Assured Marketing, a digital marketing agency based in Hull, formed in 2020 during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marketing expert Jack Story, who was working at a large company, noticed the difficulties small businesses were facing due to the sudden decrease in footfall and the need to shift their focus to digital engagement. This prompted him and his partner, Connor Hewson, to establish a new agency that simplifies complex services like search engine optimisation and makes them more accessible to small businesses.
Jack said: “Our goal is to offer essential services to startups and small to medium-sized businesses who would otherwise have to rely on an apprentice or try to learn the skills themselves. As Google algorithms, industry trends, and consumer behaviours are constantly changing, we strive to keep small businesses up-to-date, competitive, and adaptable through focused SEO campaigns.”
The Agency managed to achieve national recognition by winning Silver at the UK Search Awards 2022, as well as landing a place in the final of the Northern Digital Awards, set to take place later this month.
Jack said: “We are ecstatic about being named as runners-up in a prestigious national award competition with many strong contenders. This achievement in such a short time since the establishment of our agency demonstrates the dedication and commitment of our team members to providing exceptional services to each and every client.”
Connor added: “After expanding as an agency in 2022, we have firm plans to further grow our team in 2023 and create jobs for aspiring marketers throughout the UK. We chose to specialise in SEO as it is one of the most powerful marketing techniques for small to medium-sized businesses to establish a digital presence. With the rising cost of living and growing expenses, we make digital marketing accessible for companies with fluctuating budgets.”
Assured Marketing has a distinct approach to providing marketing services by offering 24/7 accessibility and no minimum commitments, understanding the constantly shifting pressure that small businesses are under. In the last year, Jack and Connor have increased their team with the addition of Megan Preston and Phoebe Oglesby as new employees.
Jack said: “Earning the Silver award and being nominated for another the following week was a testament to our meticulous SEO expertise. We specialise in working with businesses in competitive sectors and bustling cities, where an in-depth and adaptable approach is essential for success.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized for the exceptional results we achieved for Astor Film Production, particularly for helping them secure the top spot for “Video Production Manchester,” which helped result in a 1,542% boost in visibility, a 258% increase in clicks, and most importantly, a 981% surge in conversions. This low budget campaign goes to show that transformational SEO doesn’t have to be costly.”