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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 nonprofit and public sectors.
Strategic Management Consulting and Training Firm

CONSULTING

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

TRAINING

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 CEPSM)
  • Private coaching and mentoring services
  • The MARCOM Annual Conference; and
  • The university-accredited SPROTT Professional Certificate in Public Sector and Non-Profit Marketing
Training Calendar

SPEAKING

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.

Booking

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OUR TEAM View all

What makes us unique? First and foremost, we understand the unique needs and constraints of the non-profit and public 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 audiences, 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

Let Companies Show Their Support for Vimy Ridge

by Bernie Colterman

There has been much controversy this past week on the appropriateness of corporate sponsorship to support the construction and operation of a Visitor Education Centre at Vimy Ridge in France. First, some context with some help from Wikipedia: The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the […]

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What Marketing Must Do to Thrive in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

by Bernie Colterman

In the public sector and nonprofit communities, marketing has traditionally been viewed as a “money pit” where you constantly feed money, but nothing ever comes out. There was never any real accountability for driving results for the organization. Senior executives didn’t understand marketing’s role, nor how it was tied to its organization’s visibility in the […]

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Marketing Trends and Tips for 2017

by Jim Mintz

Every year I try to get a handle on what are the key trends for the coming year. In the past few weeks I reviewed several key online articles and bloggers to see what are the hot trends for 2017. I also checked for marketing tips that will help public sector and non-profit marketers make […]

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OUR PARTNERS View all

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

CEPSM is the proud producer of the MARCOM Annual Conference designed exclusively for nonprofit and public sector marketing and communications professionals. MARCOM delivers education in a variety of formats to include intensive workshops, inspiring keynotes, networking and practical sessions that empower attendees to take action once back at the office. Now in its 19th year, it’s the only conference of its kind in Canada.

CEPSM works closely with the Intersol Group through the provision of consulting services to complement their expertise in people and process skills for leaders and their teams. Intersol’s facilitative approach and commitment to building capacity is a hallmark of their reputation for excellence in Ottawa and across Canada.