Join the Cincy Gift Guide

We are creating an interactive gift guide to connect Cincinnati residents with locally-owned businesses.
Given the short timeline, we will have limited availability. Contact us today to sign up or learn more.

Welcome Maker!

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner, but they are! You, as a business owner, are most likely feeling the pressure to ramp up your efforts for the season; how many products will sell and where will the traffic come from?

With shipping issues and other constraints, people will be looking for more local options. However, consumers are still busy and looking for a convenient way to shop. 

As a Maker you likely don’t have a storefront, so how will local customers find you this holiday season? Word of mouth and perhaps a couple markets are great. We want to increase the awareness of products like yours with our Cincy Gift Guide.

Made in Cincy for Cincy!

Our Cincy Gift Guide will highlight locally owned shops and their products to consumers. Specifically, we are looking for smaller gift items for adults that would be good stocking stuffers, white elephant, secret Santa gifts, or maybe something that is even more special that’s harder to find.

The more businesses that participate, the larger selection and exposure that residents will have to shop from. The goal here is to show the local community that Cincinnati businesses can supply their holiday gift needs. 

We do it for you.

We understand that you are busy. That’s what we try to make this process as simple as we can for you. Shown below is our pricing table. If you choose to become part of the Cincy Gift Guide experience, you will not only get video content for your social media and promoted on ours, but your products will be included on our interactive Cincy Gift Guide.

***The majority of this fee will be used to purchase digital ads on Google, Facebook and Instagram to drive as many consumers as possible to the Cincy Gift Guide. More impressions and more web traffic to your ecommerce site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our process is simple:

  1. Gather Story and Images – we have a simple interview interactive video to learn more about your business to write the scripts and then we can either use your existing product photography or help take some more to create the visuals.
  2. Post-Production – We create 3-5 types videos for both the interactive platform and social media.
    • Overview of Your Business
    • Highlight of Your Products
    • Product-Specific
  1. Promote – Each video is 15-60 seconds long, vertical format. Perfect for our interactive video platform, Instagram (Ours and Yours), TikTok  (Ours and Yours), Your Website and other digital advertisements.

We create 3 videos for both the interactive platform and social media.

  • Overview of Your Business – Introduction to your business and offerings
  • Highlight of Your Products – more descriptive video speaking to your top selling products and the craftsmanship 
  • Products Specific- we create up to 3 product-specific videos of your best sellers that allow people to learn about the specific gift ideas.

If you see us out and about in your neighborhood; provide your business card, one of our team members will follow up with you to schedule a time for a couple members of our Storyteller team to come out and record video

Or, email our founder Paul Rudolph directly; 

Keep It Cincy is a membership business model. Starting next year we are moving to a monthly fee for the business, but for this holiday season we are focusing on gifts. Participation in the Cincy Gift Guide requires no long term commitment.

This holiday season we are focused on our Cincy Gift Guide, for $95 we will create video and running digital ads promoting only locally-owned Cincinnati shops and products. While most of the fee will be spent on digital ads on google and social media platforms, this Cincy Gift Guide program is a great way for us to begin telling your story for a long time to come.

On top of our growing list of followers on social media, we are also running ads on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Google. When done right, we can target very specific customer profiles at local levels, right down to a small neighborhood.

Most small businesses don’t have the resources in-house and it’s too expensive to outsource to run digital campaigns. 

Our marketing campaigns allow us to leverage economies of scale to compete with the big companies during the busy buying season.

How to Connect With Us

We are very excited to learn and connect with local business owners. To get connected with our team here at Keep It Cincy, fill out the form below. We will then follow up and schedule a time for our team to come out and learn more about your business.