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We are a specialised management consulting and training firm on a mission to advance the disciplines of strategic marketing and communications in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Strategic Management Consulting and Training Firm


Why hire CEPSM?

CEPSM offers strategic marketing and communications consulting services developed specifically for governments, nonprofits, and associations. We have an exceptionally strong core senior consulting team that is complemented by a world class network of associates and partner organizations.

Core Services


Learn new skills!

We conduct a wide variety of strategic marketing and communications training in various formats, including:

  • Public workshops
  • Private tailored workshops (in-house or at our facilities)
  • Private coaching and mentoring services
  • The annual MARCOM Forum; and
  • The university-accredited SPROTT Professional Certificate in Public Sector and Non-Profit Marketing
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Let us inspire you!

CEPSM features a growing list of passionate, professional public speakers that actively deliver keynotes, participate in panels, and provide customized speaking services based on your unique needs.


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OUR TEAM View all

What makes us unique? First and foremost, we understand the unique needs and constraints of the public and non-profit sectors. We are highly engaged in our fields as speakers, trainers and consultants, which allows us to stay up-to-date on the latest marketing and communications trends and best practices. Our desired outcome is to help you attain your goals and create a positive impact on your organization, your audience and society as a whole.


Jim Mintz

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant

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Bernie Colterman

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant

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Mike Kujawski

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant

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Claire Mills

Claire Mills

Managing Director & Senior Consultant

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OUR BLOG View all

Factors Affecting the Value of Naming Rights

by Bernie Colterman

I was speaking to a City Council in a major municipality recently about their sponsorship program and one Councilor asked if there were examples of what naming rights sold for in other towns/cities. My response was that it’s difficult to compare one municipality to another because there are so many factors that must be considered […]

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Enough About Gold, Silver, Bronze Sponsorship Packages!

by Bernie Colterman

Anyone who attends my workshops knows my thinking on this – the gold, silver, bronze sponsorship package “metal levels” are dead. The days when a company buys into a prepackaged sponsor benefits plan are becoming a thing of the past, yet I’m amazed at the number of organizations that continue to offer these packages as […]

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Jester Creative provides website design and development for CEPSM and its annual forum, MARCOM Professional Development. They have decades of experience in media, web and video production, including sharing their talents through comprehensive training.

CEPSM is a proud partner of Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business with whom we have developed Canada’s first and only Professional Certificate in Public Sector and Non-Profit Marketing. Currently in its 10th year, the Certificate is sought out by professionals from all around the world looking to advance their careers.

CEPSM works closely with Brand Clarity on large-scale communications projects requiring creative development and implementation. Brand Clarity’s proven processes engage with all audiences to combine business and strategic insights into effective and clear brand platforms and marketing / communications solutions that bring brands to life.