Outsourcing Digital Marketing
And How To Find The Right Agency?
Outsourcing Digital Marketing | And How To Find The Right Agency?
Outsourcing is an agreement in which a company hires another company or individuals to be responsible for all or some of its goods and/or services.
Business owners view their business as their baby that requires full attention 24/7. Thus, making the decision to outsource is a difficult one – requiring a certain convincing. But, the state of services provision has been changing recently and the need for an effective digital presence means that you should consider outsourcing digital marketing.
The Rise of Google
Making yourself known to search engines has never been more important. But, the majority of searchers on Google only look at the first 2 pages.
Thus, it has never been more important to invest time and the right resources into ensuring you are able to connect with your customers digitally and cement a base on page 1.
In order to enhance your digital presence, you may decide to hire a couple of employees and begin a marketing department.
But, are you able to attract the quality for your budget – or is it even plausible to hire employees for a full time job that requires a directed effort.
All you need to do in digital marketing is to begin with social media and then extend to a full website with excellent content. Improving the quality of your website and providing relevant content is just a logical extension then.
But, the thing with social media and a website is, you do not need to post continuously. The focus of these mediums should be on quality rather than quantity. So, hiring full time employees is a bit redundant in the case of digital marketing.
If you still need more reasons to outsource your marketing, we will give them to you here:
1. The Right Experience is Key
By outsourcing digital marketing, you gain access to people who have worked with businesses and are able to create strategies that work.
Understanding digital marketing, similar to running a business, is a learning curve. There will always be problems that occur and things do not always progress as you expect them to.
Digital marketing agencies work with a wide range of businesses and are able to create a plan that suits you.
And if something goes wrong, they have the resources to get it fixed for you.
2. Know Where to Concentrate
Running a business is a life-absorbing job. Now, imagine adding to your team.
Hiring an employee to work on digital marketing for your business will be more costly. You will have to create a plan, train them, and give them detailed instructions.
On the other hand, with an agency, they’ve been there and have done it. By hiring the right agency, you minimise the effects of a learning curve to the bare minimum – if not eliminate completely.
3. It’s all about Understanding the Market
Keeping up to date with the latest trends is important as everything in the digital world moves rapidly. Therefore, having access to the latest technology can be vital in ensuring you are up to scratch and stand out from competitors.
You should expect a good digital marketing agency to know these trends and act accordingly.
(Don’t expect this level of service from a full time employee – you are paying their salary anyways).
4. Don’t Just Do Things – Keep a Tab on It
What is worse then hiring people to do marketing and training them?
Doing it yourself.
I will suggest learning a thing or two here and there to understand what is happening. But, do not try to be a Jack of all trades.
Digital marketing can take up a lot of time and needs monitoring regularly. By outsourcing digital marketing, you are able to focus your time on other areas of the business – areas that keep your business operating.
A true leader knows what to delegate.
But, How do You Know if a Digital Marketing Agency is Good?
Finding the right agency for you is not always easy!
We hear horror stories all the time regarding digital agencies underperforming. (Some of them do not do anything to be honest – underperformance starts sounding better in such cases).
However finding the right agency can hugely impact your business and help you connect with your customers if done properly.
Here are a few tips to help you find an agency that works for you. (We are assuming you already searched them on Google).
1. Build a Relationship – Maybe Start Small
Take the time to meet the team and view the culture of the digital marketing agency you have chosen.
Understand their work ethic and make sure that the agency’s goals are aligned with yours.
This way, you’ll learn more about who they are and they will come to understand your business better too.
If you are still unsure at this point, start with a small job – tests work in almost all sectors.
2. Familiarise Yourself with their Experience
Before making the decision on hiring a digital marketing agency, make sure that they can deliver.
This does not mean that they should have done exactly what you need. Learnings are always translatable.
Simply, view some of their case studies and talk to clients they have worked with, if possible.
It’s important to know what went right but what also went wrong and how the agency deals with issues and problems that arise.
3. Don’t be Excited by a Dinosaur – It Doesn’t End Well
Take a look into the resources of the digital marketing agency. Check what equipment and technology they are using.
This will give you a clear idea of the quality of their production.
You want to join the next generation of great businesses – you need a digital marketing agency that is on the same path.
Time to Act
Digital Marketing can be a game changer.
Businesses today depend on being viewed digitally, with 55% of consumers shop more online now than they did last year (2017 to 2018) and shopping on average 6 times per month.
So, the numbers keep going up.
This is time for you to join the race before it’s too late.
About Marketing Voice
Marketing Voice is a digital marketing agency in Leicester that rose to the top in less than 4 months. (Just Google “Digital Marketing Agency Leicester” and view it yourself).
We stand out by focusing on Digital Psychology – aimed at targeting the appropriate customers for our partners. If you would like to know what Digital Psychology is, please read about it here.
In terms of keeping up with trends, we are targeting voice searches and Google rich cards – in line with the efforts of Google to improve user experience. We explain why are these important here and here respectively.
Well, we also talked about case studies in the article. You can check our set of case studies here.
If you have any queries or if you would like to discuss your digital marketing needs, please use one of the options below to get in touch. We look forward to working with you.