Case Study – Connor



Remodelling Connor’s approach to marketing

In early 2020, Connor had the internal challenge of remodelling its marketing department. Seeking a replacement for the company’s marketing director who had moved on to a new role, Connor struggled to identify a qualified replacement who could truly understand their business, their buyers and the market in which they operated.



Instead of appointing a permanent successor, STM were appointed as an outsourced marketing function, with one of our managing partners joining the company’s leadership team. Upon being engaged, we:

  • Developed a new client and prospect marketing strategy, including a fresh approach to content and social media marketing.
  • Implemented a new marketing automation platform and launched campaigns for each line of business.
  • Gave focused management to Connor’s key vendors (SEO, PPC).
  • Launched an online Covid-19 support hub for the company’s key clients.
  • Launched the company’s new website.
  • Developed a fresh creative identity.
  • Launched a podcast series, Connor Conversations.
  • Introduced a monthly webinar programme.
  • Wrote and developed fresh materials for the sales function.
  • Introduced comprehensive reporting, measurement and analysis.


In the first year of being engaged by Connor, we:

  • Reduced unnecessary marketing spend.
  • Increased website traffic by 26%
  • Increased organic website traffic by 19%
  • Increased website traffic via social media activities by 287%
  • and most importantly, increased the number of monthly inbound leads by 36%.
At one point in Connor, we had 3 full time marketers and two interns; our output now with STM is far higher. They have brought real clarity to our marketing, which has meant we are now maximising every pound of our marketing budget. I would happily talk to any business owner and share first-hand our experience of working with STM and I would go so far to say it’s been our most rewarding outsourced experience to date – and it hasn’t felt like an outsourced experience!
Fraser Silvey
Managing Director, Connor