Finding a social media marketing agency in London, UK that fits your needs is not always straightforward. Using search engines to find agencies can often mean a series of false starts, wasting time and money. AgencyComparison’s free and innovative comparison tool has been developed to counter this problem, matching your business with the social media marketing agency in London, UK 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 created a level and competitive playing field for a range of services, with resulting benefits for suppliers and buyers. At AgencyComparison, we came to understand that the requirements of a client and an agency’s abilities did not always line up successfully, with one or both parties often becoming disappointed by a lack of results.
It is because of this that we developed our smart comparison platform. Unlike comparison tools for energy or insurance providers that look solely for 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 unearth an exciting social media marketing agency in London, UK that is not as established when utilising typical agency sourcing methods. Here are just some of the 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, more established, agencies being by far the most talked about or visible, it is easy to assume that they will automatically be the most capable. This, however, is not always the case. The needs and expectations of clients vary widely. So, while the most well-known social media marketing agency in London, UK 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. By providing as wide a selection to choose from as possible, your business can compare and contrast the individual merits of each agency with the unique demands of your project in mind. Whether this is an agency’s history, or its unique selling points, using our comparison tool can provide a broad and clear 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 pitch to you how they work with your project, time can be saved that might otherwise have been wasted researching them yourself or talking with each of 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 social media marketing agency in London, UK. 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 ensure that clients will be satisfied with their supplier.
Once an agency has been selected for your project, both the supplier and yourself are provided with a mutual NDA template. This ensures that your relationship is protected from the beginning. By guaranteeing that both parties are comfortable sharing their unique methods and thoughts with one another, the relationship can be sure to have no early limitations. 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. By having us mediate or switch over the contract, you do not need to worry about it being a drawn out process.
Will I have More Control by Comparing Agencies?
When searching for a social media marketing agency in London, UK 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 complex terminology and marketing jargon that it is easy to encounter when researching a social media marketing agency in London, UK, it can be difficult to determine which best fits 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 also gives agencies that may be effective but less easily discovered a chance to pitch for your project. It may be, for example, that your project will be developed best by the specialist approach of a smaller social media marketing agency in London, UK. This is especially true if your business works within an industry niche. Or, conversely, it may be better handled by the more straightforward 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 makes it easier to identify strengths and weaknesses of projects by being able to compare their varying progress. Simply visit the ‘Projects’ area of your account and analyse the progress reports of your projects side-by-side.
The ability to manage all projects within a single platform also means that time can be saved that is usually lost communicating the developments of various projects within a team. 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 consistent across projects, but there can also be a noticeable reduction in labour costs.
How are Agencies Sourced?
By allowing agencies and clients to register with AgencyComparison.com for free, we ensure that agencies and buyers of all sizes have a platform to tender services. This means that, when searching for a social media marketing agency in London, UK, you will be able to analyse a range of agencies beyond those that are already established. This accessibility also means that, just like comparison tools for other services, suppliers have more competitive quotes and pitches. With less-experienced agencies being able to directly compete with more popular suppliers, you may find that you receive a much better deal than anticipated.
While there are a broad range of options when searching through AgencyComparison.com, our innovative comparison tool will only display those that are likely to suit your requirements. This is because each social media marketing agency in London, UK that comes up in your search is selected intelligently. Utilising AI, machine learning and data science, you can be sure that your search will only show appropriate agencies.
How do I Begin Comparing Each social media marketing agency in London, UK?
Before you begin comparing agencies, it is worth considering your budget and the service that you require. Budget is particularly important as this will have a direct influence over which 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 guaranteed by being as concise as possible in your project’s goals. 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 social media marketing agency in London, UK 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 you have submitted your details, you will receive an email that confirms your account has been created. Following this, all you need to do is sign in with your details.
Add details to your profile
After signing in, start by filling in the details of your account so that any interested agencies can find out more about your business. This will also increase the likelihood of agencies pitching for your projects. Similarly, adding a link to any reviews or testimonials about your business will help establish your business to interested agencies. 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 make sure that every social media marketing agency in London, UK that suits your needs is displayed.
Refine your search
Filtering your search can be useful way to omit any agencies that you know you will not want to research, such as those without a history or with low ratings. Similarly, it can be useful way to rediscover a social media marketing agency in London, UK that you had previously liked but did not remember to 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 start the next part of your comparison, visit the profiles that you like the look of most. An agency’s rating, work history, feedback, and certificates are all worth consideration at this stage. Should you like the profile of a social media marketing agency in London, UK after looking over it, return to your search results and click ‘Add to Shortlist’ at the right of the profile. Once a profile has been shortlisted, they will be included in your comparison, meaning that you receive quotes and pitches from them should you project interest them.
Create a project
To receive quotes from your shortlisted suppliers you must create a project. To do this, click ‘Projects’ at the top right of the home screen whilst signed in. From this, you will arrive 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 inputting this information, 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 you will only need to change this if you disabled email alerts when signing up.
Select from pitches
To look 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. Once a pitch has been accepted, it will show in your ‘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 social media marketing agency in London, UK
- 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 management capability is particularly useful if you have a number of projects that you would like to manage side-by-side. By being able to track projects more routinely in our platform, it is much easier to identify issues and growth for yourself without needing to rely on an agency’s own reports.
Invite existing contacts
If you happen to have a shortlist within AgencyComparison.com but would like to compare an agency that does not have an account with us, you can sent them an invite to sign up. 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 ensure that tracking a project’s progress is simple and makes switching agencies easier should this be needed in the future.
How much does it cost?
When clients use AgencyComparison.com there are no costs, hidden or otherwise. Without any kind of subscription costs, you are able to manage every step of a project with a supplier without any time or budget limitations. Simply sign up below, create a project and manage any pitches that you receive.
Even after you have received and accepted a pitch, you will still be able to manage it within AgencyComparison.com without any costs. Once you have secured a contract with a supplier, there will be a 10% monthly fee of the agency’s service fees. This will, however, not affect the price of your service.
What is Management Procurement?
If preferred, AgencyComparison.com is also able to 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 social media marketing agency in London, UK or simply do not have the time to be comparing suppliers.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team are more than capable of matching your business with an effective social media marketing agency in London, UK. To begin, 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.
Unlike the range of lead gen platforms and directories that exist 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. It is not, however, 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.
Our platform has been conceived with the protection and development of the client-agency relationship at its core. It is by ensuring that all of the crucial elements of a project are found within our platform that any developments, good or bad, can be identified. This ensures that all of a project’s important parts can be easily located, reducing the risk of confusion.
Other than the comparison and progress-tracking capabilities of our platform, it has also been designed with ease-of-use in mind. One way that this has been ensured is the division found in the platform between sourcing agencies in the ‘Shortlists’ area and managing shortlisted agencies in the ‘Projects’ area. This means that your search for a social media marketing agency in London, UK, for example, can be carried out in a completely separate area, away from any other projects you are currently undertaking.
Find out how AgencyComparison.com can assist you in getting your project off the ground when you register for free today. Begin searching for a social media marketing agency in London, UK that suits the unique requirements of your business and receive proposals for your project. Or, if you would rather we source a social media marketing agency in London, UK for you, simply fill in our management procurement form below with some details about your project. One of our experienced team members will get back to you as soon as possible.