Close to 4 million businesses started in the United States in 2020 during the global pandemic. And Wise Marketing Strategy was one of them. We started the company to support education companies and institutions help more people teach and learn in incredible ways. We recognized that many organizations need the support of a senior-level strategic marketer to help expand, but they can't afford a full-time hire at that level.
Our mission is to support leaders of education companies and colleges by expanding their organization's impact on people's lives and communities.
About the Company
We partner with leaders of education organizations who recognize the value marketing can bring but don't have marketing expertise and can't afford to hire a full-time senior-level marketer. We ensure marketing activities are contributing to business growth goals and understand marketing is a significant investment for organizations at this phase, so we show short-term results while working towards the long-term.
Wise Marketing Strategy is a certified woman business enterprise (WBE) in Massachusetts.
Our work ethic reflects our company values:
Founder, Fractional CMO and Marketing Advisor
Kristen Johnson founded Wise Marketing Strategy in 2020 to provide leaders of education companies and institutions with senior-level marketing expertise for a fraction of the cost of hiring someone full-time.
She has 19 years of experience working in marketing, including four years leading the continuing education division of Babson College and over a decade working at advertising agencies for Fortune 500 companies. Her marketing strategy specialties are in brand strategy and integrated marketing with experience in traditional advertising, digital marketing, and marketing analytics.
She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. She is a proud mentor to edtech startups for StartED and LearnLaunch, a member of the edinno and Boston EdTech communities, and a school council member at her son's elementary school.
Tiffany Whitcomb has nearly 15 years of experience in the education industry teaching Business-Entrepreneurship at the high school and Running Start level. Her unique background in both business and education offers a diverse perspective.
During her time as an educator, Tiffany has established a solid understanding of the needs of students, educators, administrators, and the school district. She has worked alongside both community members and collegiate partners to help expand opportunities for her students. These partnerships and her passion for business and helping others brought her to Wise Marketing Strategy to help those in education on a larger scale.
Outside of her love for education, you'll find her on the golf course, skiing in the mountains, or at home with her family. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters, and Vizsla dog named Brewski.