Alexandra McArthur

start-ups Member - Bristol Central

McArthur Davies - making marketing happen

We help small businesses promote themselves and their products. Acting as your marketing bolt-on, our team works with you to create a bespoke approach that fits both your and the customers needs.

A bit about me...

The best thing about my job is being able to help other businesses prosper and grow. Promotion is just one part of running a successful business, but it's an important one. Without it noone knows you're there! Whether you need to start from scratch or you want  to refine your marketing approach, I can help. Our team provide the services of a marketing manager, for as little or as a long as you need. 

Recommendations

""I would highly recommend the workshop at McArthur-Davies to anyone looking for invaluable information about the complicated world of social media. The team were extremely friendly and took the time to answer any questions that were raised - they undoubtedly know what they’re talking about! I left the seminar feeling so much more knowledgeable about the different social media platforms, and now have a much better understanding of how to promote my business online. Social media is a complicated entity, but McArthur-Davies really helped simplify it for me. Thanks guys!""

Recommended by Emma Poutschi, Nettl

""Marketing is many things to many people and to find a company that truly gets to know what you are aiming to achieve and then gets on and helps you as part of your own team is rare indeed. We’ve been working with McArthur Davies for about 4 years now and we see them as an integral part of our business – they attend our key team meetings and are always involved in strategic development discussions. Our business has grown significantly over that time and we need partners like McArthur Davies that move with us – however stressful that might be! It’s not just about the big picture thinking either as it’s all about turning that into tangible action. Action that will get results. McArthur Davies get the stuff done too whether it’s database management, email / direct mail copy, advertisements, case studies, award entries, PR, the list goes on. They have a great contact base of fellow specialists who provide some of the key elements that help turn marketing cost into investment and have a skill in managing them on our behalf. And to cap it all, they do it all with a smile on their faces which is important to us. We refer them to our clients which is recommendation indeed. Thanks for all your support and looking forward to seeing your continued growth as well as our own.""

Recommended by Rob Carter, ActionCOACH Bristol & North Somerset

""Thanks for all your fantastic input, Alex. We do tend to go in to a lot of detail so it’s brilliant to have an outside influence to reign things back in and keep us on track. From working with you in the last six months we have a strategy and focus and are really beginning to make the most of our marketing with the resource we have.""

Recommended by Victoria Bond, The School Guide

"“Our business is going through a very exciting phase of growth but we don’t have the marketing expertise at a senior level and Alex provides that. She works well as part of the team both in mentoring our marketing manager and also as useful external resource for extra guidance and advice.” "

Recommended by James Woollam, managing director, Hayes Parsons

"“Alex is great at understanding your business needs and then putting into place a marketing plan that is relevant and achievable.” "

Recommended by Jo Haywood, Skylark Media

""I really didn’t know the best way to move my marketing forward, Alex has helped me understand and structure my marketing campaigns to make the most of my resources. I’ve done more marketing in the last few months than I have in the last two years!” "

Recommended by Alison Wilmot, Find Me A Tradesperson

"‘Thank you very much for this morning, we feel we are a lot clearer on our business proposition and who our target markets are; we now have a clear focus and way forward for what we need to do with our website, and lots of ideas for 2015 which is very exciting!” "

Recommended by Birgit Muller, Particle Productions

My blogs

What's in a website?

by Alexandra McArthur on 5th Mar 2013

  We often get asked to help clients who want a hand bringing together a structure and some content for their website. While we're not website coders or designers, (we work with those) we understand what makes a website...

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A bit more about me

What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
I love being able to share my knowledge and help make a difference to other businesses.

If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Get out there and network! It pays off in the end and the best thing it does is help you clarify what your business offers.

Which one phrase or quote sums up your attitude to business life?
Screw it, just do it!

What do you do at week-ends?
Eat, drink, explore, spend time with important people and generally be merry!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 luxury items would you take?
My ipad (with unlimited wifi access and battery life) and a supply of Cadbury's Creme Egg (one a day)

What book are you currently reading?
I'm ploughing my way through the Game of Thrones series.... very slowly. It's complete fantasy which is a great switch off at the end of the day.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
A little beach in the south of France, it's my haven where I grew up and hopefully will grow old.