The Five Best South Hampshire Marketing Companies to Look Out for in 2021


If you’re a small or medium-sized business in Hampshire looking to capitalise on a year of regeneration, there’s never been a better time to find a local company in the area to focus on your digital marketing needs. Read our top five digital marketing companies to watch out for in 2021 in our latest blog.

South Hampshire is a current hotbed for marketing companies as we head into a new year faced with renewed optimism following a largely pandemic stricken 2020.

If you’re a small or medium-sized business in this region looking to capitalize on a year of regeneration, there’s never been a better time to outsource your digital and traditional marketing needs.

We’ve put together a list of who we feel are the best marketing companies in Hampshire right now.

Rebellion Marketing

Founded and run by digital marketing entrepreneurs Laura Martin and Jade Scotney, this is a digital marketing company with a unique selling point. They have developed their own social media creation and scheduling tool named SocialRebel.

If you’re looking for a platform to take care of your social media planning, graphic design and idea logging, SocialRebel might be the tool for you. It allows you to schedule posts across your social media channels as well as collaborate and share content ideas with your team.

Having an in-house tool is a new take on the social media agency model, and could be a great fit for those of you looking to roll your sleeves up and do a lot of the content work in-house.

You can check them out here –

Hope McKellar PR

Hope McKellar is the former Business Editor at The News in Portsmouth. After her contract came to an end, she realised that she had a love for not just reporting on local businesses, but for helping them grow.

Today, Hope runs a PR and digital communications agency that helps businesses and brands in the Portsmouth and wider Hampshire region secure the attention and traction they need to attract new clients.

Her many contacts within local publications and multimedia outlets obviously give her an advantage over many other PR firms. Having been on the other side of the fence, (as Hope says herself ‘the dark side’ she knows what journalists, editors, and broadcasters are looking for in both written and visual content and how businesses can ensure their content is used every time.

You can check out her website here –

Minuteman Press Portsmouth

Direct Mail advertising has surged this year as a result of the pandemic with more people forced to work from home and having more time. Research by audience measurement firm Jicmail reports 88% of consumers paid much more attention to flyers landing on their doormats than before lockdown, interacting with each item of mail 4.5 times on average.

It is no surprise that one of the companies to look out for specialises in this niche. Minuteman Press Portsmouth started in July 2019 and is run by Derek Vidgen and print everything from business cards, flyers and leaflets to promotional products.

You can find out more about the range of products including how you can use Print and Promotional Products more effectively in 2021 here

Heather Hulbert Designs

Heather has almost 20 years of graphic design experience under her belt and over the last eight years, she’s honed her skills further to cover website design. More specifically, her focus is on User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design, and 2020 marks her first full year in business.

She has worked with a number of physical and online businesses across Hampshire on WordPress UX and UI, creating website experiences that lead to better visitor metrics and increased sales figures. 

If you want a WordPress site that is beautiful as it is functional, then make sure to check out her website here –

McGinn and Dolphin

Of course, we couldn’t let you go without mentioning ourselves here at McGinn and Dolphin. We’ve been helping clients to navigate their web, email, and social presence since 2009.  

This year has seen us secure some excellent results despite the economic challenges many companies have faced. For instance, we managed to help a legal firm offering vital advice and support to businesses struggling due to the pandemic to more than triple their email open rate to 35%.  

On the web side of our business, we’ve designed and created several new websites (on a range of content management systems) and have since helped them rank number one for competitive local search terms with our supporting SEO services.

This year also marked the launch of our handy monthly website maintenance packages, which combines our SEO work with vital site tasks that maintain your website’s performance.

Final Thoughts

There has never been so much choice for businesses based in Hampshire looking to grow their online presence in 2021. No matter who you decide to approach, they are bound to excel in their chosen specialism.

If you would like to learn how we can help you here at McGinn and Dolphin, just schedule a discovery call to talk about your business needs today.   

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Ali Dolphin is a UK-based marketing expert specialising in digital marketing. His expertise includes content writing, website design, and technology. Ali regularly provides insights and blogs on various aspects of digital marketing.

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