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Join Ampjar’s mission to Help The Hunter with this unique initiative

Ever heard of Ampjar? Well, let us fill you in!

This collaborative marketing platform was launched in 2018 to help businesses and creators to grow their following through cross-promotion and customer discovery.

“We saw an incredible wave of small businesses that were enabled through new ways to sell online and platforms like Instagram stories worked to their advantage and against the big brands who didn’t have genuine stories to tell. The biggest challenge for these small authentic businesses is reaching new customers and the best options right now are probably Facebook and Google ads which are really easy to waste a tonne of money on.

“We thought that instead of these small businesses paying Facebook to reach new customers, why can’t they team up in a really quick and easy way?,” Ampjar founder, Pete Davis said.

Since launching, the brand has made quite an impact in the States and has quickly become noticed across Australia over the past few months. But why exactly do they want to Help The Hunter?

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“One of our team members is based in Newcastle and is a huge advocate for the Hunter region business scene. We know the struggle that so many small businesses are going through and after a lot of internal lobbying, we are supporting this campaign because we are now convinced that your region could be better than anywhere else in the world to be able to team-work your way out of this.

“We want to prove that with a little help, communities can and will lift up the businesses that they love.”

The Help The Hunter initiative is encouraging you, our Newcastle locals to share the businesses that you love to help encourage other people to discover your favourite local businesses!

The best part? If you tag @Ampjar in your story, they’ll reshare your shoutout and pick their favourite to win a $50 voucher to spend at the local business you’ve just shared! How good is that!?!?

Check out all the information here, browse and download up to sixteen pre-designed templates to get sharing and be a part of the Newcastle small business shareathon!

Following the two-week shareathon, Ampjar is asking businesses to then shout out their favourite businesses to spread that support even further.

“Give some airtime in your social channels, emails, wherever you want to lift up other local hard-working business owners and help them out. The deal is that if you lift someone up, another local business will do the same for you!”

Ampjar is making their service 100% FREE for all these local businesses keen to jump on board, all whilst offering prizes for the most creative shoutouts.

“Go out the front of a closed down hair salon with your hair looking in need of a trim, record a TikTok dancing about your love for a vanilla slice from your favourite bakery, or just put something out there saying why you love a business and want to see them come out of this whole mess stronger than before.”

So, be part of a virtual celebration that is all about supporting, shopping, and of course, sharing our local small businesses, and don’t forget to tag @ampjar and use #helpthehunter to be in it to win it!

When: 5th-17th Oct
Where: Your Instagram Stories!
More Info: click here