We are Your Marketing Sidekick. A professional and creative marketing consultancy owned by Holly Bell and Lisa Williams – a marketing double act with 35 years of experience in the marketing, advertising, media and PR world. We’re based in Bristol but work with clients across the UK.

Established in October 2020 first trading as Holly Bell Marketing, we are so proud of the relationships we have built and the campaigns we have created. Our vision is to share our ideas, experience and help even more small businesses to grow, so Lisa joined us at the helm in 2022 when we evolved into Your Marketing Sidekick – providing professional and creative marketing solutions with a sparkle and a smile!

We both share a passion for helping small businesses to thrive. Sure, there are other marketing consultancies out there, but our focus is on being the ultimate sidekick for small business owners – the heroes in our story!

Every Hero Needs a Sidekick

As small business owners ourselves, we totally understand the need to wear many hats and keep all the plates spinning on a daily basis. The juggle is real, and we are here to help. With logistics to sort, customers to keep happy and staff to care for, we feel you when we hear that social media and marketing often makes it to the deep, dark bottom of your to-do lists.

We’re here to lighten that load and shout about your business for you – all with our signature sparkle and a smile. We love a good story, and we love helping brands tell theirs in their own unique brand voice. We understand how to turn your story into growth of customers, sales and revenue – it’s our superpower!

How can we help you?

We specialise in social media management, Facebook advertising, copywriting, email marketing, blog writing, public relations and Google My Business management.

We’re also a dab hand at crafting effective marketing strategies that will help you take your business from idea to reality with great branding and a strong marketing plan that packs a punch!.

Digital marketing and social media trends are constantly evolving and so are we. We’re always learning, training and building on our digital marketing and social media skills to keep one step ahead for your business.

But that’s enough about us! Tell us more about you and your business…

Meet The Sidekicks

Holly Bell

Director of Your Marketing Sidekick

About Holly

Hi, I’m Holly Bell!

When I’m not busy working, I’m being chased around in circles by my 6 year old dinosaur obsessed son Freddie

I am a radio geek at heart spending many years working at Global Radio managing multi-platform digital marketing and advertising campaigns for clients across the portfolio of Heart, Classic FM, Capital and Smooth radio. My passion is writing, I love nothing more than bringing a brand’s story to life.

I love Italian food, New Zealand sauvignon blanc, and good old British banter! I enjoy keeping fit with hiit workouts and boxing, but enjoy a bit of “me” time with regular yoga and meditation practice.

For me, life is all about having the right balance – work, fun, family and me time. Hopefully I can help you to achieve this too!

Lisa Williams

Director of Your Marketing Sidekick

About Lisa
Hi, I’m Lisa Williams!

I’m a marketing and communications professional with over 15 years PR, brand and marketing experience. I have worked with a range of clients, from small artisanal food producers to well-known brands you’d find in the supermarket – as well as the UK’s third largest energy company.

I’m experienced in launching and promoting brands using a variety of different channels – all with a creative sparkle sprinkled on top!

I’m a fitness fan and a foodie (I’m sure one cancels out the other) and love a G&T (or two…). I have two gorgeous daughters who mean the world to me, and definitely keep me on my toes!

I recently fulfilled an ambition of  mine to run the London Marathon, which felt incredible – I love a challenge, and I look forward to speaking with you soon to see how we could help solve yours together.

Louise Niven

Digital Marketing Freelancer

About Louise

Hi I’m Louise! A busy mum of 2 gorgeous teenage boys which, as you can imagine, is full of both huge rewards and huge challenges!

 My media career has mainly consisted of local and national radio advertising with some local tv, content and digital sales mixed in.

Since taking the plunge to move away from media sales into digital marketing in 2022, I have been working with Your Marketing Sidekick, as a Digital Marketing Freelancer, looking after a number of key client accounts and enjoying the opportunity to be more creative.

I love all things food – cooking, experimenting with recipes and ingredients and, of course, eating…with a glass of red.  I especially love Asian food, sushi being a firm favourite in our house.  I am a beach bum at heart and spend as much time as I can by the sea, in or out of the water.  That’s my happy place.

As an eternal optimist, I believe that every day is an opportunity to do something great, learn something new, experience something amazing or make a difference.

Mary Dunbar

Digital Marketing Freelancer

About Mary

Hi I’m Mary! I’ve worked in marketing and communications since graduating from university. My career has taken me through various sectors including education, the arts, and not-for-profit organisations. What I enjoy most about marketing is the variety it offers. Creating copy and graphics for a range of businesses for Your Marketing Sidekick means that every day is different!

Outside of marketing, I love to step away from the screens and be creative. I own a millinery business where I design couture hats for weddings and other special occasions. I’m always looking to learn new things so I’m currently taking part in pottery classes.

To unwind, you’ll find me in the kitchen cooking (and eating!) or relaxing with my husband and our British Blue cat, Julian, listening to soul music.

Let’s help tell your story and take over the world together!

Charity Of The Year

We are proud to support Home Start Bristol as our Charity of the Year.

As parents ourselves, we wanted to utilise our business skills and big hearts to support a charity which helps children right here on our doorstep in Bristol. Home-Start Bristol is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. They are there for parents when they need them the most, because childhood can’t wait.

We look forward to working with Terri and the team over the next 12 months and making a positive difference to the lives of children in the communities around us.

You can find out more about Home Start Bristol at home-start.org.uk and keep up with our involvement on our social channels.