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    09/07/2023 |

    What’s a Full-Service Marketing Agency – and Why Do You Need One?

    Are you tired of piecing together different marketing strategies and vendors to achieve your business goals? In an ever-evolving digital landscape, finding the right approach can be overwhelming.

    The key? Centralize your approach with an agency that can help you deliver the strategy, story, tactics and technology to give you a competitive edge.

    When you work with a full-service marketing agency, you benefit from a systematic approach to marketing, sales and revenue generation. With their comprehensive range of expertise and a holistic approach, such agencies can help you maximize return on investment (ROI) in today’s competitive market.

    Really – What Is a Full-Service Marketing Agency?

    A full-service marketing agency is equipped to handle all your marketing needs. They follow a comprehensive approach that ensures your efforts are aligned with your business goals, giving you the best chance to generate leads and boost conversions.

    You’ll have a team of experts working on your behalf to design a process, methodology and tools that gets results. And because all aspects of the campaign are handled in-house by your agency, there’s no need to coordinate between multiple vendors. This streamlined process saves you time and money, ensuring that your marketing is tailored to highlight your company’s unique story – so that you generate more leads and more revenue.

    One Partner, Many Benefits

    A strong full-service marketing agency delivers results, not promises. You can look forward to benefits including:

    • Increased ROI: An in-house, expert team is ready to handle all aspects of your marketing, from planning and execution to measurement and analysis. This comprehensive approach leads to consistent lead generation and better sales opportunities.
    • Efficiency: When you partner with an experienced agency, you can focus on running your business while the experts build a system engineered to support your growth.
    • Cost Savings: Rather than spend more on piecemeal marketing, working with one strong partner can help you streamline and reduce costs for ad spend, technology and staff resources.
    • Increased Visibility: Get help crafting a Big Story that reflects your mission, expertise and dedication to great service. Your presence as a trusted expert will get (and keep) your prospects’ attention throughout the buyer journey.

    What Services Do Full-Service Marketing Agencies Offer?

    Any agency worth partnering with understands that effective marketing comes down to four key pillars – effective strategy, solid tactical execution, a deep understanding of analytics and the ability to optimize technology in an increasingly digital marketplace.

    It’s easy to get bogged down in tactics like search engine optimization (SEO) and email marketing, but you need a strong foundation to direct your efforts – and a path to analyze and systematize your efforts based on your results. 

    A full-service marketing agency has a team of experienced professionals who are experts in their respective fields. This allows businesses to tap into a wealth of knowledge when developing their marketing strategy. These agencies also come with the resources and capabilities to execute (and track) highly targeted campaigns that reach the right prospects for your solution.

    Strategy

    Your agency shouldn’t just dive right into tactics. They need to help you craft a clear story and a compelling message that aligns with your goals, services and prospects’ pains and needs. From there, you can make informed decisions about the best ways to engage and educate your audience and the key performance indicators (KPIs) to help you measure success.

    Tactics

    Now it’s time to (thoughtfully) execute. Are your prospects all over social media? Then paid ads may be money well spent. Do they want educational content and resources to help prepare for buying decisions? Invest in content creation that offers expertise and solutions. Many tactics can be highly effective, but rather than trying them at random, you’ll know where to start.

    Campaigns

    The right agency can help you integrate your strategy and tactics into highly targeted campaigns, whether your focus is demand generation, account-based marketing (ABM) or beyond. Make sure your partner has the expertise to identify the right audience and channels – and knows how to analyze and optimize once your campaigns are up and running. 

    Technology

    Whether you’re using technology like HubSpot that helps you track and streamline your campaigns, marketing and sales automation is critical to building an effective revenue generation system. Ensure your full-service partner is well-versed in CRM and website optimization and prepared to train you up in your platform so you’re never in the dark about your marketing results.

    Considerations for Small Businesses

    When it comes to marketing, small businesses have a lot to consider. You need to ensure your marketing efforts are efficient and effective to maximize ROI and drive revenue. 

    That’s why a full-service partner is often the best approach, especially if you have a small (sometimes no) marketing team. From strategy and planning to execution and measurement, a strong agency will help build a system you can use, track and refine to achieve your goals. 

    Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing your marketing partner:

    1. Make sure they have experience working with businesses like yours. This goes beyond your industry (although that matters) to taking the time to understand your company’s differentiators and culture. A good system is one that helps you make the most of your challenges and opportunities.
    2. Look for an agency that is truly full service. If they talk about a holistic approach, make sure you get into the details. Comprehensive means you shouldn’t have to outsource content creation or CRM optimization.
    3. Be sure to ask about results. A good agency should be able to show you examples of how they’ve helped other businesses succeed (and also have testimonials from the clients themselves).

    Love Growing Your Company

    By taking a comprehensive approach to increasing ROI and efficiency, full-service marketing agencies save you time, deliver results and help you build skills for continued success. An optimized, efficient marketing system will take you far. But the best revenue generation comes when you and your agency move beyond marketing for marketing’s sake.

    When you partner with the right marketing agency, you don’t just love the results. You dig into what makes your business special, and this usually results in a big energy boost that brings renewed creativity to set and meet your business goals. 

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    Heather Bowlan, Copywriter

    Heather Bowlan's writing and editing experience has ranged from B2B/B2C website copy to travel guidebooks and poetry reviews to nonprofit fundraising campaigns. Her background in creative writing and critical thinking keeps her inquisitive and interested. Whatever the message or medium, she loves the opportunity to develop content with impact.

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