Even before you reach that point, there are ways to find a sense of community; Marketo user groups, dedicated MOPs channels, and product forums online are all places you can go to for help and guidance.
Longer term, you want to focus on building a compelling case to grow MOPs in your business. For your boss (and their boss) to get on board, your argument needs to have sound financial logic—if hiring someone or working with an agency helps us do more profitable, productive work, then the dollar investment makes sense.
To that end, MOPs contributes more to growth as your business nurtures it. The only way you can move from executional campaign work to advanced projects that drive productivity and revenue—attribution, lead scoring, tech stack audits—is to invest in brain power and technical expertise.
Of the many tools in your stack, you’re likely using just a handful to run campaigns—and that’s time-consuming enough as it is.