Hi, I'm Di Gates
I run a collaboration consultancy called Stick Theory, helping clients big and small to connect with customers, build their brands and thrive during periods of change.
Growing a business these days is tricky. Spend too long on your strategy and it’s already out of date; don’t plan enough and your delivery falls short. At Stick Theory our collaborative approach strikes the perfect balance, combining meaningful insights and creative ideas to develop communication plans that work.
As a virtual consultancy, our delivery model is completely flexible. I tend to work with client leadership teams, collaborating closely to understand context, build customer understanding, develop key propositions and create actionable delivery plans.
I then have a trusted team of associates: smart-thinking, hard-working experts in all things content, design and digital. They can be pulled into projects as much or as little as needed, depending on the client’s own in-house skills and resources. Simple.
How it works
You can engage Stick Theory for short (min. 4 weeks) or long-term projects. If you just need an injection of fresh thinking, you may work solely with Di. If you need new tools or delivery support, the wider team can join in too. Together we focus on:
Insight-based and data-driven ideas to unblock problems and provide new direction. Perfect if you’re launching new products or services, responding to increasing competition, or needing to reinvent or strengthen your brand.
Creative ways to communicate your brand and articulate your unique proposition. Includes brand strategy and creative development, multi-media marketing materials, thought leadership content, websites, apps and digital tools.
Agile planning and project management to achieve short-term goals or long-term change. Plans can cover brand strategy, content and communications, marketing tactics, new product development, recruitment and culture change.