Hello, I’m Gill Sharpe and I founded Sharpe Social in 2017 after 20 years in the publishing industry, honing my direct marketing skills whilst working for brands including The Economist and The Guardian. Throughout my career I have looked after the subscribers and, in order to retain them, developed in-life communication strategies. I was able to transfer my skills and launch Sharpe Social to support small business to achieve their goals.
Having worked for years using data, A/B testing, multi-channel marketing and making decisions based on data, social media and social advertising were an ideal fit for me. The data is all there and readily available. A direct marketers dream! I upskilled and gained an Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing and I’m certified Facebook and Instagram Ads strategist.
I’m passionate about helping my clients get the most out of social media to really maximise the impact for their business. The world of social media is constantly changing and evolving, with new platforms being launched and existing ones being constantly updated. It’s my mission to keep up to date with all the latest revisions and trends, so that my clients are ahead of the game. Whether it’s the launch of Instagram reels or updates to Facebook ads, you can rest assured that I’m always aware of the latest industry developments.
I currently have a varied client base ranging from businesses based in social enterprise and newly founded small businesses, to established B2B clients, all of which span a range of industries.
I work from home in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire with my husband and two children. I love coffee and adore my Nespresso machine. It’s perfect for working from home. When I’m not working I enjoy walking around the Hertfordshire countryside for peace, time to breath and inspiration!
Supporting the growth of Elementum Journal
Elementum Journal is a journal of nature and story. An independent publication published in Dorset.
Working With Cancer are a Social Enterprise focused on changing the conversation about work and cancer. Supporting employers and employees with experienced coaching, training & consultancy.
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- Facebook & Instagram Ads 100% 100%
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Gill carved out a space for Working With Cancer on two already crowded social media platforms and successfully connected us to potential customers. Gill is a highly creative and resourceful person with a strong understanding of social media. She is also a pleasure to work with.
Barbara Wilson, Working With Cancer
Gill is entirely trustworthy, professional and dependable. Her success as a SMM is, in part, due to her using factual and measurable data to inform her decisions coupled with a good instinct and an intuitive understanding of those using the platforms. She’s a pleasure to work with and I particularly appreciated her great sense of humour – an attribute that should never be overlooked!
Jay Armstrong, Elementum
We’ve had Gill onboard running our Facebook ads and our Facebook page since the beginning as it was vital to us that we had someone who knew how to run successful targetted ads and we knew that wasn’t our strong point. Gill has constantly guided us through using Facebook for maximum brand exposure and converting sales. We thoroughly enjoy having her as part of our team.
Lauren Derrett, Wear ’em Out
I totally recommend Gill as the person to walk you through Facebook ads in a Power Hour. I had a tiny bit of experience from when I originally trained as a Social Media Manager but I hadn’t used my knowledge in ages and so had forgotten so much – and Facebook have made loads of changes too. Gill walked me through the process and was great at helping me understand what was possible. In fact, I came away feeling really enthused and wanting to do more! Thanks Gill – you made Facebook Ads look so much less scary.
Anja Stobbart, Social Media Manager