After a really promising business presentation from The Bank of England last week, it’s reassuring that the UK business sector in the North East  is continuing its recovery.

Marketing & DesignWe started Vicki Stone Marketing in 2009 – the height of the recession. We founds that lots of companies were very cautious and many stopped or lowered their marketing activity and services at this time and a few years on.

However, lots of our clients continued to invest in marketing and communications, keeping them ahead of their competitors, which had a positive  impact on their brands. There has been lots of evidence to suggest that increasing marketing spend through a recession can have a long term positive effect on brands – see Millward Brown.

I am very excited to have  returned to the business after most of the year spent in-house as a Marketing Manager. We’re taking on some new clients already (before we even re-launch), so we’re looking forward to the remainder of the year and many years to come.

I’m looking forward to catching up with familiar and not-so-familiar faces and businesses as we continue to grow our business.

We’d be really interested to hear your stories on your business and what impact the recession has had on your business.

As always we send out a regular monthly enews, which features a guest blog post so please get in touch if you have any news you’d like to feature.

All the best,