Our Story

The Story Behind Hot Dog

Hot Dog Solutions was founded by Mal Simons in the blistering heatwave of 2019.  While struggling to come up with a name for the new business, Mal’s beloved Husky and Office Mascot, ‘Meghan’ walked in panting. And the Hot Dog brand was born.

For more than 20 years, Mal and the team have worked in retail, running online businesses for some of the UK’s biggest brands, VCs and high net worth individuals; helping them to maximise their return on investment online and keep costs under control.

In doing so, we built up a positive reputation for both delivering results and being fair. ‘Treat others as you wish to be treated’ is our motto, which we apply to everything we do at Hot Dog Solutions.

At Hot Dog Solutions, we are a true partner that puts the needs of our clients first, acting as an extension of the team. And delivering results – whether that be in online marketing, business consultation or web development.

From an online marketing perspective, we generate over $5m in sales every month through our pay on results Marketing programs. And we have an expanding global footprint, with clients in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. All of our clients have been won through word of mouth.

From a development perspective, we have worked on some seriously cool projects. Either directly, or for other agencies. Hot Dog Solutions became a Shopify Partner in late 2022; however, we are agnostic when it comes to site or app development – whatever is best for our client. As such, we have worked in WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Magelia, Shopify and more.

Team

Meet the Team

Malachi Simons

Malachi Simons

Founder & Managing Director

An experienced and successful digital business leader with over 20 years experience in the digital world. The founder of multiple ventures, Mal has launched subscription services in both the UK…

Finley Lacey

Finley Lacey

Head of Affiliate Marketing

A results driven, commercial Affiliate Manager, who has worked on campaigns for multiple iconic brands in the UK, Canada, US and Ireland; Finley has extensive experience in the online world…

Laurence Baylac

Laurence Baylac

Creative Director

A commercial marketeer with two masters degrees in branding and communications; Laurence has more than a decade of experience working for big brands including Carrefour, Reflets de France, Les Pages…

James Lewis

James Lewis

Development Director

Nearly 20 years’ experience working as a Development Director across some of the UK’s most iconic entertainment retail brands. 8 years’ experience working as a trouble-shooter for VCs based out…

Meghan

Meghan

Mascot

Adorable Husky and Office Dog. Defender of food and hunter of mice. With 3 years experience of sharing her cuteness with the team and clients alike. Will work for food,…