Last updated: Dec 2022
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John is the founder of Credo and a freelance growth marketing and SEO consultant based in beautiful Denver, Colorado when he is not traveling. With almost a decade of of digital marketing experience, John has worn many hats and seen many things at companies that both help them succeed in big ways and also keep them from succeeding. It is now his passion to not only grow companies through great online marketing but also to coach companies through times of…
Honed is the SEO freelance platform for Matt Wright and his small SEO team. Matt’s 9+ year career in SEO has allowed him to work with many household brands such as Cancer Research UK, VW, The Telegraph and British Airways. He started his career in editorial, working directly for a broadsheet journalist. He then moved on to SEO and Paid Search – freelancing full-time now for 3 years. He has worked in very senior positions at digital agencies, and has…
Sam McRoberts is the founder of VUDU Marketing, an SEO consulting firm that specializes in in-depth SEO audits and strategies. Sam has been in the digital marketing industry for over 20 years, and has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies (Amazon, Microsoft, and HTC, to name a few). If your goal is to increase high-converting traffic to your website, as efficiently as possible, then look no further. Recent highlights: – Helped to increase organic…
John Leutermann, Jr. is a digital expert who delivers results that empower small business owners to take their digital marketing to the next level. Clients love his practical strategies that they can be immediately applied to jump-start their businesses and grow online. Awarded “Best in Search” by TopSEOs and “Best in Milwaukee” by AgencyList, John is the owner of NARI-member Big Rock Marketing and has helped more than 100 SMB clients achieve measurable growth online. He serves clients across a…
🚀 We help purpose-driven coaches, consultants, and online course creators grow their businesses by focusing on what they do best. That’s why our mission is to help create many 6, 7 and 8 figure+ business owners per year. 👉 At IDA Growth, we believe that mankind was created in the image and likeness of God, and so because God is creator, we believe mankind was built to create solutions. And one of the best ways to get more people to…
There’s a lot involved in digital marketing. Knowing how to pull it all together within a limited budget while running your business can be daunting. If you’re like most business owners, you’re not simply looking marketing assistance. You want a clear, measurable, and significant return on your marketing investments. As a marketing advisor and freelance CMO, I help companies with complex marketing needs navigate the unique landscape in their market and make good decisions with limited resources. I bring a…
Brian is the founder and head auditor for House of Search, a search marketing audit company based in Orange County, CA. He has been a part of the search marketing industry for over 15 years. He cut his teeth managing search campaigns for Yahoo! back in 2005 for clients like the NHL and Equifax. He dove head-first into SEO in 2008 doing SEO work for UCLA and Disney Shopping. In 2008 he performed his first SEO Audit using an audit…
Best Buyer Persona knows that most buyer personas suck, but they don’t have to. We use the jobs to be done method and qualitative/quantitative research practices to understand who your buyers are. Every buyer persona is customized to answer the questions you have about your buyers or users. By the end of the research project you’ll know: The “job” your buyers have hired your product to do for them The Roles, relationships, responsibilities, rituals, and routines of your buyers/users The…
Expertise in Search Engine Optimization and Digital Marketing I have a well-rounded business background within small businesses and enterprise organizations, as well as over twenty years of experience in sales and online marketing. This experience also includes fifteen of practicing and educating others in search engine optimization. For over ten years I’ve led Web Savvy Marketing as the Founder and President. In this role, I’ve provided hands-on full-service SEO consulting and one-on-one SEO coaching, created online SEO courses, hosted an…
David is an International SEO Consultant working with enterprise clients around the globe. With extensive search marketing experience in the education, recruitment, real estate, and government sectors, David worked 15 years for various large multinational companies managing high-scale SEO projects ranging from complex multilingual website migrations to scalable product development implementations. Whether you are in need of a technical SEO audit, competitor analysis or strategic SEO advice, I can help you take your business to the next level.
Serial entrepreneur and self-taught software engineer with extensive experience building and growing web properties. I’ve worked with startups, Fortune 500’s and everyone in between. I spent the first 15 years of my career in a variety of roles – from junior developer to senior level architect. Now I spend my [business] time doing 3 core things: 1) Sharing my knowledge and experiences @ alijafarian.com 2) Working with growth stage membership businesses @ memberdev.com 3) Advising product and strategy @ getcredo.com…
Highly-skilled digital marketing professional with emphasis on Search Engine Optimization. Extensive experience as a Product Manager with expertise in marketing and sales. Managed strategic and tactical lifecycle of consumer and business product lines. I currently lead global SEO strategy at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to drive organic revenues and help deliver sales at controlled costs through organic channels (local and natural SEO). Our focus on delivering a structured approach to website improvements and content creation assists in traffic growth and…
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"When I was tasked with hiring someone to help with our marketing, I turned to Credo. They introduced us to two vetted pros who specialized in what we need. Credo saved us a lot of time and money by getting us the right pros the first time."
"We contacted Credo and after a 30 minute discussion where they asked deeper questions to clarify our needs and current setup (including other agencies we already work with), they introduced us to two agencies who ended up being a perfect fit for us."
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"All 3 candidates were awesome and I really appreciated the process. Using Credo blew my mind in terms of saving time, 3 super high quality candidates, and we got a lot out of hearing their various approaches."
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Prioritize agencies who have experience with the channel or channels you need help with. If you have multiple needs, we recommend prioritizing a full service firm who can do all channels as opposed to hiring individual agencies or contractors for each channel. This will reduce the number of providers you have to contact as well as the management overhead once they are hired.
Note - at Credo we match you with providers from our network who both fit your marketing channel needs and have experience with your type of business (SaaS, Ecommerce, etc). Where possible, we also match you with providers who have experience in your industry.
We recommend speaking with multiple agencies to verify that they have the experience you require and that you like speaking with them. Culture fit between you and your agency is the unspoken factor we find that determines if an engagement will be successful. We then recommend that you conduct longer strategy sessions (about an hour) with 2-4 agencies to dive deeper on your needs with their team.
Note - Credo schedules the initial discovery calls for you with agencies from our network.
Once you’ve gone deeper with 2-4 agencies, ask for proposals that you can review that include scope, timeline, cost, and terms. We recommend that you use our Agency Reviewer resource to make it easier. Some agencies may have a separate contract with terms and conditions, which is fine.
Once you receive proposals, you can negotiate back with agencies. The most common things to negotiate back on are scope and timeline. If ideal budget is above your ability to pay, see if you can reduce the scope to get the project within budget while understanding the tradeoffs.
Finally, make a decision about who to work with and commit for a period of time that is long enough to know if you’re able to get results but not so long that it traps you into something that isn’t working. We recommend that you agree to at minimum a 3 month contract, and ideally a 6 month contract with a three month out.
Make sure healthy expectations are set and your agency fully understands your objectives. The best results are created when you have alignment with your agency around your business goals.
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