George Stewart is quickly becoming the most popular man in Hamilton – and beyond – following the success of a promotion where he gives away free window blinds to people who like the Facebook page of his Apollo Blinds business.
He saw a 20% increase in the number of people who clicked the Like button on his www.facebook.com/apollohamilton social media website last month as a result of offering £100 of free blinds.
All the people who liked his site that month were entered into a prize draw and George announced the winner – who very kindly donated her prize to Cancer Support Scotland.
The reason that George is putting up the monthly prize is that social media sites such as Facebook have become an influential online shop window to market his business.
“Our Facebook page is a great way for other Facebookers to get to know us and also see all the beautiful blinds we fit in homes all across Hamilton,” he said.
“I’ve built up a huge library of photo examples of my work on Facebook which has resulted in an increasing number of customers going on the site and asking for the same products.
“The beauty of Facebook is that customers become part of my Apollo Blinds experience and join in with the antics on the site.”
As well as being Hamilton’s most popular seller of window blinds, awnings and shutters, George’s antics on Facebook include the banter with Radio Clyde presenter Robin Galloway and the mysterious Waheed McManus who keeps popping up on the show.
George believes his business is booming at a time when other are struggling because of his use of Facebook and other social media sites like Twitter to promote his company.
“I’m a firm believer that people buy from people and those who follow me get a new level of access and assurance of whom they are buying from – which is so important for customers who want peace of mind that they are buying quality products from reputable companies,” he said.
“I also really appreciate that people choose to follow me and my business online which is why I want to reward that with offers such as free blinds.”
To stand a chance of winning £100 of free blinds this month all you have to do is visit www.facebook.com/apollohamilton and click the Like button.
This is the press release that Apollo Blinds Hamilton has issued to local media.
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