Katie first reached out after Marie presented at the Missouri Women’s Business Center’s Coffee + Conversations about Building Your Brand in fall of 2020. You can view Marie’s presentation here. Katie was ready to learn how to use digital marketing to significantly grow Change Collaborative. She wanted full control of the success of her business, especially utilizing digital marketing as a tool to create a positive impact, generate leads, and gain new clients. We began meeting weekly to discuss her marketing efforts, results, and next steps.

Services Provided:

  • In-Home/Business Advertising: Direct Mail with purchased list
  • Digital Advertising: Social Media Ads
  • Brand Development: Interactive PDF Flyer
  • Consulting

Finding the Right Audience

As a business evolves, so does the core of the customers it serves. Change Collaborative is no exception. When we began working together, Katie was clear about the services she offered and had a strong desire to work with female business owners making impactful change on the world. Continuous discovery and reflection on what brings her joy and aligns with her values resulted in a decision to focus almost exclusively on working with gyms within the fitness industry.

Targeted Promotion

Sending a direct mail campaign without an address list is like fishing without a line—great idea with zero potential for success. Since Change Collaborative was seeking introductions to new contacts, we partnered with a third party direct mail service who provided a purchased list as well as printing and mailing for our direct mail campaign.

Activity with Results

Tracking the results of marketing activity is equally as important as doing the activity itself. We spent time reviewing key performance indicators, discussing opportunities for improvement, and strategies to implement those improvements with her team. The registrations from both webinars, as well as the conversion to individual meetings afterwards, resulted in Change Collaborative gaining new clientele as well as a list of leads to nurture for the future.

In the Client’s Own Words

“So many firsts in my new business came from working with Marie.  With Marie’s enthusiasm and milestone approach to a marketing campaign I was confident in hosting and marketing my first webinar that went off without a hitch and returned 155% ROI.  Our second campaign was just as fabulous returning 175% ROI.  Beyond campaigns Marie was instrumental in developing my email marketing and reviewing digital marketing results.”

Katie Swanson, CVA, CPA, Founder