After completing her MA in journalism in 2009, our founder Alison Battisby began blogging and running a hyperlocal community website for the people of Dalston in London. She quickly developed a passion for social media and took her first social media role at a top digital marketing agency in London’s Soho. As the social media industry was emerging in London, Alison was consulting clients including Tesco, BBC, and John Lewis.
A Trip to Peru
In 2013, Alison set off on an adventure around South America. It was in Peru, whilst eating the most millennial of breakfasts along with now husband and business partner Richard, that the idea of Avocado Social was born.
Avocado Social was born
They discussed the opportunities that social media presented and the challenges of harnessing its full potential. Alison wanted to help business owners understand the power of social media marketing and give them the tools to market their brand online.
Avocado Social was born in 2014 and in the ensuing years, we have provided training, consultancy, strategy, and marketing support to hundreds of organisations across a multitude of market areas.
Since setting up the business we have become Facebook Certified Digital Marketing Associates. We have worked with Facebook and Instagram on a number of campaigns to spread awareness and knowledge about their products.