Whether you're already in business or just starting, you need to make sure that your marketing and advertising are working well for you and accurately tell your story. However, this isn't easy at all if you have no experience.
There's no reason why you should miss out on great marketing and advertising though. I work with businesses of all sizes to ensure their message is clearly conveyed to their audience, and that they are utilising as many techniques as they can afford.
For those on a very tight budget, they can still use my knowledge for free using the DIY Marketing videos where they will find the whole marketing and advertising process.
How it All Started
I was always interested in design at school, and once I started college I signed up for a course called Multimedia Design. This allowed me to gain skills in websites, graphic design, photography and film.
As soon as I created my first website I knew that digital marketing would be the career for me. I fell in love with how it felt to create something that everyone in the world can see.
Since I finished higher education in 2005 I’ve been employed by some global publishing, marketing, and advertising agencies, working on some great projects for clients such as Nikon, UPS, and Suzuki.
Now that I’m freelancing, no day is ever the same, which allows me to broaden my skills within marketing and advertising. This is great for me as I'm very passionate about everything to do with promoting a business online.
In 2010, I came up with the creative-express.co.uk domain because I wanted to help business owners create a website themselves through an online setup process built into my website. They could choose a domain, design, and add all kinds of content to their new website without any mention of Creative Express.
This service no longer exists, so I contemplated letting go of Creative Express and deciding on a new name for my website, but I realised that I still wanted to help those of the DIY persuasion, and through the DIY Marketing section of my site I can still use the Creative Express name. 'Creative' because they can produce lots of design elements themselves through the help of my videos, and 'Express' because it's pretty quick with the step-by-step instructions.
Alongside digital marketing and advertising, animal welfare is also something that I am passionate about. So, you will often see me volunteering at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary or Bristol Animal Rescue Centre by filming the animals and staff for their website and social media. I have even created my own social media profiles on Facebook and YouTube to help promote the animals even further. I even created a Facebook Page specifically for these videos to try and rehome the animals faster. You can see a couple of these videos below.
“Dan can be trusted to deliver an excellent SEO and digital marketing service. He is diligent, conscientious, and great at suggesting improvements, then helping you test the changes. He patiently explains things in a way that makes sense to those less in the know (like me). He's also a great guy to work with.”
Marketing Director, Eldercare UK
“Daniel's expertise on all things SEO has been invaluable — he really understood what we were trying to achieve and would go out of his way to make the best recommendations. I have no hesitation in recommending Daniel.”
Head of Marketing & Sales, Simpson Associates
“We were highly impressed with the level of professionalism and service offered by Daniel. The video production was completed to a very high standard and with excellent results. I would highly recommend Dan’s services to anyone looking for a professional digital marketing solution.”
Sales Director, Imola of Bristol
“Dan was great updating my website - he listened and took on board everything I wanted to achieve. I am quite fussy with a lot of things, and he was really patient and did all the changes I asked for with no problem at all. Very professional and would definitely be asking him again to update in ththe future! Thanks Dan!”
Founder & Managing Director, AY Dance
“Dan produced an excellent promotional video for the company website. The work involved creative collaboration with the team, storyboarding, filming and post-production, with regular updates. We're really pleased with the result. Furthermore, the filming was managed with minimal disruption to our busy studio.”
Commercial Director, Boson Web
“Dan adds value to every project he works on and I’m always impressed with the quality of the final output. What I like most about him is that he always has a long list of ideas on how to improve things.”
Managing Partner, Flourish
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