What were you doing in May of 2008? Madonna and Justin Timberlake had hit Number 1 with 4 Minutes, the top film at the box office was Iron Man, Boris Johnson was the new Mayor of London and Britain looked forward to another wet, miserable summer. There was also something brewing in the marketing scene here in Cardiff...Liberty Marketing was born and today is our 5th birthday.
The company was started in a home office but after just a few months and a handful of happy clients, word of mouth ensured that we quickly grew and needed to move into something a bit more professional. Our first office was in Cardiff Gate Business Park, which we moved into in December 2008. That office was just big enough for two desks but by the time Kris Davies and Chris Gurner, future heads of Operations and PPC respectively, joined the team in 2010, we were a team of 7 and had taken over the room next door.
As more companies came to us for their SEO, Pay Per Click and social media campaigns, we outgrew our Cardiff Gate office and bought our current home in Llanishen Business Park in February 2011. Here, we developed ways in which we could offer more transparent and more effective services to our customers, including the Apollo project management system, which gives clients up-to-date information about what we’re doing on their projects.
A couple of years on and our 28 members of staff are spread over three different teams and span a wide range of personalities and specialities – from SEO experts and inventive copywriters to trained PPC professionals, social whizzes and much more. On a daily basis, we’re working with some interesting brands, such as Millennium Stadium, ConstructaQuote, Fiorelli, University of Hertfordshire, London Women’s Clinic, Wales Millennium Centre, Folly Farm and Visit Cymru. And we’re very proud that 12 clients from our first year of business are still using us.
We’d like to thank you for your support and custom so far – here’s to the next 5!
Our amazing cake, thanks to Lianne.
Article by: Philip Woodward