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Hi, my name is

Catherine Blackwell

I’m a creative, strategic freelance marketer based in Cheshire and I help companies to plan and implement effective marketing activity to achieve their business goals.

With over 17 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.

Blackbird Marketing

How does it work?

Above all, I am flexible. With most clients I act as an ‘on demand’ marketing department – so you have access to the expertise you need, whenever you need it – typically up to a capped number of hours or days per month.

I also undertake work on a short-term or project basis and can act as interim help where needed.

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My marketing experience spans creative and strategic disciplines across digital and traditional channels for a range of sectors, so I can provide support with most elements of marketing activity – whether you need a strategic plan, support with a one-off project, or longer term fully managed marketing.

For further specialist requirements, I also work with a network of talented freelancers so if I can’t do it, I’ll know someone who can.

My approach

Fundamentally, good marketing requires you to define your target audience, know what your key messaging strands should be, identify the best channels to use to communicate with that audience and then implement that plan through consistent and disciplined activity. Plenty of businesses know what they should be doing but don’t have the time or the resource to do it. 

Others attack their marketing without giving a thought to overall objectives or how these support business strategy.

I can help with both of these problems – defining a plan for action, and then implementing and evaluating against that plan to help your business grow.

Sounds good? Get in touch today!

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“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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Why choose to work with me?


Access expert marketing as and when you need it.


Work with a senior marketer with experience across a broad range of sectors.

Cost effective

Avoid expensive agency fees and get the maximum return on your marketing investment.


Tell me what success looks like for your business and I will work out a plan to get you there.

Proactive and diligent

Work with someone who cares about your business and will go the extra mile to deliver.

About Catherine Blackwell

I am a qualified and experienced marketer with a great track record in delivering successful marketing campaigns for clients across a number of different sectors.



Following a brief stint working clientside in a B2B role, I spent 12 years working for some of the North West’s most respected advertising and marketing agencies in strategic client services roles.

I set up Blackbird Marketing in 2013 to provide agile and efficient marketing services to small and medium sized businesses.


I have worked across most sectors over the course of my career, with previous accounts including the BBC, Westfield Health, Subway,, Croda and Kronospan.

Recently, I have tended to focus on B2B and current clients include construction, professional services and events businesses. 

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