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Toptal is an exclusive network of top Brand Strategy experts, consultants, managers, and professionals. Top companies and startups hire freelance Brand Strategists from Toptal for their mission-critical marketing campaigns and projects.

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Justine Stanley

Freelance Brand Strategist
United KingdomToptal Member Since August 16, 2023

Justine is a brand and marketing expert with 15+ years of experience leading brand development, positioning, and refreshes and brand and digital marketing for B2B and B2C iconic and startup brands. This includes brand strategy, architecture, identity, tone of voice guides, and guidelines. With solid experience across the breadth of marketing, Justine operates strategically and operationally, translating strategy into tactical-level plans to deliver impactful campaigns.

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Joe Reske

Freelance Brand Strategist
United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2022

Joe is a driven and highly accomplished senior consumer marketing executive with extensive experience in brand strategy; full-funnel marketing campaigns; earned, social, and paid media-mix management; budgeting; and event activation. He has provided leadership across a wide spectrum of marketing roles for world-class brands within CPG, retail, and hospitality, and he's an expert at developing bold and innovative solutions supported by data-driven analytics.

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Orly Sigal

Freelance Brand Strategist
United StatesToptal Member Since July 7, 2023

Orly is a well-rounded, driven, and inspirational executive and marketing leader with 21+ years of dynamic CPG experience in cosmetics, sports, eyewear, and book publishing. She is an expert in leading business and brand strategy, driving teams to develop and execute 360-degree brand marketing programs and campaigns while maintaining global brand equity and leveraging local market relevance.

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David Bailey

Freelance Brand Strategist
United KingdomToptal Member Since August 12, 2022

David has rich experience in diverse marketing and product roles. He led cross-functional teams in global organizations, including Apple and Samsung, and managed distributed teams in smaller startups and scale-ups. David is passionate about developing and executing strategies to deliver exceptional customer experiences.

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Chiara Molena

Freelance Brand Strategist
NetherlandsToptal Member Since January 9, 2023

With over 12 years of international marketing experience, Chiara helps brands unleash growth across European markets through a brand and commercial marketing strategy and execution. She was part of leadership teams in more than two successful acquisitions, including Summergate by Woolworth in 2014 and Champion by Mars in 2022. Chiara has a successful track record of hacking fast growth in European markets for US and Canadian companies.

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Rebecca Berkowitz

Freelance Brand Strategist
United StatesToptal Member Since August 3, 2023

Rebecca is a multi-hyphenate marketer with a decade of experience working with brands across health and wellness, fashion, beauty, luxury, CPG, and lifestyle sectors. Customer-obsessed and insight-driven, she thrives off of solving problems and bringing life-changing experiences to customers. Rebecca brings positive energy to the table and has a solid ability to manage multiple stakeholders, form strategic partnerships, and work well in varied, fast-paced environments.

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Andrej Gamser

Freelance Brand Strategist
SerbiaToptal Member Since September 19, 2023

Andrej is a seasoned digital marketing professional with 10+ years of valuable experience in the dynamic world of digital advertising agencies, AI startups, eCommerce, and B2B IT product marketing. He empowers businesses to thrive in the digital landscape. Throughout his career, Andrej has immersed himself in various facets of digital marketing, advertising, and client engagement, working with some of the biggest international companies and brands.

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Rachel Brazelton

Freelance Brand Strategist
United StatesToptal Member Since July 31, 2023

Rachel is a seasoned brand marketing professional with over a decade of experience navigating the tech, eCommerce, retail, and consumer packaged goods sectors. She has led insights, strategy, development, and execution of marketing campaigns for brands and products within B2B and B2C national and global organizations, focusing on delivering exceptional results that drive growth and long-term success by addressing the dynamic needs of consumers.

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Daniel McKean

Freelance Brand Strategist
United StatesToptal Member Since December 21, 2023

Daniel is a digital marketing strategist and data analyst known for impacting business ROI. He is skilled in optimizing strategies using market research, data, and analytics, as well as delivering actionable insights aligned with business and marketing goals. His emphasis on omnichannel brand experiences across competitive markets makes him invaluable for businesses seeking market growth and enhanced brand reputations. Across the board, Daniel positively impacts every brand's digital presence.

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Marika Mckissick

Freelance Brand Strategist
United StatesToptal Member Since May 29, 2023

Marika is a passionate data-driven marketer with more than ten years of experience providing leadership in the development and execution of strategic marketing campaigns, advertising, branding, content strategy, digital marketing, and operations. Marika's direct experience includes developing and overseeing digital strategy, leading strategic marketing initiatives, and optimizing digital performance across paid, earned, and owned media.

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Sofia Bogunovic

Freelance Brand Strategist
SpainToptal Member Since February 19, 2024

Sofia is a marketing and communications expert with six years of experience crafting brand and content strategies for TravelPerk, IE University, and JTI. She specializes in building thought leadership strategies to position companies as leading experts in their fields and integrating that into a cohesive marketing communications strategy. Sofia is skilled with generative AI technologies for content creation and is proficient in a full suite of marketing tools, thriving in creative environments.

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The relationship with Toptal from the beginning has really paid off for us. We’re extremely happy with our talent, and hope that they’re happy too. We’re really trying to transform the way we do our jobs.

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Founder, Ginni Media

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Co-founder, Workramp

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Co-founder and CEO, Adcrush

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A Toptal director of marketing will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Brand strategist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Brand strategist for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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  • How are Toptal Brand strategists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Brand strategists to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with marketing experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire Brand strategists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Brand strategist within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Brand strategists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Brand strategist begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

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    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

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    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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