The Marketing Department you don't have

Marketing is critical to all businesses; you know that already.

The simple fact is that, though companies know they need marketing to grow, lots don’t have the structure in place to run a full-blown marketing department.

We’re the marketing department you don’t have.

This is where we can help your business, by devising and delivering consistent, measured marketing campaigns which will deliver long term value.

One of the Top 10 Small Marketing Agencies in the North

We’re really proud of the the fact that The Marketing Optimist was nominated as one of the Top 10 Small Marketing Agencies in the North in the Prolific North Marketing Awards 2021.

Small marketing agency is categories as less that 100 employees, it’s a testament to our work, that we hold our own against much larger agencies.

Marketing services to suit your business.

We can take care of every facet of marketing your business for you. From creating a compelling story and marketing strategy, to actioning your plan by creating your website, writing your content, running your social media campaigns, paid ads, controlling your PR and measuring your successes.

Take a look at our recent marketing case studies

Tango Networks

Marketing support for a global telecoms business

Enviro Clean

How we helped carpet cleaning company Enviro Clean grow their sales.

British Recycled Plastic

Digital PR campaigns to raise profile in their target markets.

The Marketing Optimist has been brilliant at helping us establish a Facebook advertising programme that drives sales. From websites pixels to custom audiences, admin access to UTM tracking they have helped us with every question we have or barrier we’ve hit. The return on investment we have seen on our Facebook adverts is way above the channel’s benchmarks, so we are chuffed!

Laura Shephard

Social Media Strategist, Hey Human

Marketing Consultation

We’ll develop your full marketing strategy, positioning and approach to ensure you have a structured measurable marketing plan

Marketing Planning

Planning is vital to the success of any marketing strategy. We’ll help you get the most from your marketing budget and exceed your KPI’s.

Digital Marketing

Having a great website is only part of the whole digital marketing package. We’ll help you drive sales through SEO, Social Media, Email and Paid ads.

Traditional Marketing

Print, PR, Direct Mail, Events and Presentations still play a vital role in marketing and should be part of your overall armoury. We’ll help you make the most of them.

Shall we have a chat?

If we can help you with any area of your marketing, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via the button below.

From marketing consultation, to strategy, to full service marketing and everything in between, we’re the marketing department you don’t have.

The Marketing Optimist Blog

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