HIGH school sweethearts from Winsford who went into business together at just 24 years old have been making waves in the competitive world of digital marketing.

Kieran Wallworth and Danielle Littler started dating aged 17 while studying for A-Levels at the Grange Comprehensive in Runcorn, before both going off to study at Manchester Metropolitan University.

After graduation, the couple, by this time 24, realised working for someone else didn’t give them the flexibility they wanted, so decided to strike out together.

In October 2018, they took the plunge into the world of self-employment and set up their own marketing agency, Attention Digital Marketing Limited, specialising in website design, ad campaigns, and managing businesses' social media content. 

“Our goal was to create a marketing agency which businesses wanted to work with, with a clear focus on exceptional results and constructive client relationships,” Danielle said.

Their plan seems to have been a good one, as on Sunday, December 3, their agency was recognised by a leading marketing education provider, Affluent Academy, for 'consistently generating exceptional client results'.

Danielle, now 28, says the award is a ‘sure sign’ they’re are doing something right, and that it’s given them the confidence to push the business forward.

“We are on a mission to change the agency space through trust, transparency, and hard work,” she added.

“Business owners deserve the opportunity to work with marketing agencies who are invested in their growth, as opposed to charging for services which only line their own pockets.

“Marketing has a bad reputation. We often hear horror stories from clients’ past experiences with marketing agencies who overpromise and underdeliver, make clients feel uneasy with lack of communication, and who inflate metrics to create false successes. 

“We don’t believe in doing any of this. 

“Instead, we focus on transparency, honesty, delivering a personalised service, and solving problems beyond your usual marketing agency.”