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

No-Risk Trial, Pay Only If Satisfied.

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Michael Shearer

Freelance Direct Marketer
United States
Toptal Member Since April 11, 2023

Michael is an entrepreneur and sought-after growth marketer who brings a unique blend of technical, creative, and analytical skills to the table. With over 20 years of experience in the digital space, Michael has extensive expertise in marketing, analytics, content development, software operations, and more. He drove the success of numerous businesses, having led digital and agile marketing teams at four B2B SaaS startups and two agencies and consulted with nearly 100 businesses.

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Felipe Garces

Freelance Direct Marketer
Colombia
Toptal Member Since November 29, 2022

Felipe is a marketing and advertising professional with 20+ years of experience in service, general management, communication, marketing consulting, strategy design, creation of ad campaigns, and direct or relational marketing. Having worked on planning, statistics, research, public relations, and below-the-line advertising (BTL), Felipe is highly sensitive to consumers and brand management aptitudes and has a remarkable ability to design marketing plans according to the needs of a given brand.

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Samy Thuillier

Freelance Direct Marketer
Portugal
Toptal Member Since November 18, 2022

Samy is a digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) expert with 10 years of experience supervising marketing teams or executing operational parts hands-on. He was involved in the digital marketing of 200+ sites, and his strategies resulted in two companies adding over $25 million in revenue. Samy is also an SEO instructor who created The Complete SEMRush Course on Udemy and wrote 500+ SEO-optimized articles for clients and himself.

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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.

Eric Heisler

Digital Development Leader, Owens Corning

Toptal’s methodology gave me confidence that we had the best chance of getting an A-team brought together quickly.

Deron Triff

Co-founder, WaitWhat

I think the thing about Toptal is—like the name—it’s top talent, and that’s the kind of talent that I want to recruit as well.

Ginni Saraswati

Founder, Ginni Media

Toptal truly is a turnkey solution. The whole thing is packaged for you. Toptal supports everything for you end-to-end so you can just focus on your core business.

Ted Blosser

Co-founder, Workramp

For years, Toptal has been our ‘secret weapon’ for staying competitive in our industry.

Tony Wang

Co-founder and CEO, Adcrush

How to Hire Direct Marketers Through Toptal

1

Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of marketing will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Direct marketer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Direct marketer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Direct marketer with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Direct marketer, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a Direct marketer?

    To hire the right Direct marketer, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Direct marketers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Direct marketers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Direct marketers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a Direct marketer with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Direct marketers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Direct marketers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Direct marketer on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Direct marketers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Direct marketers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Direct marketer 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.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    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.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    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.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

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

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

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

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

Top Direct Marketers Are in High Demand.

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