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

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Christmas marketing ideas to implement now

Christmas marketing ideas to implement now

It's the beginning of the festive season and if inspiration is running low, here are some Christmas marketing ideas that you can still implement now.   Top tips Before we begin, here are some top tips to help you make sure you focus your efforts on the ideas that...

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Who should be in your Marketing Team?

Who should be in your Marketing Team?

Whether you're a solopreneur, micro-business or larger SME, if you want your marketing to as effective as possible, you really need to consider: Who should be on our Marketing Team?   Who do we actually need? You'd be forgiven for thinking that 'Marketing' is a...

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Your Autumn Marketing Checklist

Your Autumn Marketing Checklist

Summer is almost over and as autumn creeps closer, turn your thoughts  to what marketing you need to be doing in the last quarter of the year and look at 'Your Autumn Marketing Checklist'.   1. Review your Marketing Strategy Before you launch your Autumn, Winter,...

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