I created this site a couple of weeks ago, deciding to act on a recurring desire to give freelancing consultancy a go. I was extremely flattered and very pleased when a friend and former classmate approached me about working together. We met while studying for our Professional Certificate in Marketing back in 2011, and have remained friends ever since.
It’s fair to say we have, between us, an amazing range of communications experience and skills as well as a solid knowledge of the third sector. We both studied Journalism and have further qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and currently work in communications in the charity sector.
We are currently putting together a bit of an action plan to develop our offering and pool our resources as effectively as possible. But we established straight away that we share the same values when it comes to providing a service for small/medium sized organisations and businesses:
Plain English – this should be at the heart of all of our communications and those of our clients. To be effective, communications must be clear and simple. We’ll help you lose the jargon and talk to your audience in the clearest way possible.
Empowerment – while we want to build strong working relationships with clients we also want to share our knowledge, build capacity and empower organisations to communicate clearly and effectively. We can deliver training and workshops on a variety of relevant themes from brand identity to getting your story in the papers.
Accessibility – we think every group, charity or business should be able to access affordable advice and support on marketing and communications. We’re considering testing a ‘pay what you think it’s worth’ approach for a sample of clients… what do you think? Leave us a comment and let us know.
Play on Words is still evolving but we’re very much open for business – let us know if you’d like to discuss working together. Remember, no job is too small.