Marketing Mentor specializes in working with designers and owners of design firms who are serious about growing their business. Founder, Ilise Benun, has spent 25 years working with creative professionals and has developed an expertise in marketing and business development with the creative temperament in mind.
Benun is also an author, consultant, national speaker, and co-producer (with HOW Magazine) of the Creative Freelancer Conference. She speaks around the country to trade groups and design students. She has written 7 books, including “The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing,” “Stop Pushing Me Around: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive,” and “The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money: How to Think About It, How to Talk About It and How To Manage It.
The mission of Marketing Mentor is to help designers learn the tools you need to get your ideal clients, grow your business and create the work/life balance that works for you. We will hold you accountable and help you create the right strategies to meet your goals. Our practical and hands-on approach provides the results-oriented ideas you need—exactly when you need them—to get to the next level. We can be your strategic partner to help you work on your business, not only in it.
We offer completely customized marketing plan development, one-on-one consulting as well as small group mentoring to put in place a Marketing Machine – the right tools for the right markets – that will keep your pipeline full.
In the Marketing Mentor Toolbox, designers will find all the information and tools they need to grow your business, including the most popular Designer’s Proposal Bundle (with 11 actual sample proposals), the Pricing Bundle, and the Start Anytime Marketing Plan + Calendar.