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Welcome to

CLM Marketing

Discover. Imagine. Deliver

Marketing strategy/advertising services/communications


About Us

CLM Marketing, LLC is a resident and minority-owned small disadvantaged business, and certified business enterprise (CBE) of Washington D.C. We specialize in Marketing Consulting, Branding, Design, and Advertising services.



(862) 250-0500 


Washington D.C. 



Capability Statement

Company Overview

CLM Marketing, LLC is a marketing management consulting firm headquartered in Washington D.C.  We are a CBE-certified business with HUBZone certification. We provide marketing, branding, and advertising services to help commercial and government clients reach and engage target customers.  Our strategic approach using market research and strategy, communications, and creative development ensures that we deliver effective solutions that meet our clients’ unique marketing and branding goals.

 As a minority-owned small disadvantaged business we have over ten years of experience in creating and delivering marketing campaigns across both the private and public sectors. Our philosophy is not only to develop creative and personalized marketing solutions for our customers, but also to equip them with the knowledge to both execute on those recommendations and continually optimize the results going forward. 

Core Capabilities

We specialize in delivering effective marketing services in the following areas:

•       Market Research & Analysis

•       Strategic Communications

•       Graphic Design

•       Web Development

•       Marketing and Branding Workshops and Seminars

•       Digital Advertising / Social Media Marketing

•       Video Content Production

•       Marketing Management

Key Differentiators

Our Approach:

We use a teaching approach to educate our customers to be better marketers long after the project is complete.

Our Experience:

We have direct industry experience in marketing and advertising for both private and public-sector businesses and organizations.

Our Service:

Our size enables us to provide a personalized touch to our customers, responding quickly to their needs while gaining a deeper understanding of their organizational challenges.

Past Performance

•       Project Management and communications services for FAA

•       Marketing management services for SBA, DoD, and USDA

•       Global advertising and brand strategy for ExxonMobil and Microsoft

•       Branding, marketing, and communications training workshops for Maryland State Arts Council and Delaware Division of the Arts

•       Healthcare marketing management services for Humana

•       Small business marketing counseling for the National Urban League

Our Codes

Duns number


Cage Code



541611 - Administrative Management and General Consulting Services

541612 - Human Resources Consulting Services

541613 - Marketing Consulting Services

541810 – Advertising Agencies

541840 – Media Representatives

611430 – Professional and Management Development Training

541850 – Outdoor Advertising

NIGP Codes

915-01-00 – Advertising Agency Services

918-07-00 – Advertising Consulting

918-76-00 - Marketing Consulting Services

961-53-00 - Marketing Services

924-00-00 – Educational/Training Services


Our Team

President & CEO

Chris McLeod

Chris McLeod is the founder of CLM Marketing LLC, a strategic marketing consultancy in Washington D.C. He began his marketing career in the prestigious Omnicom MBA Residency program in New York City rotating through different marketing and advertising agencies learning brand strategy, digital marketing, and global advertising. His most notable accounts included ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Hyatt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Humana to name a few. An opportunity to expand his experience to the public sector brought him back to Washington D.C. where he helped lead the branding, marketing and communications efforts for government agencies including the Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Small Business Administration (SBA).  

In 2011 Chris started CLM Marketing LLC to provide marketing and branding services to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Since that time the firm has worked with organizations all over the country and become a government contractor for both D.C. government and the federal government, earning the status as a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) with HUBZone certification.

Chris is also a dedicated member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and has served as a mentor for college-bound young men in Washington D.C., New York, and Massachusetts,  

He received his B.A. in Law, Jurisprudence, & Social Thought from Amherst College and an M.B.A in Marketing from Howard University.

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Our Work

(Some Examples)

Advertising Campaign Development


The Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County


Educate the public about the wide range of Family Crisis Center’s (“FCC”) services to support both domestic violence (“DV”) survivors  and abusers.  The organization needed to change the public’s perception that FCC was only a domestic violence shelter, while also letting people know that they also offer services for DV abusers as well as victims.


Competitive Analysis. Messaging Platform Development. Advertising Campaign Development.


We developed the “Call Me Victor” advertising campaign that raised awareness about FCC and changed the traditional tone of the domestic violence messaging from a focus on the abuse to a more inspirational and results-focused communications that highlighted how FCC helps both victims and abusers to be victorious after domestic violence.

The campaign appeared at bus stops and metro stations across Prince George’s county and led to a 15% increase in calls to the center hotline.

Marketing & Brand Strategy


Asante Children’s Theatre


Asante Children’s Theatre (“ACT”) needed to expand its audience beyond the immediate community and change the public’s perception about what the organization does.  Furthermore, ACT needed to position itself better to potential funders.


Marketing and Branding Workshops. Market Research & Analysis. Strategic Planning. Brand Platform Development. Strategic Communications. Digital/Social Media Advertising Planning. Naming.


Over the course of two years, we worked with ACT to gradually change its brand positioning and messaging as well as provide recommendations on how to use more effective advertising techniques. We provided a range of activities and deliverables including digital surveys to understand current brand perceptions, competitive analyses to learn how others message, and brand perceptual mapping to identify the opportunities for deep customer relationships.



Phone: (862) 250-0500