Making Your Marketing Happen

You probably know that you should be doing more marketing for your business, but you just don't have time or don't know where to start. The world of online marketing can seem overwhelming to the newcomer and too time consuming for many busy business owners. Pickle Marketing is passionate about helping businesses grow using the power of online marketing. Based in Berkshire, we work with companies of all shapes and sizes, locally and across the UK.

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What people are saying about us...

"I was recently lucky enough to participate in one of Lisa’s LinkedIn training sessions – and am very glad that I did. The areas that we focused on during the training were very pertinent to using LinkedIn for business development as well as being very useful generally, in order to feel like I am getting the most from my on-line profile. I particularly liked the tip where she showed us how to stop people looking at our competitors’ profile – not something I would ever have thought existed, but gold-dust as far as I’m concerned!  I also enjoyed the way Lisa ran the session – she clearly knows a lot about social media, however, delivered it to us “novices” in a way that made it very accessible and understandable ensuring that we came away with some worthwhile actions we could put into practice straight away. Thank you, Lisa”
Deborah Simmons, Quest Coaching - 

"A big thank you to Lisa and her team for successfully setting up our Constant Contact account in under a week. We never knew it would be so easy and straight forward to transfer over to a new email marketing and contact database. No stress, no rush, no panic. It just all flowed and what we needed was done without an error or slip up.  
Lisa recreated all our templates (and actually made them better!). They all work perfectly and she was on hand to talk through any questions, provide advice and support.  Now we have a streamline contact database, where email campaigns can be sent with such ease. It has created so much more time to focus on other things. A massive thank you again!" 
Sylvia Baldock, The Athena Network

"Inca have been working with Lisa since 2013. As a specialist accounting practice focussing on small businesses and start up’s in Oxfordshire and Berkshire one of our aims to help our clients achieve greater value and success from their businesses. Our various workshops which focus on a number of subjects to help small business owners grow their businesses is one of the ways we support our clients. Lisa and her team provide us with expert support through that process to the extent that the events are virtually always over subscribed!  Small business owners also want up to date information on tax advice and developments from their accountant and Lisa and the team mange this seamlessly for Inca ensuring our clients continue to receive a wonderful service.  Successful marketing has more to do with consistent activity than creative genius and Lisa and her team help ensure Inca succeeds in it’s marketing to ensure that our clients benefit from it as a result."
Graham Carson, Inca Accounting

"We are a specialist florist and we strive for perfection and look for suppliers with similar aims. Lisa offers a complimentary Marketing Heath Check for to see if you are tweeting and posting effectively to promote your business online and engage with potential customers or clients. We have worked quite hard on our Facebook, Twitter and the like, but in a couple of hours Lisa was quickly able to spot the opportunities we have been missing for years and come up with ways to get more business from our Social Media. Lisa presented her findings in a clear and concise way and we got a written report of action points! We will certainly be going back to Lisa for more help and guidance on this key part of our Marketing and would have no hesitation in recommending her to other businesses for similar advice."
Paul Sampson, Director, Green Parlour Florists in Pangbourne

"Lisa delivered a great workshop on "Social Media for Beginners". It was informative and inspiring, catering to all the different abilities within the group. Lisa explained things well, incorporating visual aids and hands on learning. I would recommend this workshop to others, whether just starting out or looking to maximise the potential of their existing social media accounts."
Claire Jury, Virtual Assistant 

"I have worked with Lisa now for 6 months. Her response to my needs right from the initial brief I discussed with Lisa has been excellent. Everything is always done in a timely and highly professional manner. Lisa is highly organised, prompt, courteous and efficient and I can operate my business knowing the that the “marketing essentials” are in safe hands. I would highly recommend Lisa’s services."
Brian Doubleday, ActionCOACH Guildford

"Lisa has a great knowledge of social media and this was clear from the workshop I attended last week. It was high involvement all the way and having an opportunity to put my learning into practice was certainly valuable. I would recommend this workshop to others. thanks Lisa."
Julia Henderson, 4wardFocus

