Amanda is knowledgeable, creative, and a pleasure to work alongside. I have had direct and indirect experience of many people who might refer to themselves as marketing professionals: Amanda Keetley is the real deal. Introduced at a Chamber of Commerce social event, I then approached Amanda to assist with a Recruitment Marketing Strategy and Website Project Management. Amanda’s experience ensured that the recruitment strategy was well-informed, comprehensive while remaining practically achievable, and above all focused. Amanda’s on-going support with literature has helped us to maintain that focus and win the results we’re aiming for. The Website development has been surprisingly painless! The management team here is very pleased indeed with the end product: within a fortnight we’d begun to achieve clear return on our investment. Amanda’s planning of structure, layout to achieve best client journey, also diligence and good advice on content, played a key part on that project’s success to-date. Amanda/Vivid Results is now Pebbles’ go-to resource for our marketing strategy and project management.
Start Point Flooring is a flourishing local business that until recently has grown almost exclusively by word of mouth. With a recent restructuring of the company it was clear that to achieve our ambitious sales targets we would need a marketing strategy that would assist us in not only developing local retail customers but also business with our trade customers. With two very different audiences we were concerned about giving out mixed messages. Amanda has helped smooth the way, focusing us on what we need to say to each customer base and the best medium to convey those messages. With a very successful blend of the old and the new; newspaper advertising, social media, blogging and flyers we have already experienced a significant upturn in business. A recent introduction by Amanda to the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Chamber of Commerce has resulted in further business and as importantly a connection with other like-minded local businesses. I can wholeheartedly recommend Amanda for any marketing projects you may have, big or small.
Until we started working with Amanda we had no social media presence, as a small but growing national business we just didn’t have the time to become “self-taught”. Being a flooring distributor, our products are all about texture and colour and I was concerned about how best to convey those concepts through social media. Amanda has guided us through this process; she has shown great patience and a real willingness to understand our business. Amanda has also been invaluable in acting as a sounding board for the development of our new website and helped focus our marketing in order to start building brand awareness in what is a very competitive market place. I would be happy to recommend Amanda to anyone who needed a focused, approachable and pragmatic guide to kick-starting, maintaining and enhancing their marketing strategy.
Vivid Results without doubt! Amanda planned and assisted our marketing campaign for our Open Day on 22nd May 2016. Her professionalism shone through from the initial fact-finding meeting to the end debrief. At each stage Amanda ensured our marketing spend was well directed and measurable and certainly more than achieved what we expected. Our target was for 10 new members as a result of the campaign with posters, press releases and social media. We actually got more than 30 new members which was an excellent result. I would certainly recommend Amanda to any company who wishes to grow and develop their business in a sensible, structured and measurable way. Thank you Amanda!
Amanda has been a pleasure to work with and has established a new fresh perspective to our marketing approach following our recent re-branding. She has introduced us to the powers of social media and has given us some great ideas on how to get started. She is very passionate about her work and has shown great commitment in order for our marketing to succeed. Her friendly and approachable nature means that she has been a pleasure to work with and no problem is too big or too small. I highly recommend Amanda to help any business in need of some direction with their marketing strategy.
Working with Amanda really helped us take stock of our marketing strategy and material to make it work best for us. Through working closely with us (but not intrusively so) and by conducting her own research she is quickly able to provide sound, relevant advice and material. We’re now implementing many of her recommendations and seeing the benefits. As well as her skills and expertise, her personable and flexible style worked really well for us – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Whilst I have attended numerous social media workshops I found Amanda’s particularly informative and a helpful recap. I came away inspired and with a clear plan for how to more effectively manage my social media efforts. I was most impressed by how up-to-date the presentation was with examples taken from current media and how relevant the ‘Tips & Tricks’ were for the audience aka small business owners with limited time.
Amanda is great support for a small business owner running their business on their own. She is an excellent sounding board, providing strategic ideas and advice to help move the business forward. She’s also very good at suggesting cost effective marketing tactics to achieve business objectives. I found it particularly useful to be able to use Amanda’s copy writing skills to help with some business needs I had, including refreshing website copy and developing email campaigns. I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone looking to increase their business potential – she acts as my Strategic Marketing Department and is a total godsend!
We asked Vivid Results to prepare our marketing strategy to help us define what we do differently to our competition, and how to best communicate this to prospects and clients to grow our business. Amanda’s thorough pre-strategy consultation really helped clarify our objectives and overall direction. This was followed by the delivery of a comprehensive marketing strategy strongly tailored to our requirements, and supplemented with a list of five ready-made marketing campaigns for us to use. We’re in the middle of rolling out the first one and are very pleased with the results so far. I would not hesitate in recommending Vivid Results to any small businesses looking to improve their marketing effectiveness.
Amanda joined our small team of organisers for the Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival this year and made such a difference to the success of the event. Communication with the public is key with any event and Amanda immediately stepped in and took responsibility for the press liaison, social media output and creative communication of our event to our target market. She has great ideas which are presented in a professional and considered way, and understood immediately the need to appeal to all members of our community. We had greater numbers than any previous year and I was particularly impressed with her imaginative ideas in relation to interactive social media communication, in addition to her calm and intelligent approach. She is an extremely easy person to work alongside and we hope she will continue to be a much valued member of our small organisational team, building on the success of this year’s festival and helping to develop and improve our community event in future years.
Amanda helped me to articulate my marketing strategy and provided some excellent advice, guidance and input on a number of different areas including target audience, use of social media and communications. Amanda is adept at moving from big picture thinking to more detailed practical advice. She is extremely knowledgeable and her warm and engaging approach make you feel incredibly supported.
I was incredibly impressed at how efficient Amanda was and how she was able to interpret the ideas I had in my head. Her approach was very friendly and instantly made me feel at ease that it was a delight to work with her. Her experience and passion for what she does is evident in every call, meeting and email. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Amanda at Vivid Results again or indeed recommend her.
Amanda is an excellent all-round marketer and a very solid, efficient and positive individual who has extremely high professional standards. She was extremely effective defining marketing strategy to help grow the membership of The Sales Club from the challenging and critical early days post start-up. She was also very comfortable implementing marketing strategy across multi-channels, including direct marketing, email, content creation, and event management. She has a very strong work ethic, high levels of determination and complete integrity. I would have no hesitation in recommending Amanda to help any ambitious business with their marketing activities.