The team at Pearce Marketing Consultants Eastbourne East Sussex

About Pearce Marketing

Hello – Your team at Pearce Marketing comprises Emma Pearce, Sophie Curtis and Natasha Message.

Here’s a quick intro to each of us …

Emma Pearce

Marketing Consultant, Social Media Trainer and Speaker

I set up Pearce Marketing Consultants in 2008 to offer businesses an affordable and flexible outsourced marketing service that gets results.  Pearce Marketing Consultants is based in Eastbourne, East Sussex.  We work with start-up, small and medium sized businesses in East Sussex and the wider area.

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It is such a pleasure to help business owners feel in control of their marketing and see the rewards of their more structured, targeted and measurable activities. We also enjoy training our clients in various aspects of marketing – from email marketing, to the essential search engine optimisation (SEO) tasks and social media.

I am blessed with a great team – we work very hard, have fun together and support the Now! Charity Group in our local area as much as we can. In 2016 we even did the Tough Mudder obstacle course to raise money!  

As well as being a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), I am also on the Database of Preferred Suppliers of Marketing Consulting Services for MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service) in the South East and an approved consultant for the Growth Accelerator and Growth Vouchers Programmes. With Government changes, not all these schemes are currently running, but we always try to ensure we can help our clients with funding for marketing.

You can see marketing and networking tips in our blog, as well as the columns I was invited to write for the Platinum Business Magazine and ACES magazines in Sussex.   

I really enjoy speaking and have a strong reputation for being a good presenter at business conferences, training workshops and networking events.   Typically I present on topics such as marketing planning, digital marketing checklists, Facebook advertising and an introduction to SEO  – find out more.  If you know any events looking for marketing talks in East Sussex, please let me know!

I am an experienced marketer. I have been working in commercial marketing positions since 1994, including jobs with large corporates such as IBM, as well as regional companies in diverse sectors. My career has taken me to London, overseas and back to my home county of East Sussex. I have a degree in marketing and a CIM diploma. I am also a wife and mother of two children and a rescue dog from Crete! I confess to be being a big fan of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and a lover of Thai food.

I look forward to meeting you…

Before working at Pearce Marketing, what was the most interesting job you’ve ever had?

Well the most unusual was a short term job on a cattle station (the size of Wales) in the Northern Territory in Australia. As a backpacker, I stopped for a while to be a cook on an outstation – feeding the Jackaroos and Jillaroos 4 times a day, as well as the pigs (twice a day!). Great experience.

Favourite Travel Destination?

Oh that’s hard. I love travelling. I’ve enjoyed lots of very different places … I hope this year will see two new favourites – Florence in Italy and Cuba! I’ve longed to go to both for ages. I’d really like to take my family to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia too. It’s still a favourite experience of mine from years ago. It’s hard to beat for colour, coral and fish.

Alive or Dead, who are the 2 people you would have at a dinner party?

Who decided on these questions?! :-) Should I choose inventors or entertainers, those with amazing life stories or explorers? I saw Ranulph Fiennes speak at a conference and I’d love to know more about how he faced the incredible situations he found himself in. I think Barack Obama would be very interesting too. After dinner entertainment from a British comic and Michael Buble would be fun…

Favourite movie

My favourite family movie of recent times with my children has been Get Santa. It’s a 2014 British-made Christmas comedy film – brilliant for everyone to watch. You’ll laugh at the farting reindeer and Santa being broken out of jail – trust me.

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Sophie Curtis

Marketing Consultant and Social Media Trainer

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I joined Pearce Marketing in September 2014 as a first class honours marketing graduate. My degree and previous work experience, including working for a start-up AV company, has really fuelled my passion for marketing.

Throughout my first year working at Pearce Marketing I’ve been involved in a variety of marketing activities, managed many client projects and carried out lots of social media training sessions. I thoroughly enjoy working with SME’s – it’s great to see the difference we can make for them! My favourite part of marketing is being creative and helping companies utilise new marketing avenues such as social media or email marketing. I also love doing SEO for websites and seeing the good results on Google 6 weeks later!

Before working at Pearce Marketing, what was the most interesting job you’ve ever had?

I used to be a lifeguard at a special education school. Many of the children there had learning or medical difficulties including autism, epilepsy and hearing impairments. It was a challenging job and lots of ‘in and out the water’, but it was a fantastic experience.

Favourite Travel Destination?

I have two… The Akrotiri of Crete – it’s beautiful, hot and it’s where we rescued my dog Ozzie and Emma’s dog Bear! The other is St. Anton in the Austrian alps as it’s small, romantic and the skiing (and apres ski) is some of the best I’ve experienced.

Alive or Dead, who are the 2 people you would have at a dinner party?

David Attenborough to hear all about his adventures and Joanna Lumley as the character Patsy from Ab Fab. Maybe not both guests at the same time though…

Favourite movie

The Prestige!

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Connect with Sophie on LinkedIn:  In-2C-101px-TM

Natasha Message

Marketing and Office Administrator

In September 2015 I joined the Pearce Marketing team.

My background includes working in a design and print business in an account management role and supporting a charity with marketing, events and retail activities.

It is great to be working with Emma and Sophie on Pearce Marketing’s business and marketing projects, as well as supporting clients with marketing administration activities.

Before working at Pearce Marketing, what was the most interesting job you’ve ever had?

I worked as a scare actor at a horror maze attraction. I had to dress as an evil clown/ caged beast and a swamp monster. It was freezing, exhausting and hilarious.

Favourite Travel Destination?

A couple of years ago I went on a trip across Norway which I wasn’t overly excited about (it was my boyfriend’s idea). It was the most amazing place I’ve ever seen and was worth being cold for.  Bali, Indonesia has been on my bucket list for years and I’m going this year for my honeymoon – watch this space!

Alive or Dead, who are the 2 people you would have at a dinner party?

My guests would be the comedian Ross Noble and William Shakespeare. I’ve been a huge fan of both since school and I reckon it would be pretty surreal having them in the same room. I’d probably serve beans on toast, maybe with some cheese on it.  

Favourite movie

What We Do in the Shadows – a vampire mockumentary from New Zealand.
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Connect with Natasha on LinkedIn:  In-2C-101px-TM

In January 2015 we moved into our first purpose built office space. 

Whether you need just an hour of help, a plan or regular outsourced support, we are passionate about understanding your customers and delivering cost-effective and measurable marketing activities.