"Lisa has provided us with Social Media marketing assistance for the past 2 years, and has been instrumental in increasing our customer retention and boosting our brand in local and national social media campaigns. Lisa is a fantastic business partner, as she works with the team to extract the right content and ensure the marketing work she does is 'on point'. Her skills of re-purposing content has allowed us to have a steady stream of useful information on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as running monthly newsletters for clients and prospects. If you're considering working with Lisa, you're looking at the right person for the job!"
Craig Atkins, 1-Fix Limited 

"Working with Lisa and Pickle Marketing is a dream. She is proactive and really knows her stuff. I've been particularly impressed by her turnaround times, digital marketing knowledge, and the ability to see issues that I may have missed. In addition to being a highly effective marketing specialist, Lisa is also a pleasure to work with as well." 
Tamsin Fox-Davies, Constant Contact UK

"I love Lisa! She's just so passionate and full of energy with a boundless enthusiasm for her business and her clients. Lisa is great when faced with challenges that might frustrate others as she is always determined to find a solution. I would highly recommend Lisa as someone to help your business get on the wider map and as someone to have fun doing business with as well!"
Ash Taylor, The Implementation Coach

"If you need a Social Media Trainer look no further. Lisa is your Woman. We had a one-to-two session with Lisa and gave her the widest of remits, 'Tell us why we should engage with social media, how it works, some tips and enthuse us.' Our three hour session left us gagging to get going. She explained everything in the right amount of depth, she responded to our questions, challenges and occasional requests for diversion without a second's hesitation. She brought a wealth of knowledge to the session without making us feel the ignoramuses we were. Her sense of humour was ever present and we thought her personable and a delight to work with. We will be back. Thanks Lisa!"  
Tei Williams, Arts Marketing

Hiring Lisa to run my marketing was one of the best decisions I ever made!

Lisa is incredibly organised and and keeps everything on track and hits every deadline without a drama.  As a Business Coach I ask tough questions about the return on investment and can vouch for the ROI on the work that Lisa's done. I didn't believe that Twitter and Facebook for B2B could be a source of measurable business - and now I'm a convert. For all-round marketing advice and the work carried out I can recommend Lisa very highly indeed." 
Rob Pickering - ActionCOACH

"Lisa is extremely professional in all the work she undertakes. She's bubbly, dynamic and reliable, making working with her an absolute pleasure. The monthly newsletter she prepares for us has proven to offer a great ROI and is now a crucial part of our marketing activities. I very much look forward to working with Lisa and her team in many years yet to come!" 
Nathalie Danon-Kerr, The VICI Language Academy LLP

"Lisa is a joy to work with. She is customer focused, an expert in what she does, goes the extra mile and is one of those people providing great customer service that makes life easier and you can't ask more than that. I would highly recommend Lisa and her expertise. If you are even hesitating, then hesitate no more. You won't regret it!" 
Sian Perham, Sian Perham Consultancy

"Lisa was a great resource for me when setting up and getting to grips with Constant Contact's email marketing system and getting my Twitter and Facebook in order to support my business. Lisa is always very willing to help and gives 'that bit extra'. Today Lisa stills manages my email-marketing campaigns and makes sure that they always look their best." 
Shirley Mansfield, CoachSME

"As an absolute novice, I entered the one to one Social Media training session full of apprehension. However, within 5 minutes Lisa’s expertise coupled with her friendly, practical and relaxed approach melted my worries away. During the 3 hours I gained knowledge, practical skills and the confidence to use social media. I left the session feeling excited about my new skills and very glad that I had done the training. I highly recommend Lisa at Pickle Marketing for anyone wanting to get the most from social media."
Melanie Luteijn - Go Further Goals

"I recently had a training session with Lisa to improve my knowledge when using LinkedIn and starting an email newsletter. Lisa was able to give me lots of great tips and took me through the processes in an easy to understand format. If you are looking to dip your toe into social media then Lisa is the lady to talk to! Thank you very much Lisa for your time."
Amanda Fielding - AJ HR Solutions, Reading

