A marketing agency’s main goal is to grow big and remain successful with a good reputation, this can happen when it always acquires clients successfully and keep them. In fact, every marketing agency aspires to acquire new clients and turn them into loyal ones.
Even though this is the main goal of every agency, not all agencies are good at acquiring clients. Many marketing and advertising agencies struggle with acquiring new clients and always remain with a maximum of 3 or 4 clients, which decreases their revenue.
If you own an agency and struggling with attracting new clients, here’s what you can do.
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Go Where Your Clients Are
Stay alert and always be updated on how clients look for agencies.
Your agency has to exist on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This is how clients reach agencies nowadays as they can communicate with you through your platform.
If you’re keeping up with your Facebook marketing groups, you’ll find that many clients always ask the group’s members to recommend them agencies and some agency owners contact those clients to offer their services; you can also use this as a way to reach more clients.
Promote Your Brand
There’s no harm in showing off your work with other clients.
You need your work to reach more people in your field, this is why some agency owners promote their work on their social media platforms and others post it on marketing groups that are dedicated to marketing and social media.
This is one of the most effective ways to attract more clients and give your agency the popularity it needs to create a good reputation among its competitors.
Document and Communicate Results
Having a good portfolio is one of the main factors that attract new clients and it is also a way of promoting your agency.
Every company has to own a portfolio that exists on its official website. As an agency owner, you have to put all the clients you worked with along with the most important projects.
This will help make future clients contact you because you’re giving them a glimpse of the projects you have done.
Put in mind that your website and portfolio have to be appealing to the eyes and grab attention; don’t just list your clients and projects, organize them and put them in separate sections.
You have to be aware that this is the first thing any client will look for when they visit your website.
Expand Your Connections
Networking will make it easier for you to reach more clients.
Building connections is essential in this field; in fact, you’d find that most of the marketing and advertising agencies’ owners, and brand owners know each other, which always leads to future collaboration.
Ask your colleagues to introduce you to other people who are in your field. You can also build connections through attending events; there are many events made especially for marketing and advertising, which can help you open your eyes and introduce you to new potential clients.
You will also benefit from these events in enhancing your agency and its services.
Stay Focused: Don’t Offer Too Many Services
Sometimes it is better if you focus on offering certain services and not too many.
Some agencies offer many services without having the right team or without having enough team members to handle these projects. Having an agency that offers the best service in 2 or 3 fields is better than having an agency that gives an average service in many fields.
This is why sometimes you find agencies that specialize in just social media marketing or in just content and graphic design.
Consider your agency a client that needs a good marketing plan and you will be able to market it right.