It is time to hire a marketing agency, and you have no idea where to begin. How do you identify which advertising and marketing agencies are best for you? Sometimes online reviews are simply not enough to measure an agency’s quality. When shopping for the best agency, here are the top items to evaluate.
While watching your business grow is great, it can be overwhelming. However, a stagnate or declining business is even more stressful, and at some point something must give. Marketing is key for continued growth; therefore, it should be a top priority for our business. However, when production, management, and quality control become overwhelming, often times marketing is the first area to suffer. While, hiring a marketing firm may seem expensive, it’s worth the investment to have it done right. The experts at Ad Age have repeatedly said hiring an external firm can reduce the likelihood of mistakes, and a botched reputation, which can spell death for your business. Here are five reasons that it may be time to hire an advertising agency:
Digital marketing is the blanket term used for marketing products or services “digitally” or, in other words, on the internet. It is online marketing that utilizes digital channels such as Google search, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, email and other websites.
Because the internet has shifted the way customers now shop for products or services, businesses must adapt to this trend and craft a digital strategy that meets their goals and keeps them relevant in their market. Digital marketing done right, works for all brands, big and small.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity
You may believe that digital marketing will not make a difference to your business. However, recent Google statistics show that 82% of prospective buyers use their mobile devices to influence their decision in the often long purchase process. Google calls these “Micro-Moments”.
Digital Marketing can:
Connect you with customers around the world through Google search. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) utilization will help keep your business relevant when searches are performed.
Create lasting relationships with customers by utilizing social media, blogs, and email marketing.
Allow for the data collection and research so that your business can understand your customers’ needs throughout the buying process.
Allow you to measure success by determining what traffic leads to a conversion goal (conversion tracking). This can be any sort of lead, subscription, or inquiry. This is of high importance in digital marketing.
Allow you reach thousands of potential customers that you couldn’t have imagined. You can reach new customers across the country, even globally.
Keep you ahead of your competitors.
BG Digital Group can design eye-catching ads that can reach your target demographic wherever they are online even when searching for your competitors. Plus, we’ll ensure that they are placed on publishing sites that your customers visit so you can stay on the top of the mind of your potential customers. Then, we can set up tracking to measure their success and conversions.
Call us today to set up a free consultation on how we can help your business. We make marketing that matters!
Meeting all the wickets for successful marketing in today’s digital climate can be daunting for a business owner. Thankfully, BG Digital Group is here to help ease the pain and allow businesses to focus on taking care of their customers, which is what they do best. One great example of a business that is using inbound marketing to market their business is Bender Apparel and we are excited to call them one of our client partners. And what an exciting and energizing experience this relationship has been!
Recently, our digital marketing team at BG Digital Group had an exciting opportunity to attend an American Marketing Association event in Raleigh, NC. They say the early bird gets the worm and that rang true as our 5am crew downed copious amount of coffee on the drive to hear Meredith Oliver of Meredith Communications discuss the best practices of SEO and website design.
For years, our industry has seen a push toward mobility. As users rely more heavily on mobile devices, businesses have been urged to create mobile-friendly, responsive websites. Now, in a sense, businesses are being forced to make this change. Google is updating its search algorithm and if you’re interested in having your website rank, you’ll want to pay attention.
Whether you’re starting completely from scratch or wanting to upgrade, your business’ website should work to attract potential customers and generate sales. You can please the eyes of visitors with strong web design, but in order to get more visitors, it is crucial to implement effective search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. This means your website must start adopting new tactics that are strategic and content-oriented to get pushed to the top of search results pages. Below are three key ways to help your website rise to the top in search engine rankings.
What areas in your business are hiding behind the word “marketing?” In-house Marketing Directors, may find that their company needs an entire to team to help them execute the marketing and advertising goals. Yet lack the budget to hire extra employees to manage the website, SEO, graphic design, a social media strategy, social media management and live event coverage, search engine marketing, digital display marketing with remarketing, traditional advertising, and content creation. One person could not possibly do all of these jobs at once successfully.
As a Google Partner Agency, it is imperative that we stay up to date on all of Google’s updates to search engine marketing, AdWords, and even its analytic reporting processes. On average, Google updates 500-600 times a year, and while not each update immediately effects your search engine results, some might. Google recently released three highly anticipated updates to their AdWords platform. These are designed to help advertisers focus on our mobile-first world, and are available to all AdWords advertisers around the world.
Today, everyone has a smart phone in the palm of their hand at all times. People are checking their phones and emails all the time whether they’re in line at Chipotle or checking out at the grocery store. Access to the Internet is never more than a swipe away. It is now more important than ever to utilize and take full advantage of this resource with email marketing!