"Lisa has an infectious, positive attitude that generates a superb atmosphere which envelopes any project in which she is involved.  People work at their best when they’re smiling, and if you bring Lisa on board it won’t be long before you and your team are smiling.  She can turn even the most challenging set of circumstances into an opportunity."
Graham Harris - Total Features Media Services

"Lisa took the time to understand what we were looking to achieve as a business. She then ensured that we had set up the correct marketing tools, gave me some great advise, ideas and things to consider. Lisa is well organised and a logical thinker, perfect for problem solving. Ive been trying to sort out my marketing project for months and with just one visit with Lisa, I can now see light at the end of the tunnel and the project is close to finishing. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking to implement or finalise a marketing project whether it be setting up newsletters, auto-responders, email replies, content or anything else for that matter!" 
Hayley Oughton - Verbatim 

"I have worked closely with Lisa over the past year and I can highly recommend her VA and marketing services. Lisa is very professional in her approach and has excellent interpersonal and marketing skills which were evident in managing my clients from initial engagement through to sale completion. In addition Lisa and her team managed and grew my social media channels in an consistent, pro-active, hands off manner allowing me to focus on growing other parts of my business. I look forward to working with Lisa and her team again in the near future." 
Tracy Stonard - Magenta Cakes, Surrey

"The work that Lisa and her team are able to do through in-a-pickle is a real asset to any business. This is a business with a creative edge, offering innovative solutions to marketing absolutely anything.  terptree work in a very specialist market and I was concerned when looking for a business to work with us on our social media that this would be an issue. Not for in-a-pickle, who very quickly understood our industry ensuring that what they produced was appropriate and timely.  I would not hesitate in recommending Lisa to any business that is looking to improve the outgoing marketing and social media. PS: in-a-pickle produce a wonderful newsletter too, so sign up for useful snippets of business advice!" 
Victoria Williams, terptree, Newbury 

"Talk to Lisa ... she understands social media inside out, gets results and is a delight to deal with...”
Ian Christelow - Co-founder of ActionCOACH in the UK

"I am run 2-3 Events a month and by working with Lisa, all I have to do is give her the words to promote the Event and I can rely on her to take care of the rest, which frees up a load of my time. For instance, Lisa creates a colourful newsletter from the words I've supplied and emails this to my database, she updates the Events page of my website, and then promotes the Event on Facebook and Twitter on my behalf."
Mary Nondé, Soul Alive, Marlow

Lisa we love you!

"Lisa is very professional, does what she says she will when she says she will and she is an asset to our company. I have no problems what so ever recommending her to anyone needing her services as a marketing assistant. Either for a one off project or a longer term contract. Lisa we love you".
Judith Tinker, M-Four Promotions, Reading

"Lisa has supported me and my business social media strategy since 2011. Lisa always goes beyond the brief and brings new ideas and value to anything we are working on. She always goes that extra mile..."  

Claire Snowdon, Expat Know How, Abingdon 

“Lisa is a pleasure to work with - she is a great people person and always provides a concise brief with clear objectives making her easy to work with and for. Lisa makes a real difference to her clients and it is a pleasure to be part of her extended team”

Claire Fryer, One to Three Marketing Solutions

“I really enjoy working with Lisa. She is an extremely professional and efficient project manager. Her experience and knowledge of social media strategy has been particularly useful when we have worked on joint projects together. It is a pleasure to work with someone who is so dependable and who will always deliver above and beyond expectations.” 

Mike Northover, Deep Marketing Communications, Wallingford

A joy to work with!

"I saw Lisa present on newsletters and hired her immediately to sort out mine. In a very short space of time she had completely reengineered the way we deliver our newsletters and communications and subsequently made my life a whole lot easier. She's a joy to work with, bringing her own energy and drive to the party and offering tips and ideas to get you on the right track. If you want to send out quality newsletters to your prospects, hire Lisa."

Tracey Miller, Bigger Brighter Bolder, Newbury 

Great fun to work with - a true professional!

Lisa, I have to say your level of expertise, professionalism and commitment to your clients is a shining example of how to be great in business. I am so pleased that your business is so very successful - you are an example to all of us! My business has developed and grown as a direct result of working with you - because you are so good at what you do - thank you!

