Hi. I’m Mark
I help fast-growing companies grow even faster.
I create marketing that actually works.
From strategic planning to tactical execution, I do marketing that makes an impact.
Here’s how I help fast-growing companies:
I work with clients in two ways: I provide consulting services to create marketing strategies and messaging and branding positioning. I do go-to-marketing tactical execution, create buyer personas and buyer journies and offer marketing coaching.
If you need a CMO-for-hire, I can be your marketing department, build your marketing team and oversee your marketing. When your marketing is in good hands, you can focus on driving the business forward.
Here’s my story
My work with fast-growing companies began during the dot-com boom (in hindsight, not the best timing!) when a friend convinced me to leave newspaper journalism to launch a software company. I went on to work with three startups before getting laid off in 2008. Armed with a small severance package, I started a consulting business. Soon, I was approached by fast-growing looking for help with marketing strategies and tactics. The rest, as they say, is history.
I write a blog about startup marketing and a popular newsletter that features curated startup content. I wrote a book, Storytelling for Startups, which helps entrepreneurs drive their marketing. I’m an advisor to The Next 36 and Venture for Canada, and a mentor with the OCAD’s Imagine Catalyst program. When not working, I play a lot of hockey and tennis and take long summer vacations.
Blog Posts Written
Hockey Games Weekly
Mark helped Limelight from day one by refining our messaging and turbo charging our content marketing. He’s a great addition for startups looking to drive demand generation. Mark helped us navigate the complicated messaging and content process of a big data solution. He was fast to learn the industry, attentive to our needs and very flexible with his work schedule.Jonah Midanik
If want to get the job done, Mark is your guy. He is tenacious and very organized. He also recognized when we were struggling to get content done and would jump in an offer to help. Probably the greatest asset that Mark brought to the team and the project was his collaborative nature. We worked through many scenarios and he guided us through two very large pivots in our thinking.Brian McConnell
If you’re looking to develop clear messaging for your company/brand, Mark is the person you want to work with. He helped us develop our messaging and talking points for our target market – something we had struggled with for a long time. I highly recommend Mark!Chris Gory