17 years of specialist digital marketing strategy

Founder & CEO of the IDEA OF NOW group of companies, I help businesses and business leaders learn the skills needed to create personal or company growth within 90 days. The time is NOW.

I'm Simon Turnbull, a digital marketing expert.

Founder of ION Marketing. I help businesses increase their online presence and achieve success in the digital world. Discover how I can help your business grow and stand out in the competitive realm of marketing.

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About Me

A passionate digital marketing professional with over 17 years of experience in the field. Throughout my career, I have worked with a wide range of clients, from small businesses to large corporations, providing strategic solutions and tangible results.

My approach is based on creating customized strategies that combine sales and marketing knowledge, with individual skills, to create transformation within 90 days.

Over 17+ years I have supported renowned companies and organisations with marketing growth and business training.

Jul 2023
Founder & CEO
July 2023 - Present
ION IGNITE is redefining the digital marketing landscape for small and medium businesses. We believe that SMEs deserve a partnership built on transparency, flexibility and results, not the disappointments of the past.
Our straightforward, engaging digital marketing solutions provide flexible monthly subscriptions so that the pressure is squarely on us to achieve results. Forget about long-term contracts, risk or hidden fees.
Jul 2023
Founder & CEO
July 2023 - Present
We work with businesses who have the courage to know that their project is too important to allow inaction to limit potential.
We work with businesses who believe that putting it all on the line is better than losing all of the momentum.We provide market-leading digital talent for businesses that fit between SMEs and industry leaders and who are ready to implement the strategy needed for growth.
Dec 2022
Managing Partner & Co-Owner
FIRESIDE Group · Full-time
Dec 2022 - Present · 7 mos
FIRESIDE is a rapidly growing full-service marketing agency helping small and medium businesses across the U.S. to increase revenue via targeted marketing channel execution.
May 2019
Founder & CEO
ION SUMMIT · Full-time
May 2019 - Present · 4 yrs 2 mos
ION SUMMIT is one of the UK's most experienced and strategic, specialist digital agencies, with offices in LATAM and Texas. We believe in advancing strategies NOW and producing results within 90 days, meaning that we walk the walk. We provide high value creative strategy, content, SEO consultancy, PPC, Social Media strategy, media campaigns, PR, design and development services. All based on 17+ years of experience. We produce direct work to select clients, as well as providing outsourced services to media agencies, whilst building bespoke technology that agencies will soon be able to license.
Jan 2017
Owner & CEO
Sports Fever UK · Full-time
Jan 2017 - Present · 6 yrs 6 mos
Sports Fever is a company with an 18+ year history of providing sport coaching services to local schools, as well as hosting holiday camps for children between the ages of 3-12. As well as improving working conditions for staff, such as implementing full-time employee contracts with holiday entitlement, I have created new branding and am currently working on a completely new website and growth plan.
Aug 2011
Self-Employed · Full-time
Aug 2011 - Jul 2019 · 8 yrs
Digital Consultancy for Domestic and International brands.
Cut cost per quote for AIG Mexico by 50% to produce its first profitable PPC campaign.
Seminars at AGM and Webinars for Russell Bedford's global offices.
Grew The IT Job Board's organic traffic from 25% to 45% by achieving continuously improving SEO results over 4 years across the UK, DE, NL & BE. Helped the company become attractive to the US tech career giant, Dice, who subsequently acquired the company.
Oct 2010
Managing Partner, Media
Oct 2010 - Jul 2011 · 10 mos
I headed up 20:20 Media, part of DMG (one of the largest digital agencies in the UK), through a difficult transitional period for the company. I joined the Group as New Business Director, but was asked to lead the Media services division after only one week at the company. I was responsible for Media, PPC & SEO results across brands including Oxfam, PokerStars, Nestle & Assurant Solutions.

As well as being responsible for 20 staff, product development and new business, I also coordinated Social Media services across the 20:20 group. I left to create a start-up with the former Group CEO.
Nov 2009
Head of Sales & Marketing
Direct Traffic Media
Nov 2009 - Oct 2010 · 1 yr
Lead creative, strategy, marketing and sales across SEO, Social Media, PPC, Web Design, Creative and Email. Also spoke on behalf of DTM at key industry events such as Internet World. Won numerous clients such as Guide Dogs for the Blind, and led the team through 5 pitches that made the agency the Online PR Agency for Sony Europe across 5 product launches. I also led key meetings with brands such as Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dealchecker and ULookUBook.com.
Jun 2008
Business Development Manager, Europe
LinkShare, a Rakuten company
Jun 2008 - Nov 2009 · 1 yr 6 mos
Responsible for the continuing growth of LinkShare, the largest global Affiliate Network, in the UK market.
Jul 2007
Business Development Manager
iCrossing UK
Jul 2007 - Jun 2008 · 1 yr
iCrossing is one of the most progressive digital agencies in the UK, and now internationally. I consulted on different digital products, helping brands to better understand and implement Social Media Listening & Strategy, SEO and Paid Media solutions.
Feb 2006
Business Development Consultant
Latitude Group
Feb 2006 - Jul 2007 · 1 yr 6 mos
Advising businesses on how to increase traffic and conversion via search engine marketing. Latitude is one of the largest SEM agencies in Europe. Closed $2.5m USD in revenue inside 1.5 years across PPC & SEO, including brands such as MacDonald Hotels & Resorts and Red Letter Days.

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My testimonials are the fruit of sincere approval from my clients, colleagues and peers who have experienced benefits and success from my work.

Simon & his team @ ION have provided AccorHotels with a best-in-class online strategy that will differentiate both the ibis & Novotel brands in a crowded ...

Daniel Morgan

Senior Marketer | Digital Transformation

Simon is an extremely focused and determined indvidual. He aims for perfection and is prepared to lead by example.

Ben Langdon

Chairman Class35

Simon is a great service provider - always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the job is done. He always ensured the goods were delivered.

Alasdair McNee

Tourism consultant

On the projects we worked together on, Simon was a pleasure to work with - personable and positive, as well as driven and highly organised.

Jan Moys

Head of Content

I've worked with Simon at 2020, where he was managing the media part of the business. Simon struck me as being very professional and with a deep ...

Bruno V.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Simon is a very approachable guy, who masterfully and seamlessly aces anything he’s involved in. He is highly versed in anything digital and ...

Baba Bojang

Co-Founder & CTO at IO

Simon is a driven, hardworking and dedicated person. He does everything with passion and knows a good opportunity when it presents itself

Ana Crespo

Senior Content Creator

Simon took the time and effort to provide me with the best possible solution for the company I worked for at the time.

Veronica Stenberg

Digital Strategy
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