Why Rent Your Marketing When You Can Own It

Let us help you hire, train and activate your marketing team
with our Certified Marketing Manager Program
so you can grow faster.

The Problem with Renting Your Marketing

Running a business is hard. Marketing a business is even more challenging. There’s always the latest and greatest tactics to conquer, a new platform to master, or budding trends to hop on quickly.

As a business owner, your plate is always full. It’s impossible to tackle everything on your own, and it’s necessary to delegate what you can. Most of the time, marketing is one of those things that gets delegated. But too often, delegation becomes abdication—and this is the problem. When you give up complete ownership of your marketing and hire other people to do the work, you limit your growth and bottom-line results.

You aren’t building yourself an internal, long-term asset—you’re just renting one.

Introducing the
Certified Marketing Manager Program

What if you started to view marketing as a VITAL business asset?

When you hire outside marketing help, you’re renting an expert’s time. It’s temporary.

No matter what you’re seeking help with, whether it’s:

  • SEO
  • Paid advertising
  • Website optimization
  • Full service
  • You name it…

The engagement eventually comes to an end. Then, you are right back to square one, trying to do one of two things:

  1. Figure it out on your own
  2. Or hire marketing help externally (temporarily) once again.

There are parts of marketing that need to be internally owned and developed. When an outside consultant or advisor is your entire marketing department, you can only reach a certain level of growth.

However, that’s not to say you don’t need to work with a marketing consultant. There’s a sweet spot where ‘owning’ and ‘renting’ work together magically, hand in hand.

You can have the best of both worlds.

 You can win big when you marry an internal marketing hire with your marketing consultant.

Here’s a picture of what that looks like:  

Hire a marketing consultant to build and run your high-level strategy.

The consultant creates the plan, runs the plan’s operations, completes the implementation of results, and keeps your team on track as you’re working towards your big goals.

AND … hire an in-house marketer.

This person will know your business’s intricacies and can be directed and trained by an outside resource — like a Certified Duct Tape Marketing Consultant. They will learn how to execute this plan and craft messages that align with your strategy.

By hiring internally, you build a long-term asset for your business with someone who already has an expert marketing strategy mapped out for them to follow.

But that still brings us back to one of the biggest blockers for small business owners. How do you find, hire, train, and manage the right internal marketing person? Well, we built the Certified Marketing Manager Program to solve this specific problem for you.

We’ll train your in-house marketer for you

One of the primary reasons small business owners don’t hire internal marketers is because they don’t know how:

  • To train the right person
  • Get someone up to speed successfully
  • Or what they should even be working on and when

With the Certified Marketing Manager Program, we take that burden right out of your hands.

Bill Gluth, Founder of Creative Thinking for Business, will do the training and leveling up of your in-house marketer for you. Bill will give you the confidence that your marketing manager knows what needs to be done and is consistently getting it all completed. Let us train your people while you grow your business.

Introducing the
Certified Marketing Manager Program

The Certified Marketing Manager Program is not a course. We’ve taken the same marketing system that has been installed in thousands of small businesses and turned it into a hybrid coaching and training program.

The program is designed to help any business accomplish two essential things:

  1. Build a custom marketing action plan
  2. Hire, train and develop their internal marketing team

The Certified Marketing Manager Program comes with an experienced consultant armed with a proven marketing system.

Plus, a personalized training program based on your unique business for your marketing team to follow (even if that’s just one person).

We will teach your team how to build, run, and implement a custom marketing system tuned to evolve as you grow. We can even help you find and hire the perfect internal marketing manager or coordinator.

The Certified Marketing Manager Program allows you to take charge of your marketing.

You’ll build a long-term asset that grows with you—one that you own instead of rent. In this program, Bill Gluth, Founder of Creative Thinking for Business, is your strategic advisor.

Bill is a Certified Duct Tape Marketing Consultant and business coach with over 20-years of experience growing small businesses like yours. Together, we will help you develop the marketing skills, knowledge, and effectiveness of your team.

Here’s what that program includes

  • A one-on-one coaching relationship with a small business expert
  • Complete training and development for your marketing team
  • Access to a full online training portal for your team
  • A proven marketing system that evolves as you grow
  • Tools, templates, and resources to help your team confidently build and execute a marketing action plan
  • The development of an internal asset who is a Duct Tape Marketing Certified Marketing Manager
  • No more marketing guesswork or wondering what your marketing team should do

Your team will have full access to a training portal

Use and leverage our proven tools,
templates, and resources

With the Certified Marketing Manager Program, your team will get access to tons of tools, templates, and worksheets that will help your team confidently build and execute upon your marketing action plan.

Who the Certified Marketing Manager Program perfect for

  • Organization who want to hire a marketing manager
  • Organizations who want to level up their current marketing manager
  • Organizations who are committed to personal development for their team
  • Any business owners who want more clarity and control over their marketing

What people are saying about this new program

“Before this program, I was messily trying to piece together a Marketing Plan for our business. I had a lot of random insight that I just didn’t know how to structure into a cohesive plan. Since starting the Marketing Manager Training Program, I feel much more confident in where our plan is moving, and that it has all the necessary parts for us to be successful. Sara has been incredibly helpful throughout the entire process, answering all my questions and giving helpful feedback. I’m excited to implement the Marketing Plan that I will be leaving this program with.”

 — Alexa Arciero, South City Print

“This program fills the gap between our strategy implementation and our clients’ understanding of efficient and effective marketing systems. It offers me a compact and complete method for educating our clients with very little effort. It is already proving to be a very profitable product. More importantly, it prepares our clients for the investments they need to make in digital marketing.”

  — Thomas Hess, Mawazo Marketing

Are you ready to learn how this program can
work to grow YOUR business?

Schedule a free coaching session today.

We’ll show you exactly how this program can help you build, implement, and evolve a new marketing system that will drive your business’s growth.