Case Study: Sam Amps Marketing and Web
Sam Amps Marketing and Web has been a member of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce for one year. During this time, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has selected Samphire to deliver training sessions for sector groups on the Export for Growth programme. Her thoroughly researched and well-pitched workshops gathered such momentum that we have also asked her to speak at various special events including our annual export focussed event Connected Cornwall and on the Lightning Stage at Cornwall Business Fair.
Sam Amps and her team of SEO Pros, Digital Marketers, Developers, Designers, Content Writers and Marketers offer the full spectrum of marketing and web services. Sam works with a team of carefully chosen freelancers to offer the full range of marketing services, support and training to companies throughout the UK, from her base in Cornwall. Either taking on your project personally or working with a talented professional who will be a good fit for you, Sam and her team make sure your marketing activity fits well with your brand and makes a real difference to your business.
The Founder – Samphire Amps
Chartered Marketer, Sam (Samphire) Amps has almost 20 years’ experience as a marketer. Client-side, Sam has worked for large multinational organisations including the Virgin Group, PADI International, in the public sector as Head of Marketing and Communications for Falmouth University and the Combined Universities in Cornwall and with many of Cornwall’s start-ups and small businesses as a marketing trainer, business coach and mentor.
As MD of Digital Marketing agency, Electric Dialogue (2015-17), Sam ran digital marketing activity for a wide variety of clients across the UK and abroad, including e commerce companies, business to business suppliers, travel brands, event organisers, scientific service providers and entrepreneurs building new businesses.
Sam’s formal qualifications include CIM Chartered Marketer and Professional Diploma in Marketing, ILM Level 5 Award in Management, Google Partner (Search Advertising, Adwords and Google Analytics), Digital Marketing Certificate (University of Southampton) and BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience. Sam Amps Marketing is a Google Partner Agency.
Sam’s skills and experience reach even wider, across the full marketing mix. From early days organising TV, Radio and Tube Poster ads for Virgin Megastores, to prospectus editing for Falmouth University, organising suited-and-booted PR events at the House of Commons and European Union offices in Brussels for Combined Universities in Cornwall to two years of intense digital marketing planning and execution for clients at Electric Dialogue.
Why Cornwall Chamber of Commerce?
I knew I wanted to join Cornwall Chamber as soon as I started Sam Amps Marketing. They were able to offer valuable advice, support and opportunities to help us reach local businesses with our proposition.
Promotion through export specific events, The Cornwall Business Fair and Connected Cornwall has certainly helped to establish the new business venture.
Directly from one of the sessions I led, I started working with a client who runs a holiday cottage business but speaking at events has had much more than that immediately measurable benefit for me. Although it’s not always easy to put a figure on the direct return to the business, speaking at events has certainly raised my profile, made people more likely to say hello and get in touch and provided opportunities to build my credibility and reputation amongst the Cornish business community. Sometimes that’s a long game, but it’s well worth playing. Plus, it makes networking events much easier if people know who you are and you don’t have to keep getting the guts together to introduce yourself cold!
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