Marketing consultant | marketing strategy consulting Newcastle / north east

Marketing consultant led marketing strategy agency

How good is your marketing?

Do you need independent marketing strategy expertise? STO Consulting provides this with the assurance that we work for your business,with no ties to any particular techniques or technologies or providers.

We help you to make the big decisions, develop your marketing strategy and make all of your marketing work better.

We do this in three main ways – research and strategy and marketing management. All of these are needed to underpin all successful marketing.

We will help you to get better results from your marketing. We will do this either by planning and delivering it in consultation with you, or by helping you to build marketing capacity within your team. For most clients, we do both.

Marketing is a wide field. Navigating it in a way that is right for your business is a challenge. We can help you get it right first time. What this looks like is different for every client, but it can include visuals, content, new routes to market, new products, new markets, partnerships and investments.

See our main categories of service below, or contact us to discuss any one-off or retained marketing work.

All of our work is underpinned by consultancy and research. See our specific research offering below:

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Marketing should never be underestimated; it has the capacity to drive businesses forward!

Do you need support with seeing the bigger picture for your business?

Are you looking for alignment between your strategy and goals?

Do you want to stop chasing ROI and instead have a plan that drives it?

If you’ve said yes to any of the above, then find out how our TAG approach can help you!

  • Think first
  • Act second
  • Get it Right first time

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    What our clients say about us...

    A professional service was delivered to the organisation, highlighting many development areas within the business. I would recommend STO Consulting for your marketing support.

    Colin Dagg, Managing Director, Keep Active

    A fantastic detailed service was provided by STO Consulting which has helped me so much with promoting my business further. Thank you for all of your help and marketing expertise, I will definitely recommend this company to others.

    Julie Charlton, Business Owner, Bee Aloe Good

    Inspired CCTV(NE) Ltd needed expert advice to review our Marketing offering and to redesign our basic website to achieve higher search engine ranking. We have a successful full detailed redesign of our website and have retained STO to continue with providing our ongoing marketing assistance. I have no hesitation in recommending STO to any business looking to improve their marketing awareness.

    Howard Bullock, Director, Inspired CCTV

    My company brand and identity needed a complete overhaul. STO helped me create a company brand that I am now proud of. Within a few months of the project being completed, I have won a number of new contracts bringing in significant revenue, repaying the investment in my marketing many times over.

    Darren Potter, Managing Director, Mayfield Financial Planning Ltd

    We worked with Graeme to develop a strategy to diversify an existing business and to get a better understanding of the market we were looking to enter. Graeme did not disappoint us. Graeme took it to another level. His research and analytical skills were invaluable to us. Graeme’s relaxed and informal manner enabled the process from start to finish to be a very pleasant one. We would definitely recommend Graeme and STO Consulting.

    Clare Blunt and Martin Whitaker, Hadrian Residential Bootcamp

    I have found Graeme’s marketing strategy an invaluable tool for my business. The report I received at the end was top-class and I regularly refer to it to make sure I’m on track with what we planned. I would highly recommend STO Consulting’s services.

    Susan Edwards, Managing Director, Lets Manage North East Ltd

    We were attempting to break into a virtually unknown market and Graeme’s
    work let us see that this market was worth pursuing. We expect to be consulting him again in the near future.

    Ken Taylor, Managing Director, Trident Washrooms

    Thanks for your professional approach, hard work, innovative thoughts and the vision you used to create our marketing plan. This plan has given us the solid platform we required to enable ProForecast to achieve our goals by giving us a competitive advantage. We look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis to ensure that we maintain this competitive advantage.

    Steven Katirai, Managing Director, ProForecast Ltd

    What impressed me most about Graeme was that he was prepared to say what he thought rather than just telling me that everything was great. The day spent outlining the strategy for my business was fantastic. The plans Graeme has helped me put into place are going to help me to grow my business, I have no doubt about it. If you are looking for help you with your marketing then look no further than STO.

    Craig Scott, Managing Director, Redstones Newcastle

    If you want to establish real marketing strategy that works and where you know you will get results – use STO Consulting Ltd.

    Olga Mironova, Managing Director, MMCS Commercial Cleaning

    I have been in the Complementary Therapy business for 6 years and had fallen into the trap of marketing that had not only cost me a lot of money but revealed very little return. Following research, Graeme put together a strategic plan that enabled me to take my business to a new level within mainstream health.

    Barbara Ellis, Business Owner, Optimum Health

    Research and strategy for your marketing

    We get inside businesses to consult, research and develop their marketing strategy to drive success.

    This helps you to meet your objectives (whatever they may be). We develop the foundation upon which your marketing can be built.

    We apply marketing expertise and research ability to answer the biggest questions that there are in business: What products? Which markets? Under what brand? How do we compete?

    Better strategy means better results from all of your marketing activity

    STO Consulting helps organisations to develop and implement the optimal marketing strategy for their objectives, their circumstances and their markets. This is done in partnership with the business owner or Marketing Director or management team.

    Once a strategy is developed, we can support marketing planning, which can be carried out by your in-house team or we can lead and manage your integrated marketing activities. Either way, we develop your ability to understand and communicate the value that you offer, to whom, at what price and why you are different.



    Right first time marketing

    If you are launching something new, you need to get it right without the cost of ‘trial and error’. You need evidence based marketing strategy. Take the risk out of your venture – talk to us about how to do this.

    You don’t just need a marketing agency – you need a strategy. And you need effective and consistent marketing management.

    STO is led by Graeme Jordan – a Chartered Marketer with Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) level 7 qualifications. Also an experienced market researcher. Graeme has launched and developed many successful businesses, which are better off by having a clear strategy, partnerships, strong customer relationships, investments and generally doing marketing better.

    Chartered Marketer Graeme Jordan, Consultant

    So, if you want your marketing to be better AND more joined up, then get in touch for a discussion.

    Want to know more about marketing strategy? Follow us @STOconsult to receive the ‘Putting Strategy First’ blog.

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