WHO ARE SPEAKEASY MARKETING?
Speakeasy Marketing is an agency and consultancy with a simple goal; to provide a high-quality service. We don't have a fancy mission statement, we do what we do just because we want to. We're talented, passionate and above all, just want to help our clients.
DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR SERVICE TO LARGER COMPANIES, TOO?
For sure. Deep down, we like to help likeminded businesses and start-ups, but will work with anyone and everyone. Our current client base is wide-ranging, with a handful of larger companies surrounded by a number of small businesses and entrepreneurs. We even carry out work for charities, as well as individuals on a non-business level, especially for our Graphic Design service.
WHY DID YOU START SPEAKEASY?
The short answer? The thrill. It has always been our Founder's dream to start their own business, to be their own boss, following in the footsteps of his father, and his father before him. After working on the corporate level for years, the opportunity arose and it was taken with both hands! Instead of improving a huge multinational for the benefit of the few (its shareholders), we're now improving so many for the benefit of so many more.
DO YOU JUST SERVE KENT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA IN THE UK?
Not necessarily. We're based in Canterbury, but have the capability to work with anyone. The nature of marketing means it can be carried out remotely, and we aren't shackled by geography unlike your larger agents and consultants.
MARKETING CAN BE EXPENSIVE, WHAT DO YOUR PRICES LOOK LIKE?
Very true. Marketing can be expensive. We wouldn't describe ourselves as 'cheap', as you get what you pay for, but we're fair. As a small business, we know the pressures you're under. Prices are agreed on a case-by-case basis, so there'll be no surprises.
WHY SHOULD WE CHOOSE SPEAKEASY OVER ANOTHER AGENT OR CONSULTANT?
We care. Plain and simple. Larger companies and more-established businesses only think of their bottom line. Us? We are thinking about yours. We aren't in this for the money; if we were, we'd have stayed in the corporate world.
WHAT IS THE SPEAKEASY MARKETING CLIENT ONBOARDING PROCESS?
Onboarding is a fancy word - way too corporate and wide-ranging for our style. If you'd like us to help, simply get in touch, we'll set up a meeting (preferrably a liquid lunch), we'll provide you a quote with timescale and stick to it. Job done.
WHAT'S WITH THE NAME?
Honestly? Thought the name was cool. There's no underlying story about the brand that some companies churn out to try and build a sense of mystery and creation, here. We just like it.
WHAT ABOUT THE COLOUR SCHEME?
We like dark colours, alright? So many websites are very flashy nowadays, and that is definitely a good way to go. But the Prohibition era gave us speakeasies, and we wanted to design something fitting with that.
Pfft. We like it, anyway.
FINALLY... PEPSI OR COKE?
Pepsi. All day long. No brainer.
Lew Williams is the Founder of Speakeasy Marketing, finally fulfilling his dream of working for himself in early 2020. Having a passion for marketing at a young age, he spent over four years at Swedish telecommunications giant Sinch. Holding numerous positions within their marketing department, he was exposed to and excelled in all aspects of marketing, from content creation and graphic design, to automation and UX.
He holds an BA in Business Management from the University of Winchester.