Is Consultancy for You?
We consult for a number of small business owners in the UK, no more than ten at a time. This is a bespoke consulting service, which includes regular face-to-face meetings and/or Zoom calls.
Most of our consulting clients have an in-house marketing person or persons but want the added benefits of Codebreak’s strategic advice and guidance. Someone to steer the ship and position them in their marketplace.
Joel, Andy, Becca, Jenny and the team have been absolutely brilliant for our business. We have gone through a rebrand and new website (amongst other things) with them and the process has been seamless. Their ability to turn our crazy, haphazard and uncoordinated thoughts on marketing and branding into a cohesive, well thought out and strategic plan of action is fantastic.
We have seen a huge improvement in our social media traction and feel like they truly understand what our vision is and get this across perfectly on all platforms for us. Fantastic team, keep up the great work.
Our consultancy service is category exclusive. It is the only service we provide where you get 24/7 access to Codebreak’s Co-founders, Andy and Joel. Their personal mobile numbers that no one else has, bar their mums and a few friends who can’t use Messenger….
This is for business owners who want experienced marketing direction and support. We take a holistic view and provide ongoing strategy and critique to make your marketing more effective.
From advising on website copy to Facebook Ad design, we have the team to help at the practical level. After all, it’s got to work, right?
Our consultancy service also includes troubleshooting should something go wrong in your marketing. Perhaps your main marketing employee needs time off for an emergency. Or your business comes under fire on social media. When that happens out of the blue, it can be a shock as well as potentially damaging, but we know what to do.
In essence, Codebreak will be at the coal face with you. We see ourselves as part of your team; you just don’t get the headaches of HR, payroll and holidays!
We’ll have your back 24/7.
Other benefits include social events and discounts off our preferred suppliers (printed materials, promo gifts, videography… you name it).
There is a three-month initial commitment to double check we are right for each other. After that, we can agree the best way forward for both parties. You may want to retain our advice on a long-term basis, which will naturally include a discount.
In the first instance, please schedule a Discovery Call. If your category has already been allocated, we can put you on a waiting list.
Andy and Joel will work with you on a marketing strategy then advise you on an ongoing basis. Codebreak’s unbiased, “seasoned” eyes will ensure that the content you’re putting out resonates with enough of the right people. What to do, what not to do, feeding back on copy and design… with responsive support just a phone call away.
For over ten years, Codebreak’s Co-founders have been helping businesses market themselves better. Making them look more professional. Making their message clearer. Keeping them front-of-mind with their target audience.
So when your marketing is seen or your salespeople get prospects on the phone, you’re halfway there. Brand awareness. It’s not jargon or fluff. It is SOOOOO much easier to make a sale when people have seen you or heard good things about you.
Without ongoing marketing, you’ll always be starting the engine from cold. That’s why lots of businesses went pear-shaped when the recession hit. Or they weren’t as protected as they could have been when the lockdown happened. They didn’t market themselves during the good times.
How we will benefit you
As we’re such big fans of clarity, here’s what the business owners we consult for can enjoy:
– A full one-day, hands-on strategy day worth £1,450+vat –
We will spend a day with you in your offices, talking to your people, looking at your processes and working out a game plan
If there are systems that could be of benefit to you, we’ll set them up
We’ll critique your existing marketing and suggest new avenues
Work out a timetable of events we can piggyback on for you
– Monthly half-day review –
You come to us for a review and planning session
Large meeting room in our Shrewsbury office, with free parking
Discuss what has worked well or where you have issues
We’ll share any new marketing developments
9am – 12pm or 2pm – 5pm; we’ll provide lunch
– Content editing –
Send us any leaflets, ads, etc. that you’d like us to check and improve
– Advice & Support –
It’s good to talk, so feel free to call Andy or Joel
Again, you’d have direct access
Within office hours for standard calls
24/7 for emergencies
– Social invites –
It can’t be all work, work, work
Drinks, dinners, parties… any excuse really
Who we help
Again, most of our consultancy clients have a small marketing team, maybe just even one person. Great at what they do but they’d benefit from the additional guidance of marketing business owners. Andy and Joel appreciate it’s all about the bottom line.
We’re not here to replace or act as a Marketing Executive, doing the day-to-day implementation. This is not a done-for-you service (although we do provide that separately to many businesses).
This is Marketing Director level work at a fraction of the cost.
We will be your trusted advisers.
Not everyone qualifies to work with Codebreak...
We are looking for business decision-makers who are:
Leaders not followers
Capable of making things happen quickly
Not a d**k
If you fit the bill, you’ll love working with us.
Everything starts with a Discovery Call. For us to sound you out via Zoom, and vice versa. If all goes well, we get the full-day Strategy Session booked in.
If, for whatever reason, we decide we’re not able to help you, at least you’ll come away with a number of free marketing tips you can start implementing in your business.
They push us hard to realise our marketing potential. Andy and Joel have been brilliant at using what we take for granted to further the reach of our business.
Us and You
For this to work, this has to be that scary word again – COMMITMENT!
If you’re the sort of person who flits from one supplier to another, always looking for the next shiny new thing to save a few quid, this ain’t gonna work. Marketing is not an overnight fix and never has been. We can’t advise on a leaflet, you send the leaflet out and suddenly your business is transformed. It doesn’t work like that. Sure, we’ve launched Facebook Ads that have had a x10 increase in sales in just one day but marketing success is long-term thinking.
If parting with £999+vat a month for the foreseeable future will cause you sleepless nights, this ain’t gonna work. You’re paying for the advice and support of a highly experienced marketing duo that has the backup of a team. If analysing a landing page takes us 15 minutes, you don’t pay us for the 15 minutes. You pay us for the decades it took us to learn how to do it in 15 minutes.
If you want to monopolize our time, this ain’t gonna work. We have a duty to be responsive to your requests (within one working day) but we can’t drop everything every time you call. If we are working on something for another client, that deserves our focus. You’d want the same for you.
If your business is not that good, this ain’t gonna work. When customer service has a 1-star rating and the products are of inferior quality, no amount of marketing is going to change anything in the long run. We can only work with values-led business owners who take pride in helping people.