“I first enlisted Sustainable Marketing Services’ help with our organisation in mid-2013. At the time we were a small organisation looking to become more sustainable for the long term and to become more visible within the Brisbane community. Maria and her team worked closely with us to establish goals, recognise and highlight our strengths and develop our brand. With the help of Maria and her team we managed to increase our visibility, have a clear understanding of our future direction and set some realistic targets.
Sustainable Marketing Services has assisted us to increase our organisational size by 60% in the last 12 months and we are continuing to grow at a steady rate. Maria is always keeping me up-to-date with any upcoming networking events or opportunities, which are of benefit to our organisation.
Not only have we achieved all set targets and more, but we have gained the extra benefit of having Sustainable Marketing Services on our side, which has helped us to better understand our clients and outline achievable goals. The continuous mentoring that Maria has provided us goes above and beyond what was expected. We will continue to use Sustainable Marketing Services into the future.”
“To meet our expectations I found it was desirable for Sustainable Marketing Services and MAAA to become ‘part of a team’. In achieving this, they have focused on our goals and created the marketing strategy we need to achieve our objectives. In a short period of time our organisation has increased member retention and strengthened our relationship with members through more communication channels. Close to 20% of our members completed our recent member survey, which provided valuable insight for our future direction. I would recommend the team from Sustainable Marketing Services if you are looking at moving your organisation forward with reliable results.”
“What a pleasure it is to engage a company that wants to know and learn how your business operates. Sustainable Marketing Services helps you look inside your company so you can assess your direction and determine how you can grow, change and enhance your business. Matching business goals with marketing goals gives strength to your company moving forward.
To put it simply we are heading down the same road to the same location.
Sustainable Marketing Services is considerably different than a PR or marketing agency. The managing director is an experienced professional with wonderful creative ideas balanced with business acumen.
Whilst you may outsource this section of your business, this particular company makes you feel it is part of your internal structure. This gives you confidence in decision-making processes along the marketing journey.”
“To the team at Sustainable Marketing Services. I want to mention that from the moment I met Maria Anderson from Sustainable Marketing Services which was at the QWESTnet Marketing Workshop early this year in Brisbane I found her very obliging to assist to the point that we missed the course by several hours and Maria gave us the time after the course to catch up and understand what we missed and all this after she had completed her day and all this for no charge.
So much so I felt that this was the person for our company and also because like Vital Light products we are adding to our collection of Sustainable Marketing Services people.
When building a new company around sustainable products you must acquire people who are congruent to what your about; a care for our current and future place on planet; a free flowing attitude and a no hurry and trusting approach.
Hence the reason for choosing Sustainable Marketing Services for our valued company to assist us in sales and marketing and to add us to aim for the high quality of companies and people for us to do business with.”
“FutureGen was originally conceived as designers and installers of solar and other renewable energy solutions. Sustainable Marketing Services helped discover a sustainable brand positioning to help FutureGen build a long-term business. They helped us identify the best performing marketing activities for our business so we can achieve more growth using less resources. We are now working together to execute the implementation of the marketing growth strategy.
One of the things we liked about Sustainable Marketing Services was that they looked beyond our initial service offering and into our wider skill set. The result is not only a better defined marketing strategy, but also a better defined business which is now much more aligned with both our professional and industry accreditations.”
"We were a small family company that manufacture and wholesale premium superfood formulations in the health industry.
We were well positioned and ready to aggressively grow our business. I believe one of the most difficult aspects of business is getting your ideas working for you in the market place.
Sustainable Marketing Services did just that for us. As well as taking the time to understand us as the people that make up the business and working with our different needs, Sustainable Marketing Services brought clarity and focus to our ideas.
They brought with them consistency of branding and solutions for our problems.
I believe the difference with Sustainable Marketing Services is they really want the business to succeed. I feel now after working with Sustainable Marketing Services that we have a plan that is already starting to unfold, and that our ideas are coming to life! Direction is so important - so not only do we have the tools to grow our business, we know where we are going and how we are going to get there.
I would absolutely recommend the Sustainable Marketing Services team to companies looking for a simple, effective, time efficient marketing solution‘."
“I‘m one of those guys who knew I had a good idea, knew I had the ability to manufacture the product, and also knew that it would rely on good marketing if it were to be successful to which I had absolutely no idea of how to go about it.
To be honest, I was scared. I thought it (marketing) was too big and too hard. I thought it was expensive and that it would be almost impossible to find someone who even cared. Marketing, I thought, was complicated at best and a hit and miss (scatter gun) approach based on my (little) experience.
That was until I was lucky enough to meet Maria. It‘s obvious to me now, but not at first, that Maria not only has a vast knowledge of marketing and a great amount of experience, but also has a ‘feel‘ for the person and the product she‘s dealing with.
Maria has understood the product (and therefore the market) and very cleverly dissected the approach into little bite size pieces where all I had to do was swallow. Maria has turned my fear back into confidence. I can do this. This will work for me. I will be successful. Thank you."
“I was ready to position my business for growth, but I didn‘t really know how to make it happen. Then I read about Sustainable Marketing Services when they won the ‘Best Emerging Business‘ award in the 2009 Redland Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards. I thought their broad, senior-level marketing expertise could help me across the board with the marketing strategy and implementation I would need to take my business to the next level.
“Was I ever right! Maria and her team started off by taking the time to really understand my business and my goals. Then they used their strategic insights to develop exactly what we needed.
We were able to focus on running our business and doing what we do best, knowing that Sustainable Marketing Services had the marketing activities fully under control.
We really enjoyed seeing our customers’ response to our new branding at the trade show launch. It was all positive. This gave us a real lift in leads and sales - the new branding worked!”