Why social video is both the best and most frustrating format for marketeers 😄😡🎥

Why social video is both the best and most frustrating format for marketeers 😄😡🎥

October 19, 2017

We all know how dominant video has become in the last 18 months across social media. With advances in recording devices (i.e. phones!) and new social network features, video has become super simple and quick to produce and distribute. Furthermore, and of real interest to publishers and brands, video remains one of the few formats […]

The Facebook Topic Data saga continues…

The Facebook Topic Data saga continues…

September 6, 2017

I first wrote about the opportunities that Facebook Topic Data presents in August 2015. Two years later and it’s been a long, winding and ultimately frustrating road for us end users. However, there may be new light at the end of the tunnel with Facebook potentially making a sharp turn in that road… hopefully towards Successville […]

$$$ Why do brands think Facebook ads must  cost the earth? $$$

$$$ Why do brands think Facebook ads must cost the earth? $$$

July 24, 2017

Over the last 18 months or so, the most prominent topic of conversation I’ve had with brands, both big and small, is paid social. And while there’s generally an understanding of the opportunity, the actual allocation of the budget still seems to lack clarity.

Our services:

We provide our clients with a wide range of services such as running global audits, developing playbooks, advising on social media management tools and delivering training.


Why do I need slp consulting?:

Drawing on 13 years of management consulting, agency and client-side experience, we combine strong process, creativity and real experience of what works and what doesn’t. Plus we’ve been lucky enough to support some of the biggest UK brands across a range of sectors.


About us:

slp consulting was founded by Simon Preece in 2014, former management consultant and head of social at Sainsbury’s. The objective? To help organisations better manage the impact of social media on their consumers, prospects and employees.


Client testimonials

The level of social media expertise Simon was able to apply to the diagnostic was invaluable.

Tom Denford, Chief Strategy Officer, ID Comms

I don’t think we will ever see a better use of this type of [social data] analysis.

Neil Douthwaite, Insight Manager, Syren Strategy

Your research and presentation was insightful and educational. We found it very useful that you provided us with clear, easy to implement short term actions as well as great long term improvements and strategy.

Nina Ghita, Marketing Manager, ROX Jewellery

The team thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and found the guidance really useful. It’s set us on the right path for developing our approach.

Robyn Glen, Head of Digital, Slimming World

The quality of the work is fantastic and Simon has the ability to work both as a consultant who dips in and out but he can also take control of projects and keep the momentum going end to end.

Katie Lee, Managing Director, Gravity Road

The workshop was superb, and from the flow of ideas I’ve had from the team since, it’s clearly made a big impact and excited them as well. The session was exactly what we wanted.

Chris Hall, Customer Response Manager, The FA

Simon’s knowledge is both broad & deep & one can have confidence knowing here is someone who has devised & implemented successful social media campaigns for one of the country’s best known retail brands.

Pauline Kent, Director, Satellite PR

Simon’s recommendations have been instrumental in helping us focus our social media strategy. It’s been great working with someone so knowledgeable, creative and fun and who has helped demystify the dark art of ‘social’ for us.

Camilla Woodhouse, Programme Director, Marketing Academy

Simon is one of the few marketers with real expertise and a proven track record in making social media work for brands. With a great business brain, a profound understanding of social media, brand and customers – and a creative streak!

Tamsin Boardman, Head of Digital Brand, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets