Ben Duong

everything's better in the north

I’m a freelance marketing consultant based in Sheffield. My career started in London. In that time, 2000 to 2006, I worked at various marketing agencies, and managed clients such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Heathrow Express, 02, and Carphone Warehouse.

Since then I’ve mainly worked with businesses in Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Too many projects to mention, however, highlights could include showcasing the Sheffield region’s creative and cultural offering on behalf of Sheffield City Council, or helping on the social media for Sheffield Food Festival. Managing the launch and branding for award-winning Japanese restaurant WasabiSabi, or been asked to help on the PR for Warp on the Warp20 celebrations.

In the past few years I’ve been busy leading the marketing for Cloud Galacticos, a Salesforce consultancy. I managed its major relaunch in 2017, and currently oversee all aspects of the company’s marketing.

'Ben helped us on several IXLeeds events. He has good attention to detail, understands the nuances of event planning and management, and overall he's great to work with.'Emma Frost, Communications Director, IXLeeds

'Ben has helped us developed our social media strategy. We're more involved in supporting all our artists, highlighting what they're up to, and connecting with other creative establishments across the UK.'David French, Co-Owner, AWOL Studios

'The North marketing agency helped us with our branding when we launched and has helped us create a strong brand for the restaurant with great results.'Rita Pham, Owner, WasabiSabi

'The North marketing agency has been instrumental in our success since 2013 – managing our website including regular blogs and SEO, overseeing our social media platforms, and just being there for any marketing stuff that needs attention.'Phil Walton, Owner, Cloud Galacticos

'We've used The North marketing agency's services for several years now, which includes working on our website, PR and advertising. Ben is organised, honest, and has great communication skills.'Phil Oxley, Managing Director, J&M Storage Systems Ltd

'Ben's creative, digital and cultural connections in Sheffield (and beyond) are second to none. He knows how to put creativity into action – taking fresh ideas and turning them into workable, innovative, events to a packed out audience. I have total confidence in his ability to make things happen.'Amy Carter, Head of Arts, Sheffield City Council