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Stan Dawson Ltd

Stan Dawson have successfully moved from a print based advertising basis to a purely online mix.


Print to Timber…

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Stan Dawson Ltd

Starting from humble beginnings; on a small farm in Wylam almost 40 years ago supplying timber and steel, Stan Dawson quickly outgrew the farm. He moved to Kirkley Sawmill, just outside Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1992. This gave him the space to increase the product range and materials and to also include a secure self storage facility. This business has grown over the years and is now one of the most established timber and steel merchants in the North East. Built on reputation; this is something they have worked very hard to earn since starting back in 1979.

Industry: Timber and Steel Merchants

Stan Dawson are specialists in reclaimed timber and using materials than he has sourced and handpicked across the North East. Stan has witnessed the decline in heavy industry such as shipyards, collieries and steel works over the years and is delighted to recycle these materials for general sale. Stan is pleased to see the changing face of the North East, now flourish again.


Stan Dawson had been using traditional forms of media advertising and had a basic website. With a changing market place and changing media options, Stan knew he had to embrace a more digital approach and transition to an online marketing mix. This had to be done over a sensible period of time and as such a plan for the short, medium and long term was put in place and implemented.

First – a new website that would be informative and give customers the information they needed, that would then drive sales leads, either by phone or email. In order to gain traffic to the website the website had to be optimised to ensure the services offered matched what customers were looking for.

This Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) would ensure in the long term that Stan would be found on Google searches in the organic listings.

This was complimented with Google Adverts (PPC) to ensure he appeared in the short term and was visible in areas that were competitive.

DigitalNRG Service: SEO, PPC Social, Web design & development

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Timber to print…

Stan Dawson have successfully moved from a print based advertising basis to a purely online mix. All enquiries come via a selection on online products and enables products updates and changes to be advertised and showcased quickly. Unique audiences have been reached and the business is as busy as ever! Stan has an abundance of domestic and commercial garden lovers that frequently purchase reclaimed Railway Sleepers, general timber or telegraph poles for their projects

Having used Digital NRG for a number of years the service has been first class. Having built our website this is now fully developed over the years with their search engine optimisation and the PPC products into genuine lead generation tool.

They have successfully seen through the transition from print advertising base to now solely online presence.

We have regular reviews, reports and are very well looked after by all of the team.

Keep up the good work!


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