We write words and build websites to get your business noticed online.

Putting your customers first with great online content

We’re a specialist content marketing and web design agency in the North East. That means we work with businesses to find out how great content and a top-notch website can deliver commercial growth. Here’s a little more about what we do…


The written word is a powerful thing. Tell us about your business and we'll transform it into eye-catching copywriting your clients will love. Everything we do is part of a wider content strategy, bringing purpose to every word we write.

Web Design

We bring common sense back to web design. Our content-led approach allows us to build your website to match your brand without sacrificing UX. We provide website management services too, so you're not left in the lurch when it's time to go live.

So, who's "we?"

Meet the faces behind the waves. Ellen has several years’ experience in digital marketing, copywriting and content strategy, working with businesses in the UK and Australia. And Craig is an expert copywriter with a natural talent for creative word play.

Potter is a retired racing greyhound with only lazy bones in his body, while Harmony is our junior canine officer. 

People saying nice things about us

"I’ve worked with a lot of freelance copywriters but Craig and Ellen at Content By The Sea are always my first recommendation. Rarely have I worked with content specialists who nail a brief first time and require very few amendments. On top of that they’re a pleasure to work with, always punctual and have a broader understanding of SEO, web design and strategy, which truly sets them apart.”
Andrew Charlton
SEO Consultant
"Our agency has been collaborating with Ellen and Craig for ~2 years. Their approach to high quality copywriting is excellent, helping us to publish authoritative content month-on-month to improve our organic search discoversability and brand positioning. CBTS are 100% worth the investment and we'll continue to work with them as a key partner in our marketing stack."
Armic Talić
Commercial Director at Komodo Digital

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