“I engaged Breathe Marketing in early 2023, which is a totally new experience as I haven’t experienced this sort of outside marketing assistance in my previous businesses. Anna has been able to gain a good understanding of my business, develop marketing goals and has crafted a customised strategy to suit our business. The communication and organisation throughout the process has been excellent, and Anna has always been available to address any questions or concerns I have had. Breathe Marketing offers a highly professional and results-driven service that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to elevate their marketing efforts.”

Michael Read, Managing Director, Vision 2 Estimating

“Anna’s contributions significantly elevated our early careers recruitment programs at SA Power Networks. The impact of Anna’s efforts extended beyond the digital realm, as she successfully revamped our marketing brochures and banners to align with our updated messaging. Her strategic approach and attention to design aesthetics ensured that our materials not only communicated effectively but also visually stood out, leaving a lasting impression including successfully orchestrating a hugely successful apprenticeship recruitment campaign for us across TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram.

I highly recommend Anna for any content or design-related project. Her passion, professionalism, and creativity are a winning combination that brings value to any team.”

Eleanor Ostrenga, Early Careers Engagement Partner, SA Power Networks

“Anna has been an important contributor to Solutions+ rapid growth since 2015. Anna is very approachable, responsive and both a strategic and tactical thinker. She has helped me plan the marketing strategies and execute them in a logical and practical approach. She has taken the time to understand my vision for Solutions+ and our value proposition. Anna is very clear in her recommendations, keeping my communication strategy planning and implementation structured and is always practical in her advice.

I strongly recommend Anna and Breathe Marketing for businesses that are seeking a clear, honest and comprehensive strategic marketing support.”

Allan Morichaud, Founder and CEO, Solutions Plus Partnership

“Anna has worked with Peter Fisher Lawyers off-and-on for a number of years now, however since August 2020, Anna has assisted us to get moving with Marketing. Marketing has been, for us, neglected. We have wanted a different future. Anna has developed for us a Strategic Marketing plan: she has motivated us to act upon it; measuring the outcome of it; and to refine our positioning, which needed to be more clear to the clients we help throughout their lives. Anna’s bright, bubbly, but importantly dedicated approach has assisted us greatly, and we look forward to her continued guidance in the future.”

Peter Earl, Owner and Director, Peter Fisher Lawyers

“Anna was recommended to Let them eat with a brief to undertake a Marketing Plan and action plan to systemise our rapidly expanding business. The resulting action plan (love an action plan) prioritised a new website and direct marketing which Anna lead us through the process. She also steered us with our socials to get the most out of what we had and threw more ideas at us for marketing our newest store opening. All of this to the highest quality and within timeframes and estimated costs.

However, we have gone back to Anna as she is easy to work with, honest, straightforward (love this too), straight talking and focussed on a clear way forward that doesn’t require you to have any understanding of marketing or its jargon.”

Danielle Frankish, Co-Owner and Operations Manager, Let Them Eat

“Breathe Marketing was instrumental in providing customer insights through market research, our rebranding, establishing our social media presence, creating a new website and marketing materials. Anna continues to be engaged as the company’s outsourced marketing department, running email campaigns and social media, creating additional marketing material, organising advertising opportunities and even running a LinkedIn training session for our team.

I have found Anna very easy to work with, she is straightforward and recommends what will be effective strategies for that market and business rather than taking a cut of strategies that might not be as effective. Anna is honest, timely and I think highly effective in what she does. Overall I would recommend Anna and Breathe Marketing.”

Nicole Footer, Director, Footers

“Anna is great to work with – she has helped me plan and prioritise my business marketing strategies, provided practical advice and relevant contacts, and coached me to better manage my client relationships.

Anna is very personable, professional, practical and ethical. She has taken the time to understand my business and my unique working style, and her advice and support is always targeted to this. I love that our conversations challenge me, but I also trust Anna’s advice and judgement.”

Jo Saies, Consultant at PB Performance and Development and SA President, International Coach Federation Australasia

“I have asked Breathe Marketing to assist me in a number of assignments over the last few years and have found them to be first class. Anna is technically great, imaginative and smart. Importantly she walks the talk … strong communication, responsiveness and timeliness. In every assignment we have worked on, most recently the State Opera Company, she has added value far beyond the investment made and beyond my expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending Anna and Breathe Marketing.”

