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How Much Should I Spend on Marketing?

This is one of the most common questions we get from clients. It’s a simple question with no straightforward answer. In other words, “it depends.”

I get it, it’s not the answer you want to hear. You would love to hear an exact number or formula that guarantees an exact ROI on every dollar spent. But that would be at best, misleading and at worse a straight-up lie.

There are too many variables to consider and it’s the wrong focus because marketing is bigger than just generating new leads for sa…

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How Much Will It Cost to Work with a Fractional CMO?

If you’re evaluating whether a fractional CMO is right for your business, that is sure to be one of your first questions. Getting a clear answer to this question can be challenging because there are a variety of fractional CMO models that offer different levels of engagement, expertise, and pricing structures.

Let’s start with an average hourly rate. The average hourly rate of a fractional CMO is typically between $150-375 an hour. Some fractional CMOs charge by the hour and others work on a re…

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Melanie Asher, MBA Interviewed on The Revenue Maze Podcast with Valerie Cobb

🔥 🔥 “Be crystal clear on your messaging and it is not from your perspective, it is from your client's perspective and your perspective clients.” 🔥 🔥



Yes, our Founder and Fractional CMO, Melanie Asher, MBA was featured on The Revenue Maze podcast. Listen to hear that great quote and other points about how to make your business CREDIBLE and RELEVANT. Melanie joins the host Valerie Cobb to share some tips on how to get out of the revenue maze;

💲 Be crystal clear on the messaging you send. …

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Case Study: From Divided Attention and a Lack of Accountability to a United Direction

All organizations if they last long enough will eventually plateau. They will reach a point where they’ve established brand recognition in the market, have loyal customers, and are perceived as a “traditional” brand. Usually, when a brand is described this way, it means that it is outdated but can still be relied upon for something.

This success should be celebrated and it’s vital that the leaders of the organization recognize that what got them there, isn’t going to take them successfully into…

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Blog-Culture

Guest Post: A Quick Start Guide to Improve Your Organization's Culture

Culture is not easy to build. It's even harder to change. Mark Scrimenti is a Fractional COO/CPO and Founder of Vivid Path Growth Consulting. This is his specialty. This is a shortened and modified version of a longer article that he wrote on his blog. You can check it out here.

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And Mark Scrimenti says...

I don’t need to tell you how the pandemic and post-pandemic conditions continue to disrupt the workplace status quo. As a fractional COO specializing in small and m…

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How to Know When Your Business is Ready to Hire a Fractional CMO

Hiring a fractional CMO allows your company to leverage the skills and insights of a seasoned executive marketer without the delay of the recruiting process and the added costs of a full-time employee. It also allows you to find the right combination of experiences and cultural fit at a price point that you can afford.

So how do you know you are ready for a fractional CMO?

Through many conversations with founders and executives, we’ve identified some of the most common indicators that it’s tim…

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Scale Your Business Better: The TRANSFORM Stage

The goal of this stage is to focus on long-term clients and long-term growth. This is all about continuing to improve your client experience and identifying where your next best opportunity lies. The questions you'll ponder will be:

  • Will it be a new market, a new vertical, or a new product or service?
  • Will you expand your current offerings?
  • Will you seek to acquire another company?
  • Will you seek to be acquired?

This stage is about making opportunistic, long-range decisions. Your focus i…

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Guest Post: When "Astro" Teller, Thought Leadership, and The Challenger Sale Collide...

I don't often feature guest blog posts, but lately, I've been meeting amazingly talented leaders that I've changed my mind. Here is an article that will get you thinking from Valerie Cobb, fractional Chief Revenue Officer and the host of The Revenue Maze Podcast. If you haven't subscribed to it yet, I do recommend you subscribe today. And thanks for the plug Valerie!

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And Valerie Cobb says...

What happens when thought leadership, the former chairman and CEO of Google,…

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Scale Your Business Better: The GROWTH Stage

The goal of this stage is to be ready to scale and build a much bigger business. In this stage, your focus is on building a scalable infrastructure to improve your selling as well as how you deliver the products and services that you offer--customer experience.

You'll be focused on questions like:

  • How can I make this more efficient?
  • Is there a way that could be easier for me to do this?
  • How can I make fewer sacrifices (money, time, or energy) to complete this task?

Efficiency may sound …

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Three Rules For A Successful Marketing Campaign

The majority of new businesses fail in the market. According to some studies, up to 90% of businesses fail within the first year. Of course, this makes sense since, in order for there to be victors in business, the bulk must lose.

This is also one of the most important reasons why the majority of new firms fail. There could be a variety of elements at work here. Some go above their budget and allow costs to spiral out of control. Others hire the wrong personnel, while many others fail miserably…

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