Working With a Digital Marketing Agency Vs. Hiring In House

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If you are looking to scale up your marketing, you will need talented people that can take charge of and execute your strategy. But should you build your own in-house marketing team or hire an agency partner? There are compelling reasons for both, and it mostly depends on your situation. Read on to find out which decision is better for you. The Benefits of Working With a Digital Marketing Agency Digital agencies are companies that help other businesses perform a specific function such as marketing, development, or design. They act as a substitute for an in-house team, serving the same labor function but outside of the organization. They typically specialize in certain areas, depending on how big their team is and what expertise they have. Other ways to think about digital agencies are as an outsourced team or in some cases a group of freelancers working together. Here are the …

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4 Differences Between Creative and Marketing Agencies

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Do you need a creative agency or a marketing agency? Look at the most successful companies today, and you’ll see the magic of both agency types at play. Take Apple for example. Apple’s marketing believes that “ design and utility are just two of the reasons behind Apple’s success and certainly give it a competitive advantage.” But drill down to Apple and its individual products’ success in the market spaces they compete in, and you’ll see that design alone doesn’t do the magic. Marketing is just as important . Apple drives growth with a marketing mix that does an excellent job to create raving fans even before product launches. And the overall sales it commands from its products is a direct result of the company’s marketing strategies. In other words, to drive and sustain its growth, Apple uses creative agencies. But before their product launches, they leverage the expertise of …

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Marketers Are Looking for Innovative Ideas and Strategic Direction from Agencies

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Although many businesses are bringing agency work in-house, talent gaps have led some businesses to rely on outsourcing. A new report [download page] from Ascend2 explores agency trends, finding that 59% of marketers intend to use agencies for online advertising and retargeting, while another 56% say they will be used for personalization. Marketers also say… Read More » The post Marketers Are Looking for Innovative Ideas and Strategic Direction from Agencies appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 2: Current business model(s)

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There are about 36,000 digital marketing agencies worldwide, based on our research on platforms like UpCity, Clutch, and our trials and users. Out of these, about 60% have SEO services integrated into their main activities. New agencies keep appearing, even in the current challenging context — more than 200 were created so far in 2020. With this in mind, our team at SEOmonitor designed a strategic experiment in three parts, starting from the question — How would you build an SEO agency in 2020? In the first part , we’ve explored trends, based on search data, and Gartner’s Hype Cycle to understand what’s transient and what’s here to stay, whether or not accelerated by the pandemic. In this second part, we’re looking at the status quo of SEO agencies and their current business models, introducing another strategic lens to guide our research: Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas or BMC. A …

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12 Expectations to Consider When Engaging a Digital Agency

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Hiring and working with a digital agency comes with a lot of considerations. Not only will you need to think about how to appropriately vet a digital agency, but also what the working relationship will look like. In order to ensure that you are getting the most out of your digital agency – and that you aren’t driving them crazy – consider these factors. 1) Proposal and Strategy When you are initially engaging with a digital agency, you should expect to receive some form of value upfront before you invest in their services. This can take different forms such as: Proposals – The agency you are speaking with should at the very least prepare a presentation in regard to strategy and execution. Test project – In some cases, it may be worth hiring the agency for a test project initially. This works better with some services such as content, but …

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How to Find Specialized Marketing Agencies

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You’re experiencing slight pain in your chest. So you visit a general care physician who performs a series of quick tests. Based on the results, they offer you general advice, but in the end, they refer you to a cardiologist to look into the issue in more detail. This is a fairly common practice in medicine. You start seeing a general practitioner, and when things go beyond their expertise, you go to a specialist who has the knowledge as well as equipment to handle your situation better. Business is no different. More so, marketing. While you’ll find several end-to-end marketing agencies, it’s nearly impossible to get results without specialized knowledge – something that specialized or “niche“ marketing agencies offer. Not only are they able to identify and address your unique pain points , but they can also make your business operations more effective. In this guide, our team at Neil …

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The 6 Best Ecommerce Marketing Companies of 2020

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Ecommerce is still growing. Statista says worldwide ecommerce sales will grow from 4.2 trillion in 2020 to 6.5 trillion by 2023. The worldwide pandemic and the growth of remote work continues to boost ecommerce growth. This is a huge opportunity for ecommerce companies that are ready for this change. Your ecommerce business will need help. The huge growth in ecommerce means competition; as a result, ecommerce companies are struggling to get customers to their business. Choosing the right marketing company can be the difference between failure and success. Here’s a list of the best ecommerce marketing companies. 1. NP Digital – Best for Maximizing ROI NP Digital is my e-commerce marketing company. I’ve built several successful companies, including KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and several other agencies. I’ve helped large companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP, and Viacom grow their revenue. I’ve built ecommerce companies of all sizes — from …

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How to Choose The Right Facebook Ad Agency

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Facebook isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. With more than 2.6 billion users worldwide – or nearly 28.5% of the total global population – the platform has seen unprecedented success. This also translates to several other advantages that you may not be familiar with: Approximately 1.65 billion users see Facebook ads, out of which 1.21 billion are between the ages of 13 and 34. An average Facebook user clicks on 12 ads per month. Facebook users watch around 100 million hours of video a day. Plus, nearly 70 million businesses have a Facebook page, which sheds ample light on its importance in today’s world. In short, Facebook is still a force to be reckoned with – at least where ads are concerned. With such excellent stats, converting visitors into customers should be easy, right? Wrong. You see, there can be various reasons why your Facebook ads don’t convert . One of …

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