What’s not working?
Where do we start?
What can we do ourselves and where do we need help?

Audits are the diagnostics of effective marketing. They provide valuable insights into your current branding, positioning, communications, systems, and analytics. And they can help your team understand your current position, how to delegate, and when to hand off.


understand where you are

Your audit will highlight how your brand is tracking with your audience and identify any holes in your messaging. We’ll combine analytics and insights to report back on:
— Website (flow, usability, and content)
— Social media (channels, messaging, and perception)
— Positioning (market trends, product placement,  and competitive landscape)
— Resilience (systems, adaptability, and liabilities)
Then we’ll present the findings in a format that avoids jargon and makes sense to you.

know how to delegate

Audits are an ideal starting point for businesses who have their own in-house teams but need a fresh look at what’s going on. The findings can will help you and your team develop a plan of action for change: who, what, when, where, how. And they can keep you on track when chaos looms.

decide when to outsouce

For small- to mid- sized businesses who do not have inhouse solutions, a brand audit will help you make informed decisions about how to spend your marketing dollars, where to spend, and where to save. No more expensive guesswork.

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We are delighted by the work you and your 5forests team did on ACORN Winery’s website audit. We needed a respected and knowledgeable third party to review, evaluate, and critique ACORN’s website, and you totally delivered. Your work helped us focus on key changes needed to improve the user experience quality, and to encourage more folks visit/buy. Your audit provided us exactly what we needed. You provided us with a comprehensive, informative, and valuable overview, that included actionable recommendations, and guidance. Your style, (both professional, and friendly), made the process painless, and we look forward, to continuing to work together.
Betsy & Bill Nachbaur, ACORN Winery


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