Fractional CMO

Fractional CMO

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Leverage a senior marketing leader who’s fully committed to your team without incurring the executive-level costs.

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Fractional CMO

Stop doing random acts of marketing and start leveraging your dollars

Many organizations are unable to afford a full-time Chief Marketing Officer. So, instead, they hire more junior marketers or agencies to help them manage their marketing. This often leads to random acts of marketing, which might see you spending money on trade shows, re-doing your website in hopes it will miraculously drive 10x more leads, or posting on social media without any real results to show for your dollars. 

The fractional part in Fractional CMO means you get a senior marketing leader who’s fully committed to your team but doesn’t come with executive-level costs. Fractional CMOs work with CEOs, Executives, and/or Sales leaders to align your goals, create realistic action plans, and layer in more accountability. 

You’ve probably been talking about updating your marketing processes and systems for years. And we’re here to help! We’ll work to help you with accountability, metrics, results, and well-executed marketing plans. As a Fractional CMO, we’ll be the captain of your marketing ship — providing direction to your crew and teaching them how to row and in what direction.

What to Expect from a Fractional CMO

  • Strategic planning, ensuring you have the right strategy and channel mix to scale
  • Marketing budgeting and planning
  • Product pricing
  • Persona development
  • Market positioning
  • Enhancing your tech stack
  • Setting short-term and long-term goals
  • Evaluating your staff’s capabilities, including training as needed
  • Managing your marketing staff and their output
  • Hiring and onboarding new team members
  • Clarifying your message, audiences, buyer pain points, and more to create your positioning statements and content pillars
  • Interviewing agencies or outsourced partners (if needed) and managing the ongoing relationship
  • Setting up key performance indicators (KPIs) and ensure your systems are able to track and report on KPIs
  • Creating a buyer’s journey map that includes all marketing and sales touchpoints
  • Recommendations on how to improve your buyer’s journey to reduce friction and increase sales throughput
  • Setting up new programs such as employee advocacy, referrals, or AMB strategies
  • Working with your team to hire the right outsourced resources to sclae
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Our Approach to Fractional CMO Services

Reviewing Your Metrics

First, we start by doing a roadshow to meet your key players and understand your business, objectives and growth goals. Next, we move on to understand how you currently track your efforts. You can’t improve what you can’t measure. We’ll review your organization’s metrics to make sure you’re tracking against the right set of KPIs, also checking that your website analytics are set up and that your conversions are being accurately tracked. We’ll also make sure your analytics are properly tracking all of your marketing channels.

Bridging Departmental Gaps

Between your messaging and sales strategy, there may be missing links preventing your reps from being able to sell confidently and efficiently. Correcting these gaps, and any gaps among your marketing and sales teams, will elevate and strengthen your brand even further.

Diagnosing Your Company’s Marketing

Think of this as a health check-up for your company. We’ll audit your processes and content to identify leaks in your sales funnel, opportunities to pursue, and which assets can be re-used/adjusted for your different channels. We’ll also do a mystery shop of your sales process and compare it with your competitors, helping you to see important components that may be missing from your own strategy.

Developing a Hero Strategy

Our team will develop a series of buyer personas and help you answer the question: “How can you make your customers the hero of their story?” We’ll define what problem of theirs you’re solving with your product or service. Then we’ll devise a strategy that speaks to these audiences through sales content, resources, and tools.

The EEC Difference 

Our team consists of marketing veterans, advertising professionals, paid media wizards, inbound marketers, Gen Z-ers, and storytellers. Marketing (and advertising) at its core is a personal medium, and we’re bringing the human factor back to an industry that often forgets it.

Our #1 promise is that we’ll always work to truly understand your business and your customers, with the goal of creating seamless digital experiences that will delight your prospective buyers. 

 We have the technical know-how needed to execute campaigns, craft end-to-end digital experiences, and drive more traffic, leads, and revenue to your business — but know-how only takes an agency so far. That’s why we’ve also cultivated our soft skills (like listening, critical thinking, and a good amount of common sense) to make us a well-rounded partner you actually want to meet with on a regular basis.

Selling With Your Story

Clarifying your message through brand storytelling is the key to truly engaging your customers.
...And we help your customers become the heroes of their own stories. We make sure all of your marketing efforts are fueled by your story, helping to build meaningful relationships and expedite the buyer’s journey. And we ensure both your marketing and sales teams are completely aligned on your brand’s story so that it shines through in each step of your funnel.

Bringing Customers to You With Inbound Marketing Strategy and Tactics

Buyers are now in control — the days of chasing leads are gone.
You now need to actually attract buyers into your funnel, building a long-term relationship with them so that they become more sales-ready over time. Our inbound strategy is driven by understanding your buyers’ pain points and what drives them to buy. We focus on providing value to your buyers first and making them more sales ready before engaging them to buy your product or service. Only 1-3% of buyers are ready to buy right now — we create a strategy to engage the other 97% until they’re ready.

No More Random Acts of Marketing

We don’t believe in random acts of marketing.
By conducting in-depth research to define your audience and understand their true desires, we help you reach, attract, and retain high-quality, buyer ready customers with strong lead nurturing tactics.  Most businesses don’t have a lead problem. They have a positioning and awareness problem. Lead nurturing can work through email and text as well as re-messaging campaigns on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and more. We orchestrate well-thought-out campaigns across marketing and sales channels to create a seamless buyer’s experience that delights! 

Reaching Your Goals With Data-Driven Strategy

Having worked with companies just like yours, we have a store of valuable data insights that guide the way we do things.
We are also firm believers that you can’t improve what you don’t measure, so we carefully track your results — especially which ads, landing pages, content, (and more) lead to sales — to help you refine your marketing strategy. And we also understand not everything can be attributed... but it’s still worth taking on creative endeavours, like a thought leadership strategy. We understand marketing is as much of a science as it is an art. 

Our Fractional CMO Process

Marketing Performance Assessment
We’ll do a comprehensive assessment of your marketing and sales process and performance with the goal of finding areas of opportunity. We lean on our diverse experience while strategizing how we can take your marketing efforts to the next level and drive you more revenue.

-Assessing your current marketing efforts
-Assess your sales process from start to finish
-Noting areas of opportunity
-Comparing you with your competitors
-Meet to discuss our findings
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Strategic Planning
Aligning your goals with our strategy, we’ll use our data-driven approach to create a strategic plan for how your marketing can begin to generate more leads and revenue.

-Establishing your main goals and KPIs
-Creating a roadmap with milestones
-Agreeing on objectives and deliverables
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Execution Phase
After we’ve agreed on a strategic plan, we’ll set the plan in motion. Expect true transformation and exciting results while we execute our strategic plan.

-Submitting agreed upon deliverables
-Creating and running campaigns
-Communicating with your team
-Adjusting campaigns and strategy as needed
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Testing & Reporting
Our process doesn’t stop once we’ve accomplished the deliverables. We constantly test the success of our initiatives and tweak as needed, also providing your team with insightful reports about the results of our work.

-Testing for optimization and troubleshooting
-Reporting on project/campaign success
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Maintenance & Training Resources
We’ll make sure all campaigns and initiatives keep running smoothly (and driving you revenue!) during the maintenance stage. And, because you can never stay too ahead of the curve, we’ll provide you with timely, relevant, and actionable training resources to keep your team up to speed.

-Creating new content as needed
-Maintaining campaigns and initiatives
-Aggregating and sharing helpful training resources
-Optimizing campaigns, strategies, and messaging
-Launch new initiatives
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How are your marketing efforts contributing to your company’s growth?

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