We take a high touch approach to helping you hire the right marketing provider for your business’s goals and needs.
You can read the full process here.
When you hire a Credo Pro, you work directly with them to achieve your goals. Credo does not manage client and pro relationships.
To hire through Credo, we ask for a reasonable deposit upfront after your discovery call and before you are matched with pros from the network.
Once you agree to a project with a Credo network member, your deposit is applied to your project total.
Not really. Upwork exists to list any freelancer who wants to sign up and there is no quality control. You’re forced to wade through a lot of “applications” for your project, which makes it very hard and time consuming to pick.
We hand-select two pros for you to begin conversations with once your project has been discussed with our team, and we only list senior consultants and experienced agencies who have proven that they do great work and have experience with what you specifically need.
All providers on Credo have been through a vetting process that involves the following steps:
Read about the full process here.
We match every client (looking to hire) with marketing providers within the Credo network who:
Matching is done manually by a Credo hiring specialist based off what we know about your project. The matched pro is asked to review your information and only accept if they believe they can drive great results for your business within the boundaries of your project.
We believe that great work can happen from anywhere, and restricting your search to a specific location often does not make sense. If the right provider is located in your area and you prefer someone local, we will happily introduce you to them as long as they also agree to the introduction.
Once you agree to work with a Credo pro, you fund the project in escrow before work begins. If you’re commissioning an audit, you are invoiced the full amount up front.
If you’re signing a retainer contract, then you fund each month before it begins.
We accept ACH, credit cards, and bank transfers currently.
Once your work is delivered, we’ll pay your pro on your behalf.
Generally, we are only able to help companies who are spending at least $1,500 per month on marketing, and minimums vary depending on the type of working you are looking for:
We know that great marketing costs money, so we work with you to make sure expectations are set both ways. This is also why we only list expert agencies and senior consultants, not solo freelancers just beginning their career, because our network can move your business forward instead of requiring a lot of effort from your end to make up for shortcomings.
Every contract has the same base terms, though pros may ask for other terms as well that you can agree to or not. Every project has a minimum 30 day cancellation notice, indemnification and mutual NDAs on all sides, and guarantees that you will be delivered the work you were promised or else your funded money is returned to you.
When you sign a contract through Credo with a network pro, the following arrangements happen:
Credo began in 2013 to solve the problem we found of marketers at businesses not knowing who was best to hire for the engagement they needed. Our founder, John, came across quite a few friends and colleagues who had hired an agency who at best did not move their traffic and business forward, and at worst the client was worse off than before working with the marketing company.
Credo’s goal is to help great businesses hire great vetted digital marketing providers who are professional and do industry-leading work that gets industry-leading results.
Credo is run by a team mostly based out of Denver Colorado. Our founder John is a veteran SEO specialist and former in-house head of marketing for a few rentals brands in the Zillow Group portfolio of brands.
You can see our current team here.
Credo is paid retainer fees and commissions from the listed marketing providers who have been vetted and approved to join the Credo network.