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About May Smith Media

We are May Smith Media, an online based digital agency who specialise in providing outstanding marketing and graphic design services for coaches.

Current Base: Bali, Indonesia.
May Smith Media was founded by Jade Smith and Blanaid May, whilst they were backpacking across South East Asia in 2017. Together Jade and Blanaid bring a winning combination of skills to the table that provides incredible results for their clients worldwide.

The idea for May Smith Media was born whilst Jade and Blanaid were travelling and fell in love with the world around them. Through the people they met and the adventures they embarked on, this ignited and fuelled their passion for helping others.

With Jade's phenomenal design skills and Blanaid’s love for marketing, they opened the doors of May Smith Media so that they could work with business owners around the world to help them get their business the love and recognition it deserves.

Through trial and error, and some split testing, the two ladies really discovered the industry that they loved to serve - coaches and personal brands. Today Jade and Blanaid, along with their team, absolutely thrive by working with clients who they believe in and share their drive and passion for their own business.
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The Team

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Jade Smith


CO-FOUNDER & LEAD DESIGNER

I’m Jade, the lead graphic designer and co-founder of May Smith Media.

I’ve been a professional graphic designer for over 8 years and have had the pleasure of working with some huge brands back in the UK such as Warburtons, Atkins, Sage, and TJ Hughes to name a few.

I’ve always loved to draw from an early age. I was (and still am) that girl who always carried pens and a notebook with me so that I could sketch on the go. When college came around, of course, I studied Art & Graphic Design, which really opened my eyes to the world of online design! I absolutely fell in love with creating illustrations so naturally, I followed this path and became a professional graphic designer.

My other passion in life apart from design is travel. In the last couple of years, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some of the most beautiful places on earth, which has had a powerful impact on my career and definitely provided a lot of inspiration for my designs and illustrations.

The love that I have for travelling helped me to make the move from the corporate working world to running my own business remotely and getting to work with clients and brands that I love every day.

In my free time, I really enjoy photographing the beautiful places I travel too, exploring new countries, experiencing different cultures, listening to music and podcasts.

I'm extremely grateful to have travelled to so many different wonderful countries but I still have one place on my list that I'm so excited to visit one day and that is Japan! It is definitely on my goals list for 2019.

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Blanáid May

CO-FOUNDER & MARKETING MANAGER

Hey, Blanaid here, I’m the marketing expert and co-founder of May Smith Media.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some passionate entrepreneurs all over the world and help take their business to the next level whilst expanding their audience and customer base.

I’m obsessed with all things digital marketing and love spending time on different social media platforms testing new methods and figuring out ways to continuously beat the ever-updating algorithms. Through experience, I have niched down to specific platforms that I absolutely love. These platforms are Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

I have a background in sales and always thought that was my thing until I came across digital marketing a few years ago. I quickly became obsessed and have never looked back since!

Aside from digital marketing, my other passion in life is travel! Since the age of 16, I have been quite the adventurer, especially over the past couple of years! I spent 6 months backpacking around South East Asia and I’m now currently based in Bali, which is one of my most favourite places on earth. Being able to combine my two passions in life and be able to travel the world whilst working with other passionate business owners is something I'm eternally grateful for. I truly believe that if you work hard enough you can achieve anything.

When I’m not working on client projects I’m usually driving a scooter around Bali, exploring the sites and trying new delicious foods or sunbathing on the beach whilst reading a book that has been written by someone I admire. I’m currently reading “Girl Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis which I highly recommend.

Our Philosophy

We believe in thinking big whilst maintaining realistic expectations.

In spending time to get to know brands, so that we can immerse ourselves in your culture.

In being different and catching the attention of
humans
rather than “consumers”.

We believe in listening to your goals and only providing services that will benefit you.

In simplicity and emotions.

And we really love everything that we do.

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What People Say About Us

  • Jade played a key role in the rebranding of Motoring.co.uk to Regit. The site looks great and we’re already seeing huge improvements in conversions and usability of the site as a result. Diligent, and hard-working, I’d recommend to everyone.

