WHAT IS THIS IS OUR TOWN?

Created by world leading digital experts, This is Our Town is one of the UK’s best new digital franchises. Franchising presents an opportunity to promote everything you love about your local town through your own comprehensive, forward-thinking and relevant media network – bringing local communities and businesses together.

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Whether it’s news, restaurant reviews, events coverage or lifestyle pieces, we supply towns and communities with fun, informative and exciting content that matters to the people in your town – on demand – easily available through the use of our websites, mobile app, social media and directory.

 

With innovative design and powerful tech, This is Our Town gives you the
opportunity to run your own town's media network from just £9,999.

 

WHAT DO YOU GET WITH YOUR FRANCHISE?

Your franchise is packed with ready-built features across four great platforms that let you simply create, publish and share your content, in order to build your town’s audience and sell advertising to local businesses.

Responsive Website
The backbone to all your content and advertising is through your town’s website, beautifully designed and programmed to function smoothly, no matter how or where it’s viewed.

Mobile App
Free to download on Android and iOS, it offers mobile users another way of browsing any of your town's content with a powerful and user-friendly application.

Social Media
Key to any successful town is the use of social media, amplifying the reach of your content to users of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – growing your town's audience daily.

Directory
Your comprehensive directory of local businesses lets you easily find, contact and be contacted by people interested in advertising with your town or purchasing a premium listing.

 

CASE STUDY: KINGSTON UPON THAMES

 

Since launching just over two years ago, This is Our Town Kingston has pulled ahead of the competition and maintained a strong online presence.

Monthly revenue of over £7k, growing every month.

Facebook following of over 13,000 local people.

Posts reach over 40,000 people per week.

Our closest competitor sits at under 3,000 likes.

Examples of other This is Our Towns:

Richmond

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Wimbledon

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Guildford

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HOW DOES YOUR FRANCHISE MAKE MONEY?

Over £1 billion was spent on hyper-local advertising in 2015.

This is Our Town is designed to take advantage of this huge market by offering local businesses several compelling forms of advertising – providing you with steady revenue streams. Promisingly, IAB UK recorded a 27.5% growth in yearly advertising revenues from digital display services – which simply means advertising on social and mobile platforms.

ADVERTISING

Featured on your website are a variety of advertising slots that we offer to local businesses, providing them with constant, high-value exposure to local audiences.

CONTENT MARKETING

This process takes the strategic approach of creating engaging, valuable and relevant content about a local business and distributing it to your platform's local audience.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Sometimes a business needs a hand with forming a positive reputation and strong relationship with their local community, when they do, this is the package they ask for.

PREMIUM DIRECTORY LISTING

Your business directory isn’t just a plain list; when a business wants to elevate its profile with a bespoke listing, it pays to become a premium member.

SPONSORSHIP

Different to standard advertising, sponsorship increases awareness and builds a brand or business through positive association with sponsored news and events in your area.

DIGITAL MARKETING

We have the power and experience required to create sophisticated mobile apps, websites and more – all you have to do is sell this promotional package.

HOW DO WE SUPPORT YOUR TOWN?

It’s not just about the features we offer you, we’re here to support you with a powerful brand,
comprehensive training, and years of experience in publishing and digital technology.

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We take care of all technical aspects and the hosting of your website. We constantly develop the platform to ensure it’s ahead of the competition. You have the creative freedom to independently manage your content and advertising.

Upfront fees from as little as £9,999. Work for only 20-30 hours a week in a highly flexible position. Your monthly service fee ensures your platform always runs smoothly.

Be part of a brand that’s quickly growing in the UK and internationally. Be backed by a leading digital consultancy with powerful technology and industry expertise. Take advantage of your town’s own section on our branded app.

We provide extensive digital training – no previous experience required. Increase your revenue with our digital agency’s expertise. Get Technical support at any time or day.

WHO CAN RUN A FRANCHISE?

Anyone can.
What matters most is that you’re passionate about your town and are willing to work hard.
With help from us at hand, all we’re really looking for are individuals that:

Love their community and want to see it thrive by being an active part of it.

Want to work flexibly for 20-30 hours a week within their community anywhere they like.

Will seek and secure advertising from local businesses – making up to £50k per year.

 

HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR A FRANCHISE?

 

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Apply to This is Our Town with the town you would like to franchise – just use the form at the bottom of this page.

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We'll contact you to have a chat about you, your town and discuss why you're the right one for the business.

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Sit back and wait for the results of our Franchise Suitability Assessment to see if your application has been successful.

 

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If you’ve been selected then we'll start your training and set up your franchise.

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Congratulations, everything's ready and your franchise can finally launch!

 

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

 

Start your very own
This is Our Town franchise from:

 

£9,999

OR

Select an established
This is Our Town franchise from:

 

£24,999

 
 

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You can also get in touch via the following:

Telephone: 0208 2471855

Email: hello@thisisourtown.co.uk

We look forward to working with you soon.