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Marketing Mouse Celebrates One Year in Hertford by Offering Free Digital Services for Local Businesses

Marketing Mouse, a local digital marketing agency, is offering businesses and organisations in East Hertfordshire the opportunity to benefit from free website design, online advertising, and search engine optimisation (SEO) services. The offer is in celebration of Marketing Mouse’s successful first year in Hertford.

The creation of Marketing Mouse is a rare positive story to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on what inspired him to start the company, founder Jesse Hopkins, explained, “I love Hertford and the surrounding area. I moved here with my wife 4 years ago from London and our quality of life has improved massively thanks to the friendly people, welcoming environment, and stellar local businesses.”

"I actually started Marketing Mouse in October 2019 on the side of full-time employment, regularly getting up at 6am and sacrificing my weekends. The inspiration to start the business came from that deeply rewarding feeling you get when helping people, as well as my desire to offer sound digital marketing services at a cost-effective rate. After 10 years in the industry, it felt like the right time to go for it."

Lockdown and furlough turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jesse who used the newfound time to take Marketing Mouse full-time. Jesse said, “The free time allowed me to work with more clients and quit my job. Last July, I finally registered Marketing Mouse as a limited company. Now, I would really like to give something back to Hertford and its surrounding areas. There are so many great businesses here and we’d love the opportunity to get more involved.”

The Marketing Mouse team have experience and expertise in helping businesses with their online presence. Jesse said, “First, we like to ensure they have a beautifully built website that functions well. Second, we leverage our expertise on online advertising platforms such as Google, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Instagram and others. Finally, we guide businesses on SEO optimisation, which is the data-based art of being found organically on search engines. We’re already working with some great local companies; Glowfront Heating Solutions in Hertford, The Language Factory in St Albans, and Best Reception in Ware, to name but a few.”

“Jesse has been amazing and so far, we have had a great experience with him and Marketing Mouse. He listened to everything we wanted and built us our brilliant website. …Jesse is always available when we need him and is very professional. …if you are looking for someone to build and maintain your website or just need the marketing side of things then look no further!”

Marketing Mouse is offering one service per organisation, completely free. Jesse said, “This is not simply a free trial. We are offering to create a whole website for one organisation, set up and manage online advertising for two months for another organisation, and produce a full SEO audit and action plan for a third company. These services are worth thousands and we’re offering this exclusively for up to three local businesses in East Hertfordshire.”

Jesse is keen to stress that this isn’t about taking businesses away from the high street. He said, “We are an advocate for the high street. We’re saddened by closed shops, while projects such as Bircherley Green in Hertford bring us great joy. Town centres are needed in our society and more needs to be done to support them. Ultimately, in today’s world, great companies need to leverage both online and offline presences to capture customers. Our digital marketing services can help lead customers who are online to offline services, for example, visiting a local restaurant, hotel, or shop.”

Businesses that are registered, or have a physical presence, in East Hertfordshire can apply for one of the free services by clicking the button below. The successful three businesses will be announced in August.

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