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About Us

We are former agency and brand-side marketers

We offer a powerful combination of expertise and an extensive freelance & contractor network


We know how important it is to get the right person in place, quickly. We’ve run digital agencies, build in-house teams and have rapidly scaled up for our own projects. So when we built Example, we built a business around the processes we developed ourselves.

It’s our job to know how to access freelancers and contractors. So when you work with us, we use our understanding of your business and your requirements so that we can talk to the right people, instantly. 

Whether it’s PPC, Paid Social, Performance, Growth, SEO, Graphic Design or Senior Leaders, we screen everyone and get to understand what they’re looking for, what they’re best at, and where they’ll thrive.


Gareth Cartman

Recruitment Consultant

Cara Treadwell

Recruitment Consultant

Katie Banyard

Gareth spent 20 years both brand and agency-side, building marketing teams and running major global media accounts. He founded Example in 2022, creating a fresh approach to marketing recruitment. For his sins, he supports Everton.

Marketer, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Sleep Coach and Recruiter… Cara’s has a wealth of experience both running her own business and marketing in the property sector. Today, she is build Example’s network of top-tier marketing talent.

Katie spent many years in Public Relations and Communications roles before taking time out to bring up her three children. Her experience across content and social media helps our clients find the very best talent.

Global Network

Wherever you are, we'll help you find the right skills - for on-site, hybrid or remote.

Screened Talent

As marketers, we talk to candidates on a level so you can have confidence in our talent.

Human Touch

Your account manager will always make sure you're happy with your freelancer.

Some of our top freelancers

Discover some of the top talent that are part of the Example Network.


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Highly proficient at managing large-scale, global Google Ads campaigns as well as Meta.


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Former VP of Marketing, specialist in brand-side, growth of Series A and B funded start-ups across B2C & e-commerce.


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Experienced social media manager, skilled at developing B2B social & content strategies + implementation.

When I created Example, I wanted our business to be materially different to other recruitment agencies. Many were over-reliant on job ads or junior staff members who frequently misunderstood what marketers do on a day-to-day basis. Having spent 20 years in marketing both brand-side and agency-side, eventually becoming MD of a successful performance agency as well as a CMO, I felt that marketers were being under-serviced.

Over those twenty years, I networked extensively with marketers and built up my own network of freelancers, contractors & senior leaders across all areas of digital marketing. I also built my own processes – which since founding Example, I have taken to market and refined.

The Example Network is the fruit of that labour – giving marketing teams and business owners rapid access to the freelance or contracting market across all marketing disciplines, with the rigorous matching process that you would expect from people who have been in the game for over two decades.

  • Gareth Cartman, Founder, Example