Frequently Asked Questions

Are you wondering why you should consider a marketing expert? Or how our cost-effective approach can benefit your business? Perhaps you're curious about our experience in your specific industry or the length of our typical engagements. We've got you covered.

Below we shed some light on our unique offerings, including our part-time Marketing Directors, our proven track record, and our process that delivers real business results. We want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of how we can help you make the most of your marketing investment.

Feel free to explore the different question themes and dive into the answers provided. If you don't find what you're looking for, please reach out to us directly. 



Why part-time Marketing Directors?

Many businesses, whether due to budget constraints or the inability to attract the right talent, may not require or be able to afford a full-time Marketing Director. That's where our part-time model comes in. We provide businesses with access to senior-level marketing expertise at a fraction of the cost, ensuring that even those facing challenges in attracting the right talent can still benefit from our services. 


How do you find the right marketing director for my business, what's the process?

We take the guesswork out of finding the perfect Marketing Director for your business. Our team has already conducted rigorous interviews and assessments to ensure that the Marketing Directors we recommend have the necessary skills, experience, and talent to address your marketing challenges. Rest assured, we focus on finding a Marketing Director who not only fits well with your business culture but also brings an element of chemistry to the partnership. We strive to make the journey of working with us enjoyable while delivering exceptional results. You can rest assured knowing that we've taken care of the selection process, allowing you to focus on other important aspects.


I already have an in-house marketing manager, how would this work?

We work collaboratively with your existing marketing team to bring additional expertise and support to your business. Our Marketing Directors not only offer strategic leadership, guidance, and experience but also serve as mentors to your in-house marketing manager and team members. We are not here to replace your team, but rather to enhance their capabilities and maximise your marketing investment. 


How long is a typical engagement with The Marketing Centre?

The length of engagement with The Marketing Centre is flexible and tailored to your specific needs. We understand that every business is unique, and we adapt our services accordingly. While there is no minimum engagement period, our typical relationships with clients are often measured in months and years. We are committed to delivering measurable value and results within a timeframe that works for you. In fact, we expect to see a tangible value add within 3-4 months, and in some instances, even sooner. Our Marketing Directors are dedicated to delivering value from the very beginning of our partnership. Rest assured that we are committed to providing effective solutions and guaranteed results, regardless of the length of engagement. 


What are the pricing options and contract commitments?

Our cost-effective marketing leadership is tailored to your business and its unique requirements. We offer flexible contracts that allow you to increase or decrease your time commitment, keeping you in control at all times. Our fees are based on the scope of work required and the time commitment of our Marketing Director. Most business leaders find having a Marketing Director one day per week gives the right balance between speed of progress, business impact and affordability. Even if you are a small business with a limited budget, we can still work with increased focus and prioritise marketing activities that will have high impact with the lowest amount of effort (money, time, resource).


How long will it take before I see results? 

Typically, you start to see things happening after the first month, with potentially a workshop taking place facilitated by your marketing director and the results from that which will help prioritise some of the key areas of work or goals. From that, it generally takes about 12 weeks to develop a full marketing strategy for the business with budgets and a full activity plan. However, every day work continues and there should be plenty of quick wins along the way.


Do you have experience in my sector?

Our team of over 100 Marketing Directors has a wide range of sector expertise, including professional services, manufacturing, construction, healthcare and more. However in our experience, deep marketing expertise is more important than specific sector experience (which you already have, of course!)


Can you provide examples of businesses you've worked with before?

Yes, we have an extensive list of case studies on our website that showcase the positive impact our Marketing Directors have had on our clients' businesses.

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To make smarter decisions and make the most of their investment.

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