About Credo

About Credo

We know that finding someone you trust to help you grow your business can be really hard and frustrating. We saw it in our own friends, who are not marketing specialists and were taken for a ride by bad marketing consultants who at best didn’t have an effect on their business, and at worst severely hurt it.

This is why Credo started in 2013.

Our mission is to connect great businesses like yours with great marketing agencies and consultants who we have vetted and will help you make more money.

How Credo Works

At Credo, we take a different approach from other marketplaces.

We learn your needs first

There are plenty of marketplaces out there where you can go and buy a packaged marketing deal. Sometimes this is needed, which is why we have all of the marketing services our pros offer.

But that doesn’t work for someone like you who isn’t sure what is needed to grow your business or what kind of project you need.

At Credo work with you to make sure you are clear on your needs before we introduce you to the right agencies or consultants.

Here’s how our process works:

  1. You submit your project;
  2. We chat with you either via live chat or a scheduled phone call;
  3. We build your project brief, get approval from you on it, and get your approval for intros to a few marketing agencies or consultants, customized to your needs;
  4. We then email each provider to get their approval on the introduction;
  5. We make the introduction. You take the conversation from there, and we follow up with both sides consistently to ensure a great experience and a successful engagement.

No tricks or junk here. We’re about real businesses with real projects and real budgets.

Our own Credo


Every marketing provider on Credo has been vetted by our team for great work. At the top of each profile you can see the level to which they have been vetted. All Preferred providers have had at least a thirty minute conversation with us and we speak with them monthly on the phone.

Most pros listed on Credo also have reviews on their profile, put there by their current or former clients. We do look at every review before it goes live to ensure the highest quality and consistency in reviews.


We want to bring transparency to the world of online marketing consulting. We believe that quality consulting will make you an ROI beyond any low-cost provider, and that does not come cheap.

This is why we show every provider’s hourly rate. If we’ve chatted with you about your project, we won’t introduce you to someone outside of your budget limits.


Online marketing packages don’t work if they are not aligned with company goals, so we’ve asked every provider to tell us their specialty. We have also seen at least two of their clients and verified their metrics using common digital marketing tools like AHREFS and Moz.

You  will not be matched with a marketing provider who does not specialize in the skills and type of project you need.

We take pride in making the highest quality matches possible and work with our pros to make sure they are meeting our incredibly high standards.

Why “Credo”?

“Credo” is short for “credible”. We are tired of bad marketing providers doing subpar work for clients, so Credo started to bring transparency, good business practices, and great work to the consulting world.

This is what we work towards every day.

Who is Credo?

Credo was founded and is run by John Doherty. John has almost a decade of experience in SEO and online marketing. Before starting Credo, he ran marketing/growth for HotPads and Trulia Rentals, part of the Zillow Group family of real estate brands. Before that he was a consultant at Distilled, where he was the most senior consultant and a founding member of the New York City office. During his time there he consulted with everyone from small VC-backed startups (who closed rounds of funding because of his work) to large international hotel chains with multiple brands and brand needs. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Courtney and their very large black labrador Butterbean.