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WHY USE THE marketing HIVE?
So you might be asking yourself ‘Why should I outsource my marketing or ‘Why do I need a freelance marketer?’

Well, I could say ‘why not?’ and I may be bias but here in a nutshell is why you and your business could benefit from some outside marketing support

Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business

Sometimes when you are so close to something ‘you cant see the wood for the trees’ and often assume others will have the same knowledge as you do about your business, product or service. I can bring a different viewpoint to the mix. Thinking outside the box with a fresh approach to question how you are seen externally. I’ll be asking the questions you probably don’t realize your customers are asking.


I work on an ‘as and when needed’ basis. Ad-hoc, project or retained. We can agree on an hourly, daily, monthly or project rate. Meaning you pay for only the support you need. And that’s flexible. If you need more time just say. Need me less? No offence taken.


You get all the skills and experience of a qualified professional, without actually having to employ one. That’s got to be a good thing.


No sick pay or holiday pay. No employee overheads of tax, pension contributions and insurance and not to mention the coffee. They all add up. One of the best benefits of outsourcing your marketing is that you avoid the financial risks associated with employing someone in-house.

our services
Websites. Social Media. Email.
Direct Mail. Print. Advertising.
Open Days. Launches. Exhibitions.
Strategy. Planning. Analysis.
Not sure where to start? Book a free exploration call with me.
Richard Ellis
Managing Director
We recently had the opportunity to work with The Marketing Hive whilst rebranding our business.  This involved not only coming up with a new logo, colour scheme and brand positioning but also a total overall and revamp of our website all of which was expertly managed by Rachel who fully understood the brief and delivered an excellent selection of option for us to chose from.  We were thrilled with the results produced by The Marketing Hive as the new branding looks outstanding and the website is absolutely fantastic. So happy were we with the work done by Rachel and her team that we subsequently commissioned them to produced some new marketing material for us to support our promotional activities and this too is of the highest standard.  We have seen our lead generation soar and the traffic to our website significantly increase as a direct result of all of the work done in conjunction with the Marketing Hive.
Tracey Maycock
Discover Freedom

Before I met Rachel, from the Marketing Hive I would get very frustrated when trying to create leaflets ect for our business.

I was a bit concerned, as I was under the impression that having a company to help me would cost a fortune, and we would lose our family business identity.

After taking the plunge, I have found that Rachel seems to tune in to what we need, and doesn’t mind how many times we change our minds, and is incredibly patient showing me how to do techy things time and time again.

Now my leaflets and marking material are getting the enquiries and business we wanted.

I would use Rachel again and again and recommend her with no hesitation

Thank you Rachel

Claire Healy
Raring2Go St Albans

Rachel has been such a brilliant help with my social media planning.  She’s given me inspiring suggestions and I now know how to word my content to maximum effect.  I also had some fantastic training on Mail chimp with her and in just an hour I was able to create a festive campaign which got great recognition.   Thanks Rachel


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Abigail Morakinyo
Health in Matters
Public Health Specialist
I must say I’m blown away by this one. I love love love it. Well done with the colours and the layout. It’s not overwhelming chunks of text and very professional of course.
Amanda Small
Samson Accounting
Many thanks for our session today, it was really interesting and useful.  And I really enjoyed it!
Ian Scott Photography
Ian Scott Photography

Thank you so much for your amazing help during the ‘power hours’ we had yesterday.  It was such a fun and productive session, I’m really glad I just got on and did it.

What I learnt was so valuable and having the ‘hand holding’ while we whizzed around the web site was just what I needed.  I now have the knowledge to make amendments myself which will save me money going forward.
When you come back next time, I will have a new challenge for you to help me with!
Huge thanks, Emma x
Fab Networking

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your ongoing marketing support for our networking group.  Ever cheerful, patient and professional you have given us lots of new ideas viewed from a different perspective which have proved invaluable in how we grow the groups. Your enthusiasm and encouragement have given us the confidence to try new marketing opportunities and to get an honest response when we bounce thoughts off you.  Thank you Rachel 😊

Jo Dean
Rachel is extremely helpful and supportive. She understands our companies needs and the sector in which we work. I would highly recommended The Marketing Hive to anyone that requires any help navigating the marketing world.
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Lindsey Peters
Lindsey Fitness
My Facebook marketing Angel, who saves me so much time. Always happy to help, always creative , always on time and certainly raised my business profile on Facebook.
Ian Tait
Big Beat Playground
Rachel and The Marketing Hive are quite simply, fantastic!! When I met Rachel we had a “home made” website. Quickly and efficiently Rachel created a new website for us and one that we could be both pleased with and proud of. We regularly hold events (both in person and now virtual) and Rachel constantly comes up trumps with her marketing ideas and designs. Rachel’s enthusiastic and creative energy always leaves us pleased and coupled with a delightful personality, we would not hesitate in recommending The Marketing Hive.
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Holly Aldridge
HA Personal Training
I have been using Rachel to help me with updates for my website for a few years now. She is absolutely brilliant! I love her power hours where she can help me update lots of things at once and teach me how to do things myself. She is patient, easy to understand and amazing at what she does. Highly recommend her an absolute pleasure to work with!
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Medine Ygrit
MY Beauty
It’s an incredibly nice feeling to be able to work with someone who is passionate about helping other businesses to succeed. Rachel is very friendly, helpful, patient and has a good sense of humour which i love about her. Many thanks again.
Jaqui Winston
CV Consultant - New CV
Working with Rachel is a joy as she does what she says she is going to do, with no fuss and always a good outcome. Over the past couple of years Rachel has created Christmas cards and postcards for my business which have allowed me to keep in touch with my past and recent clients in a way that has maximum impact for minimum effort and outlay. My service is all about the personal touch and by sending beautiful, simple personalised cards by good old-fashioned snail mail, I have achieved just that. I thoroughly recommend Rachel for your marketing projects, big and small!