Laurette Batstone has worked for over ten years in the Sales and Marketing industry, developing and growing small businesses. She is well qualified in the field, holding a number of diplomas and certificates in Business, Marketing and Public Relations. During her reign as Mrs South Africa 2010 Laurette enjoyed an intriguing and exciting year in which she built relationships and contacts with different establishments locally and internationally. Realising the need for a marketing company for smaller/privately owned enterprises, Laurette established The Little Marketing Company in 2010. She has a dynamic team specialising in fields such as public relations, website development, graphic design and social media in order to provide a comprehensive and on target service. She prides herself in the strength of her team, employing individuals from around the country that have worked for GQ and Home Owner Magazine, Ray-ban, Pandora, Loads of Living, Sanlam and Woolworths to name a few. “Our biggest strength is in creating tailor-made strategies that are owned to each client and their needs.’ Her business values are strong with the objective to provide her clients with a 360 degree approach to a marketing and public relations hub. “The Little marketing Company’s philosophy is listen, understand, plan, measure and deliver. To do all this effectively, we have branched into all our clients’ target audiences touch points such as branding, direct marketing (online and offline), promotions, events, corporate gifting/branding, website designs and management, graphic design and social media.