How To Choose The Right Digital Marketing Agency
The public’s attention spans are getting shorter and shorter, and as they do it’s important to acknowledge and pivot to fit the needs of your consumer base. Your marketing tactics need to be short, sufficient, informational, and entertaining, all while also ensuring your brand is distinguishable and digestible to the public.
Partnering with a great digital marketing agency can help you accomplish all of this and be game-changing for your business; but with new marketing agencies popping up every day and anyone being able to fake a good review or two online, how can you ensure the digital marketing agency you partner with is the best fit for you and your business?
More and more digital marketing agencies are marketing themselves as “full-service” firms, meaning they’ll work with businesses on any kind of marketing project. However, with a little digging, you can usually figure out the one or two areas of expertise the company has the most history with.
You want to hire experts in your field to help take your marketing to an exceptional level. With that in mind, here are five ways you can guarantee to choose the right digital marketing agency to help your business’s marketing campaign flourish.
Ask To See Their Portfolio
Digital marketing agencies should be proud to show off their completed projects. When you’re searching for a digital marketing agency to work with, be sure to ask to see their portfolio or any samples of their past work they have available. This will give you better insight into the types of jobs they’ve done and you can see if their work style aligns with what you’re looking for.
Asking to see their previous client list can be helpful in cases where their work may not be conducive to portfolio presentation; for example, their SEO services or their content marketing campaigns may not be housed in a portfolio but still give great insight into their capabilities.
Check Into Their Reputation In The Industry
Good news travels fast. Therefore if the marketing agency you’re interested in is that good, talk of their work must be happening somewhere. Ask around your industry to see if any of your peers have insight into the digital marketing agency you’re looking to work with.
Or, if you’re still looking for suggestions, ask around to see if companies in your network have worked with any digital marketing agencies and see if they would recommend them. Your community can help give you insight into the firm you may not be able to find online or through your conversations with them.
They Have A Well-Designed Website
A well-designed website is usually a sign of a digital marketing company that cares. It should be updated, easily navigated, and have all the key elements about their company present for you to peruse. A good way to gauge the digital marketing company’s SEO practices is to search for their website with keywords that match their geographical location and services offered. If they are not one of the first search results, you may want to go with another company that knows how to optimize its search results.
Their Values Match Your Own
Working with external teams can be hard. People can buttheads, there are different work styles, problems occur and deadlines get pushed. You never know what can happen in the middle of a project. That’s why working with a digital marketing agency with a team that values the same things as yours can make the experience that much better all around.
When interviewing the digital marketing agencies, ask what the culture at their company is like, see what their problem-solving techniques are, and lastly see if you get along with the people you may be working with.
Their Team Members Are Well-Versed And Experienced
Businesses turn to digital marketing agencies for help. They want experts who can execute successful campaigns. When selecting a digital marketing agency, ask to see the resumes and backgrounds of everyone on the team you’ll be working with. The last thing you want is to realize you’re paying to work with a team of fresh college graduates or with a team leader who has never worked on a project in your field.
LinkedIn is a great place to look into the background of digital marketing agency employees as well, you can see how long they’ve been with the business, in the field itself, and their specialties before meeting with them.
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