About

The face behind the name...

Cross Bay Marketing was founded by Anna Bell in September 2016.

An in-house Marketing Manager for a firm of accountants for 7.5 years, I now share the knowledge, and contacts, collected over that time with the great businesses we have here in the North West of England.

A proud Lancastrian, living by the sea in Morecambe, I want to support people running local businesses, schools, CIC's and charities that don't have the time or knowledge to do their own marketing.

At Cross Bay Marketing we can provide advice, strategy, support, and training on all aspects of digital and traditional marketing. To discuss how we can help align your marketing activities with your business goals, please email anna@crossbaymarketing.co.uk,  or call 07973663674.

Becky Lois Burns, Holly Tucker and Anna Bell in Manchester

Conversations of Inspiration, Manchester, July 2019

Becky Lois Burns, Textile Candy Studio | Holly Tucker MBE, Holly & Co | Anna Bell, Cross Bay Marketing

Anna is great at encouraging and motivating a team. She brings lots of insights and – equally as important – is a good listener. This makes her a highly effective collaborator – and a pleasure to work with.

Steve Rawling

Anna is an excellent marketing professional who always goes the extra mile for the digital community. She’s worked with us on Digital Advantage for a year and is a great advocate for sector.

Digital Advantage CIC

Thanks to Anna, Note Weavers CIC has an excellent logo and website. Anna was also very helpful in guiding us in our first days as an organisation.

Note Weavers CIC

Anna has supported Digital Lancashire in every aspect of Marketing and is a highly professional, well informed, organised and approachable person. She blends strategic know how with a hands on approach and will have the next steps of a project or campaign in place before you think about it yourself!

Digital Lancashire

Anna and I have worked together on a number of marketing and PR projects. She is a pleasure to work with – super organised, proactive, incredibly professional and passionate about what she does. Anna approaches all projects with a ‘big picture’ mindset, she is driven by results and is always mindful of helping clients work towards achieving their ultimate, long-term goals.

Bloomin’ Creative

Anna has done a brilliant job with our website and social media. She has worked along side us to expand our business and create our branding. Would highly recommend and we continue to use her for our social media each month.

Beauty 154

Working with Anna has been great. She had lots of ideas, energy and was very responsive. Her marketing ideas and reliable social media postings were top notch – wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Yummy Cupcake Company
To the Women by Anna Bell

To the women

Today, Monday 8th March 2021, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day. Last night I sat down to watch The Glorias, ‘a film about Gloria Steinem — from her childhood in 1940s Ohio to her leading role in the women’s liberation movement’. Guess what? I’d never even heard of this woman until last night! I found something I’d […]

Getting out of our head and into the great outdoors.

Would you call yourself a walker?

I found some old pictures of my family and I out walking. Most Sundays we’d go for a walk, sometimes we’d drive out for a walk, other times we’d keep things local. These pictures make me smile. It was a walk with my Grandparents. By this point, my Nan had probably moved up here after […]

Digital Lancashire

What’s in it for me?

Even typing this question makes me feel slightly uncomfortable. It has negative connotations attached to it, however, it is not a bad thing to pause for a moment and ask yourself this. In October, I attended the Digital Lancaster Reboot session hosted by Digital Lancashire. I’d been a supporter of Digital Lancashire since a random email […]

More from the heart
Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
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