Steve Fair

Owner, Sponge New Business

Romford, United Kingdom
Marketing and Advertising
  1. Sponge New Business
  1. new biz ltd,
  2. Institute of Directors,
  3. Electronics Boutique
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I own Sponge New Business, a new business agency. We find new clients for marketing agencies of all types. We've been around for over 10 years and we're proud of our tenacity and our achievements.

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Specialties: Business Development, Sales, Lead Generation, Business Strategy



Sponge New Business
– Present (10 years 5 months)Electric House, Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6RJ

We're a small New Business Agency who specialise in finding high-quality meetings and business opportunities for companies in the Marketing sector.

Senior Account Manager

new biz ltd
(3 years)

As Senior Account Manager, I ran new business campaigns for agencies including McCann Erickson, Euro RSCG and a host of smaller agencies. Finding and securing pitches (and wins) with such targets as Lotus, H&M, FTSE, Akzo Nobel, BMW, Nandos and a variety of other companies and brands.

Many of the skills I honed at this stage went on to shape Sponge New Business, the company I went on to set up.

Membership Development Executive

Institute of Directors
(2 years)

Membership Development Executive

Institute of Directors
(1 year)

Working alongside the marketing team, I grew the membership of the Institute of Directors, using a mix of telemarketing, email and database management and development.


Electronics Boutique
(6 years)

Helping the management team run the store at 100 Oxford Street was the culmination of 7 years in the retail industry. Working to drive sales in this high footfall store was one part of my remit, also looking after stock management and store security.

Very often I would liase with the suppliers of marketing materials for big releases, creating high-impact window displays and effective shelf layouts.


Hornchurch Round Table

Chairman, Secretary

As a member of my local Round Table, I've developed skills in leadership, fundraising, chairing meetings, organising events and marketing small organisations. Working with the other members, I've helped to raise over £50,000 and then overseen the distribution of those funds to worthy causes and charities.


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  • Marketing Strategy
  • New Business Development
  • New Business Generation
  • Lead Generation
  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • B2B
  • Online Advertising
  • PPC
  • Digital Marketing
  • Direct Marketing
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Digital Strategy
  • B2B Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing
  • SEO
  • Marketing Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Online Marketing
  • Media Planning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Creative Direction
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Brand Development
  • Digital Media
  • Social Marketing
  • Management
  • Copywriting
  • Google Analytics
  • Corporate Branding
  • SEM
  • Strategy
  • People Skills
  • Analytics
  • Viral Marketing
  • Direct Mail
  • Web Analytics
  • CRM
  • Content Strategy
  • Creative Strategy
  • Content Marketing
  • Conversion Optimization
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    • New Business services for Marketing Agencies and b2b companies of all types.
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