People Announcement: Welcome to our new Community Manager

People Announcement: Welcome to our new Community Manager

It is with huge regret that I have to announce that Ben Horsley-Summer will no longer be supporting Agency Local in our marketing efforts. Ben has been promoting Agency Local for nearly a year and has become an integral part of the team. He has taken up an opportunity for a longer term contract which is a wonderful chance for him and his business to go in a new direction. 

Ben won’t become a total stranger; he has accepted my offer of a Lifetime Membership in recognition for his contribution, so hopefully we will be seeing him at events and in huddles in the future.  

Agency Local announces new Community & Marketing Manager 

Every community needs someone who is totally focused on those that contribute and engage in a community. I am really pleased to announce that Agency Local has now discovered such a person! 

Please welcome Lisa Mills who is the new Agency Local Community Manager!!

Lisa is a rare blend of seasoned marketeer and people person. She therefore possesses the ideal credentials – she is a marketeer looking after a community of creative people involved in the marketing process. 

I would like everyone involved in the Agency Local community to give her a very warm welcome as I know you will. 

What will she be doing? 

Well, she has a number of key roles including:  

  • She will be that main day to day contact for Agency Local members – answering any questions you may have 
  • She will be getting to know each and every one of you, what you do and what is your ‘zone of excellence’ 
  • She will be promoting you as members where she can
  • She will be encouraging you to come to as many Agency Local events as possible

Lisa will also be promoting Agency Local and our activities, taking over from Ben on the marketing front.  She will also be looking for new members and will be instrumental in welcoming them to the community when they join. 

All members can expect a call from Lisa in the near future as she contacts you to introduce herself properly. 

A little bit about Lisa in her in her own words: 

I am a results driven marketing professional with a proven track record in marketing management, strategy development, campaign management, lead generation, events and digital marketing. I am passionate about meeting new people while building and nurturing relationships. 

I love what Chris is creating with Agency Local and am really pleased to be a part of the team. I am looking forward to meeting with, and getting to know all the members very soon.” 

Please can you give a big Agency Local welcome to Lisa.  

Read more about Lisa at

Contact Lisa at or in the Slack community channels

Membership news: Agency Local is growing up

Membership news: Agency Local is growing up

Many of you will know that in May Agency Local celebrated its second birthday – not in the style we would like however for me it is a milestone.

Over the two years we have come from a single evening event to test the waters – to see if there was an appetite for owners of marketing agencies to come together to be inspired, to learn, to collaborate and to support each other as a community.

We have come a long way
We have grown into a membership organisation where we offer learning and development opportunities in abundance. 

  • Events: Ask the Expert webinars every two weeks, Insight events every two months – as well as the Book Club
  • Collaboration opportunities: in our Agency Huddles and in the community Slack group
  • Discounts on Agency Services: access to a growing Marketplace with our partner organisations 
  • Content Library: a year and half of recorded events covering a plethora of topics to help you run a better business, as well as the Book Club
  • Agency Development: ‘Better Together Groups’ (planning your agency growth), ‘Soundingboard Power Hours’ and one to one mentoring and coaching
  • Member Promotion: Agency Local actively support and promote members where possible

Growing Membership

The membership is growing month on month with new members joining and able to access all these benefits. I believe now more than ever agency owners need a supportive community around themselves.

My aim is to build a solid community where people are committed to supporting each other and working together. Having a strong community will assist in Agency Local continuing to innovate by developing services and opportunities that meet our committed aims: helping its members build stronger agency business and helping the owners become better leaders.

We are the only agency community that is totally focused on the smaller (less than £1 million) turnover agencies. 

Future Membership 

I do not expect people to become a member without experiencing what Agency Local has to offer. From the 1st June we are introducing a ‘Months free trial’ – a ‘try before you buy’ offer. When you sign up you will be able to access all the opportunities, services and benefits that Agency Local offers. At the end of the free trial you have the choice to cancel or continue your membership. 

Existing ‘Community’ members that currently enjoy access to some Slack channels in the online community will be invited to join on the month’s trial, which will provide an opportunity to experience and access the parts of the membership that are currently not available to them. 

Your Community 

These are exciting times. I am really looking forward to developing Agency Local – we have many plans! However, at the end of the day Agency Local belongs to the members – I want to develop Agency Local into the community that serves you the best and supports you in your agency journey.

Onwards and upwards, and I look forward to having you as part of this exciting journey.

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