Richard. E. Simpson, Vice Chairman

Simpsons Malt

We engaged McDonough Marketing Communications to help us devise a
Marketing Strategy for each of our company’s divisional brands. This meant
engaging with stakeholders both in and out the business to develop plans for
alignment of resources available to us, to our goals. Natasha managed the project and we have found her an excellent communicator, motivated to understand our goals, capable of working to the highest standards whilst meeting the toughest of deadlines and very well connected to people who can help us improve our brand.

Without McDonough Marketing Communications, we could not have achieved in 3 years, what we have in 9 months. We consider them to be part of the Simpsons Malt family, our Marketing Team if you will.

Michaela Reaney, Managing Director


It is a pleasure to work with Natasha from McDonough Marketing Communications. She is extremely passionate about marketing and raising brand awareness; it is evident in everything she does.
She has worked hard to understand business objectives, our client profiles and our strategic goals to ensure the marketing plan supports our growth plans. A consummate professional, we’re excited to have Natasha as the driving force behind Gradvert’s marketing strategy.

Neil Wake, General Manager


I have enjoyed working with McDonough Marketing Communications who we engaged with at Flex-e-card. We were looking to work with an agency with considerable experience in the marketing field and help our business define its next chapter in terms of sustainable growth and MMC has helped us greatly by understanding our business, engaged with our clients and position us with a marketing strategy to help us achieve our goals. I would recommend Natasha and her team to any company and look forward to working in partnership in coming months and years.

David Copple, CEO


McDonough Marketing Communications has been a great find – Natasha lives and breathes marketing and really feels like an extension of our team. She instantly understood our software product, and was full of ideas and suggestions. The work we did on strategy has been clear and well thought out, and has helped us to focus on how to most effectively launch and grow the company. She has been fantastic at project managing the website build, and pulling together different specialised resources to make it a success. It has also been incredibly useful for me as a business owner to be able to bounce ideas off her and I couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Hilary Kinnair


Finding a company who is genuinely as passionate about your business as you are is not an easy task, but in McDonough Marketing Communications we have found this golden nugget. When we wanted to find the best route to market our company, Natasha’s marketing strategy, ideas, concepts and forward thinking was amazing. Natasha understood how to market a B2B software product, she understood our target markets and knew instinctively what we wanted to achieve, where we wanted to go and how to take us there. A huge thank you from i2B. Your professional, knowledgeable but approachable manner really make you a great company to work with.

Nicola Tynemouth, Director

New Results Training

Natasha worked with us on a new venture for New Results Training – a series of webinars based on LinkedIn. Natasha was excellent in helping us put together a plan of what to do, when to do it, how to do it and what to say – all pretty darn important. When you are trying something new, it’s good to have someone who knows their “stuff” and Natasha fitted the bill perfectly. We’re excited about working with Natasha again as I know she has so much to offer in terms of marketing strategy with a focus on measuring results.

Simon Kinnair, Owner

The Fish Quay Shop, Sunderland

The Fish Quay has been using McDonough Marketing Communications for only a few months, but we’ve already seen a vast increase in traffic to our social media pages during this time.  With the help of Natasha we’ve been able to better position ourselves in the marketplace. As we have only taken over The Sunderland Fish Quay for a short time, we wanted to bring it up to date and make the shop more accessible to people – with Natasha’s help we have done this.  Our first Facebook campaign was a roaring success seeing a return on investment in excess of 800%. This was all down to clever marketing techniques and timings of the Facebook ads.

Maggie Pavlou, Founder

People Gauge

It’s great to work with someone who is just as passionate about growing People Gauge as I am and it certainly feels like Natasha is really part of the People Gauge team. She always provides commercial evidence for all of the marketing we do and ensures we get the very best results from everything. I’d have no hesitation in recommending McDonough Marketing Communications to any other growing software business.

Louise Kennedy, Managing Director

Oculus HR

I wanted to work with an experienced marketing consultant that would understand my business, my sector and the opportunities for growth within our region. From my initial introduction to Natasha McDonough I knew that she would fit the bill perfectly. She became instantly committed to helping me grow my business, and went over and above what I expected to make sure I was provided with a comprehensive and achievable plan for lead generation.

Steve Hilleard CEO

Office Products International

MMC helped OPI prepare for a significant client presentation in Brussels. We wanted the presentation to stand out and to cover all our business offerings at a high level whilst remaining engaging.  Natasha made the presentation work by providing a strategic understanding of all of our products, and turning that into a storyboard to explain exactly what we wanted to get across, in an innovative way.

Ian Brown, Managing Director


Natasha’s engaging style and ability to demonstrate her depth of knowledge of the tech industry has allowed us to kick start our project with confidence. The innovative business model that Natasha offers means that Excelpoint benefits from someone that can manage the entire process – just like I’d expect by hiring a permanent in house marketing director, we get the benefit of one person managing many. We’re looking forward to increased growth over the next year through implementing Natasha’s strategy.