How we work

Our team

Budget

How we work

Push Start Marketing has evolved into an established and respected business that offers traditional and online marketing, copywriting, website management, graphic design, PR and social media in Witney, Oxford and the surrounding counties.

 

We have been in existence since May 2013 and have grown from a freelancer at kitchen table HQ to a limited company employing two staff, two contractors and a small selection of highly valued suppliers. Although the business had changed since 2013 we don’t deviate from our original four core values.

01

Authentic lasting relationships

Through good and bad, honest, understanding and long term

02

Effective through to completion

Creating momentum, driving projects, communicating progress & providing closure

03

Continual learning

We don't know it all and are learning all the time. We pass this learning on where we can

04

Developing potential Potential in people, business and any opportunity we see for clients, suppliers and ourselves

 
How we work

Push Start Marketing has evolved into an established and respected business that offers traditional and online marketing, copywriting, website management, graphic design, PR and social media in Witney, Oxford and the surrounding counties.

 

We have been in existence since May 2013 and have grown from a freelancer at kitchen table HQ to a limited company employing two staff, two contractors and a small selection of highly valued suppliers. Although the business has changed since 2013 we don’t deviate from our original four core values.

01

Authentic lasting relationships

Through good and bad, honest, understanding and long term

02

Effective through to completion

Creating momentum, driving projects, communicating progress & providing closure

03

Continual learning

We don't know it all and are learning all the time. We pass this learning on where we can

04

Developing potential Potential in people, business and any opportunity we see for clients, suppliers and ourselves

What does this mean for you?
  • We are relationship driven, and all the good old-fashioned values, work ethics and successful collaboration that comes with that

  • A comprehensive offer in all online and traditional marketing areas, adapting budgets and plans with fluidity

  • A clear 'service level agreement' of what we will be doing for you, how we charge, our invoicing terms and your ownership of all we create for you

  • We are not too proud to outsource specialist help if required, or say no-can-do. For example, we do not do Pay-per-click and AdWords but have fantastic connections who do

  • Complete transparency of work, timings and ownership of accounts and monthly reports you'll actually understand

  • We will invest in our beliefs of what is possible for a client. Often absorbing costs into budget for advertising or websites if I really feel it will benefit the client and us long term

  • Where possible we want clients to feel they are part of the team, and empower them to do their marketing themselves if they want to. That boils down to the way they are treated, communicated with and the knowledge and training we are happy to give them

  • We are certainly not fearless, but we will always take the bull by the horns, eat the frog, carpe diem whether it is getting stuck into ‘boring’ tasks, dealing with difficult clients or mediating between an existing client and their previous agency.

Who we work with 

We have clients from a wide range of industries from a romantic fiction writer to structural engineers to a phone accessory brand. We specialise in the client, not an industry, every client is different and wants different things. It might sound odd, and may be presumptuous, but we have learned what kind of clients we can work with and therefore be successful for and it's not down to what they do, it's how and why they do it. 

"Dignity and integrity drives Push Start Marketing to work in partnership with businesses with similar ethics to achieve their goals." Lucy Lavers, MD

 

The clients we succeed with share the same values as us, have a clear ‘why’ which invariably is service-led, and value their budgets and our time when it comes to marketing. 

 

No matter how tempting, we only work with those companies and clients that we can build relationships with and achieve long term success with, and for. 

Our three client requirements

01

Will they care as much as we do? 

The results we get in working with clients who are interested, motivated and responsive made us realise that if the client is not interested in their marketing then we aren’t the agency for them.

02

Sufficient budget?

It is not about the money it is about realistic expectations and appreciation of the work we do and services we offer.

03

Do we want to pick up the phone to them?

Basic but important. If our hearts sink every time they phone, we shouldn’t be working with them, regardless.

If the above sounds like fluffy-bunkum to you we are not the agency for you.

But, if you understand where we're coming from then we'd love to invite you for a coffee and a chat, so please get in touch

 
Our Team

Lucy Lavers

Managing Director

 

Lucy spent many years as a marketing manager for an international company coordinating and delivering everything under the marketing sun, from planning to budgets, brochures to exhibitions, loyalty schemes to crisis management. 

 

Since starting Push Start Marketing she has been back in this role for clients to guide existing staff and departments and put clear budgets, plans and tactical approaches successfully into place. 

It is Lucy who will over-see all that is done for you as a client, will be your initial point of contact, provides all the consultancy and will even make the tea.

Read some client testimonials

Hilary Nightingale

Social Media Manager

 

Hilary has the patience of a saint and the determination of a blood hound. If you've got media she will social it, and if you have the social she'll media the pants off it for you. 

 

Planning, reporting, goals, strategy, processes and implementation; you are in safe, and slightly obsessive hands, with Hilary.

 

Hilary also runs Social Media 121 held in the Push Start Marketing meeting room, Penthouse Suite. Two hours guaranteed to show you how to utilise every aspect of social media. Find out more and book your place here.

Have a look at some client's social stories

Samantha Stonehouse

PR Mananger

 

Sam's role at Push Start Marketing is dedicated to PR. She is not only a PR professional but produces several magazines for private clients. 

Proactively finding opportunities for clients, writing releases and features, meeting and pitching stories to journalists and managing the entire process until the coverage lands on our desks. 

Working with Lucy who has a degree in PR and agency experience, together they involved with idea generation, feature ideas, journalist liasion, press release and feature writing, journalist and editor liasion, feature writing and event planning. 

Take a look at  some case studies

Jess Yarnold

Graphic Designer

 

Jess is our resident creative, working to bring ideas and practical solutions to life, from branding, to posters and adverts to type setting publications.

 

Lucy works very closely with Jess as a creative director. Developing concepts and ensuring our clients' branding, message and unique identity remains consistent throughout. 

 

Take a look at some of Jess' work

 
Budget

Before we really talk budget we'd appreciate a chat to discuss what it is you want to achieve and why. 

However, we understand you are looking for a ball-park and want to know what you'll get for your money. 

Push Start Marketing charges are based on £60 or £75 plus vat per hour depending on the service you require

A Social Media 121 session is £110 plus vat (two sessions recommended)

Our normal day rate is £600

A consultancy day is charged at £750 because you'll leave with so many ideas and so much you can do with or without us. 

There, now you know. 

What we will need to talk to you about is how long we expect to need for your project or to complete what you're asking us to. All our work is scaleable, we can usually do more for you either within a certain service, such as social media, or by adding an element such as design or PR. 

We do have starting budgets of £600 for social media pcm and £440 for PR pcm. 

If you are comfortable with these kinds of figures then give us a call. We can find out more about you and give you examples of what we've acheived for clients of either a similar size, with either a similar budget or with a similar brief. 

Please note all prices are exclusive of vat at 20%

 

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Contact Us

Tel: 01993 224522

email: lucy@psmkt.co.uk 

 

The Penthouse Suite

46 Market Square

Witney 

OX28 6AL

We're easy to find

Our office is located on the top floor of the building opposite the Brew cafe. Parking is limited to 2 hours directly outside our building, or 4 hours along Church Green. 

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