How Credo Works
Credo connects great businesses to reputable and vetted online marketing providers according to the project and business’s unique needs.
But we are not an agency. Every digital marketing project and business are different, so we take the time learn about your project so we can introduce you to the right providers and help you make the right decision about who to hire.
Finding the right marketing provider for your business through Credo is like having your best friend take you Christmas shopping. We get your needs, understand your budget, and will guide you to exactly the right place.
Create your project on Credo and tell us what services you need, your monthly marketing budget, and your information where we can contact you.
Submit your project or schedule a phone call with the Credo team (depending on your budget) so we can learn more and make the right recommendations and introductions.
We create an 8-10 sentence description of your project based off our phone conversation. You approve it on Credo or send us feedback for what to change.
Credo reaches out to agencies within the network who are the best fit for your project. When they accept, we introduce you to them via email.
Have phone conversations with each of the agencies to whom we introduce you to go deeper on your project and get proposals if the match is a good fit.
Have a phone call with Credo to review the proposed projects as well as help you with additional clarifications you need before signing a contract.
Hire your new marketing provider with confidence. You sign a contract directly with the agency, and Credo checks in to make sure things are going well.
You can also browse the directory and inquire to specific providers on your own. For free with no membership required.
Why a phone call for budgets over $5,000?
We have found in our years of digital marketing consulting experience that putting together the right project from the beginning is paramount to its success. The best consulting projects have great communication, so being able to explain your needs well on the phone is important. Email takes too long to learn about your needs and written communication is always less clear than verbal, so a phone call is required for higher budget projects to make sure the right project is defined before we introduce you to someone.
We discuss your project with you for free then make the right connections to a few agencies or consultants, depending on your needs. Our goal is to take the question of “Do they have the expertise needed?” off the table so you can concentrate on whether the provider fits your team, your goals, and your way of working.
How does Credo make money?
Credo makes money from subscriptions and commissions paid by the agencies and consultants listed on our platform.
But remember, Credo does not list anyone and everyone. We vet every marketing provider on Credo by, at minimum, seeing two of their clients and verifying their metrics. Every pro (consultant and agency) must:
– Show us two of their clients;
– Be located in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, or Australia (along with a few Western European countries)
Some agencies on Credo have also been phone verified. These are the agencies who have Phone and Email Verified listed on their profile page.