Marketing Consultant in SF Bay Area CA - Business Marketing Services San Jose

Marketing Consulting Company Serving Businesses In San Francisco Bay Area CA


Marketing Consultant Bay Area CA



Our marketing consultants have extensive software and technology experience and have helped many Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and San Jose companies overcome their obstacles and discover new growth opportunities. 

Our company, Chief Outsiders, a 10 times Inc. 5000 company has sales and marketing consultants located throughout California, several of which are proud to call the San Francisco Bay Area home. The state is renowned for its diverse landscapes, from sunny beaches along the Pacific coast to the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, as well as its thriving entertainment industry and innovative tech companies here in the Bay Area.

Although many medium-sized businesses around the country now work with our more than 120 Fractional CMOs and CSOs, we still have many growing (and fun to work with) clients right here in the Bay Area.

Our Experienced Marketing Executives Are Committed to Your Business Growth

An experienced CEO knows when it's time for a thorough analysis of their business marketing strategy & performance. They are keenly interested in resolving whether the returns from various campaigns, events, and advertising spend justify the resource investment - and more importantly, why those activities are not meeting revenue growth goals. 

Often, the issues are related to how marketing is organized, how it is staffed, and how well-designed the company’s “marketing stack” is. If your marketing outcomes are not meeting expectations, it may be time to leverage some business and marketing consulting services. Decision-makers usually initiate a search and explore different approaches to the problem; hiring a full-time marketing executive may be prove unnecessary if they already have an effective marketing team in place. However, they often contemplate whether the business might gain more from a Fractional CMO as opposed to a marketing consultant.


Fractional CMO or Marketing Consultant?

Here are some definitions and considerations regarding different aspects and types of marketing consultants:

Why Hire a Fractional CMO
Contributions of a Fractional CMO
How to Choose Your Fractional CMO
Texas-Based Industries We Serve
About the Bay Area


Why Hire a Fractional CMO?

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A marketing consultation company typically serves as an outsourced, external supplement to your marketing team. They offer services and recommendations from outside, on a fee or retainer basis.

A Fractional CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) is a highly skilled industry marketing expert who functions as a part-time member of your marketing team. Although they may offer similar services as marketing consultants, Fractional CMOs go much further. Instead of merely devising strategy or providing advice, they are often also tasked with overseeing execution and delivering results.


Why Fractional CMOs Make Top Marketing Consultants
The primary advantage of working with a Fractional CMO over an external marketing consultant is their focus on both strategy and execution. They adopt a hands-on approach to various marketing responsibilities, get involved from creation to implementation, and leave your company with a clear path to growth. An external marketing and consulting firm, in contrast, typically adopts more of a hands-off approach to developing your marketing strategy. They work outside your team, deliver marketing and business consulting services, and, unless you grow your internal staff or marketing systems, must be retained year after year.

Fractional CMOs as Integral Marketing Consultants
A Fractional CMO is a vital part of your marketing team, providing similar services but with full commitment and accountability for execution as well, ensuring a robust return on your marketing investment. By offering comprehensive business marketing consulting services, the Fractional CMO oversees all aspects of your marketing strategy and ensures that your team is equipped to continue once the engagement concludes.

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Director (in house)

Advertising Agency

Marketing / Consulting Firm

Chief Outsiders

Salary, Benefits


Oversees Implementation



Services On Demand




Campaign Oriented


Insightful Processes



Executive Experience



Executive Peer Review


Exec Staff Member (part time)


Contributions of a Fractional CMO Include:

contributions-of-fractional-cmo (3)Business plan development, comprehensive marketing strategy and execution, and  market analysis. Other services include product development and placement strategy, target identification and demographic planning as well as customer experience feedback, social media presence, marketing metrics and ROI. Companies focused on growth utilize the power of marketing to acquire quality leads and accelerate revenue streams. Let our Texas-based (or national, depending on your need) marketing consultants secure your long-term growth with data-driven, cost-effective, and highly customized marketing plans.

The Distinctive Fractional CMO Service by Chief Outsiders

Chief Outsiders matches your company’s needs with a top-tier, C-level marketing executive with industry experience. You and your marketing team will establish a close relationship with your Fractional CMO, facilitating productive collaboration to achieve your goals and accelerate growth. Only Chief Outsiders offers a team of experienced C-level marketing executives. Whether it’s generating more leads, developing departmental leadership, or assisting you in making strategic decisions swiftly, your Chief Outsiders Fractional CMO will address your most challenging growth issues.


