I'm Helen Ray Boardman
I'm Amity Marketing
"I don't call it marketing I call it making friends."
I'm a freelance Strategic Marketing Specialist with the desirable combo of creative, techie (digital / social) and analytical expertise.
I help businesses develop their marketing to achieve client acquisition and business development goals.
Who do you want to make friends with?
Who should you make friends with and how to reach them? Fully costed step-by-step marketing plans.
Innovative ideas and big thinking plus the technical skills to create visual assets and written copy / content.
Create and maintain websites and digital marketing campaigns (organic and paid social media, AdWords etc)
Audits, analysis and progress reporting of marketing activities giving quantifiable customer behaviour insight and outcomes.
I call myself a "geeky" marketing professional, meaning I combine my technical digital marketing skills with my extensive strategic marketing, PR and communications expertise to help you achieve your business objectives.
I devise and implement strategies to ensure the right people sit up and take notice and take the action you want to drive your business forward, whether that be website clicks, brand awareness or opening up new lines of business.
My inner-geek means I will continually measure and report on performance statistics too, but I never lose sight of the fact that customers trust people over brands, so personal branding will often form part of any digital strategy.
With over 18 years experience from in-house Marketing Manager roles, I established Amity Marketing in 2016. I have a particular expertise in strategic marketing consultancy, online / digital marketing and personal branding to achieve business growth.
I have a proven track-record of devising strategies based on a deep understanding of your desired customer, and supporting business development and client acquisition / retention through marketing. I work with you to design and implement marketing activities to communicate the right messages through the right channels to reach people genuinely interested in your business, whether it be online content, AdWords or social media campaigns, designing and delivering face-to-face events / conferences or innovative branding and PR; all otherwise known as "making friends".
Who do you want to make friends with?
Diagnosis and Strategic Marketing
Recommendations (fixed fee session)
A review of what you are doing, how well you are doing it (what works / any examples of ROI) and advice / recommendations for what and how you should move forwards.
Strong technical digital skills to research and design websites that grab attention and stand out from competitors. Engaging copy and attractive imagery.
Digital strategy, blog content and management, infographics, video, email newsletters, promotions.
Keywords/phrases, SEO, analytics, conversion tracking and call tracking.
PR & Media Relations
Communications solutions that look beyond media relations to senior stakeholder engagement, "influencers" and customers.
Make people sit up and take notice of you, your product, service or organisation.
Innovation & Business Development
Research to identify opportunities, new audience / customer profiles, communication channels.
Design appropriate marketing strategies & plans to target new client acquisition.
Strategies to include: digital & offline communications / events / seminars / partnerships.
Manage successful conversion into new client relationships with follow-ups and coaching of internal stakeholders.
Marketing strategies for start-ups.
Events, Exhibitions & Conferences
I have designed, budgeted and produced numerous exciting and successful events, from premium conferences for 200+ delegates and live press conferences following landmark legal cases to milestone and networking events at Hacienda heritage sites, gallery and rooftop spaces. I am also experienced in creating and managing exhibition and gallery spaces.
Well marketed and executed these can achieve excellent business development goals.
MY LATEST WORK...
Client: claims management portal attracting referrals to 0800 number.
An article aimed at Legal Aid Lawyers evaluating the merits of the emerging #LawTech movement.
03 ABOUT ME
I am an approachable and trusted marketing professional able to communicate effectively at all levels to help you execute important business objectives to achieve results through new or improved marketing strategy. Think of me as your outsourced Marketing team, combining in equal measures strategic, analytical, creative and practical marketing stills as required. I am renowned for efficient planning and organisation and demonstrate high levels of integrity and compassion meaning you can trust me as you would a member of your own team. I have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and my services offer flexibility and adaptability to undertake a range of projects without ever compromising on quality and attention to detail.
2005 - 2016
Garden Court North Chambers
Brought in initially to create an entirely new marketing function - responsible for all marketing strategy, planning and communications. I built a corporate online presence of 3k/mth web visitors and 4K Twitter followers plus effective client acquisition marketing strategies for both core and developing lines of business, plus personal branding strategies for barristers and QCs .
September 2016 to date...
Freelance Marketing Consultant
Bespoke marketing consultancy packages for consumer, professional services and legal services sector up to and including a full-service marketing / PR function, benefiting from my excellent networks of creative and techy professionals and senior stakeholders. Specialisms include marketing strategy, social media, websites / online content and personal branding. I also have a passion for organising exciting corporate events, the visual arts and creating and managing gallery spaces.
2007 - 2008
PG Diploma in Marketing
Professional Services Marketing (CIM)
Studied part-time whist employed.
1999 - 2001
Netsource Ltd (Manchester)
Specialist IT recruitment company (Manchester). Responsible for all Marketing and ISO 9000 quality management within the business.
2001 - 2004
Solicitor pilot project
Established and developed solicitor pilot project in Lancashire including referral networks and internal systems required to operate a solicitor service within the housing advice centres in Fleetwood and Blackburn.
1998 - 1999
Sabers SAAB (Norwich)
Marketing Coordinator (p/t)
Part-time whilst studying for MA at UEA. Responsible for all after-sales marketing activity in the franchise including customer satisfaction.
Hello, let's make some NEW friends...
Fancy a chat about how I may be able to develop your marketing to achieve your business development goals?
Get my advice on your current marketing strategy?
Request a fee estimate for a project?
I am based in Knutsford, just outside Manchester, but provide my marketing consultancy services throughout the UK.
You can also email me at email@example.com or call me on (0)7813 919333.
Thanks for dropping by...