Marketing and Design for Innovative Brands

Background & experience

With over 12 years experience in starting up market-disruptive high turnover, award-winning hospitality businesses, we know what works for your customers.

Working closely with hospitality brands to engaging deliver results leading to increased brand awareness, greater engagement online and ultimately driving more in-store traffic.

Marketing and PR for Hospitality

Crucial to your success in Business is the identification, connection and convincing of prospective customers to visit your Restaurant, Pub or Hotel.

Initial Chat

Contact us for an initial chat over a Coffee and we will sit down and learn more about what makes your business tick with our team of Marketing Professionals who are ready to help you.

Hospitality Branding

Our design and consultancy team have operational and marketing experience across a range of formats in the the hospitality industry, something we believes differentiates us from other hospitality marketing agencies. We have been there and done it, built sites from scratch to over £1m a year, we know what you are living and breathing to build and develop.

Working with our team we encourage you in developing your new brand to be daring, bold and disruptive. We encourage you to Defy the market, to disrupt and innovate, to differentiate you from your competitors.

You don’t want to be just like everyone else, embrace the individuality of your brand. 

We’ll spend the time to develop things carefully with you, until you and your team 100% satisfied and we sign off everything.

Website Design for Hospitality

Web Design

At Defy we design and build websites for the hospitality industry, taking into account the needs of your customers.

Your website is often the first point of contact for a prospective customer, it is your shop window and as such it must look great, work well and be straightforward and easy to use.

These days most people viewing websites do so on their mobiles or tablets. We ensure that they work and look great on all devices, that are mobile friendly – working on mobile phones and tablets. 

Online Reservations

Ensuring that your site contains converts your visits into sales we can integrate table reservation functionality into your bespoke website from leading providers like Opentable. Meaning that customers can literally book a table without you having to lift a finger at any time of the day or night.

Gift Voucher Management System

Boost your Gift Voucher sales and sell MORE vouchers with our own Gift Voucher Management System, a proven system used by some of the leading venues and hotel resorts in the world. Click here to learn more.

Graphic Design for Hospitality

Whether it’s for digital or print, our graphic design services ensures that we communicate the messages for your restaurant brand in a memorable, clear and interesting way – designed to ensure your restaurant brand gains maximum impact.


Looking to make a lasting impression online? Our experienced team can help promote your business, its services and products through visually engaging graphics for email, social media, digital food & drink menus and more.


Gorgeous and thoughtfully designed literature can create real impact in the hands of your customers. Our team of talented graphic designers are experienced in creating beautiful literature for your marketing ensuring brand continuity with everything from POS to restaurant menus, from business cards to external signage and everything in between.

Food Photography Tips for Amateurs and Professionals from Defy Hospitality Marketing

Reviews & Reputation Management

The internet and social media have benefitted businesses widely through the ability to communicate with our customers and them with us.

However, it has also has also provided a voice to sizeable audiences to provide feedback on their experiences through the use of of review platforms such as TripAdvisor, Google Reviews and Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Many of use such reviews as part of the decision making process when selecting a product, restaurant, service, or event. The influence of such cannot be understate neither can the importance of managing your reputation by monitoring what is being said about your own business on these platforms.

Review Response

Through the use of training and guidelines we assist our clients in developing their reputation by encouraging their customers to write reviews about their experiences.

Overwhelmingly the majority are positive reviews although on the occasions that they are not, our experience allows us to know how to manage the situation effectively. Therefore causing minimum damage to the client’s reputation and providing swift resolution to the dialogue.

The same applies to social media platforms. We are quite adept at dealing with negative reviews posted on client’s social media accounts. Some are legitimate and need to be dealt with quickly whilst others written by good old keyboard warriors or those harbouring a grudge for whatever reason need to be handled with care.