WHO WE ARE
Hi, we’re Verity and Kate, the women behind Style Up Social Academy.
We provide strategic social media management to fashion brands, retail businesses and personal stylists.
With our combined 30 years experience in the fashion and retail industry, we understand all the problems and pitfalls you face like no one else. We’re here to equip you with the digital skills you need to take control of your brand’s online presence and propel its profits. Together we will empower you to harness the power of social media, paid ad campaigns and content creation, so you can get the results you want.
If you’re keen to increase your followers, convert more sales and build a more valuable online community, work with us.
Founder and Co-CEO
SOCIAL MEDIA, PINTEREST AND CONTENT STRATEGIST.
DIGITAL MARKETING EXPERT.
Verity Hurd worked in the fashion industry as a product and styling advisor for over a decade, devising content strategies and delivering award-winning content for many premium fashion brands.
An avid learner, when she fell pregnant she used her maternity leave to retrain in strategic social media management and juggled raising a newborn with a vocational course and writing a style blog.
In 2018, she launched Style Up Social Academy as a way to help fashion businesses with their social media frustrations.
With the aim of empowering retail brands to use digital marketing to take control of their sales, she soon gained an impressive client base and as the business grew, Kate was brought on-board.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND PAID ADVERTISING STRATEGIST.
Kate Webster worked in fashion retail management for over 10 years, looking after some of the high street biggest names. She primarily spent her time managing London’s Topshop stores, before going on to spend a further five years delivering retail training workshops to Arcadia staff all across the UK.
She loved it, but the hectic schedule took its toll, so she decided to retrain in strategic social media management. She took the leap to freelance and quickly fell in love with the world of paid social, ad campaigns and analytics.
When Verity was looking to expand Style Up in 2019, Kate jumped at the chance to join the team. After a few successful months Kate became a business partner and now, her and Verity run a boutique social media agency like no other.
Kate primarily works the on paid social and the ad campaigns, as she has a keen eye for fashion trends, a passion for results and an in-depth understanding of how to successfully target an audience with social media advertising.
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