Branding is key.
What you do, who you are, and how you serve others.
Hiring a digital marketing agency can be the pivotal moment when your whole business shifts to another level. The purpose of an agency is to consult you on digital marketing strategy, including social media, search engine optimisation and the handling of your paid media (e.g. Google Ads).
Most agencies charge monthly, and prices usually start from £1000 a month. Small businesses benefit greatly from marketing consultancy and there are a plethora of reasons why. Here are some of them:
1.Fresh perspective into your business. This is the perfect opportunity to re-think your marketing strategy through the eyes of the experts. They work on numerous campaigns and businesses in a variety of industries, so their insight will be second to none on exactly what is needed to boost your small business.
2.Bringing the experts in will free up more time to focus on the day-to-day tasks required to run a successful business. Not to mention you may have very limited knowledge of effective small business marketing consultancy and business branding. Alleviating yourself of this pressure will stop you from trying to spread yourself too thinly.
3.Hiring small business marketing consultants saves money in the long run. Initially, you spend more money compared to doing it yourself or hiring an individual. However, you would have to consider the costs of salaries, benefits, and even marketing tools when hiring internally. On the other hand, hiring a marketing agency removes all additional costs and will be a huge saving in your finances.
Let the experts use their tools and knowledge to grow your business whilst you focus on your craft. More often than not, small businesses that try and run their own marketing end up running into a dead end due to lack of knowledge and time. This is inefficient since their resources can be used better.
Overall, an agency is cheaper than hiring a person. However, if you are keen on in-house marketing then consider hiring a team once your business is turning over six figures. Even at this point, most larger businesses will hire agencies to do the heavy lifting, whilst internal employees are tasked with choosing the right agency and managing them.
Just think about it.
You owe it to yourself and your business.