Inbound Marketing And Lead Generation Solutions For Managed IT Service Providers

Bringing the speed you need to your MSP marketing function


Since 2018 We've Helped Brands Like These Generate More Than 35,000 Leads
And Generate More Than $7,000,000 in new revenue.

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Customized Marketing Solutions
That Drive Durable Growth

Marketing a technology business is a different animal than an eCommerce brand or a local home builder.  You can't snap snazzy pictures and wow your prospects with landscaping photos or beautiful models holding the latest skincare product.

Technology businesses are intangible, intellectual, problem-solution-driven companies.  You have to distinguish yourself with incredible content, remarkable branding, and strategic advertising campaigns that attract your ideal customer.

Not just any agency can step in and fit the bill here.  You need marketers with technical backgrounds and creativity to market technical products and services.

At Tortoise and Hare Software, that's all we do.

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Does This Sound Like You?

You represent a small but established MSP, usually with at least 10 employees and over 1 million in annual recurring revenue.

You've grown through referrals or founder-led hustle to date. You know that won't scale much further and you want to start building a more sustainable system.

You feel pretty good about being able to close qualified leads when you can get them on the phone.  Problem is, the phone's not ringing!

You have a desire to grow your company and plan to sell one day.  You know you need scale and EBITDA to get there.

You know that building a pipeline takes time and investment and you've got an idea of what sort of budget you'd like to allocate to get started.

You've tried working with a couple other agencies already with not much to show for it.  You're a more savvy purchaser as a result.

Hunter Nelson President of Tortoise and Hare Software

Hi there,

My name is Hunter, MBA, and founder of Tortoise and Hare Software. After a 10-year career in the technology sector configuring marketing software as an analyst and building SaaS applications as a developer, I founded Tortoise and Hare Software.  Since 2018 I've been building websites, running advertising campaigns, and managing a team of content writers to generate demand in the marketplace and help MSPs navigate the increasingly complex world of digital marketing.

I want to help do the same for you.

If you're ready to take your MSP to the next level, launch an inbound marketing program, and invest in your growth, then reach out today, and let's talk about how to make that happen.

Hunter Nelson
President & Founder

Our MSP Marketing Process:
The SDLC Of Marketing Success

If you've been working in tech for long, then you've likely heard of the systems development lifecycle or SDLC. As an MSP marketing agency, we share common values and common processes to help make the delivery process more digestible for our customers.  We use a modified SDLC to deliver marketing success.


The first step is to create the plan.  If you don't know where you're going, then anywhere is the right road.  We work with you to develop a plan and set of goals to reach with marketing efforts.

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Next, we analyze the market and the competitive landscape to determine what it might take to reach the goals laid out in the plan.  This is where we develop your customized marketing strategy.


Next, we help you build out the marketing infrastructure needed to execute your strategy and track performance towards your marketing goals.

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testing and qa for marketing campaigns


Quality assurance is a key part of the deployment of any information system, and your marketing plan is no exception.  We put your marketing campaigns through a rigorous quality assurance process.



This is where the magic happens! We execute your marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness, attract customers to your brand, and generate more leads for your sales team to close.

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In this stage, your campaigns are running and just need to be monitored, optimized, and scaled up or down accordingly.  Every campaign has a lifecycle when one goes stale we pull the plug and start the process over again.

How We've Helped Our Clients


YoY Growth In Paying Customer Base


Increase In Organic Traffic Volume


Increase In YoY Lead Volume

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President Mid-Market MSP

Tortoise and Hare has been a key partner in NetTech's growth. Over the year's we've worked together they've helped our MSP dramatically increase its website traffic, create brand awareness, and build a steady stream of leads sourced from our website and advertising efforts. Over that time, we've been able to raise our base customer size, build economies of scale to more efficiently service customers, and expand into new markets.

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CEO Vertically Focused MSP

As a growing MSP, we knew that having the right marketing team was going to be a game-changer for our organization. AKAVEIL Technologies did a 180 after hiring Tortoise and Hare Software. Their strategy was in line with our business goals and objectives. In only two short months we started seeing major progress and net new leads. We are thrilled to have Hunter and his team on our side.

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CEO Ecomm SaaS

Hunter and his team have established the foundation and executed on the analytical strategy with our AdWords account that we have been wanting to implement for years! Within the first few months of working with them, we have seen an overall increase in conversions as well as more efficiency with a lower cost per acquisition.

Featured Case Studies

Browse some of our MSP marketing case studies below:

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Case Study: TNHS Helps MSP Improve UX, Optimize Website

In this case, study we’ll be talking about how TNHS helped a Philadelphia managed IT company improve the user experiences on their website, optimize their site’s core landing pages, build new backlinks, and triple their search impressions in one month and generate multiple organic leads via SEO in their first 3 months of signing on.…
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Case Study: MSP Generates 5-15 Leads Per Month Via PPC

In August of 2023 Tortoise and Hare began working with a new South Florida based MSP. The company reached out after reading some blog posts on the Tortoise and Hare website about running Google Ads for MSPs and wanted to know about what we could do to help them out. After a brief sales process,…
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TNHS Helps MSP 10x Traffic, Expand Market Share

In today’s post, we’re going to be walking through an MSP marketing case study and looking at how we help this regionally focused MSP 10x their organic traffic, more than double in size, and capture significant market share in the area they compete. NetTech Consultants is a Jacksonville-based managed service provider or MSP. We initially…

Bringing The Speed You Need To Your MSP Marketing Function

Tortoise and Hare Software is an MBA-led outsourced provider of digital marketing, web development, and web compliance services. Founded by software developer turned digital marketer Hunter Nelson, Tortoise and Hare Software helps growing technology companies move upmarket and become lean mean, operationally efficient, profit generating machines.

Modern digital marketing is a complex task requiring integration, automation, analysis, testing, refinement, and multiple customer touchpoints. Technical considerations in marketing are becoming more impactful and quite frankly, legacy creative agencies haven’t caught up. We’re shaking things up in the digital marketing world to help companies make their marketing function more integrated, more agile, more streamlined, and more data-driven.

MSP Marketing Agency Services


Lead generation optimized websites built for scalable digital marketing operations.

Google Ads

Managed digital advertising on the largest platform available on the web.


Search engine optimization services to maximize the discoverability of your company on the web.

Content Marketing

Blogging and social media posting services to keep your company top of mind.

Performance Measurement

Installation and configuration of a performance measurement infrastructure.

Strategy Development

Get assistance defining your positioning, messaging, and go to market plan.

MSP Marketing Blog Content

online lead generation tips for msps
According to industry research by a leading managed service provider marketing firm, 94% of MSPs self-reported lead generation as their number one challenge when it comes to growing their MSP. There's no question that the vast majority of MSPs struggle with lead generation, especially in the earlier years of their ...
msp paid search campaigns
Generating leads for your MSP can be a challenge. You spend so much time managing employees, making sure customer support tickets are answered, procuring hardware, and defending against cyber threats, there's hardly time to worry about networking and doing things like posting on social media. However, you'd like to grow ...
msp seo ultimate guide
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most important ways to attract new business for mid-market managed service providers (MSP). If you look at MSPs that have achieved any sort of meaningful scale and grown to the 10MM ARR mark and beyond, you will almost always see a significant ...