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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Kathleen studied Media Arts at University and has several years experience in Marketing with local businesses and charities in The Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Her passion for community and strong customer relationships, has built a meaningful career.
Kathleen will be working directly with clients and franchisees on growing their businesses.
Outside of marketing, Kathleen is a keen cook and enjoys creating her own recipes and dishes, to share with friends and family.
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.