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It can sometimes be difficult to put marketing first. Naturally, running your business day to day takes priority. Nevertheless, you can’t shift the nagging doubt that improving your marketing could be the key to sustainable growth and success.

You are not alone.

This is a common issue many of my clients face and it’s where I come in. I can work with you to design and implement a flexible, affordable, marketing plan that will specifically engage your customers and deliver results.

Friday Marketing specialises in working with SME’s and owner managed businesses – particularly those in a period of growth or change – who want the services of a skilled marketer, without the cost (and risk) of hiring a permanent member of staff.

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Content Creation

Good content sells. It’s what will help your business stand out, cut through the noise and appeal to people where it matters.


Project Management

A focused resource that not only gets your project off the ground, but also makes sure it’s delivered on time and in budget.

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Marketing Support

An ideal service for growing businesses, looking for consistent, flexible marketing assistance on an on-going basis.

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Clients Say

Our new school admissions this year have been released and I am overjoyed to say that we are now oversubscribed! Needless to say, Holly played a significant role in helping to achieve this through the transformation of our website, message, imagery and video – it has all come together perfectly and is really coherent with her expertise paying off. I cannot thank Holly enough for all she has done to support and guide us through this, it is very much appreciated.

Justin Hoye
Headteacher St John’s School

DBM Wines initially engaged Holly on a three-month project to manage and coordinate a media campaign to support the opening of our new, bigger premises in Clifton Village. She managed all media and PR and helped organise a launch event that complied with the social distancing rules at that time.

Knowing Holly had this project covered was a great relief, as the management team could then focus on the physical issues of moving the business. Without her, we would not have achieved a small fraction of the coverage we got. The campaign was a success, and the shop was busy from day one.

Following this, and as a result of Holly’s attention to detail and determination that we don’t miss deadlines (which is much needed), she now works with DBM Wines on an on-going basis, providing marketing support across all channels, and has wrestled our social media into the professional, brand led channel it should be.

I now think of Holly as our part-time marketing director.

Richard Davis
Partner at DBM Wines

Holly really took the time to listen and get to know our business which enabled her to accurately get our message across and we are very happy with the end result.

David Dooling
Director at Options For Recruitment

Once again, we have had great service from Holly. She was well organised and completely took the pain away from me trying to do my company website myself! Holly kept me informed throughout the process and was always happy when I wanted to make any changes or updates. It’s a full five stars from me.

Richard Cussen
Owner and Director at AKA

Third Line Analytics commissioned Holly from Friday Marketing to write copy for its new B2B website encompassing 6 different pages. The brief involved making a technically challenging and complex offer understandable to those who aren’t experts in data analytics, addressing prospects in a friendly down to earth way. Holly’s copy was truly excellent: she met the brief to a tee and ensured that key sales messages weren’t lost amidst myriad technical explanations. The result is a website that has been characterised by colleagues and prospects as being both visually arresting and easy to understand. 3LA would not hesitate to recommend Holly given her ability to clearly grasp the essentials of the brief and produce very high quality copy text.

Chris H
Director at Data Analytics

We recognised the need to make a step-change in our visibility within the local and extended community. Our purpose was to increase the knowledge of the positive impact of the work we undertake locally and across Bristol, to introduce the benefits of our buildings as a venue for events and concerts, to broadcast the creative and architectural importance of this church to visitors, and to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of our foundation. Holly enabled this step-change to take place. Through her knowledge and experience, her networked contacts and co-ordinating skills she guided our journey and the hopes and expectations we held at the start were more than fulfilled.

Fr Charles Sutton
Vicar All Saints Clifton, Area Dean Bristol West, Bishop’s Advisor on SSM

I contacted Holly following a recommendation from a friend as I wanted help and support with setting up a website for my new business venture. I felt very unsure about how and where to start.  Once I met Holly, I knew she was the right person to help launch my new business.

Holly was great from start to finish; she provided me with excellent advice and guidance and helped me develop my ideas. Holly provided invaluable support during the web build, liaising with the designer and myself on a daily basis, giving me clear and concise next step instructions.

The finished design to KALM is amazing and exceeds my expectations. I truly feel that I could not have achieved the end result without her. Holly is very friendly and great fun to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend he

Lucy Lovatt
Founder of KALM Horizon

Working with Holly to help recreate and reinvigorate my branding was possibly one the best decisions I could have made for my business. She was amazing from start to finish – always providing me with valuable help, advise and expertise – whilst still following my brand vision. I couldn’t recommend Holly highly enough and I’m excited to do more work with her in the near future. Her skills and service far exceeded my expectations and the finished product was perfect.

Tom Copping
Elite Performance Training

I have worked with Holly for several years and she has completely transformed my business. She initially helped me re-brand and re-design all my marketing materials and website, and we now work alongside each other running the business.

Holly is very friendly and easy to work with, extremely organised and pays incredible attention to detail – she’s continually one step ahead of me and already ‘on it’ every time I ask her how she thinks we should approach a task! I love working with Holly because she is professional, hardworking and always goes above and beyond. She is knowledgeable and consistently comes up with new ideas and fresh ways of approaching things. She is also great at sticking to budgets and keeping me focused and on track!

Her passion and enthusiasm for her work is inspiring and she’s proved to be a huge asset to my business. Her support has been invaluable, and I now couldn’t be without her. I highly recommend Holly and I’m looking forward to many more years of working together.

Lucy Bamber
Owner of Icon Beauty

Holly and I worked together during the concept phase of Ready to Work, when she came on board to help create our messaging. She provided a service way beyond delivering copy for the website and explainer video and gave herself totally to the project, working beyond what was expected. Going the extra mile is an over-used term, however not when describing Holly Shannon. She was extremely professional and extraordinarily talented in composing the words to describe a new business, that will change the recruitment market sector. Holly understood what was needed and delivered.

Simon Moorcroft
Founder and Director at Ready to Work and Director at Moorcroft Consulting

Holly and I have been working together since 2016 and she is one of the best things to happen to my business. Her varied skillset means she is equally comfortable writing press releases, liaising with venues and suppliers, communicating with potential and existing members and keeping track of systems. Holly knows that communication is key, and she can be relied on to use the right tone in every situation. She’s a great sounding board and particularly good at keeping me on track, and always goes the extra mile to make sure the job is done to everyone’s satisfaction. She has contributed creative ideas which have gone on to become an integral part of the business and introduced me to new apps and software which make both our lives easier and have helped develop the business further. She always keeps me updated on her hours and schedule, so I can make the best use of her time and get the most from my budget. Her warmth and sense of humour make her a pleasure to work with. She is an asset to any business and I completely recommend her to anyone needing a freelancer with her skillset.

Emma Hutchinson
Founder of ChoirJam

Holly was an excellent BID Manager. During the time I worked with her I always found her enthusiastic, cheerful, reliable, and extremely capable in what was a remarkably diverse role. Often working on her own, she planned and delivered numerous projects including a largescale multi-site music event ‘Clifton Fest’ and the biggest Christmas Light Switch-On in the South West. She liaised with media and publishers to promote the BID ensuring the correct message was communicated. She engaged with businesses large and small and was also responsible for all member recruitment and communication. She represented the BID with other stakeholders within the community and the public realm and successfully delivered a re-ballot and I would not hesitate to work with Holly again.

Richard Davis
Chairman BID Clifton Village

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