Buy Social Scotland Bootcamp


The Buy Social Scotland Bootcamp is a series of 8 quick-fire webinar sessions to help social enterprises bolster their marketing and communications efforts. Each session offers insights and practical tips on a specific challenge that are easy to implement. They are free to join and social enterprises can pick one or several webinars to attend depending on their needs.

Each session will be recorded and followed up by a handy one-sheet PDF to recap the learnings shared and offer additional tips and links around:

  • Developing a narrative around your mission and values
  • Assessing your brand’s digital and social media presence
  • Creating a plan for your multichannel communications
  • Telling your story via audio, photos and video
  • Sourcing and editing good quality photos and imagery
  • Using social media effectively across channels
  • Leveraging email marketing and building up your list
  • Pitching to the press, media and influencers
  • Launching a new product or service online
  • Running online promotions and giveaways
  • Planning a successful crowdfunding campaign
  • Planning a marketing strategy with specific goals

If you sell a product, service or experience to consumers as an ethical gift for the festive season, we would love to chat to you. To register an interest, join bootcamp etc. head to – and click “Take part” to fill in the very short Google form. We’ll follow up with you personally to chat about how we can feature you in November, and the level of involvement that works for you.


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