Interim CMO

Bridge times of transition with confidence. Our Interim CMO leaders guide teams and build momentum through change.

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An Authentic Interim CMO is your trusted leader through transition.

Businesses can experience significant disruption with the departure of a marketing leader, or during periods of rapid growth when an experienced leader is needed – but a full-time hire has not yet been identified.

Authentic Interim CMOs – on a contract basis – are a great solution to quickly bring strong and steady leadership to the helm of your marketing organization through times of change, uncertainty, rapid growth, new investment momentum, or hiring cycles.

Our Interim CMOs work with our clients to ensure execution continuity (keep the wheels on the bus!), confidently lead marketing staff members through change, optimize budgets and vendor relationships, and add strategic value and fresh perspective to go-to-market strategy.

Our Interim CMOs usually engage on a part-time or full-time basis for several months, until a subsequent hire is identified, at which time we often remain engaged as an advisor through our Flex Advisory offering, until the new leader is fully on-boarded.

There are many ways to access marketing talent.

You could hire a full-time leader. You could contract with an independent consultant. You could engage a recruiter or staff augmentation firm. Or you could work with a management consulting firm that specializes in Fractional or Interim CMO services – like Authentic. 

No matter which path you choose, it’s important to understand the differences so you can determine which path aligns best to your goals.

At Authentic, we help our clients achieve Authentic Growth™ through our unique model which is powered by three key elements: Marketers, Methodology & Mindshare.

Authentic's Unique Model

Marketers + Methodology + Mindshare

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Authentic Growth Methodology

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