What our clients say
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twelve months ago we decided we needed some high level marketing guidance to support our marketing team and grow our company, Charlesworth Nuts. Our search led us to Breathe Marketing and its owner Anna Nixon-Smith. 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. She brings anyone she is working with along for the ride. 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. Whether you need your marketing developed at a strategic level or are just in need of some insightful direction on a specific project Anna will add great value for you. The fact that Anna is also a pleasure to work with is a genuine bonus.
If you have the opportunity to work with Anna on any marketing project for your business I strongly recommend you do so. I’m very confident your business will benefit from it.
Anna Nixon-Smith of Breathe Marketing has been working with Kid Sense Child Development since February 2016. During this time she has taken a position of leadership in developing our strategic marketing plan. She has been instrumental in developing our on line/off line integrated marketing communications strategy with quantifiable results and an excellent ROI.
She commenced her role as our outsourced Marketing Officer by gaining a thorough understanding of our strategic business plan, culminating into an excellent marketing plan.
She leads our marketing efforts, working closely with our marketing team, meeting and reporting on a monthly basis and implementing activities in a proactive manner.
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. We now know where our marketing dollars are best spent and Anna has been instrumental in giving us clarity, focus and the power to act
Anna is a tireless worker who rolls up her sleeves and gets the job done – and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. I commend her marketing services to any business seeking strategic growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.