The
Marketing
Assistant

A Marketing Consultant that enables businesses to grow, develop and succeed

Welcome

A professional independent freelance marketing consultant offering outsourced marketing services from marketing strategy to campaign management, branding and general marketing support.

Whether you want to define your target market, need support to achieve your business objectives, or a helping hand to get your social media delivering results, The Marketing Assistant works alongside your business to achieve your marketing objectives.

Your success is our success so get in touch today to see how The Marketing Assistant can help you take your business to the next level.

What We Do

The Marketing Assistant knows that successful businesses grow from considered marketing.

Specialising in smaller business marketing, we work with you to help build long-term profitable relationships with your customers through efficient and effective marketing activity, helping you to focus on your business needs, while gaining clarity on what is required by providing flexible freelance marketing support.

With a wealth of knowledge and more than 15 years of industry experience on top brands, The Marketing Assistant offers a 360° approach to marketing on and offline whilst working with a dedicated network of experts including designers, artworkers, copywriters, content creators and digital experts to bring a strategic and holistic view to your marketing needs.

Services and Packages

Bring us in whenever you need us – to do as much or as little as required – from being an outsourced Marketing Manager to overseeing a re-brand, writing a Marketing Plan or just to providing a sounding board for your marketing activity.

Our network of recommended professionals, including designers, web developers, content creators, copywriters, social media managers and photographers, means that The Marketing Assistant can support your business with a ‘one-stop’ service – no matter what the brief.

In additional to our bespoke consultancy service, The Marketing Assistant provides a range of simple packages.

Outsourced Marketing Manager

Helping to save time and resources, The Marketing Assistant is an affordable and efficient way to have an experienced and professional marketeer in your business but without the permanent overhead.

Retained Packages: All packages are based on an on-going monthly basis and include an initial Kick-Off Marketing Session with a full General Observations and Marketing Recommendations document, the output delivered varies according to the client’s business requirements.

Bronze Package – The Marketing Assistant: 1.5 days a month from £675

Silver Package – The Marketing Manager: 3 days a month from £1,350

Gold Package – The Marketing Director: 5 days a month from £2,250

360° Marketing MOT

A detailed assessment of on and offline marketing activity reviewed and evaluated with a recommendation section suggesting optimisation and initiatives to support business objectives.

Digital Marketing MOT

Focusing on online marketing only, review, evaluate and recommend suggestions for improving all digital activity from website to Social Media channels, SEO to Pay Per Click.  

15 Point Marketing Plan

A detailed Marketing Plan covering 15 of the most important aspects of marketing including Target Market, USP, Pricing and Positioning, Communications Strategy, On and Offline Marketing Strategy and Conversion Strategy. This document provides a workbook for a business to record all marketing initiatives, what works and what doesn’t, to be kept regularly updated, helping businesses to plan and evaluate.

Latest Blog Posts

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5 Reasons To Outsource Your Marketing Support

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Women in Business: How to support them

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​Why your business needs digital marketing – NOW!

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How to stay motivated towards your Business

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‘Where have you been?’ The reality of juggling a newborn and a business

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About

An award-winning marketing expert dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses to get their Marketing working for them. With ten years’ London agency experience spanning Marketing, Advertising, Loyalty and Social Media sectors, as well as a degree in PR and Marketing, amongst other qualifications.

Having worked on many different brands including Virgin, Oxfam, O2, Dove and Avis, my experience includes Integrated Marketing, Consumer Loyalty, Direct and Digital marketing.

The Marketing Assistant has supported many businesses including re-branding and developing a marketing strategy for a large independent travel agency, acting as an outsourced marketing manager for a top London law firm and supporting the launch of a new Kent leisure facility through a detailed strategic marketing plan. Working with such a variety of sectors and sizes of business constantly builds knowledge and expertise whilst keeping up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of marketing.

To read more about my experience please visit my LinkedIn page.

Tabitha Beasley

Our Clients

What They Say

Robert Woods, Founder & CEO The Climbing Experience

“I was referred to the Marketing Assistant by a business associate. In the early days of my project, I used Tabitha to help me develop a robust and well-thought through Marketing Strategy, using her proven template.

