Special to the Press
BRISTOL - The marketing consultancy Journey Communications opened a location in Bristol and aims to provide effective and affordable services to local businesses.
Journey Communications offers an array of marketing services to small businesses. Those include budgeting, marketing and business planning, advertising through social media, the web and press releases, providing media training and much more.
Though they only opened two weeks ago, the consultancy is already working with a local basement remodeling agency and designing websites for real estate agents.
“Small business owners often have two options,” said owner Chelsea O’Donnell. One is to work with a marketing agency, she explained, which can cost thousands of dollars. The second is to hire someone internally, which can also be expensive to employ someone with experience.
Journey Communications offers a third option.
Since the consultancy works with only small and medium sized businesses, they are more affordable than the other options, said O’Donnell.
O’Donnell’s company tailors their services to each business’ individual goals so they can see improvement in their business quickly. The company also takes into account businesses’ budgets.
As a Bristol native, O’Donnell is excited to be working in her hometown after several years away.
On her visits to Bristol before she opened a location there, local business owners frequently asked her for help in marketing. Knowing there was a demand for her expertise, O’Donnell set up an office in the city.
One piece of advice O’Donnell tells to business owners is to “never give up.”
“Being a small business owner is really tough,” said O’Donnell. “However, with new technology and new platforms available to us, both old and new business owners can expand their reach.”
O’Donnell started Journey Communications in 2015 and has clients in New York City, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia.
She works with various industries, such as food and beverage, hospitality, health, technology, home improvements, real estate, financial services and more.
Journey Communications is located at 17 Divinity St. More information is available on their website, www.journeycomm.com .