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Sometimes the best reward is a 'thank you'...

..so here are a few nice things customers have said about Marketing Doris:

 Marketing Doris - feedback from customers

 

"We engaged Helen about 5 years ago to work one day a month with my firm in coordinating the marketing for the launch of our new brand. We previously had a number of in-house marketing executives working on a full time basis, but for one reason and another this had not proved cost-effective. This proved to be an excellent decision. Following consultation with me she came up with a structured and costed marketing plan which made sense and which was straightforward to deliver. And even more importantly from my point of view, once we had agreed how to proceed, she took charge of implementing the plan, and coordinating all the activity so it was delivered, on time and on budget, so that I could concentrate on the other aspects of my role. Even though we decided a couple of years later to move away from the brand we then chose we have retained Helen to work with us on a continuing part-time basis. She is constantly pro-active in suggesting initiatives and exploring options which we do not have the time to consider, and works though projects in a structured and ordered manner. She is also constructively critical of the ideas I regularly have so that the good ones see the light of day in a marketable form, and the bad ones are consigned to the trash bin! I would not hesitate in recommending Helen to a company or individual who wants to market their products or services. She is experienced, professional and innovative, and her flexible approach would suit most tight budgets."   Tim Jordan, Partner, FDR Law  (January 2018)

"I would like to give Marketing Doris a huge "Thank you" for looking after my practice in 2017. Helen takes care of Twitter, Facebook and 4 Practice Newsletters a year. All the Tweets and posts are professionally up-to-date, kindly worded and well researched and have created a great asset to my practice. Feedback from the patients from the newsletter is appreciable and the presence created is growing with more new patients coming in to see all practitioners of the Practice. Helen also works with Fergus my webmaster to keep my website fresh, agile and up to date. Thank you for all this help. I can certainly highly recommend you."   Suzette Pulman, Lymm Osteopathic Practice  (January 2018)

"Helen has proved invaluable to us in helping bring the smooth launch of a new website to fruition, no mean task for a Golf Club steeped in tradition, but one that had fallen behind in terms of both promotion and providing a modern approach to it's members and guests alike. We now have an excellent site with comprehensive content demonstrating all we can offer, one which is constantly updated and best of all is bringing us excellent results. In no small measure this is down to Helen's patience and quick grasp of our requirements. Our venue sales have risen enormously thanks to initiatives established by Helen as well as clarity of our offer to those referring to the website. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Helen as a professional with not just a considerable marketing expertise, but as important someone with great patience and the ability to quickly understand the client's requirements and smoothly put these into motion. Like most we are a results based business and Helen has seamlessly organised our offer to deliver those results."   Philip Weisberg, Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club  (May 2017)

"I first met Helen at a local networking event, and of all the people/businesses present, my first impression of Helen was that she was personable, authentic and knowledgeable - plus, I was totally intrigued about Doris! I spent 10 minutes talking with Helen after the event, to explain what I was after and Helen very quickly understood my needs, wasn't afraid to challenge me a little, and didn't try to make a hard sell to me for something I wasn't necessarily after - we agreed to meet properly for a one-hour Marketing brainstorm session. During that session Helen outlined some simple yet very effective changes I could make to my online profiles(s) and presence (LinkedIn) in order to become more visible with prospective clients, and to create opportunities to share my views, experience and skills in more subtle ways. I left the session feeling motivated and in no doubt that Helen would be my go-to person for any future Marketing needs or queries."   James Perryman, Independent Management Consultant  (February 2017)

"What is marketing? Part of it is gaining audiences and customers, but another part is using trends to evolve a product or service into a worthwhile product. As an eccentric entrepreneur, I regularly have ideas. This week, Helen, gave me some great thoughts on a potential market I hadn’t thought off. This in turn prompted my own ideas for features to fit in the new market. As a colleague, marketer and collaborator, Helen gives 100% and forces me to do something I don’t do too much, which is think. Thank you Helen."   James Brooksbank, ASL  (February 2017)

"We worked with Helen for just under a year. She brought fresh ideas that we had not thought of and taught us many things we did not know. Her enthusiasm and work ethic are second to none. She was committed and interested in both our company and our members of staff. She has a vast knowledge of marketing and social media channels and we would not hesitate in recommending Marketing Doris. Thank you Helen!"   Jacqui O'Brien, PHA Kitchen Essentials  (February 2017)

"Working with Doris - I have collaborated with Helen at Marketing Doris for over four years now, and in that time, have worked on numerous projects to a successful conclusion. Working for a varied client base, our collaboration usually takes the form of Helen, as project manager, outlining the initial thoughts of the client, following on from their meeting. She is able to scope out a plan of action and a realistic schedule. She is particularly adept at managing all aspects of any marketing project and is able to fulfil the clients expectations to the letter with the minimum of fuss. Bursting with ideas, Helen is always keen to listen to, and take on board the views of other people, her ultimate goal being the successful fulfilment of the project. Helen is a pleasure to work with and incredibly knowledgeable about marketing. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of some marketing expertise for their business."   Neil Cummins, Director, InHand Design  (December 2016)

