I was really excited to get shortlisted in a competition I entered with my ShimmyShim Christmas in Space cards.
A bit stressful though as I was off on a long weekend break to visit family. Spent a lot of the weekend posting on Facebook and Instagram. Some of the other shortlisted companies had thousands of followers so it felt somewhat David and Goliath.
Didn’t get through to the final judging round but I learnt a lot about Social media in a very short time! Including how to create an Instagram story, how to get blocked from posting on Facebook groups for a week and how NOT to email everyone you know on LinkedIn. Aaaaaagh! All part of learning and growing.
The Business Booster competition
The Business Booster competition is run by www. printed.com – they’re a UK based printing company. They will be exhibiting at the Top Drawer designer gifts trade show in January 2018 and they ran a competition to select 2 finalist printed gifts designers to showcase alongside them.
The judges in the final round (after the social media popular vote) were:
Veronica Dearly, Founder, http://www.veronicadearly.com
Sharon Little, CEO, Greeting Card Association, http://www.greetingcardassociation.org.uk
Andy Dunn, Founder, Creators Club, http://www.creatorsclub.co.uk
Nick Green, Founder, http://www.printed.com