Watertight Marketing

The multi-award winning business growth methodology, captured in the best-selling book.

By Bryony Thomas

The Second Edition is here

Released on 31.03.2020

Your essential manual for confident marketing decisions

Finally, a book that means you can stop wasting money jumping from one marketing tactic to the next, in the hope that the next one will be the answer. You’ll finish this book with a birds-eye view on how marketing, sales and service fit together to underpin sustainable and profitable growth. What’s more, it’s fun to read…

Turn your view of customers inside out

You will see your products and services through fresh eyes and from the perspective of your buyer in a way that helps you to really understand how they make their decisions.

Turn your marketing upside down

One of the many things that sets this book apart is the way that it supports you to sequence your marketing investments, so that each one builds powerfully on the last. You’ll know which of your hundreds of competing marketing options deserve your focus now, later, or never.

About Bryony Thomas

Bryony Thomas is an inspirational marketing speaker, and author of Watertight Marketing (Panoma Press, £14.99). Billed by Start Your Business Magazine as “a must for small businesses.” It was described by one MD as “the entrepreneur’s essential marketing manual”. By another, as the “best business book I’ve ever read.”

Through her book, her speaking, her events and her hands-on support, Bryony Thomas gives entrepreneurs and business leaders the clarity and the confidence structure to step off the roller coaster. To get their marketing to put their business on a sustainable upward curve. Bryony Thomas is The Watertight Marketer.

Bryony’s Journey

In 2008, Bryony started the journey towards what is today the Watertight Marketing™ Methodology, supporting up to 1000 organisations through the powerful process at any one time.

  • She was managing telephone fundraising campaigns for the likes of Mind and Help the Aged at age 19.
  • She was designing and running pan-European campaigns for Dell and Microsoft by age 24.
  • She secured a role as divisional director of marketing in FTSE 100, Experian, by age 28.

Bryony Thomas describes her route to entrepreneurship as ‘a curious rebellion’. Her non-traditional upbringing on the hills of South Wales might more typically be associated with a life as an environmental campaigner, or in the creative arts. 

As a self-funding student she took the role of telephone fundraising with ActionAid, within 3 months – aged just 19 – she was co-managing telephone fundraising campaigns for UK’s best-loved charities, alongside her ‘full time’ studies. By age 24 she was heading up the largest account at leading technology marketing agency Mason Zimbler – running integrated campaigns across Europe for the likes of IBM and Dell. If you ask nicely, she’ll tell you about the yellow trainers. Aged just 28, and with a CIM Diploma and an award-winning MBA under her belt, she secured the role of divisional director of marketing for FTSE 100 company, Experian.

"Waffle free advice"

“This is a really well written book from an experienced UK based marketer that is choc full of marketing strategies and tips that work. The cost of this book is a small price to pay for clear, concise, waffle free advice. And if there’s one thing that a small business has to do in order to be successful in today’s crowded marketplace it is to be marketing savvy and to access advice that works in tough times and good times provided they put the time and effort in.” Dee Blick, The Marketing Gym

"A breakthrough book"

“This is a breakthrough marketing book, It ditches all the fluff and nonsense and gives a business owner exactly what they need to get their marketing in gear. You’ll want to read it with a pen in hand because you will have ideas to put into action on every single page.” Mark Mason, MBE

"Free of jargon and compelling"

“Watertight Marketing is brilliant. Bryony has delivered a book that is free of jargon and a compelling read that makes you sit up and quickly realise where the holes are in your plans, the potential cost of these holes to your business and ultimately how to fill them and ensure your business is robust and successful.” Nick Dean, Managing Director, Ad Lib Recruitment

Praise for the first edition

A collection of reviews of the first edition left on Amazon

“It was a really structured approach to marketing that meant that we could organise our thoughts, to see the bigger picture. From this, we were able to break down long-term goals into specific actions that we can actually put into practice. As a result business grew three-fold within 12 months, and we’ve now hit £5m turnover.”

Patrick Nash, CEO Connect Assist
Patrick Nash, CEO

“I have been organising events for the CIM for around six years and I can honestly say that Bryony is one of the best presenters I have had the pleasure of working with. As well as being a very engaging speaker, personally I find her approach to small business marketing has amazing clarity and borders on the ‘genius’.”

