There is still time to book your place on one of our free digital seminars next month.

LOCALiQ, part of Newsquest Media Group, which publishes the News & Star and the Cumberland News, gives you access to a network of 200-plus news brands and publications in print and online, an award-winning events division, recruitment platforms and a wide range of multimedia marketing solutions.

Our experts will be on hand on Wednesday, February 6 at The Halston in Carlisle and Thursday, February 7 at Energus, Lillyhall.

They will give your business a free digital healthcheck and offer no obligation one-to-one advice about how to make the most of your online presence.

Specifically aimed at local businesses, the seminars are for people who like to expand their digital knowledge and cut through the jargon.

Newsquest sales director Lee Taylor-Craddock said: “Our LOCALiQ brand enables us to have our finger on the pulse of the digital landscape – which is changing all the time.

“I would like to stress to businesses considering attending one of the events, this is purely an informative event and there is no sales element or obligation to buy, so come along, grab a coffee, meet the team and expand your digital marketing knowledge.

“We are fortunate to have the experience right here that businesses can tap into.

“Digital marketing can’t be ignored as the internet is often the starting point for most consumers now. What have you got to lose?”

Topics will include:

  • How the marketing landscape has changed
  • Setting realistic marketing objectives
  • Multi-channel marketing
  • Online display – getting it right
  • Social media – is it right for your business?

Each session lasts roughly 90 minutes and includes free tea and coffee.

The Carlisle seminars will be held on Wednesday, February 6 at The Halston at 10.30am and 2pm.

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The West Cumbrian seminars, at Energus, Lillyhall, will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 10.30am and 2pm.

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We also have seminars in Barrow, which will be held at Abbey House Hotel and Gardens on Friday, February 8 at 10.30am and 2pm. 

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