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:
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.
Are you in control of the way your business is perceived by the public? The most important thing about public relations is knowing your audience and understanding their actions and motives. In order to implement a successful public relations campaign, you have to follow the four key steps, also known as the R.O.P.E. process. Research, Objectives, Programming, Evaluation.
Today, it is becoming increasingly more popular for businesses to start a green initiative. Consumers are becoming more aware and conscious of their effect on the planet and want to do something to make a difference. A preference for doing business with eco-conscious companies is rising, making it important for companies that go green to advertise that. Marketing a green initiative is critical for business because making their eco-friendly efforts known will inevitably attract like-minded people. When it comes to marketing a business as “green” or “eco-friendly”, however, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
Content seems to be the ever-growing buzzword in the marketing world, bringing to mind hyperlapse cooking videos and kitschy Buzzfeed articles. Where does B2B content fit into the puzzle? How can content be created to attract and delight professionals rather than late night Facebook scrollers?
As Lou Paskalis of Bank of America pointed out today during the first of many panels at the 2016 Ad Age Digital Conference, there has never been a better time to be in marketing. There are more platforms and channels at our disposal to create engaging advertisements than ever before, and yet, we’re also facing our biggest threat – ad blockers.
Every day, consumers are getting smarter about what they want to see alongside their content. Ad blockers have provided an opportunity to bypass advertisements and jump right to the content that readers came to see, and quite controversially (see what the pros have to say about ad blocking in our article here).
What separates the great logos from the not so great? That’s an age old question that graphic designers have been tackling, but at the end of the day, professionals agree that an eye-catching logo boils down to simplicity. When you have a brilliant idea for your small business, you may have hundreds of ideas in your head. That’s why it’s our graphic designer’s job to boil down and simplify.