"As a growing business with little knowledge in marketing we have always been reactive to advertising and marketing without any plan. It has been costly and lacked in both direction and results, so we decided it was time to involve the help of the experts. Helen Stott of Marketing Doris asked me to send her what I was going already, what the outcome were and very importantly what I was trying to achieve. Helen arrived with a head full of ideas and creative ways to engage with my ideal clients. The first was to stop spending money, hard to believe but true, Helen created a campaign that will cost little and will have the best return on investment. Her idea is currently coming to life and it feels good to have a marketing campaign in place that is fit for purpose, all this and only in one hour of power with Helen. I would recommend everyone needs a bit of Doris in their business. Thanks Helen, I would gladly recommend you to all."   Zoe Lancaster, Director, Health Enrich  (May 2016)

"By January 2013 our Sales and Marketing functions had been ‘lumped together’ without any real distinction between the two disciplines, and without any specific marketing expertise within the business. Helen took us by the hand and, with limited budgets and time constraints, guided us with hands-on marketing support and underlying strategy that subsequently contributed to the growth of the business. A talented marketing professional with a keen eye for detail, Helen has been a valuable and dependable part of our team. She delivers creative ideas that have truly made a difference to the way people view our business and her approach has been not to stand on the side lines, but to roll her sleeves up and get stuck in. The results have enabled us to both understand and justify a full time marketing and communications role within the business, and Helen has been instrumental in helping us in the transition to incorporating this role in just over two years."   Matthew Kimpton-Smith, Group Managing Director, Cygnet Group  (October 2015)

"I recently had a ‘Power Hour’ with Helen to help me understand Google Analytics better, and see how it related to my marketing plan. Helen was great at explaining to me, in very simple terms, what I needed to look at, what could be ignored or should be avoided, and what I should focus on to ensure my website was a more effective marketing tool for my business. I came away with clarity on what I need to do in the future, and an achievable list of actions to work on in the short-term. I would recommend Helen to help any business with getting to grips with Google Analytics."   Rachel Flanagan, Director, Flanagan Shaw Recruitment

"Just a quick note to thank you so much for our power hour, focusing on making the most of LinkedIn, within a few short moments, keystrokes and mouse clicks your expertise opened up an entire new world and will enable me to make the most of the facilities in the future."   Daniel Howard Dunn APFS, Chartered Financial Planner, partner of St James's Place Partnership

"Helen Stott responded to our advertisement in 2008 for a marketing consultant to help us review and improve our methods of advertising to recruit foster carers. In only one day per week and she successfully assisted us in exploring various options within our restricted budget. Helen did not simply sit back and produce a marketing strategy which she implemented, she immersed herself in our business to fully understand how all of the processes worked, continued to be pro-active, adjusting and developing the plan to take advantage of new opportunities. Being so actively involved throughout all areas Helen was able to increase the interest in the agency. However, Helen’s contribution was not confined to advertising and marketing. Within the limited time she had she also used her skills to support social work staff to improve the appearance and readability of documentation that we use for foster carers and children as well as supporting us with the preparations and manning of events for foster carers and children. So for us, Marketing Doris was more than simply marketing."   Carol Middleton, Operations Manager, Park Foster Care

"I could not recommend Helen more highly for her use of Twitter to help her clients win more business. I am not a client of Helen’s but Helen and I are both members of the same BNI networking group, and Helen constantly retweets posts made by members of the group. She also tweets on her own accord about our businesses, always sending the perfect messages and hitting the right notes with our followers. Helen is better at tweeting about my business than I am! Thanks for all your help raising my business profile on Twitter, Helen, I really do appreciate it and will continue to recommend you to others!"   Rachel Flanagan, Director, Flanagan Shaw

"After having a 1-2-1 with Helen Stott it was obvious to me that with her experience, knowledge and pure enthusiasm would be the perfect addition to our business. Helen and I put our heads together and produced some bespoke and unique ideas for our business that has produced over a week’s work straight away. The work Helen has done is still working now and still producing leads for the business. Helen has added a real personal and professional outlook to the image to Aland Bethell Ltd and with her continued help I hope we can keep this up. Helen doesn’t just help with the simple adverts, her out of the box thinking and research has brought new ideas and more professionalism to our business. I can’t recommend her services highly enough, if you have ever had an idea you thought was a little out there Helen will embrace it, research how it can be done and find the cost for you then make sure it hits your target audience to produce the most effective results. I am genuinely excited when working with Helen and can’t wait to start our next project."   Alan Bethell, Director, Tree Surgeons Cheshire

