Simon Plent Direct Marketing is delighted to work with clients large and small – with local businesses and one-man startups, multinational conglomerates, advertising & design agencies, business to consumer and business to business. Variety is, as they say, the spice of life.

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Direct/consultancy clients (B2B and B2C)The Folio Society, Private Dining Rooms, The Winners Club, Kafevend, The Reader’s Digest Association, Solarbarn Ltd, Pri’s Kitchen, Which? Magazine, Golden Leaves, Webuseful, Mazda, Planet Numbers, Cherry Call, Wowtel, Ebiquity plc, Westminster Advisers, Total Telecomms, Gratnells, The Conservation Volunteers.

Recent B2C freelance clients/projects include: Alzheimer’s Research, LV=, Scottish Widows, Lloyds, Sky, Now TV, RAC, Pru Health, NHS Blood Transfusion Service, Virgin Media, Sue Ryder Foundation, Marie Curie Hospices, Virgin Mobile, Digital UK, Orange, Land Rover, COI/NHS, Airtricity, Axa, British Airways, Tesco, Barclays, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Virgin Holidays, Waitrose, Pizza Hut Delivery, Skoda, AllClear, Sun-Pat, Vitality.

Recent B2B freelance clients/projects include: Scottish Widows, LV=, The Pensions Regulator, Vodafone, British Airways Engineering & World Cargo, Yell, London Business School, Travelodge, BlackBerry, Sky, Bayer CropScience, Johnson Matthey, Alflorex, Bokomo, Agalimmune, Liberis, BlackRock, London Stansted Cambridge Consortium, BT Pension Scheme, Underwrite Me.

Advertising/marketing agency clients include: Rapier, Euro RSCG, Columns Design, Bill Fryer Direct, Leo Burnett, Crave, Dragon, Sainted Image, Metal House, Create Motion, Chemistry, Corporate Edge, Forward, DDB, Rapp, Table19, Sectorlight, The Communications Agency, Lida, MOBAS, KISS, Omobono, Ware Anthony Rust, AIS London, Rufus Leonard, Space01, Shilling.

This is what some of them have to say:

“The Conservation Volunteers are delighted with the copy that Simon wrote for our latest appeal. Simon quickly understood our organisation and the specifics of the campaign, and created compelling copy that was both true to our charity’s values and tone of voice. This was delivered on time and within budget. I am looking forward to working with Simon again.” Caroline Pearce, Marketing Director, TCV.

“The Folio Society uses Simon Plent Direct Marketing as its ‘go-to’ direct marketing consultant.  Simon’s mailpacks and inserts—which he devises, writes and project manages right through to finished artwork—consistently outperform our control pieces.” Jayne Hannaway, Head of Acquisition Marketing, The Folio Society.

“Simon has written compelling and easy-to-read copy for our three B2B and B2C websites since 2007 and composes monthly newsletters providing text that conveys the right messages to our customers. Thank you Simon, keep up the good work!” Robin James, MD, Planet Numbers.

“Simon has provided excellent copy for us over the last 2 years.  His editorial-style adverts have generated consistently significant response with a high conversion rate to sales.  More recently Simon has been instrumental in designing and implementing our new web site, complete with Facebook and Twitter feeds, and a great video which he wrote, directed, edited and produced!” Robert Flynn, MD, Solarbarn Ltd.

“When I was launching Pri’s Kitchen, I consulted Simon to help me write some marketing material for a flyer. After an hour of talking to Simon I realised that a) I had completely lacked a marketing strategy and b) I now had one! Simon taught me the importance of creating the right type of dialogue with my customers and more importantly, how to do it. I am not exaggerating when I say that the short consultation I had with Simon has played a key role in making Pri’s Kitchen the success it is today.” Pri Bamford, Pri’s Kitchen.

“Simon Plent is not only a creative and effective copywriter but also a marketing manager, strategist and art director all rolled together into one neat package.  He is also pleasant and straightforward to deal with – two extremely rare qualities in the advertising industry.” Bill Fryer, Bill Fryer Direct Ltd.

“Simon Plent Direct Marketing produced a mailpack for us that beat our longstanding control pack by 39%. I briefed this project to Simon because he has a unique combination of skills encompassing a real marketing understanding and insight together with excellent creativity.  Aside from Simon, this is impossible to find outside a full-service agency.” Eve Phellas, Creative Manager, Which?

“I have used Simon Plent Direct Marketing to write search engine optimised copy for my website as well as copy for my client prospect emails for the last couple of years. Simon has the unique ability to simplify complicated and verbose messages into concise, punchy and readable copy which has undoubtedly been of great use in my business development. His marketing background enables him to draw prospective clients in through his cleverly enticing choice of words. I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon’s copy writing and all round marketing expertise to businesses and individuals seeking to develop their business.” Jon Stebbings, Founder, Private Dining Rooms.

“Simon takes the raw material we give him and turns it into powerful copy that seems to sum up exactly what we want to say.” Graham Husband, Managing Director, Exportise Consultancy Ltd

“Simon took our brief and produced excellent copy that transformed the rate of response we were getting from our website.  He listened carefully to our requirements and the result was not only very effective but totally in line with our values as a company.” Bob Griffiths,

“Simon has provided intelligent marketing advice underpinned by sound business acumen, and effective copywriting for our brochure and website. His in-depth knowledge and experience of direct mail were evident from the excellent training workshop he lead for us, a pleasure to work with.” Liz Baker, Operations Director, Westminster Advisors.