LoudLocal was established in 2020, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic was a challenging time, it highlighted the importance of how digital technology can be a good force for businesses and individuals alike.
It was hugely positive to see businesses of all shapes and sizes connecting with their customers in new and exciting ways. It was a revolution! The founders of LoudLocal felt setting up a service that would assist businesses cut through the noise locally and harnessing technology in a positive way would be hugely beneficial.
So the founders set about creating a service that did exactly that – and that is how we started.
If you are not already aware, we're vocal about local!
Our Mission, Vision and Values
To ensure no local business gets left behind in an online world.
To make digital marketing technology accessible to everyone – regardless of technical expertise.
- Customer Commitment
From Start To Present
Below is a timeline of LoudLocal. From when we were formed to where we are today. It goes through all of our notable achievements since starting up back in 2020. It has been quite a rollercoaster and as you can see we have had a jam-packed year, long may it continue!
LoudLocal was created by long-term and CIM (Chartered Institue of Marketing) Marketing guru Leon Hidderley. And Project Manager and Commercial Client Relationship Manager Priya Pandit. The aim was to create local marketing services that support businesses impacted by the pandemic and embrace the digital world.
After months of planning and late nights; we finally launched LoudLocal to coincide with the relaxation of COVID restrictions in the UK.
Our first big milestone. We obtained "Recommended Agency Status" with the Drum. Alone a huge achievement for even established agencies.
We also embarked on a local campaign that saw our founders distributing goodie bags to local businesses impacted by the pandemic.
Yet another huge milestone at a very early stage in our life. We were appointed as a trusted Wix Partner. A huge achievement for such a small team.
We moved into our first office (a whole year earlier than we originally planned!)
Our team grew to three people.
We recruited Conor Hutchinson, through the government Kick-start scheme (A year and a half sooner than we planned)
Our team continued to grow, with two new team members (Michael Wimbury and Toby Tonks) joining the team.
November also saw us become a Google Partner
Something we didn't imagine happened - We gained a trusted HubSpot Partner status which saw the year off with a bang!
2022 has started with a mission, going full steam ahead with launching our brand new website.
Digital marketing is all about noise and breaking through it. The best way to do this is to “Turn Up The Volume” and help businesses do exactly that. Whether this is through online listings that shout out at people and tell them you exist or creating social media campaigns that resonate in people’s ears and minds – we are here to help.
Local marketing is uniquely different from national marketing. Reaching people locally requires you to take a completely different approach. Traditional approaches just won’t cut it as they used to on their own. Local marketing is hugely beneficial, especially for businesses that serve people locally.
Back in the early days of the internet, external links page was an essential element of your website. What happened?
Many websites had pages just dedicated to links. It’s a rarity in today’s world, but hey, it was great and helped our team find some great pages, so in tribute to the internet, here are some helpful links:
- Careers – We are always looking for fresh talent
- Knowledge Hub – A regular update on all things local marketing (and a few LoudLocal news articles too!)
- BIMA – We are proud members of BIMA, the UK's largest digital and tech community
- CIM – We are marketers at our core, and recommend the CIM for all things marketing
- Virgin Start-Ups – At the start of our journey these guys were great, so helpful and assisted us in getting things from paper to launch