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Sun 02/12/2018
Ashford
CHRISTMAS MARKETMORE

Sat 08/12/2018
Offham
Spade Work, Offham, Christmas MarketMORE

Sat 08/12/2018
Tunbridge Wells (Pantiles)
PANTILES Christmas MarketMORE

Sun 09/12/2018
Brogdale
Christmas MarketMORE

Thu 13/12/2018
Shipbourne
Carols at ChristmasMORE

Sat 15/12/2018
Cranbrook
Christmas MarketMORE

Sun 16/12/2018
Cliftonville
Cliftonville Christmas MarketMORE

Sun 16/12/2018
Elham Food and Craft Festival
2018 CHRISTMAS FOOD & CRAFT FESTIVALMORE

Tue 18/12/2018
Capel-le-Ferne
Christmas MarketMORE

Thu 20/12/2018
Shipbourne
Christmas MarketMORE

Sat 22/12/2018
Shipbourne
Pick Up marketMORE

Sat 22/12/2018
Tunbridge Wells (Pantiles)
PANTILES Christmas MarketMORE

Tue 08/01/2019
Capel-le-Ferne
Market re-opensMORE

Tue 15/01/2019
Hildenborough
Market Re-opensMORE

Thu 17/01/2019
Shipbourne
Market re-opensMORE

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Making Markets Successful

In this section we provide advice and guidance on some of the practicalities behind making markets successful, and these are meant for both market managers and stallholders, with the overall aim of making the visit to market by shoppers a pleasant and good-value experience, which they will share with others and keep coming back throughout the year.

We have grouped the information into two areas, firstly, things around customers’ and secondly, things you can do in terms of marketing and promotion.

    •    There is a comprehensive document on Attracting customers to your market, which is based upon our own lessons from the last three years of consumer research at our markets in Kent, and we have cross-referenced this with the experiences of other markets throughout the country to come up with ideas for attracting customers to markets, some of which you may already do, but there may also be some opportunities for you to think about, when running the market

    •    We have also documented a brief summary of what stops customers from coming to markets which can also be used to help cross-check how your market or stallholder influences shopper behaviour and perhaps gives you ideas for improvements.

    •    Holding events are a popular way to help increasing your footfall at markets and we have a leaflet on ideas for these, along with a Calendar showing a whole series of national ‘days’ which you may want to have a go at creating your local version of.  

    •    There are also a series of guides and examples to help you with marketing and promoting your market, ranging from press-releases, newsletters, guidelines on using the media, and a separate leaflet on using social media – each of these could provide you with new ideas or opportunities for improving your contact with existing or new customers.

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