Financial Services Marketing

North Advisory

  • Revamp of outdated website for effective rebranding
  • High-performance website driving consistent, high-quality leads
  • Powerful Google and email newsletter marketing campaigns
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North Advisory is a team of finance experts committed to saving business owners time and money through streamlined accounting services and clear guidance. They specialise in alleviating the financial burdens and uncertainties of running a business. Starting as a local, small-town accountant without a website, they have grown into a national player offering an extensive suite of services.

The Challenge

North Advisory’s traditional reliance on referrals for business growth left prospects only partially informed about their brand upon contact, resulting in extended sales cycles. Recognising the need for improvement, they turned to Brilliant Digital for a stronger digital brand and strategy, as previous efforts had missed the mark in market relevance and effective digital utilisation.

We provided a comprehensive digital overhaul to position North Advisory as an industry leader, opening up new opportunities for growth. North Advisory Partner Marius Fourie says, “Brilliant Digital created our brand and website and implemented a digital advertising and marketing campaign. The leads that come from the website are warmed up and ready to do business – this massively reduces the time we spend pitching to new prospects.”

The result

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With a complete overhaul of its B2B website and digital marketing strategy, North Advisory expanded its services and extended its client base.

“The team at Brilliant Digital immediately understood the market we were trying to reach. They spent time with us in a detailed strategy meeting. Our old brand didn’t reflect the changes in accounting technology. We are now a virtually paperless office, and our new brand reflects this. Potential clients now feel they can relate to and engage with the team members and – most importantly – trust us with their financial information.”


North Advisory’s previous digital brand was overly technical and overlooked market concerns while neglecting digital opportunities. Leveraging our expertise in financial services marketing and our commercial mindset, we crafted an effective brand strategy.



Brand strategy considerations included:

  • Brand positioning (business and consumer)
  • Brand extension and longevity
  • Brand differentiation
  • National market research and dynamics
  • Digital landscape
  • Competitor analysis

Digital branding execution included:

  • Brand purpose
  • Brand value proposition
  • Brand messaging
  • Brand voice
  • Logo design
  • Colour palette
  • Typography
  • Brand graphics
  • Brand assets
  • Brand guidelines

Brilliant Digital strategically approached North Advisory’s website project in alignment with its performance objectives. Leveraging existing data insights and recognising regional and national opportunities were pivotal factors driving our approach.

“Straight away, a steady flow of warmed-up leads began coming from North Advisory’s updated website. The website delivered 20 new, high-quality clients in the first year (2016). This volume has grown significantly every year since, delivering a superb return on investment.”

Key website planning included:

  • Alignment with the brand identity
  • Connection with the target markets
  • Clarification of the value proposition
  • Website positioning
  • Website architecture
  • Website structure
  • Website SEO plan
  • UX and UI plan
  • Website conversion plan

Key website services provided:

  • Website design
  • Website coding
  • Prototyping and wire-framing
  • Website content
  • Photography and videography
  • Testing and iteration
  • CMS development
  • Data dashboard creation
  • Testing and quality assurance
  • Launch, hosting and maintenance

In our partnership with North Advisory, they benefit from targeted data crucial for strategic decisions. Our centralised platforms, enriched with live customer data, provide them with a distinct competitive edge that has led to substantial year-on-year growth in their organic traffic.

“Brilliant Digital also dealt with the technical side of the SEO. This technical skill, combined with user engagement, meant that North Advisory quickly rose to the top of page one. Ongoing marketing services include digital advertising and retargeting.”


Considerations and planning included:

  • Business challenges and performance goals
  • Market sector requirements
  • Competitive position nationally and globally
  • Sales process
  • Content strategy
  • SEO strategy
  • Social media strategy
  • EDM strategy
  • Advertising strategy
  • Reporting strategy

Digital marketing execution includes:

  • Marketing strategy
  • Performance plan
  • Content strategy and copywriting
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Search engine marketing (SEM)
  • Social media management (SMM)
  • Electronic database marketing (EDM)
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Data analysis, reporting and strategy
  • Website hosting and maintenance

The team at Brilliant Digital have expertly navigated us in weaving our brand, vision and values through our digital footprint, from our newly built website to SEO and branding. They made the whole process easy to understand and implement and we’re seeing success already. We would recommend Brilliant Digital to SMEs looking to build an online presence, grow and communicate with broader markets.

John Cumming

When we came to Brilliant Digital, the selling point for us was the strategy. It wasn’t just about building a website, it was about having a philosophy. The results confirm this was the right approach.

Hugh Edmunds

I would recommend Brilliant Digital as a digital marketing agency to my peers because they truly understand how to use data to get results in the B2B space.

Martin Wyllie

As a result of the brand and SEO strategy, enquiries are in and around our core competencies and drive the sort of work that we want.

Alan Lipman

For me, it is vital to understand where we are getting a return on investment. We have a great partnership with Brilliant Digital – they explain the numbers so we understand what’s working and what’s not. We can then decide where we need to invest our time and money.

Craig Hannam

The leads that come from the website are warmed up and ready to do business. This massively reduces the time we spend pitching to new prospects.

Marius Fourie

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Every one of Brilliant Digital’s long-term clients started their journey with a simple chat.

Whether or not you decide to work with us, our founder, Deb Croucher, personally takes the time to meet with you and understand your company and its needs.

Be prepared for honesty. We don’t sugar-coat anything. You’ll get the truth, backed by data, strategy and decades of expertise.

After talking with us, you’ll walk away with:

  • A clear vision of the possibilities
  • Practical steps to make them a reality
  • Strategies that will deliver the best ROI