Helping indies grow their business is a cause close to our hearts and underpins everything we do at Maybe*. After a year of closures and lockdowns, we are delighted to be lending our support by sponsoring Independents Day for the second year running. Independents Day UK is an initiative that emphasises driving footfall to independent shops on July 4th each year. We're excited to be involved in the campaign again this year and thrilled that the news is making headlines.
Independents’ Day sponsorship makes headlines
How Maybe* and Local Rewards is supporting Independents Day
Retail Times says: "This year’s Independents Day initiative is sponsored by Local Rewards - a High Street guides service launched by social media specialists Maybe* Tech.
"The programme allows retailers to communicate with and reward shoppers now they have returned to the High Street, it has been created with the intention of ‘levelling the playing field’ between local retailers and giants like Amazon.
"Participating retailers are able to cross-promote and support their high street neighbours to create an online network of connected traders.
"Local Rewards also allows shoppers to see businesses near them and view their social media content as they are shopping the town or city. The aim is to provide every shopper with a prompt after each high street purchase that reveals somewhere else nearby that they may like to discover. All of the content is sourced from social media, connected via Google Maps and is connected to High Street payments from Visa, Mastercard and Amex."
Local Rewards featured in SME Business News
SME Business News reports: "Independents’ Day UK, an initiative that emphasises driving footfall to independent shops on July 4th each year – has announced that for the first time, it will culminate in a full weekend of celebrations highlighting Britain’s indie retailers, across Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of July.
"The campaign’s organisers are asking consumers to “pledge a few pounds” to independent retailers, by spending at indies across the weekend. Independents’ Day UK will be sponsored by Local Rewards, a programme developed by social media specialists, Maybe* Tech, which allows retailers to communicate with and reward shoppers – and is now live across hundreds of towns and cities across the UK."
CWB Online features Maybe*
CWB Online says: "Independents’ Day UK is supported by and works closely with, among others, the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira); the Independent Retail Consortium (IRC) and also the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM).
"Local Rewards, a High Street guides service launched by social media specialists Maybe* Tech, is sponsoring this year’s initiative."
Local Rewards in Bike Biz and Toy News
Toy News states: "Local Rewards, a high street guides service launched by social media specialists Maybe* Tech, is sponsoring this year’s initiative."