Marketing Expertise, Without the Expense

Strategic marketing consulting services for small businesses looking for growth and profitability.
The Five Echelon Group

The Five Echelon Group

We help small businesses design strategic marketing plans for growth and profitability

Diagnose

Demand problems lead to a lack of sales opportunities and ultimately, a shortfall in revenue. We help diagnose demand problems and analyze what steps are needed to generate a consistent flow of sales opportunities to maximize profitability.

design

Especially in this uncertain environment, old strategic marketing plans need to be designed to reflect new economic realities. With a focus on data, plans are reworked to take advantage of current market conditions.

Deliver

When budgets are tight, you need a strategic marketing plan that will deliver tangible results. We coordinate internal resources and external vendors to deliver results quickly and efficiently, maximizing marketing spend.

How can a strategic marketing consultant help your small business?

Marketing is the engine that drives growth but it can be a complicated and expensive undertaking. Many companies simply don't have the time and resources necessary to execute a comprehensive marketing strategy, yet they still need new business opportunities to bring in revenue and grow.


A strategic marketing consultant is an experienced marketing professional who helps design and execute strategic marketing plans. They are accountable for managing growth, increasing profitability, and improving customer retention.

When it doesn’t make sense to add the expense of a full-time marketing professional, small businesses can hire a strategic marketing consultant on-demand for a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee.

Higher Return

In many companies, marketing is considered an optional expense because it’s not clear what value the efforts are producing. A strategic marketing consultant uses data to rationalize marketing investments and show direct impacts to the company's bottom line.

Improved Insight

A strategic marketing consultant designs strategies and tracks performance based on metrics and analytics. With a clear understanding of what's working and what's not, a plan can be implemented within budgetary limitations to produce tangible results.

Efficient Execution

Coordinating the efforts of both internal and external resources is a critical function of a strategic marketing consultant. For campaigns to be executed efficiently, the right tools need to be implemented and resources deployed to get the most value from marketing investments.

Better Relationships

It costs five times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one. A strategic marketing consultant focuses on nurturing customer relationships and lifetime customer value. The goal is to keep customers satisfied and coming back for more!

Strategic Marketing Consulting Services

Marketing is the engine that drives demand. 

Do you have a strategic marketing plan?


Too often, marketing takes a back seat to other priorities. Awareness fails to materialize, demand drops, and sales falter. Don't wait until it's too late to build your brand awareness and demand generation programs. 
A strategic marketing consultant can help build out a comprehensive plan and implement specific programs designed  to increase awareness and generate demand.
Learn more about our CMO On Demand strategic marketing consulting service and how it can save your company time and money while helping your company grow.

Businesses need to think strategically but often get so bogged down in the day to day that they don't take the time to develop an actionable plan for success. Without a strategic marketing plan, business activity can become reactionary and unfocused, slowing progress and limiting profitability.


We help businesses design a strategy for growth by building a solid foundation for success based on the The Five Echelon."

Eric Dickmann

Founder of The Five Echelon Group

The Virtual CMO podcast is a weekly strategy discussion for small and midsize marketing professionals looking to grow their businesses. 

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Thought leadership, strategic marketing tactics, business advice, and case studies to help businesses build strategies for growth and long-term success.

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