Marketing services that work hard for your business

Blackbird Marketing is owned by Catherine Blackwell – a freelance marketer providing a full range of effective, affordable marketing services to small and medium sized businesses.

Often, my clients don’t employ a dedicated marketer so I act as an ‘on-demand’ marketing department, but I also undertake work on a project basis and can act as interim help where needed.

With over 15 years’ experience delivering successful marketing campaigns and with a strong agency-side background, my aim is to achieve big agency standards in my work, without big agency costs.

Marketing Strategy

I can create a marketing strategy that will help drive profitable growth for your business


Full range of creative services, from creating visual identities to marketing literature to copywriting


From website design to email marketing to social media management, I can make sure you’re getting the most out of digital marketing


I can formulate and implement a PR strategy to influence the opinions that matter to your business
Catherine Blackwell

About Catherine

Blackbird is owned and run by Catherine Blackwell, who has over 15 years’ experience in planning and implementing successful marketing campaigns, much of it gained whilst working at some of the North West’s most respected marketing and advertising agencies.

Catherine has a first class degree, a postgraduate qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and started her career in a B2B clientside role, so is familiar with both ‘sides of the fence.’

From my years spent working at larger agencies, I bring a proven strategic approach and apply exacting standards to the work produced by Blackbird Marketing. At the same time, I value flexibility and a personal approach and believe my clients do too.

Catherine Blackwell, Director

Why work with a freelance marketer?

  • It’s more flexible
  • You get access to an experienced, senior marketer
  • More cost-effective than agencies
  • No commitment to staffing costs
  • I’m self-sufficient – you won’t need to waste time micro-managing
  • Can support in-house marketers or work alone

Project work

I can work with you on a project by project or ad hoc basis.

Retained services

Or I can provide fully managed marketing, usually as a capped number of days per month.

“It’s always such a pleasure to work with Catherine. Behind that easy-going, relaxed demeanour is a steel core of ruthless efficiency – a true pro! She’s always got her eye on the ball (often many balls at once) and is a brilliant team-player too. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough!”


Sharon Gunnell, Producer, Call Sharon

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