helping you re-frame the place and contribution of the audience in your strategy
to explore specific issues and help decision-making
helping you understand your baseline and measure change
guidance on appropriate programme decisions and how to communicate them
I work with you to question and re-position your vision and mission (especially on audiences) and to help you re-frame their place and contribution in their your planning. This can be in for your overall vision, or for a new project or offer.
Whether quantitative (surveys etc) or qualitative (focus groups, conversations, creative methodologies) I help you explore specific issues, or aid your strategic decision-making.
Both during implementation of change to aid refinement, or after implementation to create a new base-line of understanding.
On relevant programme development and/or communications strategy creation and implementation, particularly in situations where I mentor staff over an extended period to embed skills and new practice with them.
"Rachel brings a wealth of experience to her consultancy and works flexibly in any work situation presented to her. She fits in quickly and sensitively with fellow colleagues, and has found realistic solutions often with limited time or resources."
Rachel’s work for the Philharmonia, developing an audience development strategy for a complex project application, was simply outstanding.
The Audience Development Plan played a big part in our (successful) ACE NPO application and was commended in the feedback so thanks very much for your work on this.
I found Rachel to be extremely thorough and efficient. She was able to understand our needs immediately and was able to deliver the results we needed quickly, and also with attention to detail. Impressive!
You’ve done a great job and this has turned out into a very useful resource. What’s unique about your approach here is that data collection and interpretation are seen in the context of building relationships with venues, rather than as an end in themselves. It makes sense, but as we know it isn’t how it always translates on the ground… so this offers a good basis for sound Audience Development practice in the long term.
Rachel’s clarity of thought and strong communications skills, alongside her great interest and knowledge in the arts, were an invaluable contribution to developing our marketing strategy. I would strongly recommend her as a consultant.
Rachel’s consistently high standards of professionalism allowed her to be effective across a very wide range of responsibilities and her dedication to Tate’s needs meant she maximised the return to the organisation from the limited resources available to education.
Rachel has a unique ability to assimilate a range of complex artistic and social criteria and translate these into a meaningful strategy that speaks to the core values of the organisations involved.
Thank you sincerely for the time. I feel a touch more equipped to do some research and get to grips with all the data we do collect and how to use it to realise our mission.
There are so many thing we hadn’t thought about before. I can see how easily we can tweak this pack for other shows and as a template for our own marketing of teenage shows.
Rachel’s advice surgery was great value for money and helped us focus on creating a clear, concise message to potential clients.
I can’t recommend Rachel highly enough. She is incredibly experienced; and also calm, efficient and intuitive: exactly what a busy marketing department needs when it is struggling with exceptional workloads and needs a capable and trustworthy extra pair of hands.
We met with Rachel to produce a bespoke training day for our clients, a group of photographers setting up their own businesses. Rachel spent some time with us before the day to really understand our delegates, and was therefore able to design an agenda that was perfect for their level of understanding. The training day itself was a fantastic success with great feedback from our delegates, who have since gone on the really grasp the principles of marketing.