Welcome to this advertiser’s update…

 

Thanks for taking the time to open this link – I promise to keep this as short as possible in relaying to you some important information for you as an advertiser on the Welcome to Looe & Polperro website.

Please pour a glass of wine (or make a cup of coffee if you are reading this in the morning!) and have a scroll through to make sure you are not missing out on the opportunities available.

 

Late Availability Page

The late availability page is a great way for you to upload offers/discounted rates for rooms/properties for arrivals within occurring within 14 days from the date of posting – it takes 1 min to complete the online form  (using password ‘advert’) and once received will be loaded on the site.

There’s a direct link from the home page to the Late Availability page and the adverts appear in order of arrival date and auto-delete once the arrival date has passed.

 

NEW – Home Page Banners

We have just launched some very limited banner advertising on the home page of the website.

The adverts, as you will see, sit beneath each of the main blocks on the home page. Some examples of the banners are below – these are clickable through to your chosen url.

Every visit or re-fresh of the home page, the banner adverts will rotate so everyone advertising has equal exposure. For the first year, we have a 12 month circulation and then price is just £75  – which includes professional artwork created just for your business.

If one of these banner adverts is of interest to you, please email for more information.

Banner Add Pengellys Lobster Shack

Banner Ad Trelay Holiday Park - Homes For Sale

 

Premium Listing Upgrades

Within each section of the website, we now have a temporary Premium Listing Upgrade – this gives your advert a gold ‘Premium’ flag and when someone clicks on section of the site, like this example of Restaurants – your small advert is guaranteed to be at the top of the page. There are a maximum of 6 Premium Listing Upgrades per sector.

To be fair to everyone, these are just £10 a month with a max 3 months slot

If one of these Premium Listing Upgrades is of interest to you, please email for more information.

Visitor’s Map

 

10,000 copies of the 2024 Visitor’s Map have been distributed around the local holiday parks & campsites.  This A3 map (which folds to pocket size) has Looe on one side & Polperro on the other & aims to help people navigate & highlight the main places of interest for those visiting Looe & Polperro.

In addition to the hard copies, visitors can also download a digital edition to their phone/tablet here digital copies.

Sara at The Guildhall Market in East Looe, and Lesa at Lesa Welch Art in Polperro have kindly agreed to be distribution points for the maps – I hope that you can pop in and collect copies for your own business.

If you would like a large quantity delivered to you, please just email.

 

QR Code – For Guest Directories

Do you produce a guest directory for your guests?  Why not add a QR code that takes them directly to the home page of the Welcome to Looe & Polperro website as a great reference point for guests looking for information on eating out, shopping, what’s on and things to do.

You can copy the QR code, below, or if you’d like a jpeg copy, please email and we will respond with a copy.

Featured On Logo

We now have a range of logos you can add onto your own website to show that you are ‘Featured On’ the Welcome to Looe & Polperro website, like this example for Alexander Cottage.

Via this download ink WtLP Attrib Logos 2023  you will find a three folders which contact a variety of sizes, styles & colour ways to choose from. You can either (a) just had the logo on your website (b) add a link from the logo to the Welcome to Looe & Polperro home page or (c) add a link directly to your own advert on the website. Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Welcome to Looe & Polperro are giving their support to  the volunteers who have taken on the organisation for, and fundraising of, the NYE Firework displays in Looe.

As many of you will know, there are two displays, one for families early evening plus the midnight displays. The displays themselves costs around £6,000 to stage & the fundraising on the night (and donations since) the 2023 event have helped secure the deposit for the 2024 display.

PLEASE – if you feel able to make a donation – click on THIS LINK to the Go Fund Me page – it is a hugely important event for the Town, locals & visitors alike and whatever amount you can give, it is truly appreciated. We have pledged £250 of support.

Additionally, we are supporting the Polperro Bonfire Night event with a £250 donation, please helping Kat & Dan at the Three Pilchards Inn with fundraising. PLEASE – if you feel able to make a donation – click on THIS LINK for their own Go Fund Me page.

Polperro Bonfire Night Fireworks

The owners of the Three Pilchards, Dan & Kat Courtis, are working flat out to reinstate the bonfire night fireworks – Welcome to Looe & Polperro are helping behind the scenes with marketing & promotional support for the Go Fund Me Page to raise £4,000 so that the event can go ahead on November 9th.

PLEASE, if you and your business can help support with a donation, no matter what amount, it would be greatly appreciated. If your business can donate, or help raise, £100 +, your logo will also be included on the event poster.

The bonfire night fireworks helps bring a large number of people into the village, spending in local shops, cafes, & pubs on the night. with FREE parking on offer too. Please help share the link to the Go Fund Me Page.

Looe Weekender

The 2024 event will run from the 20th-22nd September, with a number of venues hosting a warm up night on the 19th too.

With 80+ performances, 10+ venues and all FREE to enter, it promises to be another great weekend and one that will hopefully draw people into SE Cornwall. The great thing about the event is that it is run by local venues and there is not external catering nor vendors, so it is hoped that the widest number of local businesses can benefit from the influx of visitors, towards the tail-end of the season.

Thanks to an injection of support from Looe Town Council, and also from the former Looe Saves The Day charity, funds have permitted a paid for advertising campaign to take place aimed at the short-stay market. As last year, Welcome to Looe & Polperro are providing the marketing & promotional support for the event.

Please follow the Facebook page and help share the URL www.looeweekender.com where people can keep an eye on the line-up for the weekend.

Google Reviews

Can you help us by adding a review on our Google profile? We are trying to build up a greater presence on Google which, in turn, will lead to both a raised profile of our magical corner of Cornwall and your own business too. PLEASE NOTE – this is a review of the website NOT as an advertiser.

Click HERE to add a review of the website – thank you!

Facebook & Instagram

Are you following us on social media?  We now have over 22,500 followers so, if you are not already, please do give us a Like or Follow on Facebook & Instagram.

… and talking of social media – if you would like a shout-out, just email us and we try and include as many businesses as possible – whether that’s a new menu, special offer, late availability or a new addition to your business.

Competitions have proved really popular on our Facebook page – if you’d like to give a prize, we’d love to include you – so please email if that’s of interest… this example, for the competition we ran with Ben’s Plaice, is the kind of graphic we create for free. To enter the competition, people have to Like or Follow your own page so it’s a great way of building your own social media base too.

 

 

What’s On & Events

 

Have you visited the What’s On & Events page of the website? It’s a fantastic resource and please feel free to add the link to your own website.

If you are organising something yourselves & would like it added – can be an event, activity, new menu launch, etc. – please drop us a quick email.

 

Thank You

Thanks for your ongoing support.

I hope that you feel that the site, & the social media pages, are positioning Looe, Polperro and the surrounding communities in a positive, professional & proactive way. I always value any feedback as to ways in which we could be doing things better so please do get in touch on email at any time.

Kind regards, Peter