Hi, I’m Tash, Co-Founder of Bolt Digital.

If you’re on this page, you’re probably wanting to discover how to use integrated online marketing to grow and scale your business or your digital marketing results.  Or maybe you’re just curious and want to find out more about me and the team at Bolt Digital.

My personal story is that I’m a former journalist, feature writer and editor of national newspapers and leading women’s magazines.  Over a decade ago I got fed up being a cog in a big machine and I took the scary step of branching out on my own.

Fortunately, I was ahead of my time in correctly predicting the disruption that the digital revolution would have on the world of traditional media and marketing.  From 2007 to 2014 some of proudest achievements have been

  • Founding, growing and eventually selling the UK’s first and leading digital press agency (Talk to the Press).
  • Buying and renovating five properties in the Notting Hill area of London.
  • Founding, growing and selling The Notting Hill Shopping Bag company, which at its peak was selling 30,000 souvenir cotton tote bags a year to tourists visiting Portobello Road.
  • Being a working mum and having two great children (currently aged 9 and 5).

After selling Talk to the Press in 2014, I quickly realised that semi-retirement wasn’t for me and I worked with a wide range of celebrities and business owners to support them with their digital marketing, PR and business growth strategies. 

This was the start of what would become one of London’s leading boutique digital marketing companies – Bolt Digital.   

Just like Apple and Google, Bolt begun from humble beginnings – as a business in my garden ‘Shoffice’ with just one employee Kamal (Head of Content).

A few years ago I joined forces with my business partner, Steve Bolton. Together, and very capably assisted by an ever growing number of amazing staff and partners, we’ve scaled the business ever since.

Our current location in is the vibrant heart of White City in London (near Notting Hill), with the BBC, ITV and other media legends as our neighbours.

My proudest achievements since 2014 have been…

  • Writing the globally published and critically acclaimed book ‘The Million Dollar Blog’.
  • Writing my second book #StandOutOnline, which is being published by the world’s third largest publisher – Hachette.
  • Becoming one of only 8 women to be independently accredited and able to represent Facebook as part of the “She Means Business” campaign, which has trained over 10,000 female entrepreneurs.
  • Acting as an advisor to the UK government on matters relating to the digital revolution and social media.
  • Working with celebrities, MPs and other high profile business owners and influencers to support their digital marketing.
  • Growing Bolt Digital 500% in the last year AND maintaining the highest standards of results for our clients and partners.
  • Leading the Bolt Digital team as we took a well-funded ecommerce start up from zero to £100k in monthly sales (and substantial six figure profits) in just 10 months.
  • Generating over £2 million of off-plan propertysales  for a country estate spending just £17,000 in digital ads.
  • Leading Bolt Digital to become the outsourced Digital Marketing Department for a number of successful businesses.
  • Personally meeting and learning from the US digital marketing legend Gary Veynerchuck.
  • Doing my best to be a great mum and making sure that I occasionally bake cakes and attend all the relevant school events 😊.

Bolt Digital now has scores of passionate experts in the most powerful disciplines in the online marketing world.  We’ve run thousands of campaigns for our partners and clients, produced tens of thousands of ad creatives and we are relentless in our own training and development, so that we never stop learning.

I hope that the above provides you with a good introduction to Bolt Digital and to me personally.

My personal vision is to help business owners and marketing teams to have less stress, more time and to profit from the digital revolution.

You can connect with me through the following channels and my team and I look forward to helping you…

Meet the team

Tash Courtenay-Smith

Tash Courtenay-Smith

Co-founder & CEO

Steve Bolton

Steve Bolton

Co-founder

Kamal Khurana

Kamal Khurana

Head of Content

Antonio Bori

Antonio Bori

Facebook Ads Manager

Bri Wink

Bri Wink

Digital Media Producer

Francesco Vallecoccia

Francesco Vallecoccia

Performance Marketer

Michelle Meehan

Michelle Meehan

Account Manager

Maria Norman

Maria Norman

Account Manager

Nouman Khan

Nouman Khan

Developer

Mark Greening

Mark Greening

Ecommerce Performance Marketer (Amazon)

What we do best 

If you know anything about Bolt Digital, you’ll know we are obsessed with the topics we live and breathe every day.

Talking Facebook funnels is actually one of our favourite pastimes, in and out of the office! If you ever spend any time with the team or I, you’ll know that we all go on (a lot) about conversion rate, average order value, repeat customer rate, cost per lead and all the other metrics that we fail or succeed by.

We’re very open about what we do and how we do it, and there are plenty of ways you can learn from me and my team. From my books, podcasts and articles on our blog and LinkedIn, to the training sessions I run for Facebook and the webinars I deliver online, there’s a wealth of knowledge ready for you to tap into!

And, if you’d like to have a chat with us, just get in contact by requesting a Bolt Digital blueprint or email us on hello@boltdigital.media

Expertise 

Facebook advertising

We are really very very good at building, managing and optimizing ROI-focused advertising funnels on Facebook and Instagram.

Our founder Tash is one of 8 accredited trainers in the UK for Facebook’s She Means Business campaign, regularly speaking on behalf of Facebook and helping train 10,000 entrepreneurs per year in how to use Facebook’s family of apps to grow and scale their businesses.

Google Adwords

This isn’t about Facebook versus Google. We think the two work perfectly in tandem.

We develop comprehensive search marketing strategies across Search, Shopping, Youtube and Display that convert high-intent shoppers into customers.

Email and Messenger Bots

Don’t let anyone tell you email is dead. Hold that thought right there! Our email and Messenger sequences drive conversions at 10%, convert new customers, increase LTV and drive revenue growth.

Creative

Ah, the old problem of how to capture attention and stand out from the crowd. We understand the importance of having amazing assets that convert. Just ask us about the time we increased return on adspend at top of funnel to cold audiences 4 times by relentlessly testing creatives.

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