Time is money.

Don’t squander both dabbling in marketing.

When you’re ready to grow, we’re here to help.

What does dabbling look like?

You invest some money here, invest some there. You do a little of this, a little of that. You jump from this fad to fad. And, you try to grow everything. Dabbling never leads to growth. It just wastes your time, money and growth potential. 

Strategic marketing capability, and therefore strategic impact, exists only in a few elite firms. The rest dabble.

That’s where I come in.

Stop Dabbling. Start Strategic Marketing.
I'm Jeff McKay-Strategic Marketing Consultant.
After 20 years in the marketing hot seat helping top global consulting firms grow, I now help firms stop dabbling and grow with purpose.

Growth in professional service firms is hard. Anyone telling you otherwise is selling snake oil.

The intangible, fungible nature of solutions, matrix structures, contradictory performance measures, competitive landscapes, and cultures make these firms unique.

These attributes amplify organizational friction and dysfunction.  If not addressed strategically, they lead to sub-optimal growth and can cost a firm its soul.  Harnessed correctly they can build a legacy.

READ: How Much is Organizational Dysfunction Impacting Your Firm’s Growth?

Purposeful growth requires translating growth intent into action, fabricating an engine for growth, and activating the firm.


Marketing strategy should support a firm’s purpose and everyone should be on the same page.  If the tough strategic decisions don’t get made, the default is grow everything.  “Grow everything” is not a strategy. It’s dabbling.

I help you prioritize, choose, and translate your growth intent into strategic actions.

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Marketing can’t become a fulcrum for growth, unless leadership agrees on its role. There are two marketing schools of thought in professional firms. Not knowing which one you belong to leads to dabbling.

I build your marketing capability to deliver strategic impact—no matter your investment level, firm structure or culture.

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Marketing is about a relentless pursuit of understanding, anticipating and meeting client needs. Marketing does not end because tactics have run out.  If firm leaders accept tactical actions instead of strategic results, the firm is dabbling.

I  drive revenue growth and increase marketing ROI.

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I’ve helped many outstanding firms grow with purpose.

…few people know how to actively listen, ask provocative questions and penetrate to the heart of a matter…Perhaps, that is why most marketing strategists seem stuck; they can’t explore, search and understand businesses the way Jeff McKay does.

Gunnar Branson


“Jeff McKay systematically debunks the unsubstantiated brand fallacies, unravels the well-intended-but-misguided marketing proclamations, and quiets the high-horse brand bluster…THEN replaces it with an irrefutable, rational, practical… dare I say prudent… roadmap that helps firms establish their brands without draining their tanks on a path to nowhere.”



Steve Chorlins, Executive Director, Global Marketing, Reinsurance Group of America

Brand mistakes professional services firms make

Stop trying to decide if marketing needs to be more strategic or more tactical. The answer is, Yes.

It's time to grow with purpose. Let's talk about yours.

Schedule a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation.

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