Searching for a ad agency in Cologne, Germany that fits your requirements is not always straightforward. Primarily using search engines, for example, can result in a series of mismatches, wasting time and resources. AgencyComparison’s free and innovative comparison tool has been developed to counter this problem, matching your business with the ad agency in Cologne, Germany that suits it best. To go through our step-by-step guide below, begin by registering with AgencyComparison for free.
What are the Benefits of Comparing Agencies?
Comparison tools have long existed for a variety of services providing a host of benefits for supplier and client alike. At AgencyComparison, we realised that the wants of a client and the capabilities of an agency do not always match one another, with one or both parties often becoming unsatisfied with a lack of progress.
It is because of this that we developed our innovative comparison platform. Unlike comparison tools for energy or insurance providers that focus on finding the cheapest deal available, our comparison tool has been developed to match agency and clients as accurately as possible whilst still considering budget. This is achieved by a variety of factors:
- Our use of AI, machine learning and data science.
- A thorough maintenance of accounts on our platform.
- Our years of experience working with agencies from a range of sectors.
- The intuitively simple design of our platform allowing buyers to search effectively.
By using our fair and competitive platform, you may find an exciting ad agency in Cologne, Germany that is not as visible when searching with typical agency sourcing methods. Here are a range of areas that are benefited when using agency comparison:
Will There Be More Agencies Available to Me?
One of the more obvious and stand out benefits of our comparison tool is the increased range of agencies available to you by using it. By simply having a variety of agencies to choose from, the likelihood of finding one that best meets your needs increases significantly.
With larger agencies tending to have the most effective presence online, it is easy to assume that they will therefore have the biggest impact on your project. This, however, is not always the case. The requirements often vary significantly. So, while the most well-known ad agency in Cologne, Germany may have a proven history of as an effective supplier for a considerable amount of people, that may not be the case for your business. With a broad variety of agencies to look through on AgencyComparison.com, you can properly compare and contrast them whilst considering your business’s unique requirements. Whether this is an agency’s history, or its unique selling points, using our comparison tool can allow for a more balanced overview of the options available to you. When analysing agencies side-by-side, it is much easier to determine which work best with your project and rule out those that don’t. By having agencies explain how they will approach your project, you can save time that might otherwise have been lost researching each agency or talking to them.
How does AgencyComparison Guarantee Effective Matching?
Another advantage that results from using AgencyComparison’s unique tool is that you have much greater control over your relationship with your selected ad agency in Cologne, Germany. From the tailored selection process that means you are able to choose the agencies that will most directly offer the most to your project, to relationship maintenance, we promise that clients will be satisfied with their supplier.
Once you have chosen an agency for your project, both you and your supplier will receive a mutual NDA template. This is there to guarantee that your relationship is protected from the offset. By guaranteeing that both parties are comfortable sharing their unique methods and thoughts with one another, the relationship can get off to as strong as start as is possible. Once this NDA template has been signed, we strongly recommend that this is then uploaded to our platform, for each party’s peace of mind.
It may also may be that, for whatever reason, you are not satisfied with your project’s progress. Should this happen, we promise to mediate the relationship or, if required, find a replacement supplier. This means that you do not need to worry about a drawn out process when switching suppliers for your contract should you be unsatisfied.
Will I have More Control by Comparing Agencies?
When searching for a ad agency in Cologne, Germany through more typical routes, such as search engines or word of mouth, it is common to commit to an agency without their approach to your project being properly demonstrated. When using AgencyComparison.com, you have significantly more insight into what each agency will do for your project and, therefore, more control over the relationship.
With the ability to compare and contrast agencies through AgencyComparison.com without having to make a contractual commitment, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a mismatch. Similarly, an agency’s work history and feedback is user-defined. So, unlike the very best reviews that will often be found on an agency’s website, all ratings are sourced from other projects they have taken on within AgencyComparison.com.
With the dense marketing language and dense terminology that it is easy to come across when researching a ad agency in Cologne, Germany, it can be a challenge to determine which is best suited to your project. When using AgencyComparison, your project comes first. By clearly outlining your project, you can quickly receive project-specific pitches from your favourite shortlisted agencies. This makes the selection process significantly easier. When an agency’s pitch directly discusses the ways in which your project will be managed, it is much easier to determine which agency is most likely to produce the best results.
