Marketing Strategy Consultation

Help Community Music Center brainstorm and plan ways to reach their target audience most effectively over a few phone calls.
Community Music Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted April 9th

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What we need
  • 3-5 one hour strategy sessions with a marketing professional covering topics like marketing channels, messaging, branding and target audiences
  • A written summary of marketing goals, target audiences and channels to prioritize
  • A starter plan of recommendations & actionable next steps to begin executing your strategy
  • Note: This project does not include the creation of content such as emails, print materials, or social media posts
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Synopsis:
Community Music Center transitioned 1300 lessons and classes to online platforms (Zoom and video lessons) in March.
Previous to the COVID-19 outbreak, CMC didn't have an online learning program.
The spring quarter started April 6
Our enrollment is at 85% of where it normally is.
We want to acquire new students interested in online learning.

What we have in place
  • We currently have social media budget ($25/week), Google Ad grants account,, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have Board members and other volunteer support, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How this will help
This project will save us $2,178 , allowing us to focus on our campus expansion project.

financial solvency and supplementing the student demographics as the organization expands.

Project plan

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Prep: Information Sharing & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager outlines any current marketing activities and strategies
  • Volunteer Manager shares any existing marketing materials
  • Professional connects with the Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming/overview session, to discuss goals, target audiences, and existing activities/materials
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager outline next steps and timeline for the project
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Milestone 1: Strategy Sessions
  • Up to 3 strategy sessions with Professional, marketing/communications team, and/or others involved in strategy & decision-making
  • [Suggested Session] On-boarding session to discuss goals, themes and core messaging
  • [Suggested Session] Identifying target audience and messaging
  • [Suggested Session] Prioritizing marketing channels and executional starting points
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Milestone 2: Next Steps
  • Professional shares brief with summary of discussion, agreed upon marketing strategies & tactics to prioritize, and areas for further exploration
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About the org

Community Music Center
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Anne M.

Marketing and Communications Director

Our mission

Community Music Center makes high-quality music accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, regardless of financial means.

What we do

CMC celebrated its Centennial in FY2022. It is a cornerstone San Francisco cultural institution and a vital hub for music education and performance anchored in the Mission District. We envision students and faculty who are engaged and fulfilled in making music together, and audiences who are energized by their experiences. Inspired by their training, our students are empowered to find their own voice, develop lasting relationships, embrace learning, and give back to their communities.

We emphasize diversity in ethnicities, genders, musical genres, curricula, and teachers, and a holistic, community-based, student-centered approach to arts education. All students are taught by a highly skilled and experienced 130-member teaching faculty, which includes noted professional artists, Grammy Award-winning performers, and nationally recognized teachers. CMC has 15 full-time and 4 part-time staff and a 24-member Board of Directors. All have a passionate commitment to community arts and the benefits they can bring to the families, schools, and neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Despite the brutal challenges of the pandemic, CMC has weathered the storm and emerged stronger than ever. We celebrated our Centennial year in 2021-2022 with two commissions of new work, a commemorative Centennial series of short films, special faculty concerts, the debut of our Black Music Studies Program, a deepened commitment to creative skill building and expression that embraces social-emotional learning, and the groundbreaking ceremony for our Mission District campus expansion.

Testimonials

Lindsay was great to work with. She provided insight, know-how, and delivered the project quickly and professionally.
Anne M.
Anne M.

Marketing and Communications Director

Marketing Strategy Consultation Project

Anne was a pleasure to work with!
Lindsay H.
Lindsay H.

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