The Foundry House is the go-to source of support and advice for small, growing businesses that need a fresh perspective on cost-effective marketing and communications. We frequently work with organisations that have no in-house marketing or communications resource but are keen to build capacity. As a result, our approach often involves developing or mentoring a member of staff so he or she can continue what we have started.
We are a team of Associates, set up by Marcie Bell. Our name is a play on words – the foundry being where bells are cast!
Marcie works with some clients on a one-to-one basis but she frequently teams up with her Associates to offer additional capacity or specialist skills such as branding, design, SEO and social media marketing. However you choose to work us, you’ll find the focus is on strategic, integrated communications within a cost-effective and sustainable framework.
We work with organisations of all sizes, particularly young, growing companies which lack experienced in-house resource. We believe in joining work up for maximum effect and use all the tools at our disposal, from good, old-fashioned face-to-face communications to digital channels.
How we work
Unlike agencies, The Foundry House has no hierarchy. We all run our own businesses but enjoy collaborating with each other too. We are highly experienced in what we do and we add most value when we are seen as an extension of your in-house team.
Whether you work one-to-one with Marcie on your strategy or you draw on the Associate team (you can, of course, do both!) we combine our fresh perspective and marketing communications skills with your day-to-day knowledge of your business and sector. We define clear strategies and develop cost-effective marketing plans that help drive engagement and growth.
The Virtual Communications Director gives companies ongoing access to strategic advice, with the option to access hands-on mentoring and development if needed.
The Foundry House ethos
Strategic. We put your target audience front and centre and work with you to develop clear strategies that get the right message across.
Cost-effective. We develop a strategy and framework that fits your aspirations and budget while helping to build capacity in-house.
We are straight talking. We don’t make promises we can’t keep. And we’ll tell you if we think you’re barking up the wrong tree!
Flexible. Project-based or retainer; one consultant or a team. It’s your call.
We are disciplined. You can rely on us to be on time, on message and on top of our work for you. As experienced communicators and project managers, we are consummate forward planners – with an eye for detail.
We are connected. When we see an opportunity, we will connect you with people we feel could help you get where you want to go.
We make it fun. To do a really good job, you need to enjoy what you do and the way you work. And we do! The stimulation we get from each other’s ideas and experience is ploughed into our work for our clients so you get current, creative and strategic advice which we have fun delivering.
Who’s in the team?
The Foundry House is a team of experienced communicators with solid backgrounds in marketing, campaign planning, brand building, social media, SEO and more. Find out more about The Foundry House team.
Find us on YouTube
To get a feel for the way we work, see our YouTube channel.