My name is Paul Williamson and I’m Managing Director of Realia Marketing. Realia is an integrated marketing agency, which means we cover all bases: strategic planning, branding, digital marketing, public relations, graphic design, copywriting and much more – including a unique Payment by Results model and our novel Opportunities to Engage service.
Our clients are based across a wide range of sectors, including construction, healthcare, financial services insurance, and charities; both within the UK and across the globe.
Our Creatively yours™ proposition is built on our heritage of delivering intelligent marketing solutions coupled with the level of care every client deserves. Essentially, there is no compromise.
The agency was started on the premise that if we looked after clients well, they would look after us in return and so, together, we have grown and prospered – that’s why our clients stay with us for twice the usual average. Today our mission remains clear: ‘To make our clients lives easier and better every day by delivering creative intelligence’ and although we have grown substantially, everyone here subscribes to that mission.
Location – Folkestone
Being based alongside Folkestone’s buzzing Creative Quarter has been fantastic for our business. We’re just 50 minutes away from central London on the high-speed train, so visiting clients and attending industry events is a breeze. Also, with all the great restaurants and pubs in the area, we never run out of places to entertain our international clients when they come to visit us!
Advantages of Folkestone
Fortunately, Folkestone benefits from good value office rental costs, meaning the Creative Quarter is thriving with businesses like ours. Lower overall costs of doing business mean we can invest more on training, development and CSR; something we at Realia place huge importance on.
Besides being an excellent location for business, it’s handy for our staff, too. It’s easily accessible and car parking is never a problem. We love being able to work at the pace of a London agency while getting to enjoy the wonderful Folkestone seaside on our lunch breaks!
Support / Networking
Realia has always been very supportive of charitable organisations, including the Moody Cows; an international, women’s 7s team. Besides supporting sports teams, we’re also a Corporate Sponsor of the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, sponsor of the Shepway Sports Trust, a supporter of Pilgrims Hospice and sponsor of Abigail’s Footsteps, a national charity focused on stillbirth bereavement.
Surround yourself with brilliant minds. Running your own thing is a lonely business and you will need a shoulder or a brain from time to time, just to help you rationalise. And whatever challenges you face, remember to celebrate success too!