How to Choose Your Fractional CMO

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Step 1
Discovery Call: Chief Outsiders will schedule a call at your convenience to discuss your unique challenges and growth opportunities

Step 2
CMO Match: We assist in matching your situation and requirements with one or more fractional CMOs, facilitating your selection to ensure you get the right expertise and a good cultural fit.  We have experts in various industries all over the country, but if you need a local Texas-area expert you can meet with in person, we have plenty of those as well.

Step 3
Statement of Work: We create a customized statement of work to achieve the desired outcomes within agreed timeframes and costs

Step 4
Quick Start: Your CMO begins work in a matter of days, working month to month, without a long-term commitment.


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Bay Area-Based Industries We Serve

Save time, improve revenue growth, and deliver better patient experiences with Chief Outsiders’ top-notch business marketing consulting services.


Whether you are in the software, hardware, or services business, our tech-focused CMOs can help you implement strong lead and demand generation tactics.


Expand your cloud SaaS offerings into new markets and drive sustainable ARR and ARPU growth with data-driven marketing support.

Financial Services

We leverage our vast industry experience and executive-level talent to help financial service firms accelerate growth and enable business continuity.

Professional Services

Our marketing consultants help professional services firms boost client satisfaction, enhance web presence, and ensure steady revenue growth.


By maximizing data analytics and online engagement, we help consumer-focused companies stay on top of changing customer needs and market trends.


Grow your e-commerce store with optimized conversion strategies built to engage the right leads and boost transactions and average order value.

Travel, Hospitality, and Entertainment

We develop and implement B2B and B2C marketing campaigns that engage profitable markets, drive aggressive growth, and minimize costly risks.


Our fractional CMOs help marketing firms identify new market opportunities, increase demand, and ensure efficient process flows.


About the Bay Area

San Francisco, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Oakland

The San Francisco Bay Area of California is a vibrant and diverse region characterized by its

innovative tech industry, stunning natural landscapes, and a rich cultural tapestry. From the iconic  Golden Gate Bridge to the bustling streets of San Francisco, it's a place where creativity, entrepreneurship, and breathtaking views converge.


Population and Location:

The San Francisco Bay Area is a populous region encompassing the major cities and metropolitan areas of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland CA. It nestles around the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The Bay Area comprises the nine counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, and San Francisco.


Historical Roots:

The Bay Area's history is rich and diverse. Archaeological evidence suggests human settlements dating all the way back to 8000–10,000 BC. The Ohlone and Miwok peoples have inhabited this land for centuries. Spanish exploration began in 1769, followed by Mexican control until the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The discovery of gold in nearby mountains in 1848 led to an influx of immigrants and transformed the region.


Urban Landscape:

The Bay Area boasts a captivating urban landscape. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the charming neighborhoods of Alamo Square, it's a blend of historic architecture, modern skyscrapers, and scenic vistas. The region's diverse neighborhoods offer distinct flavors, from the tech-centric streets of Silicon Valley to the bohemian vibes of Berkeley.


Economic Hub:

Renowned as a global tech hub, the Bay Area hosts tech giants like Apple, with its headquarters in Cupertino, Google in Mountain View (Googleplex), and Facebook in Menlo Park (Meta). Its innovation-driven economy extends beyond tech, with finance, biotech, and green energy sectors thriving. The region's entrepreneurial spirit fuels creativity and economic growth.


Cultural Scene:

The Bay Area pulses with cultural vibrancy. It's home to world-class museums, theaters, and music venues. San Francisco hosts the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, while Berkeley boasts the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The region's diverse population contributes to a rich tapestry of art, cuisine, and festivals.


Geographical Significance:

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Diablo Range, the Bay Area's geography is awe-inspiring. Mount Diablo stands tall at 4,360 feet, offering panoramic views. The region's proximity to the ocean, redwood forests, and wine country adds to its allure.


Professional Sports Teams:

Sports enthusiasts find their haven here. The Bay Area proudly supports teams like the San Francisco Giants (baseball), Golden State Warriors (basketball), and San Jose Sharks (hockey). The energy during games is electric!



In summary, the Bay Area and Silicon Valley are a captivating blend of innovation, culture, and natural beauty—a place where tech titans, artists, and nature enthusiasts converge to create a dynamic and unforgettable experience.

Cities & Towns of the greater Bay Area & Silicon Valley that we serve:

San Jose              95110

Sunnyvale           94085 

Santa Clara         95050 

Fremont              94536 

Pleasanton         94566

Oakland              94601

Berkeley              94702

Santa Cruz          95060


San Francisco & Silicon Valley

Los Altos            94024

Los Gatos           95030

Palo Alto             94301

Saratoga             95070

Atherton             94027

Mountain View   94040

Cupertino           95014

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