Sometimes you just need a strategist on-demand.
This is why we created the strategy hotline. We rigged up an old-school, foolproof landline phone number that you can call almost any time of day and talk to a strategy leader with more than 10 years experience.
We’ll match your need to the person from our team best equipped to support you. Whether that’s for brainstorming, coaching you through a particular strategy activity, directing you to resources or people to talk to, or telling you what we know about a category or vertical, you’ll have dedicated time to talk something through. Unlike a session with your therapist, our combined decades of strategy experience create an efficiency for you (and your team!) in being able to offer shortcuts or approaches to solving the problem that have been put to the test.
The hotline is for you if...
You’re a strategy department of one (or it feels like you are).
You’re a marketer without the budget to support a traditional agency relationship. Or maybe you don’t have access to insights tools and need to know where to start.
You need someone to bounce ideas off of. Maybe you’re the type of person who likes to talk things through with someone to help crystalize your ideas (we get that).
You want a mentor! And want access to “pick the brain” of our co-founders for personal and professional growth.
Maybe you’re thinking of starting a side hustle and know how valuable planning is to that process.
You’re not getting the direction or support you need from your leadership (we won’t tell!).
You want an outside perspective on your work to pressure test an idea or concept in a safe space.
You’re tasked with pulling rabbits out of hats (and often). We’ve supported pitches, new client on-boarding and helping teams think about how to best staff a piece of business. Try us!
How it works
It’s pretty simple, actually. We have 3 different packages of "credits" available for purchase below. The credits correspond with a certain number of hours and rates on our back end. Once you purchase your package below, you'll be sent right to our scheduling page within Acuity. Bookmark it and come back to it every time you need to book a session until you max out the number of hours in your package.
People call the hotline for support with:
Marketing and advertising
Comms and channel planning
Product and service launches
Trends and cultural insights
Personas and journeys
Facilitation and moderation
Coaching and training
Internal or partner culture
Diversity, equity, inclusion
Qualitative research methods
Health & wellness
Insurance / insurtech
B2B tech and logistics
Financial services / fintech
QSR and fast casual
Q. Will my company pay for this?
A. Probably! We will send you a service invoice to accompany whatever package you purchase through us, and send you updated account statements reflecting the use of those credits as incurred. We are a much lower-barrier investment than an engagement with a freelancer or a research firm, and certainly less than the cost of a new hire. With us you get a direct line into our collective experience at your own convenience.
Q. Can we just do a one-off call with you all and pay you for that time?
A. As of now we aren’t offering one-off calls, but give us a shout if you have an immediate need. Pending availability, we will do our best to accommodate!
Q. So I just call you when a need comes up?
A. Hotline calls need to be scheduled in advance to ensure we aren’t already booked. But we can almost always jump on the phone with short notice! We will do our best to make it work with whatever your time zone is - we’ve got morning people and night owls on the team. And if you’re stuck working on the weekend? Hit us up. We get it.
Q. What happens if I need to cancel our call?
A. Like most appointment-based services, we require 24 hours notice to cancel your scheduled hotline call. Without that notice, we will deduct the credits from your account.
Q. Do my credits expire?
A. In Packages 1 and 2, yes. Credits must be used within 6 months of purchase! We will send reminders to make sure you don’t miss out on the time with us that you’ve paid for. If you are a Package 3 customer your credits will continue to rollover so long as Current Forward exists.
Q. Can I buy more credits?
A. Yes, yes y’all! Email us here and we will figure out the best way re-up or upgrade your package.