So…You Think Your Business Has a Good Reputation? – 17 September 2012 event

Aug 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm in Events by David Bartlett

Cardiff Internet Marketing is a business networking event in Wales that brings small businesses and Internet Marketing experts together. On 17 September 2012, Ian McClelland of Mediateq will host a talk on Online Reputation Management.

When: Monday 17th September 2012 from 6:00pm. Speaker begins at 6:30pm prompt.

Where: Future Inn Hotel, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4AU. Google Map.

How much: £5 on the night, on the door. Or purchase discounted advance tickets online here

So…You Think Your Business Has a Good Reputation?

Every business owner knows that success is closely linked to your reputation. Word of mouth is rapidly being overtaken by the written word, especially online. Every business now has an online reputation, whether they like it or not.Photo Credit: F Delventhal via Compfight

So what are your customers saying about you?

In this short presentation you will learn:

  • How your reputation can enhance or adversely affect your profits
  • How to discover what your customers are saying about you
  • How to encourage your customers to promote your business
  • How to turn “Bad” reviews into more favourable comments

These simple to apply strategies will not only enhance your business’ reputation, they will also help to protect it when the “inevitable” bad review is posted online.

About Ian McClelland

Ian McClelland was born in Blackburn and grew up in Leicester, leaving school with “Ian must try harder” ringing in his ears. He joined the Royal Air Force and spent the next 17 years serving Queen and country, culminating in a three year tour of Cyprus. He was later made redundant and embarked upon a career in sales, mainly in the financial services sector and was again made redundant twice.

Following redundancy, Ian decided to take control of his own destiny and became a Driving Instructor and Driving Instructor Trainer. He met his partner, who he was training, moved to Portsmouth, and set up our their successful driving school – Ian then got made redundant again, this time by his partner!

He regrouped, moved back to South Wales and took a year out to study Internet marketing, developing over 50 affiliate and AdSense websites before Google embarked upon their Panda and Penguin updates. He quickly realised how difficult it must be for business owners to keep up with the rapid changes and developments in the online marketplace and hence, earlier this year, Mediateq was launched.

Mediateq is a provider of Training, Coaching and “Done for You” solution, specialising in Websites, Mobile Websites and Reputation & Review Management.

Ian’s claim to fame is, Sir Elton John once called him a “tosser” on a beach in Cannes. He is an avid supporter of Leicester City and–for his sins–a depressed England fan.

Cardiff Internet Marketing September 2012 event details

Come and join us for the September 2012 Cardiff Internet Marketing event:

Directions/car parking

The Future Inn is located within the Red Dragon Centre complex, opposite County Hall in Cardiff Bay. Drive into the complex, turn left at Chiquito’s restaurant and the hotel is at the end of the road. There is ample, free parking for us but please ensure you inform the hotel’s reception of your car numberplate (there is a security patrol to ensure outsiders aren’t abusing the car park!).

The nearest train station is Cardiff Bay, which is about 10 minutes on foot. Also, the Baycar and other buses come down this way from the City Centre.

Business Networking: Local businesses talking to Internet professionals

Both before and after the talk by our guest speaker, there will be plenty of opportunity to network with other local small businesses and Internet Marketing experts over a relaxed drink at the bar. The talk starts promptly at 6:30pm, with most people turning-up from 6:00pm. After the talk, you can stay as long as you want! (Most people stay until about 9:00pm, some much longer!)

Leave a comment and your email address below if you need any more help and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Buy Tickets

A limited number Early-Bird Tickets below (20% discount off on-the-door price) are available below. To purchase, select “20 September 2012” as the date, the number of tickets you want and click ‘Order Now’.

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