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Nik Maguire born and bred Sandgrounder returns to Southport as a No1 best-selling author, beholding years of insight from big city marketing sector he is ready to grow local businesses using the tricks of the trade.


Nik Maguire has relocated his business ‘Social Proof Media’ to Southport following a successful decade on the Manchester scene where he gained notoriety as an influencer called Mr Deansgate appearing on multiple TV shows including Take Me Out (twice).


The best selling author, influencer and entrepreneur is ready to ‘go local’ and help grow the economy of his home-town. Earlier this year his first book “Beyond PPC” went to number one in three countries and became an Amazon bestseller. After working for several big agencies and being instrumental in multiple national marketing campaigns, for companies such as O2, Right Move and Pizza Express he has gained many insights on how to successfully market businesses and yourself online. 


Nik greets fellow business within The Shakespeare Centre with cakes

Based in The Shakespeare Centre, Nik and his team took to the streets armed with QR coded cupcakes to meet his new neighbours and demonstrate his innovative approach to marketing. Local companies were able to scan their cupcakes QR code which opened up a Facebook Chatbot on their phones, a form or virtual assistant. Nik states;


“In combining old and new forms of marketing you can create 

something that is fresh, eye-catching and delicious!”


QR scanning cupcakes supplied by @kyliescakeshop

But Social Proof Media are not only giving away cake, they are offering businesses in the area a FREE 40 MINUTE consultation with Nik himself. He plans to meet with locals and discuss ways in which he can maximise their sales through digital marketing. 


“These consultations are about encouraging local 

businesses to think about social media differently” Nik believes “Many business owners view social media as a dysfunctional teenager: hard to relate too; fickle and demanding to much attention, where as Social Media should be viewed more as a board of directors, ready to advise, grow and scale your business.“

Nik and the team also want to encourage local content creation and have built a dedicated studio for clients and creators to record podcasts, videos as well as photography. So whether you are super savvy or out of the loop, Social Proof Media are worth checking out, even if it’s just for the free cake! 

Interested? To enquire of claim your FREE CONSULTATION:

Call: 01704 808300


Drop in to: Unit 11A, The Shakespeare Centre, PR8 5AB