World-class talent when you need it most.


We help you focus and grow.


Owning a position in the hearts and minds of your market is critical for success. It starts by defining what YOU want the brand to be and how your culture and operations bolsters your brand in the marketplace. Our workshops reveal your brand and align the team.


With more than 20 years of executive marketing experience it’s likely we’ve taken on and overcome the business challenges facing your organization. We can sit at the table with your leadership team – listen, share experiences and collaborate on innovative solutions.

Market Research & Insights

Credible and objective market research is critical for your strategy. We help identify target markets and provide insight on the competitive landscape. And we measure overall awareness, market share and the market’s perception of your brand.


Know your market and tell your story through a variety of mediums.


Determining your story and ensuring it’s delivered with the right brand voice are critical for it to be memorable, meaningful and inspirational. We assemble a team with the creative chops and experience who can tell your story across multiple mediums – from hashtags to videos to white papers.


Design is more than just a logo. We apply quality design in everything we do – designing thoughtfully, responsibly and intelligently for your organization. Effective design is a powerful way to amplify a brand’s identity, increase brand awareness and set you apart from the competition.


Excellent products and services start by understanding what your customer wants and how to serve them best. We help businesses define product requirements, develop go-to-market plans, build product roadmaps and make sure you deliver a superior customer experience that backs up your brand.


Your brand – in real life and real time.


Our expertise in planning, management and production are what you need to make your event – real life, virtual or hybrid – a success.


How a brand shows up depends on your employees and their readiness and passion to live the brand you want to be.

Customer Experience

Customer loyalty is built with every customer touchpoint by deliberate and innovative interactions that create transformative and memorable experiences.

Executive Services

Proven marketing leadership when you need it.

Executive Services

Many companies seek executive leadership during transitions, M&A, product launches or simply to complement their management team. Act 1 Partners works with executive teams to add proven C-Level leadership when they need it most. A contract or interim CMO helps solidify strategy, execute plans and build teams. 

“John served as the vice president of marketing for our executive leadership team for nearly 12 years during a time when our company grew annual revenues from $18 million to over $600 million. I have also worked with him on projects as a board member and seen his leadership with Act 1 help a $400 million company make critical branding decisions through an efficient and thoughtful process. John is a good listener who asks the right questions of all stakeholders. He blends in-depth market research with powerful storytelling to help a company find its brand and voice in the marketplace.”


Fusion Leadership Book

Dudley Slater

Former CEO of Integra Telecom and Author of Fusion Leadership: Unleashing The Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts

Act 1 Partners Woman at Marketing Event

Recent Work

Hubb: Product Launch Awareness Campaign

The Opportunity | Hubb was launching a new product but they had limited budget for a big promotion. In order to create a digital campaign of emails, blogs and video, they quickly needed talent and support to augment their in-house marketing department. The Process...

Segra: Telecom Merger of Equals

Opportunity | Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications were combining to create one of the largest telecom infrastructure companies in the Eastern U.S. It required bringing together distinct cultures, brands, employees and customers. Process | Working closely with...

Act 1 Partners Segra Merger

Segra: Brand Launch Experience

Opportunity | Bring all employees together to meet new coworkers, reveal the company’s new name and brand and celebrate the launch of a new company. Process | Act 1 Partners stepped in with concept ideas, planning and onsite management. We then staged the event and...

Act 1 Partners Brand Launch Event Photo

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We help organizations know their market, tell their story, and live their brand.