About Robert Dicks – Lead Generation & Digital Marketing Consultant
Hi, I’m Robert Dicks, Lead Generation & Digital Marketing Consultant.
Do you know what your marketing Return on Investment (ROI) is?
For every £1 or $1 you spend are you getting that investment back three-fold?
No? Then you have a problem that is COSTING YOU BIG MONEY and you have a big big problem.
The bottom line is for every £1 or $1 you spend you should be getting back at the very very least £2 or $2.
You have read this far so I am guessing that you either do not have a consistent and reliable flow of leads into your business OR those leads are just not the type of people who you want to work with.
I’ll be honest. So many marketing campaigns I am asked to work on have been bottomless money pits WITH NO direction. They are either NOT pulling in the leads needed OR the leads are NOT the type of people who you want to work with.
Now IS THE TIME to change this and FULLY DELIVER YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS.
Hang On, What About You? Can You Fix My Problem?
OK this page is meant to be about me, that is one of my problems you see. I am always wanting to help people.
One of my passions is to help business owners who want to turbo boost their online presence. I love helping people to realise their dreams by increasing the profitability of their online business or build the elusive passive income that people dream about.
Through my sort after consultancy service I help entrepreneurs and businesses large and small to build highly effective sales funnels using multiple online channels.
So, you have read this far, and I am sure you are eager to know more about me!
Well it all started in a pub… Not drinking but working full time and very long hours. I know what hard work is and I appreciate how many hours you have put into your business. The greatest skill I gained from all those hours in the pub game was that I learnt to listen, and to deal with many different personalities.
After four years in the pub game I went off to study Geography at Bournemouth University where I spent four wonderful years living, studying and working by the beach.
So, what on earth has studying Geography got to do with solving my marketing problem I hear you ask? And you would be right to ask as well.
A large part of my degree was learning about and working on Geographical Information (GIS) projects.
From University I went on to work with Welsh Water in 2003 mapping their pipelines and pushing them onto the web, this is where I learnt to develop websites which I continued with a new role at Cardiff Council.
By 2007 I had moved to the University of Glamorgan maintaining the website in the marketing team. This morphed from website maintenance to running a few digital marketing campaigns and on to running most of the digital marketing for the university which became the University of South Wales.
I founded Forte Web Solutions whilst still at the University in 2012 with a colleague as we were being asked by a number of people if we could create websites for them.
By 2016 the business had grown enough for me to leave the university and concentrate full time with Forte Web Solutions.
And here we are, I rebranded Forte Web Solutions to Forte Digital Marketing in 2019 simply because of the direction that the market took.
I am still producing websites although that is mainly done through 247 Websites which I run with my colleague John Lomax who is an excellent developer.
Most businesses today want the whole package, someone who can plan and / or build their marketing funnels from start to finish.
Started Working Life
Fresh out of college I started working in my local pub. Why is this relevant?
Working full time and very long hours so I know what hard work is and I appreciate how many hours you have put into your business. The greatest skill I had from all those hours in the pub game was that I learnt to listen, and to deal with many different personalities.
After a few hard years in the pub game I decided I needed a new direction and set off for Bournemouth University at the age of 22 to study Geography. I have always had a passion for the subject and Bournemouth was a wonderful place to study the subject.
A large part of my degree was learning about and working on Geographical Information (GIS) projects which shaped my future path.
After graduating from University in May 2003 I started working for a company called MVM which contracted for Welsh Water. I worked helping to map the sewage network and helping to push this onto the web. This is where I learnt to develop websites.
From MVM I moved on to Cardiff County Council working as a GIS officer in the schools department. This role slowly evolved with my web development skills as I was involved in producing an internal website that enabled schools to submit their numbers on roll.
University of Glamorgan
From Cardiff Council I moved onto the University of Glamorgan where I worked in the marketing department helping to maintain the website.
This was a pivotal move as this is where I developed my marketing skills working alongside marketing professionals. By the end of my stint that the University of Glamorgan, or the University of South Wales as it became known as I was running most of the Digital Marketing for the University.
Forte Web Solutions Formed
During my time at the University I was increasingly being asked to create websites for lectures outside of work. So in 2012 myself and a colleague decided to setup Forte Web Solutions.
The company started to grow and we started to offer marketing solutions as part of our website builds. In 2015 my business partner moved to New Zealand leaving me in sole charge of the company.
With more and more work coming I decided to bite the bullet and concentrate full time with Forte Web Solutions. After all with my marketing skills if I couldn’t grow the client base I was clearly in the wrong industry!
The company did grow and with the help of freelancers I took on more and more large web projects.
Forte Digital Marketing
More and more of my work was marketing based so I took the decision to rebrand Forte Web Solutions to Forte Digital Marketing which was a wise decision!
Rapid Business Breakthrough Book
In 2019 I teamed up with my good friend and colleague Andrew Sayers to produce the book Rapid Business Breakthroughs. With Andrew being a much sort after business coach we decided to setup Amplify Growth Academy which complements what I offer in the Digital Marketing Consultancy world.
Here We Are...
You are looking for a Digital Marketing Consultant who works differently from all the others.
Here We Are...
“A client of ours was looking to further push the sales and marketing of their business. The especially were looking to explore how to maximise the revenue they could generate by marketing online. I put them in touch with Robert to assist in this. He took them through a thorough and comprehensive consultation that allowed him to create a sales funnel and online marketing strategy that would allow them to, not just generate leads, but cultivate them through automated processes that led them to being successfully converted into sales. My client was delighted with the process and even happier with their R.O.I. I would highly recommend Robert and Forte Digital Marketing for any online marketing needs”
Gwilym Cox, Founder of Joy Creative
This is how I work with my clients. As Gwil points out I help individuals and companies plan and implement their whole digital marketing strategy with plenty of remarkable results.
Now that is enough about me, what can I do for you?
Maybe you need someone just to look over your marketing plan for some guidance, maybe you need someone like me to work alongside your marketing team or even to build your whole marketing strategy for you?
Digital Marketing Strategy – Done With You
Maybe you just need some direction and guidance with your current strategy, or you are starting from scratch. Either way you need it to work and failure isn’t an option. I will work with you or your team and I will guide you through the setup and implementation of your campaign. So, let’s have a chat, look at your plans and get things moving.
Digital Marketing Strategy – Done For You
Perhaps you just haven’t got the time or the staff members to implement your campaign. Not to worry I will work with you to get your digital marketing strategy right and I will build the whole campaign for you. You can get on with doing what you do best whilst I take care of building your campaign for you.
You may have your own marketing team, but there may be gaps in their knowledge. Maybe some are strong with email marketing but not quite up to speed with Facebook Marketing. Whatever your digital marketing team needs, I can pop along and give them the help and support they need.
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How We Find £10K In ANY Business Within 10 Minutes
I know, you are probably thinking yeah, right heard all that before! No honestly by looking at a few areas of any business, it’s advertising, it’s sales processes we always find that extra hidden revenue.