Freelance Digital Consultant

As a digital consultant and advertising specialist I work with both agencies looking to advance their services, and ambitious businesses looking to supercharge their digital strategies.

With 15 years experience across digital strategy, pay per click, search engine optimisation, programmatic advertising, Website design and development, display advertising, and affiliate marketing there is not much I can’t help with. Having worked for the leading agencies in Manchester and the North West I have delivered for some of the biggest brands in the country.

Manchester Based, International Experience

I live in Bolton, but have spent the last decade working around the centre of Manchester. However the nature of digital technology means wherever you are in the world I can work with you. I have consulted for many businesses in London and love spending time in the capital. I have also consulted remotely for international businesses requiring digital support. So whether you are London, Leeds, Newcastle or Norway I am sure there is a way I can help.

In terms of what I bring to your business. I am a digital native with a realistic approach to what can be delivered. I am not going to propose Snap, if your audience is 60+. And if I think your website needs work, then whats the point on driving more traffic to it? I have a pragmatic approach to my digital consulting and will make sure whatever your goals, a plan is put in place to achieve them.

I have a particular passion for advertising and marketing technology, and utilising it to supercharge your advertising efforts. I love getting into the detail of technical projects and driving innovative solutions using the power of technology.

There are many types of digital project I can help with, but some of the common digital challenges I have helped businesses overcome include:

  • Digital advertising audits and strategy development
  • Digital agency and partner selection
  • Service delivery for agencies
  • Marketing automation through technology
  • Digital transformation projects
  • Programmatic technology implementation
  • PPC and Paid Social Strategy and Implementation
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategy
  • Social Media Strategy and Implementation

As well as being a digital consultant, I am also a conference organiser, speaker and moderator and a regular judge for the UK Search Awards and Biddable Media Awards. All of which helps keep me at the forefront of digital and search and the groundbreaking work being done in the market.

When I have a spare minute I also like to write. And a few years ago I wrote an EBook (available at the link below) covering the future of advertising in a world of data, technology, and the connection of everything.

>EBook on the Future of Advertising<<

What they say about me:

Don’t just take my word for it, here is what some of my clients have said about me and my work with them:

“Rob brought an unbelievable level of knowledge, which coupled with his commercial experience allowed him to make a real difference to the business. And to top it all off, he’s an absolute pleasure to work with!” Tom Smith – CEO, 7th Minute

“I had the honour of working with him and he was nothing but amazing” Andrew Head – Digital Marketing Manager, Well Pharmacy Group

“I had the pleasure of working with Rob as we brought our programmatic management in-house. His experience was invaluable as we evaluated different platforms and he was instrumental in guiding our strategy across display and video.” Craig Jackson – Head of Marketing, Leesa Sleep

“Thank you Rob for your support and your great work to date. We all agreed you immediately understood our business needs and challenges and have helped us identify areas for growth & improvement.” Strategy Manager, Manchester Agency

“If I was making out a fantasy team of digital talent, his name would be first on the sheet!” Director, Global Agency

“Great to work with, consistently conscientious, bringing his high standards to everything he did.” Senior Manager, BT Telecom

If you wish to contact me via the contact form, by email on or via twitter @RobWeatherhead