Does your company’s marketing need improving?

If you want to methodically review, plan and set up your marketing function so it delivers results, I can help.

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I’m Kara Stanford, an award-winning Strategic Marketing Consultant, Teacher and Mentor. I help SMEs improve their marketing so it delivers results.

  • Is your company’s marketing ‘not quite there yet’?

  • Do you have a good business but you want it to be bigger, better, even more successful?

  • Do you feel like you’re wasting time, money and effort on marketing that doesn’t quite work?

You’re frustrated. You’ve built a fairly successful business and you’re ready to take it to the next level.

You know you need to ‘do’ marketing and have tried different things (and marketing people) that don’t seem to quite work.

It doesn’t ‘quite work’ because no-one is really getting to the heart of the issues.

I take you through a structured, rigorous marketing process you and your team can understand and apply so your marketing actually works.

“The clarity of Kara’s marketing process was very empowering for all of us”

Chloe Jay, Partner and lawyer, Shentons Mediators and Solicitors

I take my clients through a structured marketing process, showing them how to review and plan their marketing.

Then I either help their marketing team implement it, recruit the right people, or support them as they put the marketing plan into action.

  • Understand your current marketing function and activities – and how to improve them.
  • Develop a marketing framework on which to “hang” your marketing activities, so all your marketing is highly effective.
  • Put a clear marketing plan in place outlining the steps you must take to reach your goals.


Let’s discuss how to remove your marketing frustrations and replace them with focus, clarity, and results.

Leave me a message to arrange an initial conversation:

0118 328 2249

Blog Posts

Avoid Marketing Stress and Overwhelm

Avoid Marketing Stress and Overwhelm

As business owners and marketers, we are relentlessly bombarded every day with things we should, could, ought to and want to do when it comes to marketing. It can lead to marketing stress and overwhelm. Marketing decisions can include: which social media platform to...

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Speaking: Avoiding marketing stress and overwhelm

Delighted to be the guest speaker at Fabulous Networking, Eastleigh on Weds 24 Feb, 10-12, with the topic: 'Avoiding marketing stress and overwhelm'. Do join this lively and supportive group, currently meeting online. Click here to book:...

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SOSTAC – a structured approach to marketing

SOSTAC – a structured approach to marketing

SOSTAC allows you to take a structured approach to marketing. When applied, it means each element of your marketing fits together, impacting the next element - like cogs, they all have to be working well to make the whole machine work. Let's take a quick look at...

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