Simon Withers
Christian Staunton

About us

In The Box Thinking

Intelligent marketing, thoughtfully applied.

We’re called In The Box Marketing because “thinking outside the box” is a cliché we love to loathe. Good marketing comes from within. It’s about capturing and articulating the value that already exists in a business – and doing it well.

Our customers have more to say than they realise. We help them to share their marketing messages, stories and expertise. We build marketing channels (websites and social media) and we nurture them, growing them and filling them with great content. And we create marketing communications campaigns from email marketing to PR and all points between.

There is plenty of untapped marketing potential within your business. We’ll help you to discover it, develop it and make it work for you.

Who are we?

In The Box Marketing is the brainchild of Christian Staunton and Simon Withers, both company founders, owners and directors.

We met at work in 2005 when we quickly became friends, and have worked together for most of the last decade. As such, we’ve formed a close creative partnership with an intuitive way of working together and a useful (if occasionally inconvenient) habit of continually sanity-checking and testing our ideas.

Between us we have well over thirty years of professional marketing experience. If it falls under the umbrella of marketing communications, we’ve probably done it. A lot.

We have delivered marketing solutions for businesses in sectors including recruitment, executive search, coaching, IT, engineering, digital security, data protection, technical, telecomms, consultancy and charities.

Chris in the Thai jungle!
Chris Staunton  |   LinkedIn

Chris’s educational background was in Computer Science but he gravitated to graphic and web design and later, web development. He’s a technical and creative design whizz and professional geek who can do more or less anything that involves digital, design and development. He rounds off his seemingly endless marketing talents by being a keen photographer who can create original stock photography.

Chris is motivated by the professional pride he takes in doing a good job, surpassing customers’ expectations and helping them to feel proud of every visual element of their brand. He’s never happier in his work than when a client is so delighted with their marketing that they can’t wait to show it to the world.

Simon Withers  |  LinkedIn

Simon is a wordsmith and experienced all-round marketer. He has a First Class Honours degree in English along with CIM and postgraduate journalism qualifications. He has loved language and stories for as long as he can remember and is fascinated by how brands create unique tones of voice and messages that sell.

A natural collaborator, Simon loves helping people to recognise the marketing power of their knowledge and the content they could be sharing with their audience. Aside from writing copy, Simon’s favourite part of his job is seeing customers enjoy the contribution they can make to their own marketing.

We’re both lovers of nature, running, the great outdoors, mountain biking, music, reading and learning.

Simon trying to surf!
Simon, trying to surf!
Fancy a brew?

Fancy a chat? Come and see us.

As sociable types, we love working with our customers: the relationships we build and the pleasure we take in delighting customers are what keep us doing this.

We also enjoy having new visitors to our office where we’re happy to put on a brew, listen to your marketing challenges and make some suggestions without obligation. We might even buy you doughnuts. Get in touch if you want to share your marketing challenge with us.