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Dee Blick

Dee Blick

The Marketing Gym Ltd

Chartered marketer

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Company description

Award-winning small business marketing company and marketing author, specialising in "marketing on a shoestring" delivered through services that include results focused copywriting - adverts, press releases, newsletters, sales letters, advertorials and teaser campaigns; practical marketing planning; developing and implementing highly targeted tactical campaigns; marketing, PR and exhibition skills workshops.

About the expert

I am a chartered marketer with 25 years’ marketing experience. I also write for many business and trade magazines and in the last 18 months have won five national awards for generating the highest reader responses to my press releases, adverts and advertorials.

In December 2008 I wrote my first book "Powerful Marketing On A Shoestring Budget For Small Businesses", after finding a gap in the market for a small business book that was neither academic nor superficial in its content. My latest book is "The 15 Essential Marketing Masterclasses For Your Small Business." 

I am passionate about the benefits that marketing can bring to a small business and speak regularly to audiences of all sizes, sharing marketing tips and small business case studies. I am not looking to increase my client base, looking instead to carry the message in my book in the capacity of being a guest speaker at small business events.

I believe that with a little time, persistence, creativity and marketing know-how, a small business can get incredible results from their marketing - on a shoestring budget. Working with many small businesses over the years, I know this to be the case. I have recently filmed for the BBC as a marketing entrepreneur.

Articles by this expert, by highest rating

  • 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…

  • 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…