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Hangklip-Kleinmond Xplorio Members Evening 2019

Hangklip-Kleinmond Xplorio Members Evening 2019

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Hangklip-Kleinmond Xplorio Members Evening 2019

  • Kleinmond 
  • Betty’s Bay
  • Pringle Bay / Rooi Els

The first-ever Hangklip-Kleinmond annual members evening was held at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens on the 14th August 2019 and was attended by Xplorio members from Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els and the entire Xplorio team. While the community members mingled and enjoyed delicious snacks and local wine, a few extra chairs were added to the already buzzing conference room, for the fast-growing crowd. The guest list totalled 95 members but 120 people arrived. This was an uplifting indication that the Hangklip-Kleinmond community had heard there was something big happening, and wanted to be part of it. 

The evening’s proceedings commenced as one of Xplorio’s Directors, Jan Lutzeyer, gave an overview of how the internet has grown in the last two decades and how the online space is now part of just about everyone's lives. Research has shown that people are busy searching for things on Google, Facebook and various large online shopping and booking sites that are owned by companies that have never even been to the establishments that they represent. Added to this, many of these sites provide unauthentic and incomprehensive information that is far removed from the real-life community they represent. Jan also mentioned that although Xplorio is there to enable the community with the tools needed to take back control of how and where they are represented online, the movement was all about the community themselves.

Although Xplorio Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Rooi Els have only been active for one year, and while competing against various online giants, memberships and visitors to the Xplorio site have shown a marked increase. Glowing reports were shared and this year from the months of January to June, Xplorio Hangklip-Kleinmond had 114 Memberships with an 80% increase in visitors since last year. 

Xplorio Facebook

Mention was made about how well the Xplorio Facebook town pages that run targeted ads for the community are doing. 

Kleinmond 

  • Currently has 1,040 Followers and 39,600 people reached per month that resulted in 320 Website clicks per month.

Betty’s Bay 

  • Currently has 110 Followers and 7,050 people reached per month that resulted in 40 Website clicks per month.

Pringle Bay / Rooi Els 

  • Currently has 445 Followers and 26,200 people reached per month that resulted in 150 Website clicks per month.

Xplorio Newsletter

The Xplorio Newsletters which are filled with specials, events, town related stories and new Xplorio Members, are also going from strength-to-strength with a total of 2,401 subscribers.

  • Kleinmond - 1,039
  • Betty’s Bay - 654
  • Pringle Bay / Rooi Els - 708

Xplorio Membership

Membership benefits include:

  • A professional, cutting-edge Xplorio website 
  • Opportunity to submit images, blogs, specials, menus and events that will feature on your website and also your town’s website
  • Access to all the Xplorio town visitors
  • Superior Exposure on Xplorio
  • Marketing checkboxes ticked on Google and Facebook
  • Unlimited support from the Xplorio team

To keep in-line with taking care of the community, Xplorio ‘pay-it-forward’ by offering all NGO’s, NPO’s, Clubs and Public Services memberships at no charge!

Xplorio Members Evening Sponsors

The evening drew to a close with a round of thanks to all those who attended the Members Evening. A special mention of thanks was made to show appreciation to the generous sponsors that included:

Xplorio Prize Giving 

The evening culminated in a prize-giving for those members who had been with Xplorio for the longest amount of time, had contributed the most content and those who had been the most active.

Longstanding Members

Kleinmond 

  • Kleinmond Apteek
  • Chas Everitt Kleinmond

Betty’s Bay

  • Ashley Banwell Gardens
  • Banwell Homes

Pringle Bay / Rooi Els

  • Pringle House Eco School
  • TV Tronix

Best Performing Members

Kleinmond

  • Ocean Fisheries
  • Bistro 14

Betty’s Bay

  • Fijnbos Lodge & Spa
  • Overstrand Architecture

Pringle Bay / Rooi Els

  • Simply Coffee
  • La Galerie

Most Active Members

Kleinmond 

  • Kleinmond Laser Cutting
  • Kleinmond Cottage

Betty’s Bay

  • Pikkewyntjies / Penguinkidz Pre-School
  • Fijnbos Lodge & Spa

Pringle Bay / Rooi Els

  • Bistro 365
  • Simply Pilates

To the businesses who so generously donated the fantastic prizes, thank you for being part of ensuring the evening ended on a happy note:

  • Bayside Discount Furnishers
  • The Concept Repeat Boutique
  • The Cottage at NJR Farm
  • Fjinbos Lodge and Spa
  • Hair@Pringle
  • Kleinmond Laser Cutting
  • La Galerie
  • Monette’s Bridal Studio
  • Nail Nook
  • Naturesscapes
  • Overberg Tool & Trailer Hire
  • Pudding and Pie
  • Sasol Kleinmond
  • Simply Pilates
  • Top Carpets and Floors
  • The Wild Fig
  • Whale Tail Clothing
  • Xplorio

Proud Community Movement Leaders

Hangklip-Kleinmond Xplorio Members Evening 2019

Jenny Danford

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