September is here which can only mean one thing…” AUTUMN” I hear you say? Well there is that, but more importantly, The Social Desk is celebrating its first birthday! A once ‘pipe dream’ of running my own digital marketing agency turned into a reality on 18th September 2018.
The Social Desk started as a one-man band with the backing and support of my wonderful and patient family, who in turn have become an integral backbone of the team. Within 12 months, we are now a team of five, still on the Wirral and are working with some fantastic clients – Summerpops, Kingsbridge Insurance Brokers, Malarex, Planamax and Thornton Legal; to name but a few!
I had always had an interest in Digital Marketing and Social Media, having studied Social Media Marketing at college in 2012 and subsequently studying my MS in Digital Marketing at The University of Chester from 2016-2018. However, before studying my Masters, I spent almost four years working for the NHS as an IT Support Analyst and Procurement Officer. I learnt during this time that there was a gap in the market for a personalised approach to Social Media Marketing and that’s how The Social Desk was born.
Since its inception, The Social Desk has predominantly focused on Social Media Marketing (SMM). The world of SMM is fast-paced and provides a greater power to influence consumers; increasing brand awareness, sales and directing traffic to your website. This can seem overwhelming; so we focus on you, your business and your training needs, with an aim to provide a tailored strategy focussed on your goals.
We know that for social media marketing to be effective, time has to be taken to understand the business, its approach and goals and limits. This enables us to judge whether SMM is best managed by the client or by us. I personally don’t believe that, to be effective, SMM needs to be managed solely by an agency; which is why The Social Desk also offer training options, to enable the client to effectively manage and/or understand SMM their business themselves.
I believe that The Social Desk USP is our personalised approach. The Social Desk does not believe that one size, one model fits all, therefore every client receives a bespoke experience, tailored to the particular needs of their business. We take the time to listen, to understand your business and goals, and in turn understand our role as a SMM agency.
As our business has grown, so has our skillset and offering of digital marketing support. Whilst SMM is still our core offering, our services now span all manner of digital marketing including:
- Social Media Management
- Web Development
- Content Management
- Paid Ads
- Email Marketing
I still have to pinch myself that we have achieved all of this in the space of one year and hope that by sharing my story, I will inspire others to chase their dreams. Sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith, a fair amount of hard work and most importantly self-belief!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you – our clients, both current and prospective – for supporting us this past year. Without you, none of this would have happened and I’m grateful to each and every one of you.
To celebrate our milestone birthday, we are offering 10% off any of our social media marketing services when booked by 18thOctober 2019. For more information or to book one of our services, please get in contact and one of the team will get back to you!
As a digital marketing and social media agency, the key is in the name…we are SOCIAL! Please keep in touch and give us a follow on our social media channels!