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How to Choose a Marketing Outsourcing Company:
What to Look For?

Written by Emily Gagnon

An artist, entrepreneur, and senior marketing student at UF with a passion for people. Emily loves her family, Taylor Swift, and all things that make life better. She is the Marketing Coordinator at The Selling Factory.

If your in-house team is struggling to stay on top of marketing tasks then know you’re not alone. 34% of companies outsource digital marketing work, making it a popular way to save time, money, and resources.

Outsourcing allows businesses to tap into new markets and reduce costs by leveraging the expertise of third-party providers. However, with so many marketing outsourcing companies to choose from, how do you know what to look for?

Keep scrolling to learn more about marketing outsourcing, the benefits of entrusting this work to a third-party provider, and all about what to look for when choosing an outsourcing company.

What Is Outsourcing in Marketing?

Marketing outsourcing is the process of hiring an external company or individual to handle all or part of your marketing efforts. This can include everything from developing and implementing marketing campaigns to managing your social media accounts and designing your website. 

Many businesses choose to outsource their marketing to save time and money, as well as to tap into the expertise of professionals who are more experienced in marketing than they are.

The Benefits of Outsourcing Marketing Services

Any business owner knows just how difficult it can be to stay up-to-date on the latest marketing trends. Then, you have to dedicate time to implementing successful marketing strategies. 

If you struggle with juggling the various aspects of digital marketing these days then outsourcing offers several benefits, including:

  • Access to expert knowledge
  • Increased efficiency
  • Cost savings

When you outsource marketing services, you gain access to a team of professionals with a wealth of experience and knowledge. As a result, you can quickly and efficiently expand your customer base without incurring the high costs associated with hiring new employees. 

Finally, outsourcing marketing services can also help you to improve your brand image. By working with a reputable marketing firm, you can ensure that your marketing campaigns are professional and polished.

How to Know When Its Time for Marketing Outsourcing

If you’re like most small business owners, you wear a lot of hats. With so many balls in the air, it can be tough to know when it’s time to outsource your marketing.

If any of the following ring true, then it’s likely time to think about outsourcing marketing services.

You Don’t Have the Time or Energy to Focus on Marketing

Let’s face it, running a business is tough work. If you find that you don’t have the time or energy to focus on your marketing efforts, it might be time to outsource. 

A good marketing agency will take care of everything from creating a strategy to executing campaigns to analyzing results. This leaves you with time to focus on other aspects of your business.

Your Marketing Efforts Are Falling Flat

If you’re not seeing an ROI from your current marketing strategy, it might be time for a change. A good marketing outsourcing agency will help you create a data-driven approach that delivers results. 

While you could get this from hiring a new CMO, for example, going that route is a lot more expensive than outsourcing simple tasks or entire strategies to a team of qualified experts working part-time for you.

You Lack the Skills or Knowledge to Do It Yourself

Marketing is a complex field with a lot of moving parts. If you don’t have the skills or knowledge to do it yourself, outsourcing is a smart move. 

A good marketing agency will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. If you find yourself thinking I wish I knew how to do that, it might be time to give outsourcing a try. 

Marketing Outsourcing Companies: How to Choose the Right One

Marketing outsourcing companies can provide several benefits to businesses. However, to get the most out of outsourcing, it’s important to choose the right marketing outsourcing company. Here are a few things to consider.

Understand the Process of Digital Marketing Outsourcing

There are a variety of digital marketing tasks that you can outsource, from social media management to creating and managing website content. Once you have a clear idea of what tasks you need help with, you can start looking for a company that specializes in those services.

Look for Relevant Experience in Your Industry

There are a lot of marketing companies out there, but not all of them have experience working with businesses in your sector. It’s important to find a company that understands the unique challenges and opportunities that come with marketing your type of business. 

Look for a company that has a track record of success in your industry, and ask for referrals from businesses similar to yours. With the right partner, you can take your marketing to the next level.

Make Sure They Understand Your Goals

What are you trying to achieve with your marketing efforts? For example, maybe you don’t need help with creating content as much as you do with sales support.

Make sure that they have a good understanding of your target audience. They should understand what kind of messaging will resonate with them. Once you’ve established that they have a good understanding of your goals, you can move on to evaluating their capabilities. 

Coordinate Marketing and Sales Efforts

It’s easy to think that great marketing is all a business needs to succeed. But the truth is, if you don’t have a sales presence, you’re missing out on some major opportunities.

Sure, your marketing might attract customers, but it’s the sales team that seals the deal and converts them into paying clients. Without a sales team actively seeking out and closing deals, you’ll always be limited in your business efforts.

Salespeople also provide valuable feedback and insights. This helps your business understand what works and how to better serve clients.

In short, having a solid sales presence is crucial for maximizing business opportunities and overall success. Plus, you can outsource sales, too.

Get Help With Sales

We hope you now know how to choose between marketing outsourcing companies. Likewise, we hope you understand how outsourcing benefits not only your marketing strategy but your entire sales funnel as well.

Once you have a strong marketing strategy in place, we can help you qualify leads and book meetings with our experienced sales professionals.

At The Selling Factory, we take care of all of the hiring, coaching, and managing of reliable sales professionals for you.

If you have any questions or would like to get started with us, don’t hesitate to reach out for a free consultation

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