Philip Preston

I love being part of a collaborative community with such breadth of expertise. There really is strength in numbers, which is great when you work on your own a lot.

Rachael Wheatley Master Practitioner
Rachael Wheatley

“Watertight Marketing has enabled me to implement a huge change here at Face for Business – we’ve gone back to basics to ensure our bucket has no holes. The course has opened all our eyes and proved to us what we need to get right and implement in order to proceed with effective marketing.  I cannot recommend the Masterplan programme enough.”

Sara Parker

“Bryony has great energy, structure and sense of humour! This ensured superb engagement throughout my Academy for Chief Executives member workshop. A practical approach with everyone going away with light bulb moments and actions to implement within their business. A great combination of knowledge, content and delivery worked and is highly recommended!”

Glenn Watkins Academy for Chief Executives
Glenn Watkins

“Bryony’s Watertight Marketing methodology has been invaluable for our company. This isn’t your traditional marketing theory. This is a company wide approach that gets to the root of all aspects of a business. Thank you!”

Dougal Hawes, Business Development Director SmartBox Assistive Technology
Dougal Hawes, Business Development Director

“The Watertight Marketing process very quickly helped us realise that our existing marketing wasn’t always reaching the right decision makers. That was the first eye opener for us. Joshua has been a quality individual bringing astute analysis right from the start. He has, without a doubt, changed a lot of the things we do. He made a huge difference and we are all delighted with that. His knowledge and appreciation of how the methodology works for us has been first class.”

Darren Macdonald Head of Sales, MRG Systems
Darren Macdonald

The Profit Priority Profile has been the single best tool so far! Before any of the Touchpoint Leaks™, this gets me thinking. I’ve used it with my team too and it has brought up some great discussions as to where we put people and of course how to shift. I’d spend a whole day on this!!

Deborah Kingsley KPC Creative Communication
Deborah Kingsley

“This book delivers exceptional value and clarity for all businesses to achieve a watertight marketing strategy.”

Daniel Priestley Dent Global
Daniel Priestley

“For me, the Watertight Marketing book was a real eye opener. It put everything into perspective marketing-wise. It’s helped with my knowledge and, in future there will be nothing random about my marketing activities. Working with Ros, I am confident I have a strategy that will attract and support potential customers as they make their buying decision.”

Julian Farmer

Awards & Accolades for the first edition

A few lovely gongs the first edition has picked up over the last decade…

Rising Star Speaker Awards

Academy for Chief Executives

2016: Awarded to Bryony Thomas for her three-hour workshop for CEOs using the Touchpoint Leaks™ from Chapter 2 of Watertight Marketing.

Marketing Book of the Year

National Indie Excellence Awards

2014: Awarded to Watertight Marketing in recognition of excellence in independent publishing.

Book of the Month

Chartered Institute of Marketing

November 2013

Marketing Book of the Year

Small Business Book Awards

Runner Up 2014

Business Book of the Year

International Book Awards

Finalist 2015

Methodology, Mindset, Movement

Join the growing community of experts and peers

Your copy of Watertight Marketing is accompanied by a powerful set of companion materials. By setting up your free learning account on Watertight Webschool, you can access:

  • 3 free overview courses designed and presented by Bryony Thomas.
  • A powerful set of companion workbooks ant templates.
  • A closed Facebook & LinkedIn Group with direct access to others using the tools as well as the author and Certified Practitioners.
  • Invitation to our annual conference.
  • A range of affordable courses to support you through implementing the ideas.

Get your copy today

This is your first step to sustainable sales results…

When you set up your free learning account on Watertight Webschool, you’ll also be able to upgrade to access the powerful companion workbooks to guide you through implementing every idea for your own organisation.

“I’ve been a digital marketing consultant for over a decade and NEVER encountered a book this brilliant in the industry. Every page is packed with strategies and concepts that are succinct and on target. On page one I had new implementation tactics for my business. Bryony is a genius.” Kaia Alexander 

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Awards

Years as Bestseller

5 Star Average Review

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