Keep it simple. Have a personality. Be remembered. Talk so your customers listen.

Marketing doesn't need to be complicated. So I don't make it complicated. If you can't find your way or are too close to the wood to see the trees, I can help your brand to shine and your business to grow.

Andrew Stark Marketing York
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Hello, I’m Andrew Stark.
No-nonsense marketing consultant and coach.

I help individuals and organisations to understand, simplify and communicate not just what they do but why they do it.
This helps them to create a clearer and more distinct proposition for their customers and creates a more effective market presence.
I do this by working with you, not just for you.

Time to tell your story. Let me help.

Marketing Consultant

Consultant, freelancer, portfolio director – there’s many names to what this is. In short, it’s where I work as a contributing member of your team to deliver change.

Marketing Coach

I love working with individuals to help them better define what they do, understand their niche and give practical support and advice in how to exploit this.

“DELIVER & TRANSFORM”

Consultant / Portfolio Director

“RESET & GROW”

1-2-1 Coaching

WHAT MY CLIENTS HAVE SAID
Testimonial Slider - Henry Willard - Nov 2022
He's proved to me that I can be effective and disciplined at marketing myself without needing to find another 5 hours in the day.
Andrew is an exceptionally diligent individual who listens, cares, and helps in a way that is so refreshing and reassuring.

He immediately took a caring, genuine interest in me and my business and offers balanced advice, suggestions and recommendations whilst working with me to set goals at a realistic pace.
Testimonial Slider - Centre Stage Oct 2022
Andrew quickly demonstrated his understanding of the challenges within the retail sector.
Working with Andrew has been a pleasure.
He helped me at a time where I was trying to achieve a lot in a small window of time - setting up my own business.
He quickly demonstrated his understanding of the challenges within the retail sector, and built a website which clearly reflected my business and the services I operated within.
Graeme Charters
Managing Director
CentreStage Leasing
Testimonial Slider - Katie Miller - Oct 2022
Andrew led me to conclusions and breakthroughs by helping me to better understand what I wanted.
Andrew not only provided a level head and years of experience, but he showed genuine interest in what I did. He was never prescriptive in terms of what I should do – instead he led me to conclusions and breakthroughs by helping me to better understand what I wanted.
Testimonial Slider - Incremental - Nov 2022
He's been instrumental in the evolution of our brand and positioning and has noticeably raised our profile in the global rail technology market.
Andrew has been a part of Incremental's growth story for several years now.
He's been instrumental in the evolution of our brand and positioning and has noticeably raised our profile in the global rail technology market.
It's a pleasure to work with Andrew - and he fits seamlessly into our team.
Daniel Lee-Bursnall
Founding Partner and CEO
Incremental Ltd
Testimonial Slider - Andy Gibb - Nov 2022
Andrew has this amazing ability to create order from the chaos of my brain.
He is always able to interpret my thoughts and ideas and apply logic and rationale, which then shapes it into a compelling business proposition.
Andrew has this amazing ability to create order from the chaos of my brain.
He is always able to interpret my thoughts and ideas and apply logic and rationale,
which then shapes it into a compelling business proposition.
Andy Gibb
Safeguarding Trainer
& Entrepreneur
Andy Gibb &Stark Marketing York
Testimonial Slider - Old Smithy - Oct 2022
His work with Old Smithy has shown how much he immerses himself into the needs of both the retailer and the customer and the decision processes associated with each.
Andrew really understands the drinks market and has a particular passion for whisky. His work with Old Smithy has shown how much he immerses himself into the needs of both the retailer and the customer and the decision processes associated with each.
Old Smithy has been a great success for us - with clear in-store presence, content pitched at the right level and visual appeal which gives larger brands a run for their money.
Katie Pinder
Retail Manager
Old Smithy Whisky
Testimonial Slider - Rich Dobson - Oct 2022
provided the perfect foundations for
me to build my business on.
Andrew has provided the perfect foundations for
me to build my business on.
Starting with a brand identity which underpins all other aspects of
my communications and marketing -
he understood the brief, and then some.
Richard Dobson
Managing Director
RDS Safety Management Ltd
Testimonial Slider - WWC - Nov 2022
provided the perfect foundations for
me to build my business on.
'Starky' has been a trusted partner for many years.
It's hard to put into words the value he's added to our organisation -
from dragging us into a more modern world to meet out customer demands online, or positioning us well in front of prestigious Michelin-Starred chefs and restaurants - he's been very instrumental for which we are extremely grateful.
Julian Kaye
Managing Director & Keeper of the Quaich
Wright Wine & Whisky Company
Testimonial Slider - Enviro - Oct 2022
The feedback I received from our sessions with Andrew was fantastic.
The feedback I received from our sessions with Andrew was fantastic.
He's clearly passionate about creating communications which customers can understand.
Also, he challenged our thinking - helping us arrive at solutions rather than dictating what we should do.
I really enjoyed this approach.
Monica Puertolas
Project Lead
The Enviro Project, ES
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NEWS, THOUGHTS, BLOGS

FEB 21, 2024

Tech sales mistakes to avoid.

Imagine all the hard work of your sales and business development teams failing close to the final hurdle? The time, the cost – the frustration.

A large part of what I do is help organisations to consider these problems and resolve them before they’ve spent the time getting to that important meeting / proposal and presentation.

APR 28, 2023

The marketing power of whisky tasting.

A simple whisky tasting event, of done right, is so much more than just about tasting whisky.

From a marketing perspective it’s an opportunity to convert your audience from bystanders to brand advocates.

MAY 09, 2023

Learn to let go. (Aka ‘Shikita ga nai’)

I’m sure a lot of people now know the term “Ikigai” – life purpose.
It’s often used in coaching and personal development with regards to defining your personal meaning of life – taking into account your talents, passions and profession. Get this right, and your job isn’t really a job.

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