Protem brings outsourced marketing management to business owners seeking change – without the time, talent or patience to get the job done right, in-house. We discover unique, often unrecognized, qualities in a company and leverage them to elevate the brand. Protem takes responsibility for the strategy of traditional and online marketing, the management of creative development and selection of talented, trusted resources. Outsourced leadership makes it possible to improve the quality of marketing without added overhead.
I have been a client of Protem for more than 20 years. I rely on Jim because of his insistence on strategy before tactics. I rely on him to find the best resources to produce the elements that support the tactics. He keeps me aligned with what my clients really want and on the right messages to sustain the relationships with them and prospects.
Having worked with Protem for almost four years has allowed me to see what a true professional relationship should be like. We work so closely with Jim that he has become a part of our work family. He’s proactive and helps us stay marketable so we can run the association smoothly.
We engaged Protem in 2009 to head up our marketing program. Over the years, they have managed our rebranding, trade shows, industry marketing – keeping us focused and at the forefront of our industry.
In 2006, Jim asked me “what exactly does your company do?” – that’s when I knew we needed a stronger brand message. I immediately knew this was a great fit. The Discovery Process was the blue print – fill in the blanks, do your homework and listen to Jim. He is my most valued asset – with his insight and therapy, our message is heard.
It has been an extreme pleasure and privilege to have benefited from Jim’s expertise in the launch and promotion of the Claire Marie Foundation. His commitment is astounding. His motivation, inspiration and expansive network has made our hopes a reality.
There is a good reason why PHCC has worked with Protem since 2001 – we love working with them. They are creative, responsive, and accurate!
Over the years, Jim has helped us grow three different businesses. He’s been our teacher and guide, trusted resource and chief encourager. He doesn’t just take our ideas and tell us how to translate them – he brings us ideas to fuel our success. We couldn’t do what we do without Jim and his team. For sure, we wouldn’t enjoy it as much!
We hired Protem for a brand refresh during our 25th anniversary year. Protem worked hand-in-glove with our team to ensure our objectives were met and the results were outstanding. We enjoyed our partnership with Protem and have received rave reviews about our refreshed look, positioning us well for the next 25 years.
As a writer, thinker and therapist, Jim applies his expertise to startups, entrepreneurs, associations and not-for-profit organizations. After owning and managing two marketing companies for 30 years, he now practices as an outsourced marketing therapist. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Communications from Loyola University Maryland. Married to Dr. Deborah Naylor with three children, four grandchildren and two dogs, he is an an avid photographer and frustrated golfer.