WynnumCentral recently spoke to local agency Social Direct about the work they do to help businesses through digital marketing.
WC: Tell us a bit about what prompted you to set up Social Direct
SD: When we launched in 2016, our motivation for setting up Social Direct in our eyes was clear – to help businesses build genuine, long-lasting relationships online. Prior to this adventure, our backgrounds were diverse, but with one common thread — a passion for digital marketing. We saw a gap in the market where local businesses struggled to leverage this power, and so we set out to bridge this gap.
WC: How many people are there at the agency?
SD: We have a team of four – Sam is our managing director, Kristen creative director, Abby is our marketing specialist and Sussie our marketing coordinator.
WC: What types of businesses do you work with?
SD: We predominantly work with established businesses sized between 1-20 employees who have a vision to grow and scale and are keen to expand their digital footprint and customer base. Businesses we work with cover most industries including tradies, mortgage brokers, financial planners, lawyers, ecommerce, retailers, technology and entertainment venues.
WC: We understand you’ve had a few wins for clients in the last 12 months?
SD: Yes we have! We were able to boost online sales for a Brisbane ecommerce site by a factor of 5, got a national consultancy firm to #1 for a number of highly competitive terms on Google and doubled bookings for a Brisbane-based electrician.
WC: That’s pretty impressive! What’s next for Social Direct?
SD: We’re growing, and looking for passionate marketers to join the team. Within the next 12 months, we’re aiming to open a Sydney office and bring a face-to-face element to our friends down south!
WC: And when you’re not working hard for your clients…?
SD: Outside of work, you’ll find Kristen and Sam exploring the beautiful waterways of Moreton Bay and the Broadwater, Abby immersed in a novel, and Sussie spending time with her young family.
Social Direct are members of Brisbane Business Bayside and supporters of WynnumCentral