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Welcome to my Office!

I provide hands-on

 marketing leadership to  new 

 & emerging  brands

on a fractional basis.

  - Amy

Let's Work Together,



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Fractional  Leadership 

You've landed on the marketing leadership page of the website and are wondering what on earth I'm talking about. Am I at all close? Marketing leadership is essentially how I describe my Fractional CMO (aka Chief Marketing Officer) services -- just in a less corporate, big budget kind of way. It's about giving entrepreneurs and small business leaders access to  dedicated marketing leadership,  but on a part-time basis .... without the long-term commitment. Sound like a good deal? It is!

The idea of hiring a fractional executive is not new. Small to medium sized businesses have been utilizing them for decades in the finance and legal sectors. What's new is the number of fractional leaders filling roles across the entire C-suite, and, well, the use of the term 'fractional' to describe them. TBH, a fractional executive is just a freelancer with more experience and a proven track record in their area of expertise. Fractional executives deliver an incredible value to companies that either aren't ready for of don't need a full-time employee due to fiscal or operational reasons. They single handedly help build the blueprint for future success.

Working with Amy is amazing. My clients who also work with Amy continually impress on me the value Amy is delivering and partnering together has significantly benefitted our clients and cohorts. We value and respect each other’s expertise which allows [us] to multiply the combined value received by our entrepreneurial and innovative clients. I can't recommend Amy enough!

Phillip Swan

Founder, Pi Partners

Go-to-Market Strategist, &

Serial Entrepreneur

I take on a limited number of personal clients in the Fractional CMO capacity each year and would love to see if we are a match. Here's a little more about me:

EXPERTISE: My specific area of expertise is  consumer, aka B2C, marketing.  

TYPE OF BUSINESS: I work primarily with  startups and small to medium sized businesses  anywhere from the pre-seed / idea stage until they are ready to do the work in-house.

AREA OF INTEREST: I have a penchant for pop culture, entertainment, sports, technology, and  pretty much anything that is sold in a store or online.   

SPECIALTIES: My focus is on  building authentic brands  that have a  strong customer value proposition  and  generate ongoing demand. 

  - Amy

(aka Your Personal Marketing Miyagi)


I am a textbook  #marketingnerd  with way more years experience crafting and executing strategic marketing plans and leading teams than I care to put down in print (though my full resume can be seen here). Want more information? Don't hesitate to ask!


If you think I might be a good fit for your needs and want to learn more - please Send a Quick Note or schedule a Free Introductory Call to say hello! I honestly love to talk shop and can't wait to hear all about your business. 

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I have partnered with Ms. Amy on several product launches throughout my career and can easily say she is one of the most strategic marketers I have ever worked with. I can't recommend her or the Launch Box highly enough.

Clayton Nichols

VP, Sales
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Launch Box Founder Amy Zwagerman

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  - Amy


What is a Fractional CMO?

A Fractional CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) is a part-time or contract-based marketing executive who provides strategic leadership and guidance to a company's marketing department. Fractional CMOs are typically hired by small and mid-sized businesses that need high-level marketing expertise but cannot afford the salary and benefits of a full-time CMO. Fractional CMOs work on a project basis, usually for a specific length of time or until certain goals are achieved. They can help businesses with various aspects of marketing, including developing marketing strategies, creating marketing plans, managing marketing campaigns, and measuring the effectiveness of marketing efforts. Fractional CMOs can bring a fresh perspective to a company's marketing efforts, as they are not as invested in the company's culture and processes as full-time employees. They can also help businesses save money by avoiding the costs of hiring a full-time CMO, and they can provide a more flexible and adaptable approach to marketing.

What services does a Fractional CMO provide?

