Kara Stanford is a Strategic Marketing Consultant running two marketing businesses: KMS Marketing and The Marketing Spaces.

Her structured, focused approach to reviewing, planning, and implementing marketing is backed up by sound marketing theories. These are tempered with a dose of practical reality – SMEs don’t have the budgets that marketing textbooks are written for and often can’t invest in their staff the way big firms can.

She began her career at LloydsTSB working on a range of projects. These included: product research, development, and launch; internal change management programmes; and working with other Marketing Teams to develop MarComms for product relaunches, promotion, and sales.

Kara then moved to the public sector. As Avon Fire and Rescue Service’s first Marketing Manager, she pioneered the infant techniques of social marketing and implemented key Internal Communication strategies.

In 2006, she became a Business Consultant, working with over 20 organisations in the public and private sector. She used process improvement, performance management, learning and development and marketing and communication techniques to bring about organisational change.

Kara is a Chartered Marketer (CIM).

She set up her own business, KMS Marketing, in 2013 and has been a lively and engaging tutor with Oxford College of Marketing since 2015. Seeing a need in the market, she established ‘The Marketing Spaces’ in November 2020.

This provides an online space for ambitious marketers to come to learn and organise their thoughts around marketing, so they can be more structured, focused, and effective in their jobs.

Oana Sav
I really appreciate the way Oxford college support in all communications and the material shared by them is really fantastic which is quite friendly and easy to grab and understand. I highly recommend this college.
Richa Kumar
Richa Kumar
10:34 25 Nov 21
I picked Oxford College of Marketing from the list of CIM study centres I originally contacted because they were able to answer all my questions and provide guidance from first point of contact. All their communications were prompt and genuinely helpful instead of a sales pitch.In my studies with them, I have found the same level of support, especially during the Covid pandemic. The tutors and the support team truly go above and beyond. No question is left unanswered and there are a number of extra resources you are given access to, as well as curated reading lists and online articles which are relevant to the module you are studying.I recommend the college and most importantly the staff.
Zahreen Sharp
Zahreen Sharp
10:26 20 Nov 21
I'm currently studying level 4 in professional digital marketing and already on my 2nd module. So far I've enjoyed it and looking forward to finishing my studies and graduating with a certificate so i can move within my current role.
L K
L K
11:20 09 Nov 21
Really pleased with the support from OCM and my tutor. It really makes the process slick.
Ivana Kircanski
Ivana Kircanski
16:03 08 Nov 21
Had a great experience learning with OXCOM for my CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing. Would recommend to anyone looking to complete this qualification.
Alex Townsend
Alex Townsend
12:21 06 Nov 21
Very good student support, from start to finish. I can recommend the Oxford College of Marketing: they have well prepare & supportive customer service and very good tutors who are always ready to help and guide you in the right direction.
Silvia Capogna
Silvia Capogna
09:14 06 Nov 21
I recently completed the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning at the Oxford College of Marketing. Really helpful team, very supportive and knowledgeable.
Danielle Harvey
Danielle Harvey
19:39 05 Nov 21
Good customer contact and they were entirely virtual in lockdown, so was this not curtail them. Very responsive student support.
Jennifer Luong
Jennifer Luong
17:01 05 Nov 21
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