Stick is an independent, full-service creative marketing agency based in the charming city of Durham.


We are a small, yet perfectly formed team of talented and experienced creative designers, marketeers and project managers.

Our expertise spans branding, digital, SEO, marketing and communications, which we have been successfully applying to small businesses for over 15 years. 

Although we take our work very seriously, we don’t take ourselves very seriously, so you can expect a friendly but professional service from our approachable team.


We believe that dedication, transparency and a friendly, flexible approach is a winning combination.

Stick with us, you won't regret it.

Meet the team

We collaborate with a hand-picked team of associates to deliver your project. Whether it's illustration, SEO, website design, copy writing, or photography, our team have your success at the heart of everything we do. 


"I love working with ambitious people to take their business to the next level!"

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Meet Sarah

The skills and experience Sarah has in bringing brands to market is second to none.

Sarah’s marketing career began in 2003 after she graduated with a Masters degree in Brand Promotion. She worked in-house as a marketing manager before establishing, growing and then selling a prosperous marketing agency over a 10-year period.  

Always keen for a new challenge, Sarah launched a toy brand and went on to win North East Creative Business of the Year, Export Awards for her work in international markets and a string of toy industry awards.

"A new decade feels like a good time to get back in to the marketing agency game. It’s how I roll, I love the diversity, the clients, the challenges. And so Stick Marketing has been born."

Whether you are looking for a one-off project or a long-term partner, Sarah will dedicate time and energy in a friendly and proactive way, to make sure your project is delivered on time and on budget.


Currently reading… The Power Hour by Adrienne Herbert. 
After discovering the Power Hour podcast with FIIT trainer Adreinne Herbert, I started reading the book. It’s relatable and good for motivation and encouragement, helping you to think about your goals and how to make time to focus on them. The question is - can I get up an hour earlier!? Hmmmm...

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"Seeing a brand come to life as we work through a project is so rewarding!"

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Meet Beverley

With 15 years’ experience as a senior production journalist, a move into digital marketing back in 2015 seemed like a natural progression for Bev.

Designing and editing thousands of newspaper pages has given her a real flair for producing creative content – and her years haranguing reporters over their grammar, punctuation and spelling mean she’s also a real stickler for an apostrophe and a well-placed comma.

An aptitude for digital tech makes Bev our geeky go-to girl and she’s always keen to get her teeth into a new programme or try out the latest bit of kit in the office.

Currently reading… The Absolution, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. Fantastically gripping Nordic Noir thriller about a killer who shares his crimes on social media. It's enough to put you off  Snapchat for good!

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WHat people say

Graeme Hawes,

Glass and Mirror Solutions

"The quality of the work is outstanding and the team at Stick Marketing are professional and enthusiastic in everything they do. Would recommend this company for any marketing solutions."

“I can’t recommend working with Sarah and her team highly enough. We provided them a brief and they worked to deliver our site on time and on budget. This meant our online presence made a significant leap forward in a very short space of time. The best bit is that Sarah remains on hand to help us as the business progresses! It’s a pleasure to have worked with Stick Marketing and we will continue to do so!”

"I honestly can't recommend Stick enough, firstly they are not only very professional and great at what they do but I've also had such a supportive and personal experience. Nothing has been a hassle or have I ever heard them say no. It's always YES we can help or we are more than happy to do that. Stick have helped bring my brand to life better than I imagined it."

Nat Southworth,

Kids At Play

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