers can be uploaded quickly and easily using our online form hereTerms and conditions can be found here.

NEWS ITEMS – FREE OF CHARGE
If you have an positive news story, then we can share it with the rest of the UK for free. This must be a genuine news item and not just advertising a product or service (new or otherwise). It must be factual and not use emotive language, for example a beach can be described as ‘wide and sandy,’ but not ‘sun drenched’, a car may be described as ‘innovative’ (as long as it is), but not ‘handling like a dream’.

The name of your company can be mentioned up to twice within the body of a 500 word text (more in a longer feature). A ‘source’ credit can be provided.

Please note, that all news submissions are subject to our usual editorial conditions. We retain the right to reject or edit any material submitted. See Terms and Conditions for Businesses for further information. 

How to participate in this programme
News items can be submitted to the editor here.

FEATURES – FREE OF CHARGE
We’re always looking for interesting new features at Brightideas365, so we are happy to publish articles about your company, it’s products, it’s founder, etc. These can include a ‘Feature supplied by’ credit, a logo, and/or a hyperlink. Again there is no limit to how many can be run. Featured subjects may include:

  • The history of your company or brand.
  • The history of your product.
  • Professional advice and information (including financial and legal).
  • A profile of your founder.
  • A day in the life of a staff member.
  • A charity project you support.

The following are excluded:

  • Advertising of a product or service.
  • Features that may worry, offend, or upset our subscribers.

Editorial content must not be ‘advertising’ copy. It must be factual and not use emotive language, for example a beach can be described as ‘wide and sandy,’ but not ‘sun drenched’, a car may be described as ‘innovative’ (as long as it is), but not ‘handling like a dream’. Content may be edited or rejected where the above is contravened.

A good rule of thumb is to ask what is the reader getting? If you are providing genuine information, advice, or entertainment, then we will happily run your feature.

A logo, hyperlink, and/or contact details, may be included as a note at the foot of the page.

We retain the right to reject or edit any feature. 

How to participate in this programme
Simply submit your feature (attaching any pictures) using our online form (here), and subject to approval it will be placed in the appropriate section of the site. Acceptance is at the discretion of the editor. There are no charges for this.

ONLINE MARKET AND GALLERY STALLS – FREE OF CHARGE

Art, craft, fine food, and specialist retailers and producers can take a free online stall in one of our speciality markets. This allows even the smallest retailer to promote to customers across the UK. There are currently 5 online markets, fairs, and galleries:

THE CRAFT MARKET
Is for craftspeople and craft supplies companies.

How to participate in this programme
Find out how to take a stall in the Craft Fair
 here.

THE SPECIALITY SHOPPING ARCADE
Is for specialist retailers of all types (Please Note: Some products are excluded, you can find a list of exclusions here).

How to participate in this programme
Find out how to take a stall in the Speciality Shopping Arcade here.

THE FINE FOOD FAYRE
Is for makers and retailers of specialist and artisan foods.

How to participate in this programme
Find out how to take a stall in the Fine Food Fayre here.

THE ANTIQUES FAIR
Is for retailer sellers of antiques and collectables.

How to participate in this programme
Find out how to take a stall in the Antiques Fair here.

THE ART GALLERY
Is primarily for or artists to display and sell their work direct to the public. Galleries may also be accepted.

How to participate in this programme
Find out how to take a stall in the Art Gallery here.

You can find out more here. Terms and conditions for our online market stallholders can be found here.

LISTINGS – FREE OF CHARGE
Brightideas365 has a number of days out, nights out, and live entertainment listing areas for subscribers. You can let them know about your venue free of charge, so if you run a pub, club, restaurant, tourist attraction or entertainment venue of any kind get your free listing now.

How to participate in this programme
First you will need a vendor account, which you can get for free here.

You can then create a ‘nights out’ listing here, or a ‘days out’ listing here. Terms and conditions can be found here.

FEATURE SPONSORSHIP – PAID FOR
The Brightideas365 website and individual sections are available for sponsorship. Sponsorship packages include full appropriate branding.

How to participate in this programme
Find out more about feature sponsorship opportunities here.

PRIZE DRAW SPONSORSHIP – FREE
Brightideas365 prize draws are available for sponsorship. Sponsorship packages include full appropriate branding and links to the brand website as well as offers and discounts available on the Brightideas365.com website. Prize draw sponsorship is free of charge, with the sponsor just providing the prizes.

How to participate in this programme
Find out more about prize draw sponsorship opportunities here.

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING – PAID FOR – AVAILABLE SOON
Brightideas365 communicates directly with subscribers via a monthly newsletter. This can accommodate a limited amount of advertising, which will be available to brands.

How to participate in this programme
Once the Brightideas365 newsletter is launched further details of how to take part will be shown here.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Features and offers are manually vetted before being uploaded onto the Brightideas365.com website. Bright Ideas 365 Ltd reserves the right to verify all offers, and where fraud is suspected, remove the offer and inform the appropriate authorities.

All features and pictures submitted must be the property of, or licensed to those submitting it. Pictures and text in the public domain may also be used. Verification of this may be requested.

For further information please visit our frequently asked questions section here, or contact us here Terms and conditions for the above programmes can be found here.