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Help focus, grow and strengthen your business with a part-time Marketing Director

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Washtub Laundry Case Study

Washtub is an established business that provides specialised industrial laundry services to the secondary healthcare and hospitality sectors in the Western Cape, South Africa. The business plateaued three years ago, experienced some client loss and was not having success acquiring new business. 

Braintree Clothing Case Study

Braintrees Clothing has been at the forefront of producing beautiful ‘natural clothing’ for 20 years now, championing eco-fibres since humble beginnings in the mid 1990’s. They engaged The Marketing Centre to build an on-the-ground retail presence that would raise their public profile and communicate their brand values to consumers. 

Menzies Case Study

Menzies, a significant accountancy firm, engaged with The Marketing Centre to help them redefine their brand and re-invigorate their market presence, helping them to be voted the National Accounting Firm of the Year in 2016.

Team

Sally Shuttleworth
CEO

Big biz Experience: Coca Cola; Financial Services; Tourism; Shell Select and Ultra city; Property developers; McDonalds

Small biz Experience: Dizzy Dots Trading
Diana Andersson
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Pfizer; MTN

Small biz Experience: Cummins; Rupert & Rothschild

Richard Butterfield
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Pick n Pay; Foschini Group; Mr Price Group 

Small biz Experience: Tourvest Group; Wellness Warehouse 

Este Pretorius
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: FNB & Dimension Data

Small biz Experience: SSI & Glyn Marais

Angela Sobey
Regional Director Gauteng

Big biz Experience: Grandpa, Aquafresh

Small biz Experience: Sprint Packaging, Wits Enterprise

Sonja Shear
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Ster KinekorSony; Ericsson

Small biz Experience: Gondwana Environmental Solutions; Edublox

Carolyn Dobbie
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Pennypinchers Building Materials (Pty) Ltd, BP Express Shops

Small biz Experience: The Cape Town Book Fair, Washtub Industrial Laundry Service

Karen Laubscher
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Indigo Brands, Clicks

Small biz Experience: The Voice Clinic, Alchemy Business Development

Approach

Our method has been fine tuned through the years whilst working with many mid-size businesses. This results in you finding the best Marketing Director for your company and your culture. So how does this work?

Healthcheck

Business owners often get very confused about marketing and who can blame them? They listen to marketing consultants bombarding them with jargon, their sales team saying, ‘relax we’ve got marketing covered’, and people constantly trying to sell them a new shiny golden fleece at every turn. It’s difficult to know who to believe.

The Marketing Centre approach strips out all the padding and waffle and summarises our view of marketing in a simple matrix we call Marketing 360.

Business Insights

As you would expect having a whole team of experienced Marketing Directors gives us access to a wealth of diverse knowledge. We like to share it with you so you can have a clearer understanding of why and how things work, why things don’t always work out as planned, and most importantly what can be done about it.

Digital Marketing 101: Email Marketing
If you are not email marketing, it begs the question why. You might have heard the term ‘spray and pray’ and chances are that you may also be frustrated at spending so ...
  • by Carolyn Dobbie
  • 20 April
What is SEO?
Dipping your toe in SEO…   How often do you find what you’re looking for on the first page of an on-line search? Chances are, your hit rate is pretty good.  ...
  • by Este Pretorius
  • 09 April
Doing Business in Africa
  I often get asked as a marketer to demystify the big daunting but yet beautiful monster task that is trading in Africa. In my 20 years of travelling across our conti ...
  • by Pedro Casimiro
  • 19 March
How agile is your team?
I recently attended an ‘Agile for Executives’ workshop with one of our clients and, after more than 20 years of working within the creative, branding, marketing and UX fie ...
  • by Karen Senior
  • 21 February
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