Antonia Burt Professional Marketing & Promotions Consultant based in Sherborne Dorset

Antonia Burt - photograph by Adrian Mitchell

My name is Antonia Burt, and I'm a Freelance Promotions Consultant with over 25 years experience in various fields of promotion and marketing. Specialising in social media marketing (including training), general marketing & producing promotional material, I primarily choose to work with smaller businesses who need to increase their consumer awareness. I currently have local, national & international businesses and individuals on my client roster.

My company name 'Beauhemia' is no accident. If you want corporate and jargon-based marketing - I'm NOT your woman! I've been there & done that. If, however, you're after intuition, passion and over 25 years of experience ... you know where to find me!

Relocating to London straight from college, I began my career working for an international event organisation company with major military defence contracts. After 3 years I moved into the media and music industry. Beginning with media contracts for various advertising, PR and production companies; numerous short term contracts for every major record label, including Sony and BMG followed.

In roles as diverse as A&R, Artist Liaison, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing; when I was ultimately head-hunted by the Promotions department at Columbia Records I brought with me a unique understanding of the many varied elements of promotion.

In 2002, I made the decision to move on from my extremely successful career at Columbia, having spent many years promoting artists such as Beyoncé and Destiny's Child, Savage Garden, Aerosmith and many more of Columbia's heavy-weight roster.

Striking out on my own as a freelance Promotions Consultant proved the right decision and I spent the next 8 years working with clients as diverse as hair and beauty salons, fitness studios and fashion houses, through to bands and musicians.

Developing my ability to typeset and create promotional artwork during this time, I also began designing entire ranges of publicity material for many of my clients.

On moving from London to Dorset in 2009, I continued to work with my key London-based clients, until I saw an opportunity with Northcliffe Media South West & Wales. This led to 2 extremely successful years working with the Western Gazette and Mid Somerset News & Media devising, pulling together and running the biggest promotions created for the company to date.

Inevitably, having taken the role at Northcliffe as far as I could, I decided to set out on my own once more as a freelance Promotions Consultant and 'Beauhemia' was born. Preferring to work with small, independent businesses and lucky enough to be able to pick and choose my clients, I am looking forward to a long and interesting career.

My broad experience over the years has involved working as a DJ for Total Rock radio; writing a monthly column for online and print magazines; recording voice-overs, modelling for various independent fashion designers, and performing and recording regularly with a professional touring and festival band.