We regularly work with independent businesses, advising them on how to succeed in the world of digital marketing and always stress the importance of keeping a website up to date and helping businesses create original content for their blog pages. Advice we seem to fail to follow ourselves! So now it seems only right that we updated the Prop blog page and shared some of our highlights from this summer for Prop.
The summer season didn’t really start for Prop until July when I finally made my way back to the UK, having thoroughly enjoyed my “extended holiday” and full of knowledge having successfully researched the hospitality culture in Melbourne and Singapore for the past year. Upon my return, Kerry and I sparked into life, wanting to make the most of the summer for Prop, and make the most of it we did!
We Have Space!
The first call of the summer was to find local storage to make our own, the year of hiding stock and equipment around our flats had to come to an end and it did when we secured ourselves a garage. A space to store all our kit and to be creative, a workshop for all Prop activity, or the Propshop as it is now fondly known.
The Pallet Bar
Last year we had great success with the pallet bar but with no where to store it we had to donate the pallets when we had finished with them, with the Propshop now in operation we were able to source the materials to build the pallet bar once again, but this time we space to store it for future events.
Brighton and Hove Pride Village Party
We were lucky enough to work a couple of gigs over the Brighton and Hove Pride weekend, both based at the Brighton Rocks street party! We teamed up with Heathwick Ltd to provide a pop up bar, equipment and staff at their craft beer and gin bar as well as working with Unity Talent, organising and managing the sound and light for the Saturday street party with Schtumm and the Disco Deviant party on the Sunday.
Mr & Mrs B’s Wedding
Time to show off the new look pallet bar! Following a bit of TLC and a lick of paint the pallet bar was wedding ready, add in our ‘English Garden’ theme decor, ambient lighting and a bespoke cocktail menu and suddenly everything fitted perfectly with the happy couples wedding. A Great evening ensued full of laughter, dancing and general merriment.
Digital Marketing with Avenue Hove
We had great fun working with Ben and his team at Avenue, an independently run, family friendly restaurant in Hove; training the staff and developing Avenue’s online profile. During the 3 months we were able to increase online activity and reach via a number of tried and tested techniques including amending website copy to increase organic search results, creating original content for the website blog page and increasing social media activity across all social media networks currently in use as well as introducing Google+ to the team. All this whilst playing guinea pig to any of the new delicious dishes coming from the kitchen and seasonal cocktails being created at the bar.
Event Management jobs came our way this summer from our friends at Unity Talent. When called upon we were able to provide support in event planning and staffing at events. A stand out event being involved in being a beautiful wedding at The Grand, as much as we would have loved to have organised the whole shebang on this one, we were only called upon to manage the sound and light…this time.
KERRY GOT MARRIED!!!!!
Far and away the biggest event on the Prop calendar this year was always going to be Kerry and Andy (finally) getting married! True to form Kerry planned and managed every detail of the wedding to perfection; from colour schemes to proceedings, flowers to wedding favours, everything ran smoothly and to plan (she even managed to pick the only dry day in a rainy August week). A BIG thank you to the teams at Cote and Brighton Rocks and everyone else involved in helping make it such a wonderful wedding!