Building a Productive Partnership With Your Marketing Agency

Building a Productive Partnership With Your Marketing Agency

Are you a small business owner just starting out and looking to hire a marketing agency to help your business grow? Or do you already work with a marketing agency but feel like your collaboration could be more effective? Either way, working with a marketing agency can be a valuable investment in your business, but it’s important to know how to work well together to maximize the benefits. Here are some tips for building a productive partnership with your marketing agency.

Be Clear About Your Goals and Expectations

The first thing you need to do is make sure you’re clear about what you want to achieve. Your goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). By setting expectations upfront, you can avoid confusion or misunderstandings and ensure that everyone is working towards the same goals.

It’s also important to be clear about your expectations for the relationship. This includes things like communication frequency, levels of involvement, timelines and deadlines. Be open and transparent about what you need from your marketing agency, and set realistic expectations from the outset.

Involve Your Marketing Agency in the Planning Process

Your marketing agency is there to help you achieve your goals, so it’s important to involve them in the planning process from the outset. This will help to ensure that your marketing strategy is aligned with your business objectives and that everyone is working towards the same end goal.

Be open to feedback and suggestions from your marketing agency, and work together to refine your marketing strategy as needed. This will help to ensure that your strategy is always evolving and that you’re getting the most out of your partnership.

Communication is Key

One of the most important things you can do to ensure a successful partnership with your marketing agency is to communicate openly and frequently. Set up regular check-ins and progress updates so that you’re always on the same page.

Be open and transparent with your marketing agency about what’s working and what’s not. If you have concerns or issues, don’t be afraid to bring them up early. This will help to avoid any misunderstandings or miscommunications down the line.

Trust In Their Expertise

Remember that you hired a marketing agency because of their expertise and experience. While it’s important to provide input and feedback, it’s also important to trust that your agency knows what they’re doing. Give them the freedom to be creative and explore new ideas, and don’t be too quick to dismiss something just because it’s different from what you’re used to.

Be Flexible and Willing to Adapt

Marketing is an ever-changing landscape, and it’s important to be flexible and willing to adapt as needed. Work with your marketing agency to stay on top of industry trends and emerging technologies, and be open to trying new things.

If something isn’t working, don’t be afraid to pivot and try a different approach. Being flexible and adaptable will help you to stay ahead of the curve and achieve great results.

Maintain a Positive Attitude

It’s important to maintain a positive attitude throughout your collaboration with your marketing agency. This means being respectful, professional, and understanding that sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. Remember that effective collaboration is a two-way street, and your attitude can have a big impact on the success of the partnership.

Celebrate Your Successes

Finally, it’s important to celebrate your successes! When you achieve a major milestone or hit a key target, take the time to celebrate with your marketing agency. This will help to build a strong relationship and foster a shared sense of accomplishment.

Working with a marketing agency can be an incredibly effective way to achieve your business goals. By keeping the above tips in mind, you will be building a productive partnership with your marketing agency that delivers great results. Remember, your marketing agency is there to help you succeed! Ready to take the plunge? Work with us!

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Can you help me grow Instagram followers?

We partner with Socialboost to help build Instagram followers. Click the link below to enroll. Plans start at $59/mo.

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What photos or videos do you use?

By default, we can use the photos you have on your website as well as utilizing the plethora of photos available to us within our royalty free library.

If you have photos or videos for us to use, depending on your subscription, we welcome you to upload them into a Google Drive folder and share that link with us!

Looking for custom videos?  Some of our plans include videos or you can add them to any plan starting at $98/mo!

How do you mimic my branding colors and style?

As mentioned above, depending on your plan, we can use whatever you’d like to provide us! If not, we’ll resort to using your website or our royalty free library.

That being said, we can come up with custom graphics that suit your branding style as an add-on to your posting subscription.

$98/month for 3 custom graphics each week
$148/month for 5 custom graphics each week

Note: The cost of custom graphics is on top of your monthly subscription cost

What is content review & approval?

Content review and approval is where your social media content creator sends you a weeks worth of posts, prior to their designated publication time the following week.

This way, you will have the chance to give us feedback on each post in case you’d like us to make a minor edit.

Note: One round of editing per post permitted, depending on your plan.

What are the results I can expect from your posting services?

The idea behind consistent posting onto your social media pages is to keep them active with content that promotes your business solutions, educates your audience to showcase your expertise and to also keep things lighthearted, it’s social media after all!

There’s nothing worse for a business than to earn someone looking into what you do, only for them to see a barren social media page. To them, it may appear that you are out of business or potentially a scam.

We are often asked about growing followers and generating sales or leads. These are great goals to have but please understand that those goals are better obtained through paid advertising campaigns.

For more information on paid advertising, please visit our paid advertising services.

Do you use a posting scheduler and how do you get access to my business pages?

We are fortunate to be partnered with CloudCampaign.com to utilize their excellent scheduling platform.

By signing up for our content services, we will set you up with your own Cloud Campaign workspace depending on your plan.

During onboarding we request admin access to your social accounts using a secure platform. This allows us to manage the occasional disconnect when the platforms push out updates.

Furthermore, with your own workspace you are welcome to view and edit content at your leisure!

Why do my posts say “Posted by Cloud Campaign”

We use Cloud Campaign, which is a 3rd party app, to scale social media management and posting. When a post says “Posted by Cloud Campaign”, it is only the admins of your company page that can see this and not your followers.