Jon Ellard is a results-driven digital marketing consultant who isn’t afraid to tell owner managers that they’re getting it wrong. For example, he once asked a room full of managing directors if their staff were onboard with their social media plan. With a room full of resounding yeses, he then played the phone conversations he had with their front of house team members - needless to say that 75% of the staff spoken to didn’t even know what channels the business was on, let alone what content was being shared.
Jon is a co-owner of Urban Element and spent 15 years as a Managing Director, where he was responsible for the marketing, sales, and financial side of the business. Prior to this he ran his own direct marketing company – Ellard Marketing Ltd, and previously spent 4 years as Marketing Manager for a Management Consultancy in Gloucestershire.
Jon’s wealth of experience has allowed him to build a strong industry knowledge and gain a reputation for identifying and solving businesses’ digital marketing issues and delivering real results.
Jon’s very first client was not of the human kind – instead, he was a beer drinking Shetland pony called Sparky. Jon lead his digital campaign and PR, and Sparky went on to find International fame with appearances on Blue Peter, and German and Japanese news programmes. The Country Inn that owned Sparky saw business increase overnight.
As Jon has got older and wiser more of his experience and work lies in the professional services, manufacturing and engineering sectors.
He has shared his insights at conferences up and down the country and also in Dusseldorf, Germany - although he does admit to forgetting to take a translator along, which caused some smiles from around the room.
Jon is an ambassador for West Oxfordshire charity SpecialEffect - who help those with disabilities enjoy video games - a role he enjoys and takes great pride in.
He is a loving husband and father, and when he can find the time enjoys playing golf, poker, and training to run half marathons.
To find out how Jon can help you get more out of your digital marketing strategy, drop him an email giving a brief overview of your company and the issues you’re facing.
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