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TOP 3 Reasons to Hire a Digital Marketing Agency in 2019

Outsourcing has become an important part of many businesses’ digital marketing strategy. And this decision is taken for a reason – the right digital marketing agency can make a huge improvement when measuring the return on digital marketing investment. Many companies waste time and budget coordinating different marketing activity that fail to create a good perception of the image of the company in the target audience and convert potential customers into final customers.

Here are the reasons why you should consider a digital marketing agency.

ACCESS THE SKILLS YOU NEED

Many business owners tend to utilise in-house staff for online marketing because they believe it’s cost effective, but building an in-house team is often practically impossible for many businesses.

The skills your company needs are either hard to come by or too expensive. What’s more, it won’t be financially feasible to hire someone for a full or even part-time placement if you don’t need their skills constantly.

In the world of digital marketing, the campaigns that you run will change at different times of the year – for example, branding and SEO at the start of the year, more focus on social media and paid advertising towards Christmas and sales periods.

A digital marketing agency will retain employees in a range of different roles and can apply the right mix of skills to meet your campaign objectives. Hiring professionals to handle one of the most crucial aspects of your business is not a waste of money or time. In fact, you may end up saving more by doing so.

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MANAGE YOUR BUDGET MORE EFFECTIVELY

Budget is a crucial factor when it comes to online marketing strategies across Google Ads, Facebook, Instagram and other channels. Tracking this spends across multiple platforms and campaigns is difficult and time-consuming. But it’s not only tracking. You have to check conversions, carry out optimisation and to know how to focus the budget on the most effective campaigns – you have a complex set of management requirements and reporting. Digital agencies are experts in effectively managing your digital marketing budget and to make the process more efficient.

By working with an agency, you benefit from their internal controls and procedures. You set the budget and expectations, they handle the rest.

If you still want to retain your in-house marketing team, hiring a digital marketing agency is still beneficial because they can help you augment your team’s marketing efforts and will allow you and your staff to maximise your time doing other productive things. This move can aid in boosting your reach and ensuring that your investment will not go to waste.

GIVE YOUR BUSINESS SPACE TO GROW

Scalability is a key advantage of outsourcing. As your business grows (whether that is through increased physical locations, larger orders, more traffic to your site or more social engagement), your operations need to react.

A large business cannot be run as a small business and the growing pains of transitioning from one to the other are real and painful.

A digital agency can react to the changing needs of your business and likely has experience dealing with the issues that you are attempting to resolve. Indeed, they can apply the expertise, insights and software solutions developed with other customers to help you through the growth phase of your business.

Your internal marketing, sales and operations resources are then free to focus their efforts elsewhere – more store openings, employee engagement and training, operational efficiencies etc.

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FINAL WORDS

For most businesses today, outsourcing digital marketing makes sense on many levels, not least because of the flexibility and affordability it presents.

It might still take some time to find the most suitable agency for your particular needs, but the minimal financial commitment (compared to hiring a full-time marketing employee or department) undoubtedly makes it worth investigating as an option.

It’s about time to reflect on the performance of your existing digital marketing efforts. Ask yourself the following:

  • Were you satisfied with the results of your marketing campaigns last year?
  • Did your ad campaigns help increase your ROI?
  • Were you able to increase your web traffic or conversions?

 

If your answer to these questions is no, then you seriously need to consider hiring a digital marketing agency to give your business an opportunity to thrive this year.

If you have a digital marketing, design or website project you’d like to discuss, please do get in touch.

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