Marketing agency opens Portsmouth branch – and is offering free marketing for charities

A NEW marketing agency is opening its doors in the city – and is offering its services for free to charities.

Delivered Social first launched in Guildford in 2016 and has grown over the last six years, working with around 200 clients and employing a team of 15 people.

Managing director, Jonathan Bird wanted to launch a new arm of the business in Portsmouth after its success in Guildford, to offer something new and innovative to businesses and organisations in the city.

It will offer traditional marketing services such as social media marketing, website building and SEO, as well as app building and video production.

It is being headed up by former hospitality leader, Terence Carvalho, who will be the regional director of the Portsmouth arm.

The firm soft launched in the city with a series of free social media clinics, which were held across two days at the Queens Hotel in Southsea.

Throughout the two days, Jonathan was joined by Terence and operations director, Natalie Clarke, and the trio gave advice and feedback on the social media accounts and websites of several businesses and organisations throughout the city, in order to help them improve their online presence.

Jonathan said: ‘Our social clinics were a huge success in Portsmouth, as they are in Guildford and we will be continuing them as we move into the city properly in the coming months. We essentially pick apart businesses’ online presence and help them to make it better, without pitching our services – just purely to help for free.

‘Offering free services is something we consider very important and we’re big on helping wherever we can and not getting anything in return. Especially for the people who need it the most.’

The firm will offer free marketing services for any charity within the Portsmouth area, up to the value of £3,000, to help them spread the word about the good things they are doing.

Terence said: ‘£3,000 worth of free marketing is phenomenal and could be a real game changer for charities, especially smaller ones. We really want to help as many charities as possible and are constantly on the lookout for more people to help. I can’t wait for the Portsmouth site to officially open so we can get stuck in.

‘Portsmouth is the UK’s most entrepreneurial city and we are pledging to support not just existing businesses but new ones, plus encouraging people to start them. 37 per cent of businesses fail within the first three years and Delivered Social want to reduce this statistic and help Portsmouth thrive.’

Delivered Social Portsmouth will officially launch in the city at some point over the coming months.