Hi. I’m Rick. A marketing consultant based in Christchurch, Dorset.
So, what qualifies me to be a marketing consultant? Well, it’s a scary thought, but I have now been working in marketing for over 20 years. Some of that time was with full service marketing and design agencies – ‘advertising agencies’ was what they called them when I first started. Some of that time has been working directly on the client side – for everything from small start-ups to large corporates. You can see some of the clients I have worked with here.
They may all be very different (and every company is) but there is one thing they all need – a strong marketing plan. It may be a cliché, but as Benjamin Franklin once said (or so Google tells me), “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”
All businesses are different
As I said, all businesses are different and I love the challenge of finding the right people, coming up with the right message, and then getting that message in front of them. Find the solution to those three things and you will end up with both more customers and more loyal customers. And that’s what every business wants. And that’s where a marketing consultant can help.
A Marketing Consultant, passionate about local business
My other passion? Where I live. I really do think that our little corner of Dorset is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Yes, we have beaches, forests and rivers on our doorstep. However, walk through the towns and villages around here and the thing I notice most is how many independent businesses there are. With the faceless high street stores making one town in Britain look very much like another, and shopping from the comfort of our sofa becoming ever more popular, we have managed to hold onto our identity.
Finding the right marketing solution for you
But I know that it is not easy to thrive as an independent business. And this is where I can help. I can bring you the experience of a big agency and provide you with all the services they can offer. However, you won’t be paying the rates they charge to everyone from multinational companies to small start-up businesses. (They have to do something to finance their overheads.)
Maybe you want a new website, or just want to get more traffic to your existing one. Maybe you want a new brochure and a targeted email campaign. Maybe you want an online advertising campaign and help developing your company’s social strategy. Or maybe you just want some advice on how best to attract new customers. Whatever you need, I can deliver full marketing services at an affordable rate, with personal service and local knowledge. So, give me a call. We could even meet up in one of the owner-run cafés on the high street. After all, we all need to support local businesses.
I look forward to hearing from you.