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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Marketing Agency


Posted on March 10, 2017

Digital marketing is extremely important for any business, but not all marketing agencies are created equal. When hiring a digital marketing agency, it is best to ask questions to figure out whether the company is a good fit for you, not if you are a good fit for the company.

It may be easy to find a credible agency when conducting a simple online search, but the reality is that there are so many factors that go into finding the type of marketing agency that you could easily glance over the one that's the most compatible with your needs in favor of another.

You have to make sure that you ask yourself the following questions before throwing your marketing budget at "the best marketing company," because let's face it, they might not be the best for you.

  1. How big is your budget? While some of the top marketing agencies can turn out beautiful spreads, these packages also come with higher price tags. Does the agency offer smaller scale marketing options or basic web design, social media management, or PPC services? Don't feel obligated to reassess your budget to be on the cutting edge with an expensive plan. The right marketing company will be able to tell you what type of advertising and marketing will work best for your business specifically.
     
  2. What kinds of services do you need? Sometimes all you need is the technology fronted, then you can have your own in-house team take over the marketing management. Sometimes it's the other way around and you need to outsource content writers or social media managers but are able to produce all of your own visuals. In many cases, companies need both. Since there's no one-size-fits-all marketing model, you should talk with potential agencies about their process and what kind of clients they typically handle. Do they allow their clients to be as hands-on or hands-off as they wish? Or will they simply generate content and leave the rest up to you?
     
  3. Will this agency offer you the results that you want? Some marketing agencies serve larger corporations with greater reach. For small businesses, the leads lie within your own community and the surrounding areas. Does this marketing agency utilize local SEO practices and PPC to target your intended audience? Moz says that 80% of search engine results contain AdWords placements. Is this agency familiar with these practices?

There are plenty of marketing agencies nationwide, but Sectorlink is one of the only agencies to follow your marketing strategy from start to finish, from hosting to web design, social media, and beyond. If you're looking for a dedicated marketing company to help your business grow, no matter where you are, Sectorlink is here to help. Contact us today.