Monday, December 3, 2012

the downtown vendor video project

We are excited to announce the launch of The Downtown Vendor Video Project, a small business contest hosted entirely on social media, giving away a free polished commercial production to one lucky small business. Participants consisting of eight downtown St. Catharines businesses, were challenged with creating an unedited, unscripted, 1-minute video for Facebook that the general public could vote on. The videos will be hosted on our Facebook page, where the contest winner will be selected through a voting system. The business whose video garners the most “likes” at the end of the contest will be the winner of a polished, broadcast-ready commercial, worth over $4000. That equals a very valuable marketing tool, for a small business that otherwise would not have been able to access it on their own.

"The positive impact of a polished commercial can be dramatic," says Lianne Dewberry, coordinator of Sales and Marketing for Fourgrounds, "But few small businesses can afford the cost of that exposure, especially in the current economic climate. With this contest, we want to give a deserving small business this valuable marketing tool on our dime”.  

The contest, sponsored by The St. Catharines Downtown Association and The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, will run through the first two weeks of December, with four videos being featured each week, and a winner selected on December 17.

For your chance to take part in the contest and win one of two $400 prize packs, visit Fourgrounds Media’s facebook page at and vote for your favourite downtown small business. Contest closes at 11:59 P.M. on December 16, 2012.

For more information, visit
Lianne Dewberry 289-479-5033

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