Why Big Brands Hire Small Agencies – From HubSpot

Why Big Brands Hire Small Agencies – From HubSpot

A great post on the HubSpot Blog, by Jami Oetting, entitled,Why Big Brands Hire Small Agencies (Feb. 11), opens with the question: “What’s the one word larger brand executives want their companies to be known for but can rarely live up to?” The answer, according to Oetting? “Innovative.”

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The post goes on to say that, to achieve an innovative appearance and reputation, larger and niche brands, “are looking for outside partners specifically for a different perspective, processes, and approach.” Oetting quotes “Jim Cuene, president of GoKart Labs, a 50-person digital innovation consultancy.” According to Cuene in the post: “Some brands are working with smaller agencies just to get new thinking and new energy into the mix.”

The HubSpot post goes on to identify the following six reasons why they posit that large and other well-known niche brands are seeking out smaller agencies to tap into the essence of their overall impression, their messaging, their visual content, their digital presence, their social reach, and to effectively achieve fiscal goals for marketing, advertising, web and other design and PR efforts (cost and ROI):

  1. They need partners for smaller, project-based work.
  2. They want specialists.
  3. They want results — faster.
  4. They’re looking for deeper insights.
  5. They want a partner willing to take risks.
  6. They care about culture.



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