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Profitable growth through client-centric strategy and focused execution

Many firms deliver only 63% of their business strategy. More than 1/3 place the figure at less than 50%. (Harvard Business Review). Inadequate planning and execution skills, poor processes and strategy governance are often to blame. 

Simple strategy management that works

Davenport is a specialist strategic advisory and marketing consultancy. We work collaboratively with clients to drive profitable growth and improve performance through simple strategy management that works.  With a focus on B2B companies, we work with CEO/COOs, Boards and Executive teams and can give you a hand with:

Evaluating existing Strategic Plans

Assessing and developing Mission, Vision and Values, positioning and value propositions 

Making strategic investment decisions about sales and marketing

- Evaluating priorities based on life cycle maturation, developing capabilities and market conditions

- Establishing a strategy governance framework that drives execution

- Strategy-backed operations to deliver growth. Once we have identified your strategic Objectives, we help craft Initiatives and co-create plans to bring them to life

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Founder and Principal, Julia Davenport

Julia Davenport is an experienced strategy, marketing and communications leader and Board member.  She has a reputation for execution who, through Davenport Marketing & Advisory, consults collaboratively with stakeholders including CEOs, Managing Partners, Boards, Executive teams, Business Units and Client Service Teams to develop and implement client-centric strategy, change and growth agendas to deliver on clients vision. 

Intent on helping clients deliver profitable growth and keep their brands relevant, Julia advises and coaches to help clients put their best foot forward and lift organisational performance.

Julia believes clients are the lifeblood of a business. ‘Keeping clients at the centre of your business aligns everyone around one purpose - making your clients successful. But I also believe that execution matters - a lot”.  In August 2014, McKinsey noted "It may surprise you just how much impact execution has on corporate health.” Julia couldn't agree more, so makes sure her support is always pragmatic and aligns with clients’ business strategy.

If you'd like to know more, you can find a full profile on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliadavenport1/

How we're different


Values


OUR VALUES    WHAT THAT MEANS FOR YOU
Create value  We try to be useful at every encounter and help you get a greater return on your strategy and marketing investment 
Relationships first We manage relationships respectfully and work to earn your trust and loyalty. We listen, engage and learn
Be mindful Understanding your business underscores every project. We advise from a position of awareness 
Make things simple Complexity stifles innovation, slows development, is expensive, inefficient and ineffective, so we try and eliminate or simplify complexity. We agree with the late Steve Jobs: “Simple is harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple
Transparency What you see or hear is what you’ll get. We’ll tell you what will work and what won’t. When we don’t know something, we’ll tell you, and what costs you’re up for.

Partners

"When you hire Davenport Marketing & Advisory, you get me, or I’ll tell you why not. But I’ll be the first to admit I’m not an expert at everything. So I have a great network of experts, a small community of partners I trust. They are the best people I’ve worked with over many years in discrete disciplines like digital design, copywriting and creative. Their expertise brings much to the table, and I’ll tell you when I think one of them will make a difference" Julia Davenport