May 13, 2021

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Marketing firm wins Marketing Agency of the Year for Hampshire

A marketing agency has been named best in the county.

Petersfield-based McGinn & Dolphin was recently awarded the Marketing Agency of the Year for Hampshire award at the UK Enterprise Awards, hosted by SME News.

The awards, which are in their fifth year, showcase business owners from across the UK who have shown dedication and innovation through adversity.

Director Ali Dolphin said he was really pleased with the win after more than a year of hard work and perseverance.

He said: ‘We’ve worked really hard over the last year. It’s been sink or swim and at some points it has been hard, but it’s so great and very rewarding to see our consistency paying off with this award win.

‘We’ve had a great couple of months, with an increase in our turnover from January until now and lots of exciting collaborations and new clients. It’s been an interesting journey to say the least.’

Ali’s aim within the business is to go above and beyond for clients, ensuring they never over-promise and under-deliver.

He said: ‘Anyone can call themselves a marketer. However, it is a largely unregulated industry, and a lot of people can end up wasting a lot of time and money with businesses that promise things but can’t follow through.

‘We are educated in providing the best service possible and will educate our clients in how to get the best results possible.’

Ali, who has 10 years’ experience in digital marketing, is qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has taught at level four with the institute and will start mentoring students through the Cambridge College of Marketing later this year.

He set up the company in January 2019 with his wife, Lisa.

It offers marketing services for businesses and charities, such as web design, SEO, social media management, email marketing and more.

It also offers training workshops in online marketing software, such as MailChimp and WordPress, to allow people to manage the platforms by themselves.

Ali said: ‘We’re all about education and we want our clients to have the tools to get the best results, avoiding common mistakes that could potentially result in loss of traffic and ultimately business.’

He has recently joined as a communications director of the Herne Farm Community Centre in Petersfield, dedicating his time and experience to ensure the residents of the Herne Farm estate receive relevant and up to date information throughout the year.