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If you need marketing, advertising, a new website, graphic design or any kind of print, I’m here to help.
Marketing and design for small businesses
I know what it’s like to run a small business. I’ve run this one for six years and been a partner in another family-run business for 13.
When you run your own business, you often find yourself struggling to do everything yourself – all at the same time.
When funds and time are limited, I’ve found the secret to small business success is to outsource the things you find boring or complicated. That frees you to concentrate on what made you start your own business in the first place.
For most business owners, design and marketing are too complicated.
If you’re not a designer, you really shouldn’t be designing your own marketing material. Not if you want to make a professional first impression.
And if you’re doing your own marketing, the number of options available to you can seem overwhelming. How many social media channels should I be using? What about YouTube? Or a podcast? Should I do direct mail? What about email marketing? And so on…
And on top of all that, you have actual work to do for paying customers.
So, for a more sane and productive you, outsource your design and marketing to an experienced pair of hands.
I’ve worn many hats over the years – I’ve been a designer, design studio manager, art director, marketer, copywriter. I’ve worked in London agency ad-land, hectic in-house marketing departments and boutique creative agencies.
During that time, I designed for many household name companies and brands, including Volkswagen, Audi, Panasonic, Sky TV, L’Oréal , Bridgestone, Plumb Center and the RSPCA.
I was lucky enough to travel all over Europe as design manager for the Frank Thomas Group, setting up large exhibition stands in Milan, Cologne and at the Paris Motor Show. I even directed a photoshoot on a volcano.
But in 2015, after 25 years, I left that all behind to set up Keefomatic. Having seen the value design and marketing brought to our thriving family business, I wanted to work with other small business owners to help them stress less and thrive too.
Keefomatic is now a successful marketing and design consultancy with a broad range of clients, from engineers, management consultants, utility companies, a PR firm (I’ve even worked with a cartoonist, a hypnotherapist and a TV cameraman). I’ve also grown a core of clients in the homes and gardens sector – garden designers, architects and landscaping companies.
My client work encompasses:
- Logo and brand identity design – ideal for professionals starting up their own companies;
- Designing and writing brochures, flyers and retail signage – helping you sell your products and services in a professional way;
- Designing and building brand new WordPress websites – the perfect marketing hub for your new venture;
- Creating bespoke marketing plans – to plan out how you can grow your business.
All design and marketing should create value.
I’ve worked at places where design and marketing were all about vanity and prizes. I’m not interested in that – I’m interested in results.
If you can’t point to an increase in sales, or leads, or some return on investment in design and marketing, you’ll have wasted your money and your time.
I don’t waste either.
So, here’s what I’m looking for.
I want to work with companies looking to grow and who understand the value design can bring to their business.
If that’s you, and you’re struggling with doing it all yourself, I can help lift that weight from your shoulders and free you to accomplish your goals. I have the experience to help you and the results to prove it.
If you’d like to discuss how I can help you, just let me know.
Keith Barker – founder of Keefomatic
I’ve been lucky to work all over the place and try many different things – from art directing a photo shoot on a volcano…
…to marketing award-winning architecture, gardens and bathrooms. (The models were a little easier to work with too.)