Helping Companies Stay Ahead During Challenging Times

Businesses are facing challenging times and now more than ever need to work smarter and get the maximum return from their marketing budget. Maintaining visibility in your market is essential because out of sight means out of mind. You need to keep in touch with your customers as well as gain new ones.
As more people are now spending the majority of their time at home, this is resulting in people spending more time on the internet so it’s important that you get seen by people who are interested in your products or services.
This is where we can help.
We are a results-driven marketing agency with a proven track record of achieving our client’s objectives, even during these challenging times.

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Read the case studies below and see what we have achieved for some our clients:

Helping a building company build for the future

A large building and property maintenance company wanted to advertise boiler services during the summer months to keep their operatives busy.

We suggested using both Facebook and Google ads. A marketing plan was produced which identified monthly activity together with a pipeline showing engagement and sign ups. The pipeline would show the revenue created against the marketing spend.

A budget was agreed. The client was hoping for around 30 sign ups. Over a 3 month period we achieved 208 sign ups, over 30 of which joined the Best Options Plan showing a huge return on their marketing investment.

We have been using AST to create our new website and increase awareness of the services we offer. We identified a shortfall in work for our heating engineers over the summer months when breakdowns are typically low.

AST recommended our first ever paid for advertising campaign on social media. The campaign was a huge success and proved to be our busiest summer period ever. Following the success of this campaign we have decided to increase our marketing spend and continue to use AST to help promote our business.

- Andrew Povey of Booker & Best

A Big Boost in Business For a Retail Outlet.

Trade Paints have 5 branches in the South East selling paints and related products to the trade and home owners. The company wanted more cash account customers but weren’t sure of the best way of getting them.

After researching the market we suggested a social media campaign targeted to both trade and the domestic market. Using the digital tools we have developed, a series of persuasive ads together with a landing page were produced. The adverts were then split tested to find the best performing ad.

With the budget we were given we were able to sign up over 300 new accounts which far exceeded the clients expectations.

Having never used a marketing agency before, we though we would see what value one could add. We were looking for a local personable firm. It was apparent from our first meeting that AST fulfilled al our requirements.

A pleasure to work with, full of fresh ideas, our campaign was a success and we would happily work with AST again.

- Peter May M.D. Trade Paints

Helping a motorcycle dealership change up a gear

A motorcycle dealership recognised the most successful part of their business was selling good quality used bikes. However, their challenge was finding and purchasing the right motorcycles. They contacted AST and asked for our suggestions. We suggested developing a campaign utilising paid for social media.

After researching the market we developed a set of USPs which would differentiate themselves from the competition. A series of online ads were produced plus a landing page with a strong call to action. After the campaign ran for a month the results were such that the client increased the media spend by 50%. The marketing has been so successful that the client is planning opening a new branch.

We have been working with AST for 3 months and the results have been amazing. Whilst we were aware of the impact of social media we were unsure how to use to maximise results. This is where AST came in.

We met with Alan and Elliott who then came up with a campaign directed to our target audience. They were easy to work with, very accommodating, listening to us all the way along the process and guiding us with their expertise.

The campaign has worked really well and we are looking forward to continuing with AST as we develop the business”.     

- Managing Partner

Producing a Successful Ecommerce Website

Having been Stamco Building Supplies outsourced marketing agency for six years we were very keen to produce an ecommerce website because we were confident it would be successful and help their customers order supplies quickly and efficiently.

We designed a completely new ecommerce website which held over 5,500 products. A marketing strategy was produced for the site which included pay per click campaigns on Google and Facebook, Retargeting, dynamic advertising and content marketing. We produced monthly reports and analytics which showed an excellent return of up to four times on investment.

Over the years AST Marketing had produced all our marketing so we were confident they could do a good job on with the production and promotion of our ecommerce website.

We weren’t sure what to expect but the return on investment has exceeded our expectations and increased our credibility in the marketplace.

- A Stamco Director