Bournemouth social media agency South Coast Social was set up by Director Clare Groombridge in 2014, who set out to create a unique social media agency exclusively for SMEs.
We’ll let her tell you a bit more about South Coast Social and her passion behind our #THINKDIFFERENT philosophy!
Why did you set up South Coast Social? South Coast Social is the result of many years of planning! I had identified a need for a social media agency that didn’t work to a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy when it came to solving clients’ business needs and stripped away the technical jargon to concentrate purely on results. I was working as a Marketing Manager for a very successful media company but having realised the potential in the Bournemouth digital scene, I took the plunge in early 2014 after extensive research and set out on my own to set up South Coast Social.
Who do you work with? I was lucky enough to have some fantastic launch clients who have supported the business from the start and through hard work and a firm belief in the quality of our services, we have continued to grow consistently ever since! Social media is my passion and I’m definitely a tech geek – I love devising new ways to help businesses realise their potential and achieve their ambitions, from increasing sales to driving awareness of their brand. We understand what’s important to SMEs and we can deliver the results they need.
What is the #THINKDIFFERENT philosophy? The #THINKDIFFERENT philosophy really embodies the company ethos and is an integral part of everything we do – one of my many roles is to ensure South Coast Social consistently ‘thinks outside the box’ to offer you the flexibility other agencies can’t always provide. Whether it’s meetings out of office hours or catch ups via Skype, we do everything we can to make your day just that little bit easier by taking on your social media requirements so you can concentrate on what you do best! We also believe our pricing is very competitive, with each quote we prepare bespoke to your exact requirements (with no hidden charges!) so you know exactly what costs to budget for upfront.
Do you only work with Dorset based businesses? Not at all – we’re not ‘just’ a Bournemouth social media agency! We love working from the beautiful south coast (the name says it all!) – especially being part of the thriving Bournemouth digital scene and I am proud of our Dorset business connections, but we work with companies throughout the UK. Although we are always discreet regarding our client base, we are proud to work with some prestigious brands spanning a wide variety of sectors including health and beauty, media, finance, design and technology.
You often mention a ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle – what does this mean? Put simply (of course!), all South Coast Social needs to operate successfully is a WiFi connection and a trusty MacBook! Although we have a Bournemouth head office, our staff often work remotely which means the business has less overheads – so this saving is passed on to you within our pricing structure. It also provides the flexibility to work anywhere and everywhere (yep, we work on the beach!) which is essential given the nature of the business – I am personally pretty much always online, managing both our clients’ and our own social media accounts!