I have been lucky enough to have worked with a variety of commercially successful brands and sole business owners on some amazing marketing activity over the past 15 years, with award-winning results.

From hosting a secret rave in the woods for 1,000 people at a festival to seeing my ideas up in lights in Piccadilly Circus; from accompanying a fabulous business owner to collect an award for their brand to seeing another clued-up business reach their first 1,000 followers on Instagram. Mammoth or mini, a dream’s a dream and dreams can come true – I’ve seen it.

I love nothing more than seeing brands achieve the success they deserve and I fully understand that truly knowing your brand coupled with a dedicated marketing plan is integral to that success.

My passion is working with people who understand the value of marketing to elevate their brand and reach their goals but need that expert hand to get them there. I completely understand that when you’re running your business, you don’t have the time, experience or inclination at times to do your marketing as well which can feel overwhelming and stressful, which is where I come in to offer a helping hand.

Originally from the north, I trained to be journalist (after completing a very ill-advised Law degree) and went on to write for the various titles (including the Metro newspaper and MWB, fashion trade magazine). In 2008, I made the leap from journalism to marketing and moved to London, working for brands including Diesel, Fenchurch and PRS for Music.

Through a mixture of opportunity and frustration in the corporate world, my ‘owning my own business’ itch was definitely in need of a scratch and my desire to help business owners with their marketing needs was huge. So in 2017, the dream I had always privately nurtured to go out on my own became a reality when I finally made the leap to run my business full time, which was – and still is! – equally the most terrifying and rewarding thing I have ever done.

Since then, I have worked with an array of brands and clients, large and small, and at any stage of their journeys to help elevate them to where they want to be through marketing and events.

I am super proud of my roster of clients and the achievements we have attained together through a mixture of establishing great relationships, brand understanding and good old fashioned hard work.

Alongside running Karen Campbell Marketing, I am the co-founder of business networking event Spark that launched in 2018 and I also sit on the board of the wonderful BelEve charity.

I am currently working on launching my podcast in the new year and starting writing my first book – both of which I am procrastinating about wildly! But one thing I’ve learnt is that where focus goes, energy flows which I remind myself of daily!

“I have been working with Karen for the last six months on elevating my brand, creating a credible marketing strategy, professionalising my social media and blogs. Karen is a delight to work with but not only that she has revolutionised how I am approaching my marketing and brand – creating a platform for my business to move forward. We are so much farther along than I could have achieved alone and it’s made me more ambitious for the future. She is creative, writes great content in a voice that feels comfortable, is happy with working her magic independently but equally taking feedback when something doesn’t sit quite right. I really enjoy working with her, know she understands my brand, my ambition and I that I can really trust her and her team to deliver. I’m a demanding client but I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her!
Natalie Hall, Elevate Leaders

“Straight away Karen felt like a friend. She is so resourceful and her network base is brilliant and she came up with a winning plan even during our first conversation.”

Sofia Olins, Lost In Vagueness

“Karen is indeed inspiring – she is a joy to work with, always smiling and positive, and always right on it! I would definitely recommend working with this formidable lady.”

Michelle Ovens, M.B.E, Small Business Saturday / f:Entrepreneur

“Always professional and diligent, but equally creative and innovative, Karen is a great to work with – a brilliant organiser and always operates with great integrity.”

Simon Boyd, Festival No.6

“After just one meeting with Karen I immediately felt the benefits of her marketing expertise; she helped me plan the development of a new product and helped me build brand awareness through her contacts and industry knowledge.”

Emily Garland, Maid of Gingerbread
“Karen has been absolutely brilliant in helping me to launch my marketing strategy and to get a consistent and professional presence across social media. She’s creative, diligent and thorough so I’m looking forward to what we plan next!”
Emma Mills-Sheffield , www.mindsetup.co.uk

“If you are looking for a A-class brand specialist and event organiser, Karen Campbell is your woman. Karen heard our vision and executed it with no problem too big. Every detail was done to perfection which resulted in us having an amazing girls’ festival.”

Chyloe Powell, BelEve

“Karen recently led on the organisation of the #outthebox Festival for the girls’ empowerment charity, BelEve. As well as being one of the most positive and kind-hearted people I know, she stands out as a consummate professional and a highly experienced marketer and event organiser. With the calmness of a swan, the strength of a tiger and the sense of humour of a hyena, she approaches every assignment with a close eye on the strategic direction, a creative vision and a practical handle on what needs to happen to create an outstanding experience, before, during and after.  She is highly knowledgeable about on and offline media and with meticulous planning and yet a deceptively simple approach, brings together the best people in her little black book to create an unforgettable experience.If you want someone to look after your marketing and events, go no further than Karen.”

Antoinette Dale Henderson, BelEve
“It’s a pleasure working with Karen, she‘s super responsive and easy to work with. She understands the brief so you can work towards your goals and she makes sure you get things done. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Karen, she’d be a valuable asset to anyone with marketing needs.”
Faye Watts , FUSE

“I’ve been working with Karen for over a year now and it has been an absolutely brilliant experience. She has helped me immensely by creating fantastic blog posts for my website, and posts for my Instagram and social media.

I love that Karen’s blog posts spoke in my voice, she grasped all topics perfectly and as a writer she was able to create posts in a fraction of the time that I can, while creating constant traffic to my blog. She has honestly been a godsend and I highly recommend anyone struggling to stay on top on social media and blogging to get in touch with Karen who will sort you out!”

Yolande De Vries , Yolande De Vries Photography

“To have prospective clients search for your unique services and choose you based on what they see online is the holy grail for most businesses and that can only be achieved through great marketing. Working with Karen has delivered excellent results for me and my business. Her marketing expertise is phenomenal, with a unique blend of strategic insight, creativity, a lifetime’s experience of consumer brands and up to the minute knowledge of social media. Her little black book is packed full of amazing people and she always finds the best places to meet and hold events. More than anything I have fun working with Karen. She is one of the most positive and can-do people I know, nothing is too much trouble and her laugh and smile are completely infectious. Thank you Karen.”

Antoinette Dale Henderson , The Gravitas Programme