A great product or service isn’t the only key to the success of a business. Great design, campaigns, and the ability to reach the right audience is crucial when it comes to success. If you want to save both time and money, consider hiring an advertising agency. An agency can take care of your design, build your identity and marketing strategy, conduct advertising campaigns, and more.

Here are five reasons you should hire one:

1. You benefit from an outside perspective

People who work for agencies are professionals in their field. Just like doctors, lawyers, and electricians- it’s best to leave the job to the experts. Often times, an agency can reveal strategic advantages and pitfalls a client could have never anticipated. It’s an outsider’s perspective. And this outsider perspective can bring priceless feedback for your business.

2. You won’t have to build your own marketing team

Building a high quality, successful marketing team can be a major challenge for organizations. And dumping the marketing burden onto existing employees (who may or may not be skilled in the area) increases the likelihood of burnout and reduces productivity in the long run. Your marketing efforts will lack consistency and effectiveness even if they have all the necessary training.

Outsourcing your marketing efforts will ensure that critical projects will never fall, drop down on your priorities, or ultimately be forgotten.

3. You have ongoing advertising and marketing needs

If you need a coordinated marketing campaign that includes several channels, or a website refresh (or redo), or a new logo, branding, ongoing content for your blog, or videos (you get it), you can benefit from an agency. They’re great for planning, organizing, coordinating, and executing successful marketing campaigns, website launches, and more. They will also help you get the most for the money you spend.

Agencies can offer eye-catching, professional, and informative campaigns and designs. This will not only help your business look good, but also attract your target audience.

4. They have relationships with Media Outlets

An agency generally has relationships with many different media outlets that have grown over time. It’s less about competition and more about who you know. Since an agency can choose from all stations that market to their customers preferred demographic, they can choose the station that offers a better deal to you.

5. They can help with brand development

Developing a brand, whether new or existing, can be a complex undertaking. There are a lot of different moving parts, details, and questions. Advertising agencies can aid in this process. They’re the experts after all. They probably even have their own process backed by research with proven success.

Effective brand strategies can transform your business. Agencies know that branding goes beyond the world of logos and tag lines and dives into the relationships between customers and business.

There is no shame in admitting you can’t do it all. By hiring an advertising agency to do all the heavy lifting, you’re only improving your organization. The reason you hire an ad agency is that we’re professionals. We’re really good at this stuff. When you invest the time and money in great advertising, it works.