SARA K
 
 

About Me 

I’m a Fully-Qualified Marketing Practitioner, Award-Winning Social Media Specialist and Business Mentor based in Bedfordshire and London. I specialise in mentoring struggling startups and businesses to build and grow a profitable online business through specialist marketing techniques. I have supported international brands from over twenty countries including Italy, UAE, India, China, USA and Australia to launch their businesses in the UK.

 
 
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Do you struggle with growing your business or excelling in your marketing role? You’re not sure what to do or where to start, your minds blank, you’ve got deadlines to the point you become stressed. You watch YouTube videos by so-called experts to help, you try to understand but it’s confusing. You Google but it’s no luck it’s just overwhelming. You feel as if you are getting nowhere, you question your abilities and you blame yourself for not achieving your goals or targets - it’s a vicious cycle to the point it brings you down mentally affecting your confidence.

As a Qualified Marketing Professional, who started in a ruthless face-paced marketing environment with little to no training just a degree and demanding managers (who did not truly understand the digital or marketing landscape), I struggled at the beginning of my career. I suffered from anxiety, work stress and it was mind crippling, to say the least, and soon impacted my entire life. Not only did I dread going into work but could not function in my job or business (which I ran part-time). Thus I understand the feeling of helplessness, whether it be in your job or business. Although coming from a poor background, I was lucky to have a family whose strength to achieve better in life through education, entrepreneurship and eliminating equality inspired me. I was more motivated than ever to be the best in my field and create something better for others, which has allowed me to be the expert you see today.

I believe there is no place for educational inequality in the workplace or society and marketing support should not only be available to the big brands and wealthy individuals, yet it should be practical (easy to understand and apply), accessible and affordable to all.

"There's no place for educational inequality in the workplace or in society."

As a result, I left my city job to pass on my decade of experience and qualified knowledge and I’m on a mission to train and mentor extraordinary businessmen and women to break their barriers and start, grow, lead and succeed.

 
 

Background

You may not have heard of me before and that's because I've been behind the scenes working hard in marketing and PR agencies making some of the world's biggest brands in the world look good over the last decade.

At the age of 16, I started up my first online business, alongside studying and working to fund the business with next to no support. As a result, I understand how difficult it can be to start and develop your business for consistent income. Whilst running my business, I started my professional career as a Global Marketing Programmes and Communications Executive for a global corporate firm, my role was to manage the digital marketing programs across the entire company’s online presence covering a large geographical area including Europe, APAC and Americas.

Over the ten years my career has specialised in digital marketing, from delivering marketing training programs to corporates, supporting fashion labels with social media campaigns during London Fashion Week, speaking at Pure London to implementing bespoke marketing campaigns for companies such as, VW Group.

Qualifications/Recognitions

  • Fully-Qualified Marketing Practitioner BA (Hons)

  • Google, Facebook and Twitter Certifications

  • Award-Winning Digital Marketing Specialist (We Are The City Sponsored by The Times & Barclays)

  • Business Mentor at Cherie Blair Foundation (supporting female entrepreneurs in developing economies)

  • Board Member & Business Advisor at Young Enterprise (UK's leading charity empowering young people to harness business skills)

Achievements

  • Over a decade of experience working with corporates, SMEs and marketing agencies leading marketing projects for Maserati, Oxfam, Volkswagen Group, London Fashion Week, University of Hertfordshire, Wilkinson Sword and advertorial featured in The Guardian. And guest speaker at Pure London in London Olympia (UK’s leading fashion trade show)

  • Served International Startups and Brands from over twelve countries e.g. UK, Europe, India, China, Indonesia and Australia

  • Sold out events specialising in starting up and women in business

  • Trained Corporate Directors, Global Brand Managers and Marketing Professionals

  • In 2016, launched a Social Media Marketing Agency (specialising in startup online marketing), with an Academy at the heart, that trains young adults in deprived areas of the UK

Experience

As a Qualified Marketing Practitioner and Social Media Expert, I've worked for and within private and public sector, from global corporates, SMEs, non-for-profit organisations to digital marketing and PR agencies. 

Business Mentor,
Global Non-for-Profit Experience
Dec 2017 - Present

Board Member & Business Advisor,
Non-for-Profit Organisation Experience
Nov 2017 – Present

Head of Social Media Marketing, 
Fashion Marketing & PR Agency Experience
Jan 2014 – Feb 2017

Digital Strategist & Social Media Specialist, 
PR Agency Experience
Sep 2015 – Dec 2015

Senior Digital Marketing Manager,
Digital Marketing Agency Experience
Mar 2014 – Jun 2015

Ecommerce Manager,
International retail sector Experience
Jan 2014 – May 2014

Market Research & Development Technician, 
Corporate Experience
Mar 2013 – Feb 2014

Head of Marketing Communications & PR,
Public Sector Experience
Jul 2011 – Aug 2012

Global Marketing Programmes & Communications Executive,
FTSE 500 Corporate Experience
Jul 2010 - Aug 2011

Giving Back

For every consultancy session or program sold, you help me support and fund businesses run by women in Malawi suffering from HIV trying to feed their families.

 
 

"Sarah is an extraordinary business and marketing expert. She has this natural way of showing you how to start up and grow using social media, she makes even the hardest of marketing tasks easy by breaking it down, making it practical until you have clarity and confidence to do it yourself.  And you're never alone, she's more than a expert, she's that loyal expert team member who's 100% behind your ethos and fuels the fire every so often when you really need it."

/   Wajeeha Amin, www.wajeehaamin.co.uk  /