Getting the most out of your agency experience

As we’ve stated here before, hiring a public relations/marketing agency will reap many rewards for your company. However, a successful agency experience requires some effort on both sides to achieve best results. Without two-way communication, the agency can’t perform at its full potential. A strong relationship with your agency leads to a greater return on your investment. Don’t cheat yourself; follow these simple tips to effectively work together:

Define Goals

Agency workers aren’t mind readers. Make sure you clearly state your goals and how you want your agency to impact your company. This will allow the agency to narrow their strategy to  your vision. It’s also okay to adjust these goals based on agency feedback.

 Communicate

This can’t be overstated. Communicate, and often. Keep your agency in the loop regarding all the ins and outs of your company: new changes, visions, events, trends in the industry, etc. Your agency will perform better with more information.

 Feedback

It’s hard to move forward without client feedback on previous work. Your agency will change directions if you prefer, but you need to make sure you voice these opinions. Providing feedback will keep everyone on the same page.

 Trust

Mentioned above, we want your feedback. But when in doubt, trust your agency. They are the experts and are on your side. We want your account to be successful as much as you do. So sit back, relax and enjoy letting the agency do the work for you.

Your relationship with your agency is like any relationship in life. It requires honesty, openness and communication. With a strong agency relationship, the sky is the limit to your PR and marketing success.

As we’ve stated here before, hiring a public relations/marketing agency will reap many rewards for your company. However, a successful agency experience requires some effort on both sides to achieve best results. Without two-way communication, the agency can’t perform at its full potential. A strong relationship with your agency leads to a greater return on your investment. Don’t cheat yourself; follow these simple tips to effectively work together:

Define Goals

Agency workers aren’t mind readers. Make sure you clearly state your goals and how you want your agency to impact your company. This will allow the agency to narrow their strategy to  your vision. It’s also okay to adjust these goals based on agency feedback.

Communicate

This can’t be overstated. Communicate, and often. Keep your agency in the loop regarding all the ins and outs of your company: new changes, visions, events, trends in the industry, etc. Your agency will perform better with more information.

Feedback

It’s hard to move forward without client feedback on previous work. Your agency will change directions if you prefer, but you need to make sure you voice these opinions. Providing feedback will keep everyone on the same page.

Trust

Mentioned above, we want your feedback. But when in doubt, trust your agency. They are the experts and are on your side. We want your account to be successful as much as you do. So sit back, relax and enjoy letting the agency do the work for you.

Your relationship with your agency is like any relationship in life. It requires honesty, openness and communication. With a strong agency relationship, the sky is the limit to your PR and marketing success.

  • Posted by Marcia Greenberg
  • On March 22, 2016
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