Major award for North Essex digital marketers Lisa and Reece


Digital marketing experts Lisa and Reece Smith have joined the elite of the franchising world after landing a major industry award.

The couple, who’ve owned and run activ Digital Marketing North Essex for 13 years, have won a Great British Franchisee Award from

With experience of the graphic design business under their belt, they chose to stand on giants’ shoulders, buy a franchise, and follow the proven business methods of activ Digital Marketing.

“We were profitable within the first 12 months,” says Lisa, “and since taking on the franchise we’ve expanded by taking on more territories by postcode.”

Their dedication and ambition has not gone unnoticed by the network, as well as by the awards judges.

“It's very rare to find a couple who are equally passionate about supporting their local business network with their short- or long-term marketing goals,” says Glenda Barber, the network’s Head of Marketing. “They both work tirelessly and go above and beyond.”