The Creative Group (the umbrella company for Creative Pod, ECHO, Square One, The Printshop and most recently Spacelink Commercial Interiors) announced its latest expansion into the world of search engine optimisation, by investing in SEO agency, 427 Marketing based in East Sussex.
Headed up by Ade Holder, the announcement sees Ade and his company 427, joining forces with The Creative Groups portfolio of creative based businesses and its well-known CEO and Patron of Chestnut Tree House, Matt Turner.
Currently, the group consists of; Creative Pod, which is possibly the groups most recognisable brand and is a well-known and award-winning marketing agency, ECHO, a sponsorship brokerage, Square One, an international market entry specialist and The PrintShop, a dedicated printing solutions specialist, they collectively sit alongside Creative Pod to form a powerhouse of creative-based solutions. This announcement follows hot on the heels of the announcement of Spacelink Commercial Interiors, recently joining the group and marks 427 as the sixth company to join The Creative Group.
CEO of The Creative Group, Matt Turner said:
“SEO has become a force to be reckoned with and must be regarded as a core part of any marketing strategy. It takes time and skill but is an extremely powerful tool and until previously this was a space Creative Pod did not specifically operate within. Ade brings a great skill set to the group and I am excited to see this relationship develop.”
Ade and the management team have over 20 years combined experience and during their tenure have worked both client and agency side managing the SEO for over 40 clients. With a straight-talking ethos to SEO, Ade and his small team aim to advise its clients on SEO in plain English and provide a no-nonsense approach to the advantages this can bring to small businesses.
Previously the pair collaborated on a series of projects to improve the SEO and rankings for some of their clients and achieved excellent results. The mutual benefits of a business partnership became clear and has allowed Creative Pod to expand their current offering to its growing client base, whilst providing 427 with a platform to grow.
Ade Holder, MD, and Owner of 427 Marketing said:
“Over the past few months, it has been incredibly exciting to get to know the team at The Creative Group and learn from Matt’s experience. Currently, we have a small team based in Ringmer and this partnership has already enabled us to grow as a business. I’m incredibly excited to see how this partnership continues to develop."