Looking for an experienced marketing consultant in Bristol?
Location: Based in Bristol, serving clients in the South West.
Ben Wheeler is a freelance marketing consultant, based in Bristol. If you want to reach new customers and need help with your marketing content and communications, you’ll enjoy Ben’s ideas and enthusiasm.
Ben helps business owners develop and deliver their marketing activities, keeping things on track with regular measurement. With a proven background in business development and experience across a wide variety of sectors, he’s used to creating effective marketing content and communications that build long-lasting and profitable client relationships.
He can support you with a marketing audit to discover where you need to focus your marketing activity – and then work with you to get things done. Typically working with clients between 1-5 days each month, Ben manages copy and website content, email marketing, design and print, customer research, bids and tenders, Google Analytics reporting and social media presence including regular writing for LinkedIn.
Ben’s earlier career was spent in advertising agencies and consultancy businesses in London and Bristol, working with clients in a wide variety of markets and some of the UK’s best known brands. He’s been a freelance marketing consultant since 2009.
As well as being Chartered institute of Marketing qualified, he’s also spent time in HR and resourcing – and has helped several businesses market their services to HR with some inside knowledge of the profession.
Ben lives in Bristol and in his spare time is a keen guitarist and gardener.
Marketing strategy and planning, content marketing, marketing B2B services, business copywriting, writing for LinkedIn, email newsletters, business development, tenders and bid management, social media, Google Analytics, competitor analysis, candidate attraction and recruitment advertising.
Experience of working with clients in a broad selection of markets inc: HR consulting and resourcing, cyber security, career consultancy, creative and advertising agencies, medical practices, education providers, travel operators, organic farming and the not for profit sector including housing and environmental charities.
- A consultative style built on listening first and advising afterwards.
- Helping clients understand what they offer and how to re-position this in a way that customers see clearly and buy.
- Creating content marketing, quickly able to immerse myself in and write for different sectors.
- A strong end to end marketing project manager, comfortable working to deadlines and not afraid to roll his sleeves up.
- Business development skills – from planning and writing bids to picking up the phone.
- A sociable team player – quickly puts people at ease and fits in well with clients.
“Ben is the quiet guy that shouldn’t be underestimated. Where some marketers are defined by their big personalities, Ben’s quiet and considered style can be a breath of fresh air. There’s never a doubt that he’s truly listening to what’s being said, and that his intelligent response will in turn be worth hearing. His conscientious approach means that you can be sure everything will get done. Where he also stands out from many marketers is in having experienced the selling coalface – he’s landed serious pan-European contracts, and also has hands-on business development experience (from hitting the phones to landing the deals). This means he fully understands how sales needs to be supported by effective marketing.” Bryony Thomas, Author & Founder of Watertight Marketing
Ben holds a BA in Business Studies and Marketing from the University of Greenwich, the Diploma of the Chartered institute of Marketing and an MA in Human Resource Management from the University of the West of England. He was one of the first marketing consultants to become Watertight Marketing Accredited in 2014.
POSTS BY BEN
- Business-to-business marketing case study: Ascentor
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