"But business is business and business must grow, regardless of crummies in tummies you know." The Once-ler, Dr. Zeus

Izzy Crouch

I’m a digital marketing consultant based in Brighton.

Portrait photo of Sarah Smith, a virtual assistant in Brighton

I specialise in search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising, social media marketing and integrated digital marketing campaigns. I work with businesses of all shapes and sizes in Brighton, across Sussex and in London.

I have also developed a range of local SEO packages available to businesses throughout the UK that are looking to outsource their SEO and reach more local customers.

However, this has not always been the case…..

Once upon a time I was a student at Swansea University. During my time there I gained a BA in Latin and an MSc in Marketing.

When I wasn’t studying I was also paying my way by working in the tourism industry, riding horses and surfing occasionally. Ok, I was surfing quite a lot.

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After graduating I continued to ride a lot of horses, but I also worked as a general marketer for a tourist attraction. The job involved a lot of campaign management, leaflet design, radio advertising and all the other sorts of things that you would expect a marketing job to entail.

However, I started at the time when SEO involved an awful lot of directories and businesses were just starting to notice this new thing called Facebook, that us students had been using for a couple of years and now businesses wanted to get in on the action too.

The digital side of marketing became my responsibility and I got to grips with SEO, website updates, Facebook and email campaigns.

Following this role I looked for a job in which I could make full use of my digital expertise. I joined a startup in the travel and tourism industry. This job was a full digital marketing role.

I continued to train in digital marketing while I was working at the start up, learning how to use Adwords and how to rapidly build targeted followings for maximum return on investment.

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In 2013 I plucked up the courage to go it alone and became a freelance digital marketing consultant.

Working with a wide range of clients gives me a great sense of satisfaction and every day brings something new and exciting. I still have a great interest in the tourism and travel sector, but I work for clients across the board, from lawyers and accountants to musicians and racing drivers.

However, I don’t spend all my time working. I have been lucky enough to spend time as a dressage rider in Canada and a gaucho in Argentina. When I’m not on a horse I like to get wet – wake boarding, surfing, swimming or snorkelling.

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In 2016 I took part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships and won…..the fancy dress. My time wasn’t too far off the medals, so I hope to go back next year and snorkel my way to glory.

I’m also a big fan of creepy crawlies and slimy things and have a vast collection of photos of various creatures I have come across in my travels. Let me know if you want to see them.