Project-specificity in the selection process is also a useful way to discover less-established agencies that may best benefit your project despite not having much of a track record. It may be, for example, that your project will will grow much more quickly from the specialist approach of a smaller ad agency in Cologne, Germany. This is especially true if your business works within an industry niche. Or, conversely, it may be better handled by the tried and tested, full service approach of a larger agency. In any case, by comparing these pitches side-by-side, you will be able to determine who will benefit your project best and be easiest to work with.
Can I Manage More than One Agency?
With AgencyComparison.com’s tracking capabilities, you are able to manage all of your projects in the same place. This means that progress can be effectively tracked and compared across ongoing projects, highlighting their individual strengths and weaknesses. Simply visit the ‘Projects’ area of your account and go through each project’s progress reports in sequence.
The ability to manage all projects within a single platform also saves the time that can be easily lost in communicating the progress of projects to various departments. By being able to have the same team member monitor projects across IT, Digital or Tech-related agencies, for example, the business’s overall progress from a range of projects can be more easily determined whilst time is saved that might usually be spent relaying information over email or in meetings. This means that, not only can the management process become more dependable across projects, but there can also be a significant reduction in labour costs.
How are Agencies Sourced?
By allowing agencies and clients to register with AgencyComparison.com for free, we ensure that all agencies are able to have a platform. This means that, when searching for a ad agency in Cologne, Germany, you will encounter a more varied range of suppliers beyond those that are more established. This accessibility also means that, just like comparison tools for other services, there is more competitiveness found in the quotes and pitches of suppliers. With less-experienced agencies being able to directly compete with more popular suppliers, you unearth a much better deal than anticipated.
While there are a broad range of options when searching through AgencyComparison.com, our smart comparison tool will only show you those that are likely to fit your needs. This is because each ad agency in Cologne, Germany that comes up in your search is selected intelligently. Utilising AI, machine learning and data science, you will only discover those that are likely to be appropriate for your project.
How do I Begin Comparing Each ad agency in Cologne, Germany?
Before comparing agencies, it is worth considering your budget and the service that you require. Your budget is important as this will determine which of your shortlisted agencies pitch to you. With this in mind, having a clear understanding of what it is that you require from a supplier will also help when it comes to making a selection. This can be ensured by being as concise as possible in your project’s objectives. So, if you have a tender for your project already, this is worth uploading to your account.
With AgencyComparison.com, beginning to compare agencies for your project is made simple by our easy-to-use interface. Simply follow our step-by-step guide to see for yourself how easy it is to find a ad agency in Cologne, Germany that fits your business best:
To begin comparing quotes for a project, you must first registering an account. To do this, simply click ‘Register For Free’ from the top right corner of the AgencyComparison.com home page. Once you have arrived at the registration page, you must first specify whether you are an agency or a buyer and then enter in your details.
Once these have been entered, you will receive an email confirming that you have created your account. Following this, all you need to do is sign in with your details.
Add details to your profile
After signing in, begin by customising your profile so that any interested suppliers are able to find out more about you. Doing this will give your profile some authenticity and mean that agencies are more likely to pitch for your projects. Similarly, adding a link to any reviews or testimonials about your business will be of interest to potential suppliers. Once happy that you have completed your profile, click ‘Update’.
Search and shortlist agencies
After doing this, return to the home page, select a service from the drop down menu and then enter in your post code or city. Doing this will guarantee that every ad agency in Cologne, Germany that suits your needs is shown.
Refine your search
Filtering your search can be simple but effective way to streamline your search by removing those that you may wish to omit, such as agencies with no history or those with low ratings. Similarly, it can be useful way to rediscover a ad agency in Cologne, Germany that you had previously liked but did not shortlist. Simply sort results alphabetically if you can remember the name of the supplier or search by keyword.
Explore and Shortlist your Favourite Agencies
To begin the next stage of your agency comparison, go through the profiles that interest you most. An agency’s rating, work history, feedback, and certificates are all worth consideration at this stage. Should you like the profile of a ad agency in Cologne, Germany after looking over it, return to your search results and click ‘Add to Shortlist’ at the right of the profile. Once you have shortlisted an agency, they will be included within your comparison, meaning that you will receive quotes and pitches should they be interested in the project.
