Marketing with Clarity and Confidence

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How do you create marketing that doesn’t sound like everybody else?

How do you create marketing that’s sustainable — and that you might actually enjoy?

Use your own voice. The love of what you do. And put people first.

Great marketing isn’t a blockbuster fireworks display. It’s a spark.

It’s why you do what you do. It’s the way you do it.

It tells your people they’re in the right place.

The spark comes from you. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed and uncertain, your creativity suffers.

Your messaging can start to feel mechanical. And marketing gets put on the back burner.

Let’s change that.

Done In A Day Marketing Plan

Trying to crank out a steady stream of content because “that’s how marketing is done” leads to burnout. But there’s more than one way to do just about anything — and do it well.

When you work with me to create a marketing plan, we make sure it’s effective and sustainable.

We focus on building relationships, connection points, delight, and trust — every step of the way.

But we don’t stop there. We’ll tackle your schedule and tech tools, to reduce friction and frustration.

And you get six months of weekly virtual co-working sessions. We make sure you can put your marketing to work.

Tzaddi Gordon, Artist.
“Stacey’s ideas and clarity moved me from overwhelm to action, and gave me some juice for kicking things up a notch. She’s super smart, inspiring, and totally gets what it means to run a small creative business. I highly recommend her offer.”

Tzaddi Gordon
Artist

Stress-busting Operations Consulting 

Maybe you already have a marketing strategy — but you’re too swamped to bring your plans to life.

You might be wearing too many hats. Wrangling unruly processes. Or spending too much time in management mode instead of growth mode.

And maybe your tech is causing more issues than it solves.

The right tech tools and simple, reliable systems support your entire business. That’s why I offer operations consulting for small and solo businesses.

Think of me as your part-time or project-based Director of Ops. I bring years of business and marketing experience to help you grow your business with clarity and confidence.

You get a strategic partner who’s fully committed to you and your team.

Special Projects — Websites, Newsletters & More

Marketing tech can make everything faster and easier — once you get it set up.

But for relatively small projects it can be hard to find the right person to help.

I keep a few spots on my calendar open for special projects.

    • WordPress website renovations
    • Newsletter setup
    • Content repurposing
    • Or some other marketing tech-related thing that’s causing way too much friction 

These spots are exclusively for best-fit clients. Check out the list to see if we’re a good fit.

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Strategy + Process = Sustainable Business Growth

Marketing is an art and science — great storytelling combined with research and audience insights.

With an extensive background in the arts, business, and technology, I help you create an engaging brand story that resonates with your best customers — minus the burnout.

I work with small and solo creative and progressive businesses — cool people making cool stuff.

Together we’ll build the kind of marketing you’ve been dreaming about — that’s true to your mission and grabs the attention of your best customers.

Want to talk about it? Get in touch and let’s see how we can work together.

The Agency of Words gratefully acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the territory of the Mi’kmaq, comprising present-day Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, parts of Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Maine. The Mi’kmaq have been connected to this land and these waters for thousands of years and continue to be so in the present. We also acknowledge colonialism continues to do harm and pledge to work continually to be good allies.

© Stacey Cornelius 2024