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

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Bitzer Case Study 

Industrial Client Supplying a Key Component to the Refrigeration Industry

Radio Taxis UK

The Marketing Centre helps Radio Taxis to create a marketing structure and define their strategy.

CISA Case Study 

CISA is an established business that imports and markets locks in South Africa. The business plateaued three years ago, experienced some client loss and was not having success acquiring new business. 

Team

Sarah Ambler-Smith
Part-time Marketing Director 

Big Biz Experience:

Citrix Systems, Symantec

Small Biz Experience:

Luggage Warehouse, EOH Technology Solutions

Heidi Patmore
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: Nokia; Paycode

Small Biz Experience: Limelight Advertising; Clarkhouse Human Capital

Guinevere Thomas
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: 

Cartrack Limited SA & Africa; Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG) SA & Africa;3M SA & Africa

Small Biz Experience: 

Managing Director : Business Venture

 

Karen Hill
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience:   

Dimension Data; Sage

Small Biz Experience: 

Highpeak Technology Services; Tentpole Data Analytics

 

Joel Serman
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: Fair Cape Dairies; Woolworths; Tiger Brands; Bitzer

Small Biz Experience: Tuna Marine & Orlichem Chemicals

'Marketing Director of the Year' 2017

Akhona Mahlati
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: British American Tobacco (BATSA), Standard Bank of South Africa

Small Biz Experience: Pressure Die Cast, Cutie and Cute

Peter Ivanoff
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: Sasol Oil (Pty) Ltd Edcon Retailing Group

Small Biz Experience: Eazybranch Logistics (Pty) Ltd Uniplate (Pty) Ltd

Lwandile Booi
Part-time Marketing Director

Big Biz Experience: Vodacom, Vodafone (International);  Showmax

Small Biz Experience: GSM renta fone (OR Thambo International); Commode Business Solutions

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 can become confused about marketing and that’s totally understandable. Between marketing consultant’s jargon and your sales team potentially considering marketing as part of their departmental function, it can become difficult to know how to move forward effectively. In fact, marketing results can lack focus or consistency, both in implementation and in measurement.

The Marketing Centre approach does away with all these confusing elements, encapsulated through our approach of marketing in a straight forward matrix, called the Marketing 360.

Business Insights

As you would think,  having a large team of highly skilled Marketing Directors provides us with access to an abundance of diverse know-how. We want to share this with you, so you can develop a better understanding of why certain factors work (and how), as well as why they don’t always work out as intended. Above all, knowing what to do next.

Segmentation for Success
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  • by Sally Shuttleworth
  • 21 January 2019
The must-have cheat sheet for every new marketing director
The period immediately after you come on board as a new Marketing Director is so critical. This is when you need to establish your authority, get your house in order and start ...
  • by Tony Sousa
  • 08 January 2019
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We know that holiday reading time is valuable, and there's nothing worse than wasting your time and money on a book that you give up on after just a few pages,  so we've ...
  • by Shannon Mackey
  • 12 December 2018
How To Get Real Value From Your Part-Time Marketing Director
  Marketing is not a new concept. In fact, marketing as we understand it today actually began as far back as the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and early ...
  • by Sally Shuttleworth
  • 04 December 2018
What should your Marketing Dashboard look like?
  To non-marketing people, marketing is a somewhat vague concept. Some people even go so far as to call it “fluffy.” It’s often perceived as a “nice to have” ...
  • by Tony Sousa
  • 12 November 2018
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