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Growth drives success.
Identifying ideas that can deliver
requires a unique blend of inspired
creativity, ruthless pragmatism,
Clear, concise, and compelling:
that’s our formula for developing
messages that resonate
with your target audience,
whether you’re communicating
hired by America’s top branding
companies to uncover winning growth strategies
“Trust, but verify.” No matter how intelligent our solutions seem, we subject them to rigorous testing with our target audience & adjust accordingly.
After we’ve explored a problem, turn me loose to find solutions by writing concepts, custom-
You know what problem you’re trying to solve, but having an objective outsider ask probing questions will add a surprising degree of clarity for you.
Finding the right solution is one challenge-
Added final go-
our ideas have staying power.
Instrumental in the initial launch and subsequent line extension of one of the most successful brands in the history of Hormel Foods.
Repeatedly engaged by
The Salvation Army since 2003 to
quantitatively and qualitatively test its national publications and recommend critical improvements
Hired to assess how another industry was communicating with female consumers and make recommendations accordingly. Insights leveraged into
across two divisions.
#1 market position.
Repeatedly hired to lead cross-
Mars Pet Care
“Be it uncovering actionable insights, bringing white space opportunities to fruition or developing well thought-
“When it comes to hiring the right partner for high profile projects you know the stakes are huge. I chose Marie to help me out on a project for Mars Food that would be visible to the senior-
“I was impressed with Marie's creative thinking and ability to use consumer insights to generate marketing strategies and new product ideas... we were not disappointed!”
“I hired Marie on advice from one of our company's chief innovation leaders and was very impressed. Most marketing consultants can be a little flighty but Marie was very focused, practical, and knew how to get results from our group.”
“Marie is a rock star! Both as a marketer and consultant she drives insights and results … you will love working with Marie!”
5786 Blue Jay Drive
Portage, MI 49009
Conveniently located between
Chicago and Detroit
Marie Elwood, President & Principal
When people start their own consulting firms, so many seem preoccupied with swanky offices, cool clients, and world domination (okay, maybe not that last part, but doesn’t it seem like they’re obsessed with becoming bigger, flashier, and more “impressive”?).
That's never been my dream.
For the past 15 years, my focus at Increased Results has been on helping bright people find creative, effective solutions that will move their businesses ahead… period.
Interestingly enough, it’s worked out pretty well: 78% of the folks who’ve hired me once hire me again, so they keep me busy. I’m “hands-
That’s my approach. You can scroll down to sample some memorable projects from our 15 year history or if you’d like to see a full bio and 30 different recommendations, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/themarketingstrategyconsultant.
Whether you’re working in marketing, consumer insights, or product management, you’re under pressure to find smart solutions to big problems as quickly as you can.
You’ve got a lot on the line. I know, because I’ve been there.
When I worked in brand management, I didn't need big consulting firms spouting slick jargon, going on and on about their proprietary processes, or offering 10,000-
Deep thinking, strong consumer research, and clear direction are what drive Increased Results, and that’s why over ¾ of the folks who hire me once hire me again. They trust me to deliver, and I do.
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