Bringing quality design and marketing to Durham

Stick is an independent, full-service creative marketing agency based in the beautiful 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 more than 15 years.

If you are based in the North East you may be eligible for up to 40% funding towards our services. Please contact us for more information.

Stick with us, you won't regret it.

Stick Marketing agency provides digital marketing services in Durham

Who are the Stick people?

Stick Marketing don’t follow the traditional agency model. Instead we draw on the best creative talent to build agile teams that fit each client or job.

Without typical agency overheads, we scale our team to each project, ensuring we have the best creative talent at a competitive cost every time.

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.

Our team

Meet Sarah

Sarah Greenwell, Director

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 in Australia before returning to the UK, where she established, grew and eventually sold 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.

The pull of the digital marketing industry was too strong to resist though, and in 2020, Sarah decided the time was right to launch Stick Marketing alongside her established and flourishing toy business.

“Marketing and branding excites me - I love the diversity, the clients, the challenges. I enjoying seeing creativity have purpose and real results. Thinking of fresh ideas to drive businesses forward is really rewarding. "

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.

Bev Walton of Stick Marketing

Meet Bev

Bev Walton, Director

After 15 years working as a senior production journalist and assistant editor at regional newspapers, a move into digital marketing back in 2015 seemed like a natural progression for Bev.

Having loved working with Sarah for several years as a freelancer, Bev couldn't wait to partner up to launch Stick together in 2020.

Her journalistic background means producing creative written content comes naturally. Whether it's finding an engaging angle to make a corporate blog more human, or creating a magical world as one of Santa's elf penpals (we're looking at you, Elf for Christmas), Bev will turn her writing hand to any and all subject matters.

But where her digital marketing passion really lies is in website design. Nothing makes her heart sing like finally hitting that publish button on a beautiful new website she's built.

Bev gets a kick out of designing websites that not only look good but rank well in search results and deliver value for our clients.

Bev Walton of Stick Marketing

Meet Emma

Emma Duke, Digital Marketing Executive

Emma has been writing website and social media content for over 16 years. Always keen to do something a bit different, she has written for a range of organisations, from small not-for-profits to the teen soap Hollyoaks!

After taking time out to have three awesome kids, Emma is now back and more creative than ever.

Whether it’s website copy, a blog or a social media post, she loves nothing more than writing engaging content that gets clients noticed online.


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At Stick, we care about making the world a better place and strive for a greener, more sustainable future. Our actions are purpose-driven, whether it be our business decisions, marketing goals or being environmentally conscious.

To that effect, we plant one tree a month for each member of our team, plus a tree each year for every client on our books. Our Sticks are sprouting up all over the world!

Find out more about our sustainability initiative here.

See how our forest is growing on Tree-nation.

Let's chat

Whether it's over a coffee or over Zoom, we'd love to talk to you about your next big idea.

Let's Stick a meeting in the diary...

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