Choosing a digital marketing agency is no small feat. In fact, this can be a big challenge for many businesses – especially those who have not worked with an agency before. A good agency has the potential to help your business in a way that no one else can and generate sales and targeted leads from anywhere in the world. A not-so-good agency on the other can set you back in money, time and results.

How do you know what to look for when selecting an agency to assist with your digital marketing strategy? For starters, knowing what to avoid will go a long way in saving you the hassle of making the wrong choice.

What not to do when selecting a digital marketing agency

Some of the warning signs to look for when choosing a digital marketing agency include the following:

Choosing an agency that uses shady practices.

Be very careful of any agency offering paid links, instant followers or anything that sounds too good to believe. While you are right in expecting some results over time, it is impossible to instant results without buying likes and followers, or using unethical tactics to produce fast results. Partnering with an agency that does not follow reputable practices will make your brand look bad in the long run. It could even get you into trouble with the law.

Choosing an agency that has no history.

Brand new agencies are a bit of a wild card. They may be able to deliver the results they promise. But they may also lack the experience needed to produce sustainable results. Just as you wouldn’t want to see a dentist or surgeon who has no practical experience, you should avoid agencies that do not have a track record to back up their big claims.

Choosing the cheapest agency you can find.

You shouldn’t have to spend a fortune, either. In fact, digital marketing agencies that over-charge are not a guarantee that you will get the best level of service. If you are using price as the only gauge though, you may end up getting what you pay for instead of what you need. Essentially, marketing is an investment in your business. As such, you should expect to pay a reasonable amount to get the results you want.

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Get peace of mind knowing that you are partnering with an agency that truly has your best interests in mind, and contact the Open Circle Solutions team today. As a full service marketing agency, we provide a one-stop approach that includes everything from digital marketing, social media, online reputation and website development.

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