"Helen has worked for us for a number of years as our marketing resource. She takes responsibility for our Company website and its content, updating it regularly and linking up with clients for testimonials. Helen is instrumental in all our marketing activity from newsletters to e-shots to research and opportunities for editorials in magazines. She is real value for money and an asset to our business. Her direct, honest approach has saved us money as there would undoubtedly have been numerous marketing activities that we may have pursued externally which would not have suited our business. Whatever your business Helen can make a real difference."   Kim Hayton, Director, HaytonHeyes Limited  (September 2013)

"Being in the technical world, your view is obstructed by the opportunities which surround you. It can be difficult to figure out how to move forward without a full understanding of your market. By taking a keen interest in my new business venture and learning about where I want to take it, Helen took the initiative and went above and beyond in analysing the market I am about to go into. This resulted in not only an excellent website but a core marketing strategy. I cannot recommend Helen enough for any marketing resource, Helen offers an excellent marketing service and will always be able to point you in the right direction."   James Brooksbank, Director, Antikythera Systems  August 2013

"I would like to thank you for the recent service and support you have provided to Warrington Youth Club in the development of the organisation style guide and the support you have given both in the recruitment and selction of the communications worker. As you will be aware from our ongoing discussion we have had extensive problems with the branding of the organisation and whilst there is still further work to ensure that the brand is clear both internally and externally your help, support and guidance has, as ever, proved invaluable in supporting the organisation with enhancing the quality of our work. Your work is always to the highest possible standard and delivered in a timely manner which reflects the professional approach you adopt and the level of respect you hold for your clients. Thank you"   Dave McNicholl, Chief Executive, Warrington Youth Club  July 2013

"Some people think that Social Networking in business is only for the young … not for people who started in business 35 years ago certainly. How wrong they are … when you have Helen to support you! Helen delivered a ‘power hour’ of training to one of our younger directors on the benefits of Twitter and Facebook for business … and she hasn’t looked back since. Whilst not over playing our social networking hand we keep our name in front of our key clients through regular updates on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Thank Helen … for your really helpful, ready to use advice. And this grandfather can expound on ‘trending’ like a young’un!"   Geoff Kershaw, Director, The Challenge Factor  (April 2013)

"I engaged Helen last year to work one day a month with my firm in coordinating the marketing for the launch of our new brand. We previously had a number of in-house marketing executives working on a full time basis, but for one reason and another this had not proved cost-effective. What a breath of fresh air Helen was! Following consultation with me she came up with a structured and costed marketing plan which made sense and which was straightforward to deliver. And even more importantly from my point of view, once we had agreed how to proceed, she took charge of implementing the plan, and coordinating all the activity so it was delivered, on time and on budget, so that I could concentrate on the other aspects of the launch. So impressed was I that since the launch I have retained Helen to work with us on a continuing part-time basis. She is constantly pro-active in suggesting initiatives and exploring options which I do not have the time to consider, and keeps me up to date without me having to chase constantly, which has often been my experience previously. I would not hesitate in recommending Helen to a company or individual who wants to market their products or services. She is experienced, professional and innovative, and her flexible approach would suit most tight budgets in today’s challenging economic climate."   Tim Jordan, Partner, FDR Law LLP  (March 2013)

"I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Helen for dropping everything in order to help me out with a very important client. Helen set up an email campaign and talked me through the finer points of sending it out. Her expertise was a massive help and ensured that I got the job out on time! Thanks very much Helen."   Neil Cummins, InHand Design Ltd

"I would like to thank you for the recent service and support you have provided to Warrington Youth Club in the development of the organisation website. As you are aware the existing website was definitely not working in the manner in which we were aiming and was becoming confusing and causing the organisation to lose children, young people and families who were looking for clear information. Whilst the new site is not currently up and running I wanted to thank you and recognise the work that you have undertaken on a voluntary basis to coordinate a number of agencies in their part in redeveloping the site. I am well aware that your business is extremely busy and would strongly recommend your service to friends, colleagues and other contacts who are struggling with their marketing and promotion, which is the vast majority of the community sector. Your work is always to the highest possible standard and delivered in a timely manner which reflects the professional approach you adopt and the level of respect you hold for your clients."   Dave McNicholl, Chief Executive, Warrington Youth Club Charity

"Several weeks ago I decided to reassess my marketing plans to see if there was anything I could be doing that I wasn't already. After 90 minutes in Helen's company discussing my plans and what I wanted to achieve, Helen came up with a very clear strategy on what I should and shouldn't be doing and put it all down on paper for my use. It is now up to me to implement the recommendations and take my budget marketing plans as far as I can. I found Helen very knowledgeable, passionate and obviously greatly experienced and full of great ideas, especially on the social media aspect of marketing and would recommend her services to anyone without hesitation"   Neil Priest, Lymm Shutters & Blinds

Feedback:

HaytonHeyes Limited
Kim Hayton, Director
"Helen has worked for us for a number of years as our marketing resource. She takes responsibility for our Company website and its content, updating it regularly and linking up with clients for testimonials."
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