A digital marketing agency can be your lifeline in your online venture. However, the
trick lies in finding the right one that understands your business. There are large
agencies that work with big budgets, medium and small ones that work with matching
budgets. While some specialise in niche industries, some take up any product or service
you wish to sell online.
Can you expect the agency to outline the results they project to be mentioned in the
proposal they give? What if there is no result in the first couple of months? Should you
continue paying them and wait for some more time? These are typical questions that
are likely to bug you while looking for the perfect agency.
Here are some key things to expect from the agency you are signing up with:
If you are looking for a digital marketing agency that can take care of your pay
campaigns, you need to find agencies specialising in that area. The agency will assign a
pay-per-click (PPC) expert who will create and run a campaign after thoroughly
studying your needs.
For instance, if you are in the logistics business, you may want to look at agencies that
have experience running campaigns in that industry. Although a general agency may
work in all areas, there’s nothing like working with a specialist. Specialisation is the first
thing to look for in the digital marketing agency you plan to hire.
What Makes this Agency Different?
With so many players in this crowded market and firms jostling for space, you need to
look for an agency that stands out by thinking differently. Some things worth checking
What do they have to offer that others don’t?
What makes their marketing strategy uniquely different and better?
How are they better-qualified when compared to the others?
How Popular is Agency Online?
If the agency is an expert, it should have a compelling online presence. Check their
website, find out how fast or slow it is, and how well it is designed. Also, check the
founder/co-founders’ profiles on popular social media platforms like LinkedIn, which will tell you volumes about the company.
Search them by name on Google and see what results come up. If they’ve done their
homework well, they should pop up in your search results. Spending some time online and doing a bit of intense research will give you a lot of information you can rely on
before making your decision.
Asking for and checking out the track record of the digital marketing agency will help you get a fair idea of how they fare. Check out their website for client testimonials and reviews.
Ask for samples of previous work and check the quality of content and graphic designs
they use on the promotional material posted on social media. Such research will give
you an idea of whether they can understand your needs and project your brand
correctly in the market.
The Tools they Propose to Use
You have every right to ask the agency about the digital marketing tools (the market’s
flooded with them) they propose to use for the marketing activities. Will they use tools
like Clickfunnels and Leadpages? If an email campaign is included, will they use
MailChimp, and is Trello the tool they will use to manage your projects? These are
some questions, the answers for which will help you get better insights on how your
proposed agency will work.
It’s the Quality, Not the Price, that Matters
Don’t get carried away by a proposal that quotes half of what some others quote. Price
is not the only criterion and never should be if you want exceptional quality. Going by
quality is worth the extra money you pay.
An agency that employs professionals will have a high wage bill and cannot
compromise on the rates to win a business deal. It doesn’t mean that an agency is right
just because they are quoting a high price. A balanced approach is what works under
Will the Agency be a Good Fit?
Just as while hiring an employee, you check whether they make a good fit or not; you
need to be sure the digital marketing agency you plan to sign up with is a good fit. You
need to enjoy working with the people in the agency and vice versa. Establishing a good
rapport and communicating well with the folks you’ll be working with is crucial. It would
help if you had people who work smart rather than hard.
Summing it Up
Digital marketing is a slow process, and you cannot expect immediate results. The
question is whether you can afford to wait that long and if the results are worth the wait.
The above tips should help you choose the right partner to fulfill your digital marketing