    Steven Morrow is the Marketing Manager at Regit.cars
    Steven Morrow
    - Marketing Manager at Regit.cars
  • I have worked with Jade + Blanaid on a number of projects. They have been incredibly supportive and always go above and beyond to deliver a fantastic service. Their work is delivered on time to a high standard. Not only have they helped with the day to day tasks in my business but they are also talented with providing marketing strategies. I have recommended them to a number of clients who have provided positive feedback.

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    Vanessa Hallick
    - Mindset + Business Coach
  • I’ve worked with Jade and Blanaid on a couple of projects and always find them to be really helpful, professional and most definitely the ‘go to’ experts in their field. The value that they give their clients and audiences is second to none! I’ve just completed their ‘Linked In’ mini series and found it hugely beneficial. The videos are bite sized, practical and highly valuable! I can’t wait to sample the next mini series and also work with them some more in my business! Thank you both!

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    Kate Hunter
    - Executive Coach
  • I have been working with Blanaid for the past 3 months and have been thrilled with her services! She is professional, timely, and an overall lovely person. She has really helped get my social media accounts for my business on track and helped me meet all my goals. Blanaid also brings a vast amount of marketing and social media knowledge to the table, so she's given my business great direction and new ideas to try. Highly recommend May Smith Media!

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    Sam Temsah-Deniskin
    - Founder of The Frosted Petticoat
  • I recently watched Blanáid's three-part LinkedIn training. It was great! Brief and concise. I love those kinds of trainings! I've been studying social media for the past 2 1/2 years and I must say I actually picked up some valuable tips from her training. It doesn't hurt that she has a charming accent. I could listen to her talk all day!

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    Karen George
    - Founder at KG's Creatives
  • May Smith Media is amazing and will make you feel like their #1 priority. The website they created for me was exactly what I wanted and am extremely pleased. It seemed like I would send an email asking for an update to my website and by the time I clicked send it was already done. May Smith Media should be your first choice for web design or social media services.

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    Austen Wehmeyer
    - Founder & Digital Media Strategist at Meyer Global Media
  • I have been using LinkedIn for over 8 years and I thought I knew what I was doing until I met Blanaid and Jade, these two are amazing with tips on how to use it effectively. The person I have become in the process and the skill set I have learned connecting with the right people within the industry I work is overwhelming. I feel connected and inspired by incredible leaders who pour their soul into trainings. They have provided me with a host of educational material and strategies to find my business's ideal clients. Best choice to get coaching for Facebook and LinkedIn if you want to build a thriving business. I will highly recommend them to anyone who wants to grow their brand through Social Media.

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    Roy Enock Moyo
    - Owner of Easycare Suppliers UK Ltd
  • I would totally recommend May Smith Media. No job is too small for them. When I told Jade what I wanted she knew exactly what would work for me and the turn around was so quick. I love my new banner. Thanks for making such a difference in my business!

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    Nicole Philpott
    - Founder of Nicole Philpott Coaching
  • I asked Jade to design a couple of calendars for me. They weren't just any old calendars, they were rather special calendars. Ireland and Fermanagh from a Kite. Jade made a beautiful job of them and I would not hesitate recommending her to anyone.

    Ciarán May - Founder and Photographer
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    - Founder and Photographer at Ireland from a Kite by Birdseye Kite Photography
  • I got to work with Jade on a new homepage website design and a revamp of our logo. Jade was fast and efficient and fluid with ideas. I found her very responsive and effective when delivering her services of the designs for us. Great services and lovely girl to work with! Will work again with her in the near future.

    Alva Horgan - Founder of Just Simple Sell
    Alva Horgan
    - Founder and CEO at Just Simple Sell
  • I just wanted to say thank you Blanaid for all of your advice and direction you gave me on my clients Instagram accounts. After the audit and feedback you did for me we are already seeing better results.

    Shelly Allen - Social Media Strategist at Shelly Allen Global
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    - Social Media Strategist at Shelly Allen Global
  • These ladies are absolutely amazing! They have a great eye for detail and amazing customer satisfaction. If you need ANY design work, May Smith Media should your first call!

    KaLynn Dier - CEO and Founder
    KaLynn Dier
    - Founder and CEO at SHE Co Gladiator

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