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  • Writer's pictureKim Snell

Is Hiring a Fractional CMO Right for Your Business?

In today’s fast-paced business world, strategic marketing leadership is essential. But not every company needs or can afford a full-time Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Enter the Fractional CMO—a cost-effective way to get high-end marketing expertise. But how do you know if a Fractional CMO is the right move for your business? Let’s explore the possibilities with some key questions.

The Rising Demand for Fractional CMOs

Have you noticed more businesses talking about Fractional CMOs lately? It’s not just a trend—interest in this service has surged by over 130% in the past year (thanks, Google Trends!).

Why? Because companies are realizing they can get top-tier marketing smarts without the full-time price tag.

Imagine having:

  • High-End Marketing Expertise: How great would it be to have seasoned marketing professionals at your fingertips, offering current strategic insights.

  • Specialized Support: What if you could enhance your internal teams with experts who bring specialized skills tailored to your business needs?

  • Better Agency Performance: Tired of feeling lost in translation with your marketing agency? A Fractional CMO speaks their language and holds them accountable to deliver results.

When Should You Consider a Fractional CMO?

1. Do You Lack Clarity in Your Marketing Strategy?

Are your marketing efforts all over the place? A Fractional CMO can cut through the noise. For instance, at Leapcrest, we start with a comprehensive formula that links marketing and sales. This helps you pinpoint the best way to position your value, craft compelling messages, create urgency, choose where to advertise, and smartly allocate your budget.

2. Are You Thinking About Hiring Full-Time Marketing Positions?

Feeling unsure about how to staff your marketing team? Hiring a full-time CMO or VP of Marketing can be costly and might not address the nitty-gritty details. Conversely, a Marketing Manager/Director might lack the experience to craft a solid strategy. A Fractional CMO strikes the perfect balance, offering strategic oversight and hands-on expertise.

3. Do You Trust Your Current Marketing Agency’s Performance?

Does your marketing agency leave you questioning their results? Picking the right digital marketing partner can be a game-changer for your revenue. If you’re doubtful, hopping from one agency to another won’t fix the issue. Leapcrest’s Agency Oversight helps you select the right partner, leveraging insider knowledge to protect your interests.

4. Do You Need Accountability for Your Marketing Agency?

Is it hard to set clear goals with your marketing agency? Misaligned expectations can lead to frustration. A Fractional CMO sets the bar high and holds your agency accountable, ensuring they deliver real, tangible results.

5. Is Your Growth Feeling Stuck?

Does it feel like your business growth has hit a ceiling? Often, growth is capped by how much the owner can manage. Our proven Fractional CMO roadmap is designed to meet your specific growth objectives.

The Leapcrest Advantage

Why choose Leapcrest for your Fractional CMO needs? Here’s what we bring to the table:

  • Quarterbacking and Accountability: We take charge of your marketing efforts, providing strategic direction and ensuring everything stays on track.

  • Agency Oversight: We ensure better results by holding your marketing agencies to high standards.

  • Proven Growth Programs: Our Fractional CMO Roadmap is tailored to your business needs, helping you achieve your growth goals.


So, is a Fractional CMO right for you? If you’re seeking high-end marketing expertise, better agency performance, and a strategic partner to drive your growth, the answer might be yes. At Leapcrest, we’re dedicated to making a positive impact on your business, helping you navigate the complexities of marketing with confidence and clarity.

Ready to explore the possibilities? Let’s talk!


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