A fractional CMO acts as a strategic advisor to a company's executive team and is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies that drive growth and revenue. Some of the typical responsibilities of a fractional CMO include: 1. Developing a comprehensive marketing plan that aligns with the company's overall business goals and objectives. 2. Conducting market research and analysis to identify opportunities and threats in the market. 3. Developing a brand strategy that includes messaging, positioning, and visual identity. 4. Creating and managing marketing campaigns across various channels, such as social media, email, and paid advertising. 5. Tracking and analyzing marketing performance metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing efforts. 6. Providing guidance and leadership to the marketing team, including hiring and training employees, setting goals and objectives, and managing budgets. 7. Collaborating with other departments within the organization, such as sales, product development, and customer service, to ensure that marketing efforts are aligned with overall business goals. Overall, a fractional CMO brings strategic marketing expertise to companies that may not have the resources or need for a full-time CMO. They can help businesses develop and implement effective marketing strategies that drive growth and increase revenue.

Does my business need a Fractional CMO?

Here are some signs that your business may benefit from hiring a Fractional CMO: 1. You're not seeing the results you want from your marketing efforts: If you're not getting the return on investment you need from your marketing efforts, a Fractional CMO can help you assess your strategy and identify areas for improvement. 2. You lack the necessary expertise in-house: If you don't have an experienced marketing team in-house, a Fractional CMO can provide the expertise and guidance you need to develop and execute a successful marketing strategy. 3. You need help developing a marketing plan: If you don't have a marketing plan or your current plan needs improvement, a Fractional CMO can help you develop a comprehensive marketing plan that aligns with your business goals. 4. You're experiencing rapid growth: If your business is experiencing rapid growth, you may need the expertise of a Fractional CMO to help you scale your marketing efforts and keep up with demand. 5. You need to manage a marketing crisis: If your business is facing a marketing crisis, such as negative publicity or a drop in sales, a Fractional CMO can help you develop and execute a crisis management plan. 6. You need to fill a temporary leadership gap: If you're in the process of hiring a full-time CMO or your current CMO is on leave, a Fractional CMO can fill the gap and provide leadership and guidance to your marketing team. Overall, if you need expert marketing guidance but cannot afford a full-time CMO, a Fractional CMO can provide you with the support you need to achieve your marketing goals.

How much should a Fractional CMO cost?

The cost of a Fractional CMO can vary depending on several factors such as the experience and expertise of the CMO, the size of your business, the scope of the project, and the location. Generally, a Fractional CMO may charge anywhere from $150 to $500 per hour, but this can vary widely. It's essential to keep in mind that a Fractional CMO usually works part-time and is hired on a contract basis, so their rate is often higher than a full-time employee's hourly rate. Additionally, some Fractional CMOs may charge a project-based fee rather than an hourly rate. When considering hiring a Fractional CMO, it's best to discuss their fees and payment structure upfront and ensure that it aligns with your budget and business goals.

How much does it cost to work with Amy / the Launch Box?

As a founder myself, I understand the challenges of getting a startup off the ground and provide a range of easily accessible and affordable options for people who want to connect with me. For early stage entrepreneurs and business leaders, the easiest way to get a feel for what I am about is to engage with me as a advisor / mentor by attending one of the live events I host on CoFoundersLab. Outside of signing up for a free account or a free trial premium membership, it won't cost you anything but an hour of your time. Alternately, if you don't want to attend a webinar, you can book either a free introductory call to learn more about me, or, if you want to dive straight into the deep end and receive some actionable advice, you can book a 30 minute mentoring session for $99. From there, we would discuss your needs and explore what options might be a fit for you. Outside of the one time calls (which can be booked repeatedly), I typically like to work with clients on a retainer basis. The cost varies greatly depending on the level of support and time needed, but the minimum cost starts at $1000 month. This is true for clients opting to work with me in any capacity, but the cost for my marketing support and fractional CMO services tend to be higher and will vary depending on what is needed. For example, the monthly retainer for a client needing only 1 support service will be much less than a client needing a full suite of services. Lastly, I will agree to a project-based fee structure if the scope (deliverables, goals, and timeline) of a services project is well-defined and will take on a small number of select clients each year at a reduced rate in exchange for equity when both parties are amenable.

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