John, a digital marketing specialist who works for one of the globes largest confectionary companies by day, offers completely free and independent digital marketing, e-commerce and retail transformation advice to local, independent businesses.
Rather than trying to sell something. John simply supports local businesses in the town that he’s proud to call his home – West Bridgford – and wider Nottingham area.
“I love where I live, And I love digital marketing. They’re two subjects close to my heart. It’s important to me that the local community continues to thrive in an increasingly difficult retail environment. I want to live in an exciting community, with shops embracing consumer expectations rather than closing down or, even worse, being boarded up. And I beleive digital marketing and retail transformation is key to this ambition. That’s why I offer free digital marketing advice to local (West Bridgford and Nottingham) independent businesses.”
Passionate about digital and local business
John Alexander Rowley has been passionate about helping businesses of all shapes and sizes improve their digital performance for almost 15 years.
During this time he has helped shape the digital marketing strategies for multiple organisations across various sectors, most recently focusing on ecommerce growth at Thorntons as part of a €13b global organisation (Ferrero). John is accountable for over £1m in digital marketing overheads and manages an in-house team with expertise across various digital marketing channels and using them to drive retail performance both online and in store.
John’s experience and passion for all things digital have helped him achieve fantastic results within digital marketing. He is a passionate and enthusiastic thought leader with a particular emphasis on ecommerce, digital innovation and sharing his experiences with like-minded audiences – Ultimately to help others achieve online success and drive the UK’s digital marketing industry forwards.
What’s the catch?
There isn’t one! John lives in the West Bridgford community, less than a 30 second walk from Central Avenue in West Bridgford. Like many others, John wants to live in a prosperous and successful area – And local businesses make this possible. By giving back to local independent businesses, John can help invest in his future – creating a sustainable and exciting area to live – resulting in even better living conditions, increased house prices and integrating with the wider West Bridgford / Nottingham business community.
What local businesses can expect
John isn’t offering a service, but rather information, ideas and knowledge-sharing. He wants to help local businesses create their own self-sufficient digital marketing strategies which transform their retail performance. A few things you can expect include:
- No sales pitches (ever!) – Only free advice, consultancy and recommendations
- Free advice on digital marketing, e-commerce strategy and retail transformation
- Ideas that utilise digital to grow retail business, both online and on the highstreet
- Strategy concepts that cover everything from the basics to advanced techniques
- Connections, introductions and free consultations to Nottingham’s digital community
How to get free digital marketing advice
There’s a number of ways to get in touch with John. The easiest is to reach out on Twitter (@JohnARowley). Alternatively, you could email firstname.lastname@example.org. John is happy to speak on the phone, via email, through tweets or even pop in to meet face-to-face (old school!).
Alternatively, John regularly speaks at (or attends) events across Nottingham and the UK. Events regularly held by local agencies such as Impression.co.uk, Boom-online.co.uk and Hallam.co.uk are a great (usually free) resource to meet the local digital marketing community and get free advice on all things digital.