John Irving, Chair, State Opera of South Australia

“Anna has worked with us for over 6 years and has been a fantastic influence on our business. She has delivered several project specific marketing initiatives for Mykra before undertaking a more regular commitment to assist me in managing our internal ‘part time’ marketing team.

Her recent efforts have assisted in delivering a consistent message about our business and developed simple tools to help automate our market presence. Anna meets with us quarterly, sets objectives in line with our strategy and re-aligns priorities accordingly. She then works with the Mykra team remotely to assist them to deliver on their actions and keep them on track.

Most importantly, I have the utmost trust and faith that she will always put our business needs in front of any personal interests and make’s sure we’re getting value for money from her time, Anna has always been an absolute pleasure to deal with and communicates regularly and promptly. She is very much a breath of fresh air whenever she is in our office and has become one of our most trusted advisers.

I would highly recommend working with Anna to anyone looking for external guidance, advice and support when it comes to their marketing efforts.”

Callan Cox, Managing Director, Mykra

“Over the last few years Anna has been doing some ad-hoc marketing work for Williams Metal Fabrications, including rebranding and improving our promotional material. Because of the fantastic results and relationship we have built with Anna, we decided it was time for a complete overhaul of all of our marketing activities and set a better direction for growth.

Anna took charge of this project by arranging meetings, brainstorming sessions and creating a detailed Marketing Plan which created a blueprint for our future, which we have never had before. Anna has done an amazing job redeveloping our website, writing new marketing materials and even helping us with our 2019 Telstra Business Awards entry. Anna has become an important part of our team. I highly recommend you contact her for any marketing activities you are considering now or in the future. “

Stuart Rogers, General Manager, Williams Metal Fabrications

“Anna has been working with Cadgile since Sept 2015 in a Marketing advisory role. She has added a lot of value in that time and is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. She has really helped us with our marketing planning and harmonising our existing, often fragmented, marketing material. Her work has allowed us to have a clearer direction in our marketing and to present a more consistent message to our clients.”

Gary McRae, General Manager - Corporate Development, Kadego-Cadgile

“Anna quickly impressed us with her breadth of marketing knowledge and experience, her structured and disciplined approach, and her obvious commitment to helping her clients become more successful. Her style is collaborative, no-nonsense and focused on results. In a relatively short period of time Anna helped us impact our business very positively and I am confident she will continue to do so into the future.”

Brett Charlesworth, CEO, Charlesworth Nuts

“Anna has a strong background in marketing, has great project management skills, and works well with a wide range of people. She’s helped me with several important projects at high quality and is very focused on planning and execution.”

Paul Roberts, Manager Corporate Affairs, SA Power Networks

“Anna is a tireless worker who rolls up her sleeves and gets the job done – and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. The results speak for themselves: a deep and wide pipeline of leads generated; an excellent conversion rate of new enquiries to booked assessments; and a massive improvement in our sales pipeline.”

Conor McKenna, Managing Director, Kid Sense Child Development

“Anna clarifies tasks, does what she promises thoroughly and on time and provides clear action plans for the owner, and ensures you do it. So apart from being well connected and great to brainstorm with, you’ll find she brings clarity and results by keeping you accountable – in the nicest possible way. I continue to engage her and thoroughly recommend her.”

Geoff Williams, Director, Advance Removals

“I engaged Anna via a referral in 2012 to discuss a concept brochure that I wanted to produce. Our initial intention was to capture the essence of our company and present a showcase of previous work in a beautifully glossy brochure. Being a small company, we recognise that it is vitally important to stand out in the crowd and a showcase brochure that we could present to potential clients was something that we were definitely lacking. Anna understood where I was coming from pretty much immediately, the first draft presented was an amazing representation of what I had envisaged. After only a few iterations (with Anna being very patient with my changes!) the final brochure has been delivered and looks amazing. I would recommend Anna to anyone out there looking for a personable marketing consultancy service. Thanks again Anna.”

Peter Turner, Director, TEK Building and Design

“Anna is someone who is very creative and has a high attention to detail; qualities that make her stand out in the industry. Anna helped us develop and implement a simple, clear and effective approach to our company website and marketing brochure that we really identified with. She helped us understand how to better present ourselves and our company, whilst also refining ideas that we already had to make them work better for us.”

Nathan Grocke, Solutions Engineer, RASM Australia

“I would like to thank you for the work you did for my company, and the money you saved me in advertising and promotional costs.

