It takes more than going through the motions to exceed visitor numbers, receive phenomenal application figures and score Heist Awards.

We’re a multi award-winning education marketing agency.

Boost your student recruitment figures with a marketing campaign that delivers results. With over 40 years’ of experience in education marketing, we’re passionate about driving enrolment figures through targeted digital marketing campaigns and engaging creative design.


Sowdens was the first in the UK to win a HEIST Award for the launch of one of the first Academies in the UK, another for the launch of the first UTC, the regional Digital Award for three consecutive years and the Writers’ Guild Award for 9 consecutive years. This has put both our clients and our agency on the map, positioning us as one of the most successful marketing and digital agencies in the North of England.


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A focussed digital strategy led to a 1501% ROI, a 33% over-subscription rate and since launching the initial UTC marketing campaign, Ron Dearing UTC has gained a reputation for providing innovative education with the edge. Working together for over 8 years, we’re the education marketing agency that has consistently smashed Ron Dearing UTC’s student recruitment targets.

A standout OOH advertising and digital campaign to launch Ron Dearing’s cutting-edge new £4m facilities – STEAM Studios. Our education marketing agency secured 12 concourse banners in a prime city centre location seen by up to 9 million people annually, the perfect way to reach prospective students alongside a branded shop front, Megabus rears, and an open event ad that gained 285,886 impressions.

education marketing agency working with Barking and Dagenham College

We’re the education marketing agency that delivers results. With an astounding 120% growth across all social media channels, our #BeTheOne marketing strategy for Barking & Dagenham College joined organic and paid social media activities with out-of-home advertising, as well as a clear and concise messaging strategy to drive reach and engage potential students from all walks of life.

education marketing agency working with Hull York Medical School

For an institution renowned for delivering exceptional medical education, we were focussed on attracting a high calibre of student from across the UK. We developed a distinctive postgraduate campaign style centralised around Hull York Medical School’s ethos, resulting in increased application numbers for one of the UK’s leading medical schools. Are you looking for an education marketing agency that always delivers?

education marketing agency working with HSAD

With plucky messaging and striking visuals, we raised the profile of a historic institution and attracted students from further ashore by positioning Hull School of Art and Design as an innovative hub of creativity. By creating a story that resonated with the rule breakers, 135 prospectuses were downloaded and 61 higher education applications were received in the first three months. 

education marketing agency working with University of Hull

The education marketing agency that makes a difference. Exposing students to new ideas and busting common misconceptions about accommodation offerings was central to the generation of revenue for the University of Hull Accommodation Team. Our strategic higher education marketing campaign reached out to current students, showcased the benefits of staying on campus and created a buzz. 

education marketing agency working with Northcott School

The education marketing agency that embraced Northcott School’s vision, we created a brand fit for the region’s leading provider of education with social communication learning needs. Our revitalised branding captured the growth and development central to the school ethos, showcasing Northcott’s passion and commitment to its pupils. 

education marketing agency working with Scarborough UTC

We launched a creative digital marketing campaign with techy messaging and stand-out graphics to engage with a new generation of students. A heavily targeted campaign for Scarborough UTC increased Open Day sign-ups and introduced a completely new course to the digital leaders of tomorrow. With 86,694 unique website impressions, we challenged perceptions of the UTC, positioning it as a leading further education institution where students can excel.