activ has been around since 2008, specialising in providing digital marketing for small businesses but activ Strategic Marketing is the most recent entity to exist, formerly known as Bull Solutions.
activ Digital Marketing has grown a lot since providing digital marketing for small businesses. Now, it is a digital marketing agency which we are proud to be able to offer as a franchise for many people around the UK who are looking to setup their own businesses with the financial and supportive backing of our head office team. Bull Solutions used to be one of those franchises setup and run by our now Managing Director, Katie Bullon.
Bull Solutions became part of the activ family when Katie took over in 2021 as the franchisor and continued to operate with clients in a more strategic vein. In 2022, it went through a rebrand to officially look and feel like part of the family and has been renamed activ Strategic Marketing.
It’s this experience running businesses and franchises that puts activ Strategic Marketing in a strong position to support your business on their marketing journey. We see your business from a top level with realistic goals, budgets and outcomes rather than solely considering marketing as an entirely separate department. Take a look at some of our services here.
We exist to provide businesses of any size with more strategic and long term marketing requirements. Think of us as an extension to your existing marketing team or a plug-in marketing team where you require additional head count.
Meet the team
The talent behind activ Strategic Marketing
Katie has worked in marketing for over 17 years. After working within in-house marketing teams in a variety of international, B2B and B2C roles, in 2014 Katie decided to branch out into her own business with activ as a franchisee to form Bull Solutions in South Wales with clients across the UK.
Today, Katie has become activ marketing group’s owner and Managing Director following a successful acquisition in January 2021 and continues to drive the long-standing business success of activ and Bull Solutions together with our head office team and franchisees.
Outside of work Katie is an avid country music fan and would ideally have been born in Nashville, one of her favourite places in the world!
Technical Support Manager
Richard has been the Technical Support Manager at activ since 2008. He is the king of technical here and keeps hundreds upon hundreds of websites live, updated and fully supported!
He really is the central cog in our activ wheel.
His extensive knowledge of website, server, email and domain management means projects runs smoothly and our franchisees always have the right technical answer for their clients. Over the years he has launched thousands of websites for our franchisees and direct clients.
Richard has 4 children and spends any free time playing the guitar or walking his dog, he also looks after generations of stick insects!
Starting out by creating websites as business startups, Tom turned his attention to crafting websites for businesses, ideas, and projects to help their visions and dreams get off the ground.
Tom has specialized in creating fully functional websites on WordPress on since 2014 working on a vast range of products that has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge and experience across a number of markets.
Tom has a great passion for clean design that captures those viewing the site and absorbs them in, exceptional UX allowing ease of use by both the user and the client, and working with clients helping bringing their ideas to life and reducing their pain points creating a more efficient workflow. This means that the website is more than just a tool for communicating information.
In his spare time, Tom likes to explore the great outdoors visiting national parks and manor houses throughout England and Wales with his wife and two children and playing computer games.
Camille has been a part of activ since 2013 and knows all there is to know about what goes on behind the scenes! Her key skills lie within administration, marketing, and public relations.
Tyrone started developing websites since 2011 and joined activ in 2014. He has a strong drive and welcomes any challenge to provide possible solutions to support the team and activ’s clients.
When he first learned to code he was building desktop applications, then at some point he tried web development and fell in love with it. He gained diverse experience starting from designing all the way to building complex functionality.
Outside of the digital world Tyrone loves spending some quality time with his family and friends.
Kirby is the newest member of the activ Digital Marketing team and has a keen eye for great design. He’s been developing great websites since 2009 and places particular focus on creating simple and clean sites for clients.
Myles is a Web Developer whose role focuses mainly on converting web design concepts to responsive mobile friendly sites and fixing websites with issues or revisions.
She spends most of her spare time with her family. As a new mom, she enjoys cuddling and snuggling with her daughter.
She also loves wandering in different places in search of something new, bizarre and wonderful.
Laura joins activ with over 20yrs experience in communications and marketing. Laura gained most of her experience within the sports and entertainment industry, some examples of previous work includes her position as communications manager for the Millennium Stadium and she also travelled to New Zealand to work for New Zealand Golf as their Communications, Marketing and Events Manager. Laura has a passion for storytelling and is able to weave this throughout her strategic marketing planning.
Laura thrives in the creative process and always pushes boundaries to get the most for clients in a competitive industry.
Laura likes to continue learning new skills, she is a trained Milliner and makes hats when time allows and is always attempting to learn a musical instrument, currently it’s the harmonica.
Meet Mark – the marketer with a passion for creativity and a degree in Marketing Management, specialising in sports marketing. As a two-time Chartered Institute of Marketing Pitch finalist, he’s got the industry experience to match his skills, having worked in technology, retail, and project management.
Mark’s the guy you want on your team for generating out-of-the-box ideas and producing content that makes people stop and think (or roll their eyes in a good way). But don’t be fooled by his love of creativity – he’s also a firm believer in having a solid marketing strategy in place before executing any content.
When he’s not busy being a marketing guru, Mark can be found running, attending gigs, reading, and teaching his daughter the off-side rule. Get in touch with Mark today and see how he can take your marketing game to the next level.