Last updated: Dec 2023 Companies can’t be competitive today without marketing, and smart marketing at that. But hiring a full-time Chief Marketing Officer isn’t fiscally possible for all organizations. Yet, this doesn’t mean they can just “wing” marketing efforts and hope for the best. This is where alternative options like a fractional CMO can be a cost-effective solution. The value of a fractional CMO can be significant for businesses of all sizes. Here are some key benefits that a fractional CMO can bring to a company:
Last updated: Dec 2023
Companies can’t be competitive today without marketing, and smart marketing at that. But hiring a full-time Chief Marketing Officer isn’t fiscally possible for all organizations. Yet, this doesn’t mean they can just “wing” marketing efforts and hope for the best. This is where alternative options like a fractional CMO can be a cost-effective solution.
The value of a fractional CMO can be significant for businesses of all sizes. Here are some key benefits that a fractional CMO can bring to a company:
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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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