We take a high touch approach to helping you hire the right marketing provider for your business’s goals and needs. We:
You can read the full process here.
Credo is currently free to businesses looking to hire a marketing company/consultant.
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.
Generally, we are only able to help companies who are spending at least $2,500 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.
If your budget is below what we serve, we recommend FreeeUp to find vetted (mostly overseas) freelancers.
Credo is paid retainer fees and commissions from the listed marketing providers who have been vetted and approved to join the Credo network.
All providers on Credo have been through a vetting process that involves:
For the Preferred providers on Credo, we have also conducted phone interviews to discuss their company structure, processes, and how they fulfill work.
Read about the full process here.
We match every client (looking to hire) with marketing providers within the Credo network who:
This is done manually based off what we know about your project, though of course we have some internal tools in place.
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.
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 full team here.