Raising status

Bondholder and award-winning social media agency Status Social says willingness to properly invest in social media has led to its turnover increasing by an astonishing 78% in the last 12 months.

The Cathedral Quarter-based company has seen every month but one since November 2017 break its month-to-month sales record.

Not only is turnover up, profit has increased by 84% and Status Social has increased its team by three.

The successful year has been bolstered by working with companies such as national pet retail chain, Kennelgate, national surveyors Fisher German and Allison Baby, which owns leading nursery brands, Joie, Graco and Nuna.

Director Mark Saxby said “2018 has been the year when many businesses have finally started to take social media seriously.

“They’ve realised that paying a social media enthusiast a few pounds to run their channels is a waste of time - and that they need to put some serious investment into social media to achieve their business objectives.”

Mark’s wife and fellow director, Kerry, said another breakthrough for Status Social was being able to report on significant sales being generated by their clients - proving Status Social’s services were worth investing in.

“We’ve had one client tell us they’re generating £18,000 a month thanks to our training, another has made £54,000 in the last six months and a third sold 1200 products when our team created and managed their social media accounts.

Status Social, which began nearly eight years ago, has also seen an increase in clients asking for help to use social media to recruit and provide customer service.

As well as financial success, Status Social also won the Derby Telegraph’s Contribution to the Community award, mainly thanks to its work addressing social media problems in schools. The schools work is due to be launched as a separate charity, Positive Social, in early 2019.