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Dee Blick

Dee Blick

The Marketing Gym Ltd

Chartered marketer

Contact: Dee Blick


Company description

The Marketing Gym is an award-winning small business marketing company, specialising in 'marketing on a shoestring'. Services include results-focused copywriting - adverts, press releases, newsletters, sales letters, advertorials and teaser campaigns, practical marketing planning, developing and implementing highly targeted tactical campaigns, and marketing, PR and exhibition skills workshops.

About the expert

Dee is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (only 3% of marketers worldwide attain this status). She is also a number one bestselling small business marketing author, regarded as one of the most respected and influential marketers in the UK.

Dee is the author of four bestsellers including: The 15 Essential Marketing Masterclasses For Your Small Business, winner of the Bookbag non-fiction book award and one of Talk Business Magazines best books of 2013. It’s also endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Her previous book, The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book has sold more than 20,000 copies to date and remains an Amazon No. 1 bestseller. It has also become an Amazon bestseller in China and is on the syllabus at The University of Texas. Her latest book The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Marketing a Bestselling Book on a Shoestring Budget has won the Bookbag’s Top 10 non-fiction books of 2014 and The Guardian’s top 10 reads for entrepreneurs.

A sales-driven marketer with 31 years’ experience, Dee has generated £12million+ sales (primarily from direct mail, PR, advertising and marketing planning). She’s renowned for her down-to-earth approach to marketing on a shoestring. Dee helps businesses to get incredible results from their marketing with that elusive blend of campaign planning and implementation.

Articles by this expert, by highest rating

  • The personal touch: How raising your profile can improve your PR

    There’s plenty of advice about how to get PR and write press releases but the fact remains that it can be incredibly hard for small businesses to get press coverage. Try promoting yourself, advises Dee Blick of The Marketing Gym, so you can use your profile to help you get exposure…

  • How small firms can get real results with CRM

    Small businesses need CRM (customer relationship management) solutions that are quick and easy to use and deliver results fast. Business writer Rachel Miller reports…

  • PR on a shoestring

    Are you shying away from marketing because you don't have a big promotional budget? Marketing can be done on a shoestring budget and small steps can bring big rewards, as Dee Blick of the Marketing Gym reveals…

  • The Royal Wedding: a marketing gift for small firms?

    The Royal Wedding will dominate the news in the next few weeks ― whether you are a royalist or republican, and regardless of sector, it will affect your business. Even if you think the only change will be finding yourself short-staffed, chances are you can capitalise on the opportunity. So how can you cash in on the media event of the decade…

  • How to shine in local radio interviews

    If you’ve got something to talk about - a new product, an event or an area of expertise - then it’s well worth approaching your local radio stations to see if they would like you to come in and do an interview. But how do you prepare, and what makes a good on-air performance? Dee Blick of the Marketing Gym has ten top tips to help you tackle a live radio interview successfully…