You created a brand that everyone can relate to and showed me a better direction on how to market and create more customers.”

Grant Levy, Managing Director, South Coast Bottle & Can Co.

“From experience I have found that even if you think you know it all, there are all of a sudden amazing new aspects and possibilities which we may not have thought of, when it comes to today’s modern marketing of products and services.

We have seen that Anna Nixon-Smith of Breathe Marketing can provide those valuable inputs in a no-nonsense, straightforward manner. Being an expert in your own profession does not mean you are up-to-date with what is possible and beneficial for your company in the field of marketing. That’s where Anna comes in.”

Ekkehard Groskreutz, Director, Eco Energy Holdings

“I am a practical, down to earth business owner who knows how to operate the business effectively, but struggles a bit with getting the marketing of the company to work effectively. Anna has helped me tremendously in this area as she takes the mystery out of marketing and presents it in a logical way. Over the past few years Anna has helped my company in the following ways:

  • Anna spent some time getting to understand the business and how it operates. She then documented a Marketing Plan to improve the business.
  • We then contracted Anna to help us implement the Marketing Plan by improving our website, upgrading our promotional material and reviewing all of our current advertising in Yellow Pages & White Pages. To a large degree the costs involved with the upgrading of website & promotional material have been counteracted by the savings we made using Anna’s advice on our advertising.
  • We have also used Anna to do market research to help us penetrate new markets, and to run a survey with our customers. The survey responses were particularly pleasing with the majority of our customers giving us positive feedback.

In summary, we are very happy with the service Anna has given us to improve our business. Anna is a very likeable person who gets on well with everyone. Anna is very efficient with her work and is very capable of leading businesses to a more profitable operation.

I would highly recommend Anna to any business that needs help in the marketing area.”

Graham Garvie, Managing Director, Ri-Industries

“Whether it is guiding the structure and content of our marketing plan, or advice on rebranding and tailoring events to our different client base, Anna is able to understand and guide us on what we need quickly and effectively. We see Anna as an important extension of URPS.”

Marcus Rolfe, Managing Director, URPS

“Breathe Marketing has filled a major marketing void in our business and allowed us to better target our production to meet the needs of our key customers. Anna has developed an understanding of our business, its strengths and capabilities and has developed a good relationship with our suppliers, which helps her contribute as if she were a fellow manager of the business.”

Peter Kearsley, Managing Director, Cummins Milling

“Anna is a delight to work with, she gives our company a clear and professional approach to marketing. Anna is always giving us new and innovative ideas to take our business forward. I would highly recommend her for any marketing role, big or small.”

Mark Histed, Director, Triple Point Calibration

“I would like to thank you for all your work with my website and your guidance with all matters involving my internet exposure. The feedback I am getting from customers has been fantastic and a great compliment to your work and of course the image of Splashdown Pools and Spas. Your input has saved me a great deal of time, and your expertise has provided me with an excellent forum to promote my business.

I’d also like to say it is a great pleasure working with you. Your network within the industry has also allowed us to expand our reach with the development of our on-line shop, through which your input is invaluable.”

I would confidently recommend your services and I look forward to continuing our great partnership.”

Gerry Manhood, Director, Splashdown Pools and Spas

“We first contracted Breathe Marketing to help design and layout our marketing materials including flyers, brochures and website content. Anna worked so well with our team and our preferred graphic designers that we recognised her expertise in marketing and now utilise Anna to train and set action plans for our senior managers. Anna is working with an existing manager developing his skills in a new role to be a Business Development Manager.

I can recommend Anna highly as someone who will work to motivate your team, design excellent marketing materials and utilise all tools including website and on line systems to grow your business. Thanks Anna, your input has been invaluable to our success.”

Paul Williams, Managing Director, Comace

“Working with Anna on the Brompton Children’s Centre website was an absolute pleasure. I didn’t have much website experience but Anna made the journey so easy. I learnt a lot from her on the way.

The staff at Brompton Children’s Centre are absolutely thrilled with the end result. Anna’s patience was outstanding and her professionalism second-to-none. I would recommend her to anyone.

Thank you, Anna from all the staff, Committee Members and the children at Brompton Children’s Centre.”

Jacqui Bloffwitch, Marketing Sub-Committee Member, Brompton Children’s Centre