You’ve decided you need to hire a marketing company or advertising agency. What’s your next step?
1. Do your homework
Before you buy a car, a crib or a computer, you research, read and review. The same should be done when you are looking for a marketing agency. To get started, find out some basic information; who owns the company, what is their background, qualifications and how long have they been in business? Are they locally-owned and operated, or do they outsource their talent? What type of experience do they offer and what training and certification do they have?
Next, look at their client list. Are client reviews available and what do they say? Why not give their clients a call and ask about their experiences? This is a great way to glean honest and accurate feedback about a potential partner. Another way is to visit Google Reviews to read client reviews about an agency’s services and business practices. Read why Google Reviews are important for small businesses.
2. Do they practice what they preach?
A website says a lot about your business and when selecting a firm to help you market your business, you want to choose a partner that has a great website. Do they list their services, staff, awards and clients? Is their site appealing and easy to navigate? Are they a Google partner and/or Google certified? Are they on social media and are their accounts updated regularly? If you are looking for an agency to help you up your marketing game, you’re going to want someone who is already doing this for themselves.
3. Does size matter?
Are you looking for a big corporate firm with many offices and lots of employees, or a smaller shop with a family-feel and personal service? Is the work done locally and are you meeting with people in town, or via teleconference. If this is something that’s important for you, make sure you find out about their location and who will be working with you.
4. What’s important to you?
Are you looking for an agency to dazzle you with creativity or keep the budget front and centre? Identifying your priorities and communicating them clearly will ensure everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goal.
A little about us
Here at Marketing Breakthroughs, we are proud to have developed a reputation as a company that “gets things done”. What sets us apart is our can-do attitude, out-of-the-box creative ideas and rock-solid game plans designed to beat the competition, grow revenues and long term wealth for our clients. We treat our clients’ money as if it was our own, doing more than what’s expected, treating clients (and colleagues) with courtesy and respect. To learn more about what we offer and how we can help your business, contact us or read our Google Reviews.