About Us

Purple Smudge is a multi disciplined Digital Marketing agency based in Brighton & Hove. Here at Purple Smudge our motto is simple ‘Connecting you with your customers’. Your customers are out there, sometimes you just need a little help in connecting with them. We love working with clients to help grow their business and customer base. Here at Purple Smudge we work with each client at the ‘next level’. We work with you to not only understand your business, customers but also how your team fits in with the wider picture. Ensuring a balanced equilibrium.

We help your businesses capitalise on the opportunities, success and see returns on your investment. We provide a combination of skills and qualities that allow us to work with clients across all the relevant digital marketing channels and technical aspects of your online strategy.

Investment is the key to our business, we invest time into all of our clients. ‘A day in the life of our client’ is how we absorb ourselves into each project we are involved in. We customise our strategy so that it aligns with the individual business needs and objectives. We appreciate that when it comes to digital marketing it most certainly isn’t a case of ‘one size fits all’.

With well over 15 years of combined Digital Marketing experience, we’re here to solve problems, drive success and build relationships. We’re not the biggest agency out there. That’s not what we want, we want to offer the best service and support to our clients. We are a trusted partner that works as an extension of your team, working seamlessly with you.

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Kerry Oliver

Kerry Oliver - Co-Founder

Tristam Jarman

Tristam Jarman - Co-Founder

Kerry says: Working in digital marketing is in my opinion the most exciting industry to be a part of. With the ever changing digital landscape you are always growing and developing your knowledge. I’ve been lucky enough to work in a variety of roles during my career from direct application to strategy through to the commercial elements of new business and clients digital growth. Working with some of leading brands in retail and other sectors my knowledge and experience is second to none. When I’m not in front of my laptop you’ll catch me walking the countryside or taking in the relaxation of the beach.

-PPC, Paid Social, Data Analysis, Social Media
-Interests Family, Van life, being outdoors (especially down at the beach), my dog

Tristam says: Having worked in the Digital Marketing sector for over 10 years, I’ve seen a lot change in this industry. Also I’ve worked in roles that’s allowed me to see a lot of internal mechanics of teams, companies and agencies. Creating Purple Smudge has allowed us to create a digital partnership that means we work as an extension of your team. I bring my knowledge of all marketing channels and am able to drive client success, from strategy through to execution. When I’m not caught in front of my computer I’ll usually found on my surfboard out in the great blue abyss or walking the shorelines of the UK.

-SEO, Analytics, Social Media, Content Marketing, Copywriting
-Interests: Surfing, Van life, my dog and being outdoors