Meet the new Marketing Optimists

By: Richard Michie

We’re really excited to introduce you to our two new Marketing Optimists – Annie Green and Georgia Barker-Wright. They join the team as social media marketing executives working on a range of clients in the business-to-business sector. They’ll be handling social media strategy, planning and content creation for both organic and paid campaigns. Annie initially joined the business at the height of the pandemic on work experience while she completed her master’s degree in Marketing and Digital Strategy at Leeds Beckett University.

Georgia joins us after working on the social media team at global bathroom manufacturer Armitage Shanks. Richard Michie, Managing Director, said “I’m really excited to have Annie and Georgia join the team. They both bring a raft of skills and understanding that I know our clients will love. The past 18 months have been tricky for everyone, but as business confidence begins to return, we are seeing an upturn in requests for our marketing services.” The Marketing Optimist has expanded, and the team now assist companies across the UK and the USA, with a range of digital marketing and PR services.

Richard continued “We are seeing a lot of interesting social media marketing in particular, as businesses wake up to the fact that they need to be adaptable to the growing demands of customers to be available across many platforms, at all times. It’s really challenging for businesses who don’t have the experience or time to manage this, and that is where Georgia and Annie will make a huge impact.”

Annie joins with the help of Leeds Beckett’s Business Recovery Programme which supports small businesses in the Leeds City Region to recruit graduates entering the workplace, by sourcing candidates, and supporting employing businesses with a grant to support their training and development in the business.

Interested in speaking to The Optimists?

Right from the beginning of our time working with The Marketing Optimist, they’ve taken the time and effort to get to understand Sharp Consultancy as a business and not just a client. We’ve seen a huge increase in the effectiveness of our social media strategy, particularly on Linkedin and we’re delighted with the impact it’s had on the business.

Jamie Caulfield

Regional Director, Sharp Consultancy

It was a pleasure to work with The Marketing Optimist on this project. It felt like a true collaborative effort on the day and they made the interviewee's feel at ease whilst talking about their journey on our RISE programme. The final video was professional and engaging, we have received great feedback around the quality and creativity of the case study. Including the video in our presentation made it come to life, with real humans sharing their stories, so thank you to the Marketing Optimist!

Hannah Prole

Impact Manager, Better Connect Limited

Case Studies

MultiplyNYorks

Marketing for Local Government

Moresby Hall Hotel

Hotel Rebranding

Sharp Consultancy

B2B Social Media for recruitment

The Edit LDN

Managing advanced eCommerce SEO

Better Connect

Digital PR and video production for events

Tango Networks

Marketing support for a global telecoms business

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