Are you ready to grow your business?

Book a free consultation and find out how I can help.

Do you have a new product to launch, or want to get more clients or make more sales in your online shop?

I can help – I work with independent businesses, consultants and e-commerce sites to help them find new customers and make more sales to their existing ones.

Who we are

ruth douglas imp ideas marketing

Hi, I’m Ruth Douglas and I run Imp Ideas, a marketing consultancy that helps growing businesses go from good to great. We’re based in Exmouth, near Exeter in East Devon and can work directly or remotely with your business.

We help businesses that are ready to grow. If you’re great at what you do and want to expand your customer base or product offering but don’t quite know how; talk to us.

We combine the traditional approach of data-led direct marketing, compelling storytelling skills and the modern reach of social media to help you build your business and go from good to great.

What we do

Outsourced marketing support

Every now and then everyone needs some help. As your business grows you’ll find that it seems there’s more to do than you can possibly get done, but you’re not ready to take on new staff.

Working as your outsourced marketing department we can take on the day to day tasks of digital marketing, copy writing, social media management and e-commerce management.

Consultancy and strategy

With over 20 years’ experience in marketing and sales across multiple sectors, the team at Imp Ideas can bring you fresh insights into your business.

We can help to develop your thinking around how to find new customers and retain the ones you have, how to talk to them and how to get them to spend more money with you.

We always start with where you are and maximise the opportunities that exist in your business first.


We run in-house training and group workshops for social media and marketing.

You’ll learn the tactics and tools needed to attract loyal fans, engage customers and drive sales.

Our workshops are fun, friendly, jargon-free and guaranteed to take you from overwhelmed to inspired.

How we help our clients

The newsletter launch that raised £21,000 in just 3 months.

Read the full case study here

E-commerce website audit and re-organisation that sky-rocketed search traffic by over 700% and more than doubled income.

Read the full case study here

What our clients say about us

What an eye-opening and game-changing morning spent with Imp Ideas. They really know their stuff and are marketing and social media wizards. (Wizardesses?) Ruth has already helped us enormously. Thank you so much.
Ruth has the experience, contacts and passion for the UK (and global) adult product industry that is unrivalled in a marketing professional. The Doxy brand would not have grown to be where it is today without her assistance, advice and friendship.

Who we work with

Imp Ideas specialises in working with the adult industry helping manufacturers and retailers with their sex-toy marketing.

We also work with small, independent  service based businesses and creative makers with one off projects and ongoing marketing support.

Wedding make-up artists and beauty studio

Instagram training, brand review & Facebook ads training

Sex toy manufacturer and retailer

Outsourced marketing support - brand review, Shopify website relaunch, newsletter launch

soap daze handmade soap shopify website

Handcrafted soap company

Shopify website build and launch

Termptation holidays outsourced marketing

Adult lifestyle holiday company

Outsourced marketing department

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