We advise senior marketers on agile marketing transformation

Since 2006, our focus has been to help marketing leaders shape a modern marketing operation model and articulate the customer-centric strategies that will deliver business growth.

We collaborate with organisations when there’s a significant and persistent gap between strategy and execution. Our work begins with business and marketing strategy, and with the current marketing operational model – structure, governance, ways of working, roles and responsibilities, people, data, processes, technology and culture required to deliver on the strategy.

We recommend the optimal brand/agency model that will deliver the best marketing results for your business. We have in-depth experience of working with both major global companies and domestic businesses and specialise in issues such as roster reorganisation, business unit collaboration, marketing department structure, and development of the tools, skills, and capabilities required to deliver against strategic marketing objectives.

  • We improve and retain your current agency partnerships through Optimise™, our proprietary evaluation methodology.
  • We help you to achieve optimal Ways of Working, through efficient processes and rigorous financial analysis.
  • We create bespoke processes for every brand we work with, based on the individual needs of each business as well as our extensive knowledge of industry best practice.
  • We create frameworks of marketing structure, roles and responsibilities; clear project development stages with guidelines for timing and approvals; rigorous methodologies for insight generation; and inspiring briefing formats.
  • We improve both the efficiency and the efficacy of marketing by helping to standardise processes across a company.

Our approach strives to be relevant, practical and able to be immediately applied to improve marketing capabilities. Primarily, we seek to engage with marketing leaders in a collaborative process of:

Marketing Strategy Consulting

  • Define ambition
  • Decide where to adapt
  • Define specific strategies
  • Define areas to optimise

Operating Model Consulting

  • Evaluate structure and governance
  • Evaluate ways of working
  • Evalute roles and responsibilities
  • Evaluate capabilities

Marketing Implementation Consulting

  • Implement roadmap
  • Define capability building plan
  • Define agency model
  • Define tactical action plan

We partner

We partner with marketing leaders on their marketing growth journey, we are honoured to be associated with supporting organisations setting the stage for more efficient and effective marketing operations – Post Office, Sainsbury’s, BT, EY, Pernod Ricard, McDonald’s and other global brands.

We empower

We empower marketing leaders through modern marketing operating models that convert strategy to business growth.

  • Our services are industry leading
  • Our solutions are client specific
  • We apply agile approaches to solve problems
  • Trusted by senior marketing professionals

We support

We support marketing leaders and teams in the process of marketing change — from bespoke agency models, redefining strategy and operational model, or production decoupling. Our ultimate goal is to drive growth, improve profitability and unlock marketing value. We do this by combining our marketing transformation expertise with deep industry insight and our problem-orientated culture.

As marketing consultants, we work with our clients to solve their modern marketing challenges.

Get in touch

Rebecca Lalonde

Rebecca Lalonde

Marketing & New Business Development Director, Oystercatchers
rebecca.lalonde@theoystercatchers.com
020 7970 4030