Create a project
To begin receiving quotes from your shortlisted suppliers, however, you will need to create a project. To do this, click ‘Projects’ at the top right of the home screen whilst signed in. Once you have done this, you will be on a page like the one above. From this page, click ‘Submit New Project’ from the menu bar along the left side of the screen. Once on this page, you will need to enter some details relating to your project:
- Minimum and maximum budget
- The project’s specific service requirements
- A proposed start date
- Details about your project – this can be in the box provided or, should you already have a tender, this can be attached as a document.
After you have filled in these details, click ‘Submit’. This will then send an alert to your shortlisted agencies about your project. Pitches may take a while to receive back so it is advised that you ensure that email alerts are enable so that you know when quotes and pitches are received. Accounts will receive email alerts by default, so this will only require changing if you disabled email alerts when creating your account.
Select from pitches
To begin looking through your proposals, simply visit your account’s ‘Projects’ area and then click on ‘Pending Proposals’ from the menu along the left. When you are on this page you will be able to see all of your pitches and accept or reject them whenever you please. When you have accepted a proposal, your project will become live and can be seen in the ‘Active Projects’ area. Within this area, there are a number of other features to take note of:
- Invoices – Manage the financial side of your relationship with a ad agency in Cologne, Germany
- Leave Feedback – Detail your experiences with any agencies that you have worked with
- Project Reports – Analyse the results of your project
- Chat Conversations – Communicate with suppliers within AgencyComparison.com’
This is particularly helpful if you have a number of active projects that you would like to manage side-by-side. By being able to track projects more routinely in this way, any lack in progress can be quickly identified and addressed as soon as possible.
Invite existing contacts
Should you already have a few agencies shortlisted but would like to compare another one that you have found that does not have an account with us, you can send them an invite to create an account on AgencyComparison.com. This is especially useful when trying to select an agency by being able to compare pitches within the same place. This is also useful as, should you prefer an agency’s pitch that does not have an account with us, your relationship with them will be protected once they sign up and complete the contract on our platform. This can help make the tracking of a project’s progress much more straightforward and can also mean that switching suppliers is not as difficult should there be any issues in the future.
How much does it cost?
When clients use AgencyComparison.com there are no costs, hidden or otherwise. This means that you can manage every stage of the agency-client relationship within our platform with no time or budgeting constraints. Simply sign up below, create a project and manage any pitches that you receive.
Once a pitch has been accepted, projects can still continue to be managed without any costs incurred for the buyer. When a contract has been secured between you and a supplier, the agency will be charged a 10% monthly fee of their service costs. This will, however, not affect the price of your service.
What is Management Procurement?
If preferred, AgencyComparison.com also offers a service in which we can manage your agency procurement for you for a small 10% charge of your agreed monthly fee. This is particularly helpful if you are not familiar sourcing a ad agency in Cologne, Germany or would just rather cut out the middle man.
Our well-researched team are more than capable of matching your business with a suitable ad agency in Cologne, Germany. To begin the process, complete our form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the details of your project. Once we are confident we have all the required information about your project, we will do the rest.
Whilst there are a number of lead gen platforms and directories that serve as platforms for agencies, AgencyComparison.com is the first and only website that comprehensively compares suppliers for clients. As a platform that both suppliers and clients can create accounts on for free, there are some agencies that consider AgencyComparison.com as a lead source. This does not mean, however, that it is a lead gen platform. This is because, whilst lead gen platforms will sell leads on to as high a quantity of businesses as possible irrespective of their quality, our platform is oriented around the effective sourcing and managing of agency contracts.
As agency experts, our platform has been created to protect and develop the client-agency relationship at every step of the way. By keeping all aspects of a project within our platform, such as reports and even conversation between clients and suppliers, it can be much easier to identify growth and shortcomings. With everything located in the same place, the risk of miscommunication or confusion can be reduced dramatically.
Aside from the comparison and progress-tracking capabilities of our platform, it has also been created with user interface in mind. One simple way that this has been implemented is through the division between sourcing agencies in the ‘Shortlists’ area of the platform and those that have already been shortlisted in the ‘Projects’ area. This means that your search for a ad agency in Cologne, Germany, for example, can be done in a distinctly separate area away from any other ongoing projects you might be undertaking.
Learn about how AgencyComparison.com can help get your project up and running when you register for free today. Begin searching for a ad agency in Cologne, Germany that suits your business’s unique needs and receive pitches for your project. Or, if you would rather we find a ad agency in Cologne, Germany for you, simply fill in our management procurement form below with some details about your project. One of our knowledgeable team will then get back to you as soon as possible.