Lisa is great fun to work with – a true professional. Her energy and experience really makes a difference - she is a wonderwoman!

Miriam McCallum, McCallum Associates, Newbury

Lisa has great energy and a real belief in what she does!

Lisa is a joy to work with. She has great energy and a real belief in what she does. She has taken on work that I needed to get done, but just didn't have time to do and has approached it methodically and logically, representing my company to a high standard that I feel very comfortable with.

Rebecca Russell, Stepping Stones for Business, Oxfordshire

Lisa is an integral part of our business operation!

“Lisa provides a first class service which has allowed us to develop our business whilst she takes care of the administration. Lisa provides far more than just office support, she is very knowledgeable on social networking and puts together professional newsletters and has a very good understanding of technology and how it can work in a business. We now wonder how we ever coped without Lisa, she has become an integral part of our business operation - Highly recommended!”

John Basinger, Business Continuity Consultants, Henley-On-Thames

A breath of fresh air to my business!

"Lisa has been a breath of fresh air to my business. She has taken all those things off my to do list that have been growing and growing and getting pushed further and further down. I am very pleased I found Lisa and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future."

Annette Ferguson-
Duncan Accounting, Richmond

Efficient and very reliable! 
“"Lisa helped me enormously with my email newsletters. She is efficient and very reliable. I am very happy to recommend her services to anyone".

Steve Perkins - Claritas Accounting - Wokingham

Service with a genuine smile!

'In a Pickle' is there on standby to help with those jobs you just don't have the time to do. Lisa ALWAYS provides service with a genuine smile and I would readily recommend 'In a Pickle' to anyone who needs a dependable service to help keep their business running smoothly through the busy times.

Mike Bond, Bond & Coyne Associates, London

Lisa is quite simply a star! 

"Lisa is quite simply a star ! She has helped me transform my business. A genuine Assistant who totally "gets" what I do - capable of picking up things with a minimum of explanation, running with them and delivering them usually ahead of time ! Easy to get on with and creative in her approach, I can't recommend her highly enough.”

Michelle Lucas, Executive Coach, Greenfields Consultancy, Newbury

Extremely flexible & fast turnaround! 

"Lisa, who runs In a Pickle with much precision, is both versatile and intuitive. She often seems to know what you need, before you even know yourself! I rely on Lisa to take on those tasks that weigh me down so that I can get on with running and developing my business. She is also extremely flexible and must have the fastest turnaround than any other similar service in the area. When In a Pickle is working with you, it’s almost as if you’re their only client. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lisa, she has not only supported my business, but helped me to improve my own systems.”

Eveleen Hatch, Buzzword PR, Henley-On-Thames

Great asset to my business! 

"As a busy photographer, I'm rarely in one place for long. I know I can trust Lisa from In a Pickle to work for me behind the scenes so I can get on with my job. Lisa is not only extremely proficient, but great asset to my business. I've taken on board many of her suggestions.  With a natural 'Business Head', she actually does the thinking for you".

Charlotte Snowden, Charlotte Snowden Photography, Henley-On-Thames

Lisa is a great resource!

Joanna Harwood, Sentio Print & Multimedia, Newbury


Efficient, hard working & friendly!

Gillian and Philip Chappell, GPC Marketing, Henley-on-Thames

Great Service!
"Lisa is always very helpful and on hand with her tips and advice. Great service!".

Angela Longmate, AM Property Management, Reading

Lisa To The Rescue!

"Lisa of In a Pickle helped me at very short notice when my old website needed rescuing. She quickly had set me up, with the benefit of a fresh, far more 'business-like' site and with the added advantage that now I can edit it myself as I need to - no more paying out for every little word change! She also pointed out the flaws in my old site  but in a thoroughly gentle yet professional manner - and she was right!  Thank you Lisa - I now know the steps to take to improve things further and I am also extremely grateful for your 'business advice' too."

Adele Miller RSHom - Registered Homeopath , Nettlebed