Meet Lee Benning

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Chartered Marketer

Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as a Chartered Marketer, requiring dedication to continuous skills improvement.

Specialised in digital marketing

  • Marketing Strategy
  • E-commerce
  • Digital Advertising (SEO, PPC, Social Media)
  • Content Strategy & Development
  • Marketing Automation & CRM
  • HTML & CSS

Over 15 years in digital marketing

  • Over 15 years of experience in creating and implementing digital marketing strategies
  • Expert in crafting multi-channel campaigns for online businesses
  • Focus on boosting sales and engagement for businesses

About Me

Hi, my name is Lee Benning and I’m excited to share my journey in the world of technology and marketing with with you.

I left school when I was 16 years old, and at that time, I had never seen a PC. However, within just 12 weeks, I was already writing my first software program for one of the UK’s leading energy suppliers.

One year later, during my college work experience, I didn’t have any idea about how computer networks worked. But just two weeks into that placement, I had already written a software program that allowed students at the University of Southampton to send their work across a network to a print station and debit their print balance for the correct amount.

In 1998, my college got Internet access, and I managed to convince my parents that we needed Internet access at home. This was a defining moment for my future. Just two weeks later, I created my first website, and within a month, I created another website that received over 500 visits a day (impressive for a guy on his own in 1998!).

Four years later, I started a sports news website that consistently received over 70,000 visits a month for over five years, with a peak month of 120,000+ visits. During this time, I also experimented with SMS text updates from the website to phones, and I tried a new advertising technique that boosted visits to an all-time high. They now call this ‘viral marketing’ and ‘social media,’ but there wasn’t a name for it back then.

In 2005, I graduated from university with a degree in Business with E-Commerce. I dropped out of two other courses because they didn’t teach me anything new. Six weeks after graduation, I turned down an invitation for a second round pitch to business angels for an investment of £50,000 because it went against the reason why I wanted to run my own business.

A month later, I was short-listed for the first season of BBC’s “Dragon’s Den” TV show. However, they wouldn’t disclose full details about the show, and I’m glad I didn’t end up on it! From there, I spent a few years working for large corporations in both technical, strategic, and marketing roles, but always in the online realm.

One of those companies was Sony, where I managed an online platform that was responsible for 2 billion Euros of transactions a year.

Since then I have worked with all sizes of companies and budgets and today choose only to work with companies that excite me. In my spare time I like to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling. Nice relaxing down-time!

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