I was really pleased with the result and found Tabitha easy to work with, thorough and organised as well as displaying a good knowledge of the current marketing landscape.”

Garry Sprigmore, Managing Director GLC Services Ltd.

The Marketing Assistant was the perfect Marketing solution for my busy business, Tabitha is always available to do as much or as little as we require, she has advised us on our overall marketing strategy to enable our business growth as well as managed a brand refresh, managed new marketing material and run an advertising and PR campaign – I would highly recommend The Marketing Assistant.”

Karen Clarke, Owner The Smile Parcel

“I started working with Tabitha at The Marketing Assistant last year, and we had a very insightful meeting regarding all aspects of our business, including where we’re currently at, and where we want to be, and the next steps to help us achieve this.

I loved that Tabitha offers a refreshing ‘old school’ approach to marketing, and covers all possible options, which could be suited to the particular business type, rather than working to a ‘one-size fits all’ approach. If you’re feeling a little ‘stuck’ with your marketing – I definitely recommend giving The Marketing Assistant a shout!”

Lynne Helm, Operations Director Mendabath UK

The Marketing Assistant helped us with our marketing strategy and branding. We found Tabitha to be a highly impressive and professional. We would use Tabitha again on future work. Many thanks Tabitha.”

Nick Hine, Principle Hine Legal

“Tabitha is simply brilliant at marketing, especially strategy. We got more out of an hour with her than we did after 12 months with our previous London agency!”

Fiona Stephens, Director HR Services & Support Ltd

’I was recommended to use Tabitha by my bank manager to help launch my business.   She has been brilliant!!   She drew up a strategy that was really comprehensive, we talked through what my brand was about and decided on the most appropriate approach to launch.

The designer Tabitha works with is second to none and I am really happy with the design process and what I ended up with – Tabitha and her team really got me!  She has been a huge support and adviser and has made me a Twitter convert and my following has organically grown so that when I’m out networking people are aware of me and my brand already.

I cannot recommend Tabitha highly enough – she really knows her stuff and has access to a great team of experts. 

Knowledgeable, professional, approachable and good fun – what more could you ask from your Marketing Assistant!!’’

Sue Nelson, CEO Breakthrough Funding

“Tabitha is a very rare type of marketing professional. She can help companies at the beginning of their marketing journey; those who need detailed guidance and assistance, helping them get the new business results they need but aren’t quite sure how to do it themselves. Or, as in our case, she can roll her sleeves up and help established organisations who have marketing skills gaps.

Tabitha was entirely flexible and helped us with social media content, e-newsletters, a new product launch strategy and print buying. She’s a real professional and I can almost guarantee she will get the results you desire!”

David Hughes, Chairman of the Aldington, Bonnington & Hurst War Memorial Committee

“I was recommended The Marketing Assistant for PR & Marketing help which proved to be one of the best decisions made. Having been told that Tabitha was good, she is in fact excellent, very professional, approachable and clearly passionate about her work.

Any business requiring help of that provided by The Marketing Assistant really should make Tabitha their first port of call.

Rebecca Carter, Principle BE.Dance

“The Marketing Assistant has gone above and beyond our initial request to help re-design a new website. Not only producing a fabulous ‘on-brand’ website, but helping to identify other areas that we need to focus on in order to take our dance school to the next level.

With a limited brief, Tabitha understood our brand and quickly identified what needed to be done in order to build on the business – something that I had limited knowledge of and not enough hours in the day to do!

Tabitha has made us aware of the importance of using social media to help promote our existing and new classes, and has identified publications and online directories in which we need to advertise. She has really given us a push in the right direction and injected new life into the business.”

Contact

Whether you are interested in one of the marketing packages or would just like a conversation about your current marketing activity, please contact The Marketing Assistant for an informal and confidential conversation regarding your business’ marketing needs.

Tabitha Beasley

The Marketing Assistant

E: tabitha@themarketingassistant.co.uk

T: 01233 720379