How to do and budget for local marketing and SEO, with Greg Gifford of SearchLab Digital

Posted by on September 2, 2021 in Business/Hiring a marketing provider/Marketing Strategies/SEO

Are you a business that focuses on your local area? If so, then this video is for you because I go deep with local marketing expert Greg Gifford. What we cover In this video, we cover the following: Minute 05 – The difference between nationwide and local marketing Minute 06:10…

Should you hire in-house or an agency for marketing?

Posted by on August 23, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider

One of the most common questions I get from businesses who are trying to grow is that they’re not sure whether to hire in-house for a role or hire an agency. My answer is that they’ll eventually hire both, but that isn’t helpful with determining who to hire first. In…

How specific of an agency should you look for?

Posted by on June 28, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider

Transcript Hey there, I’m John Doherty, and I’m the founder and CEO of Credo, where we help great companies get introduced fast to the best pre-vetted digital marketing firms. And if you find this content helpful, I’d love for you to subscribe to this channel so that you’re notified about…

How to hire the right PPC agency

Posted by on June 7, 2021 in Hiring/Hiring a marketing provider

Hey there I’m John Doherty and I’m the founder and CEO of Credo where we help great companies get introduced fast to the best pre-vetted digital marketing firms. If you find this content helpful, I’d love for you to subscribe to this channel so that you’re notified about weekly videos…

7 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Amazon Marketing Agency

Posted by on April 12, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider

  If you’re looking for a great success story in the world of online business, most people will point you in the direction of Amazon. What was once a garage business in the suburbs of Washington, DC, is now an inextricable part of the global internet. The online retail giant…

The most common reasons companies hire the wrong agency

Posted by on April 8, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider

Over the past 5.5 years here at Credo we’ve seen over 5,000 companies contact us looking for an outsourced marketing provider, and we’ve seen about 15% of those actually hire (the number is likely a bit higher as not everyone tells us they did hire, especially in the early years…

How to hire a marketing agency

Posted by on March 18, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider

Over the years we’ve spoken with thousands of companies who are trying to grow their business and have decided to do so by hiring and working with a marketing agency. While we’ve spoken with thousands of companies over the years, a large percentage never end up hiring a marketing firm…

How to make whitelabeled services work

Posted by on February 25, 2021 in Business/Hiring a marketing provider/Pro Blog

Over the years Credo’s been contacted by quite a few entrepreneurs and new agency owners who are signing new clients and looking to find contractors to deliver the work. I’ll be upfront and say that if someone is looking for contractors, Credo is not a good fit for them. We…

Should I expect my SEO agency to implement technical SEO changes?

Posted by on January 21, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider/SEO Tactics

In the last five years of Credo, we’ve spoken with thousands of businesses who are looking to hire an outside provider for their SEO initiatives. The understanding of SEO varies by company and person we speak with, but usually they understand at minimum the three core tenets of SEO: Technical…

How to choose an SEO company

Posted by on December 8, 2020 in Hiring/Hiring a marketing provider

I can’t believe I haven’t written specifically about this topic yet. After 4.5 years working on Credo and seeing 4,500+ companies and $125,000,000 in marketing budget come though our virtual doors, I guess it is time to cover a topic and question I have heard more times than I could…

Why you (probably) shouldn’t pay your agency by the hour

Posted by on November 30, 2020 in Hiring/Hiring a marketing provider

If I had a dollar for every time I talked to a business looking for a by-the-hour engagement with a top-level consultant or agency, I’d be a wealthy man. In this article, I am going to unpack the common ways that agencies charge and that businesses pay their service providers….

How to hire an SEO agency

Posted by on September 14, 2020 in Hiring a marketing provider

Hey there I’m John Doherty and I’m the founder and CEO of Credo where we help great companies get introduced fast to the best pre-vetted digital marketing firms.  Make sure you’ve downloaded our free ebook – The Busy Executive’s Guide to Hiring A Digital Marketing Agency. How to hire an…

How to hire a content marketing firm

Posted by on October 1, 2019 in Hiring/Hiring a marketing provider

As the person in charge of marketing a business, you are well familiar with the marketing funnel that starts at the top with awareness and brings potential customers down the funnel to converting into a customer or client. It’s often portrayed this way: Source: Trackmaven You also know that it…

How to choose an eCommerce SEO company

Posted by on July 23, 2019 in Hiring/Hiring a marketing provider

“Who’s the best ecommerce SEO company?” This is a question we get asked often because we speak with a LOT of ecommerce companies who have realized (or been told) that one of the best ways to grow their ecommerce company is through SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Free five step ecommerce…

Why no one should agree to pay-for-performance marketing contracts

Posted by on March 12, 2019 in Consulting Strategies/Hiring a marketing provider

Over the last few years as we’ve seen over 2,000 companies come through Credo with the goal of (or investigating) hiring an outside marketing firm, one fascinating trend has come up time and time again. It’s not a huge percentage of the overall projects, but we probably here it once…

Pros and cons of hiring a local marketing firm

Posted by on March 5, 2019 in Hiring a marketing provider

I was recently emailing with a Credo client (who I have known for a while) who contacted me because he had reached a certain point in his bootstrapped SaaS business and was ready to investigate working with a professional marketer to help him grow it through great SEO and content…

How to hire a PPC expert

Posted by on February 19, 2019 in Hiring a marketing provider

Ready to hire a PPC expert? Start that process here. In your attempt to hire a PPC expert to help you scale your business, you’re probably running into some issues like not understanding how they’re pricing themselves, if their proposed optimizations will move the needle on your business, or if…

How to hire a marketing agency when you’ve had a bad experience

Posted by on January 14, 2019 in CredoCast/Hiring a marketing provider

“I know they’re the expert, but I want them to just work on building me backlinks and not touching my site until they prove that they can build links. The last guy wanted to do both, but I just wanted him to build links.” I wish I had a dollar…

How to choose an online marketing firm

Posted by on November 8, 2018 in Hiring a marketing provider

Choosing an online marketing firm to work with is a scary task. Who can you trust? How can you pick the right one? How can you guarantee that they’ll do great work? What if you hire the wrong one? Never fear, because since late 2015 we’ve seen north of $30M…

How to negotiate a proposal with an agency

Posted by on October 30, 2018 in Hiring a marketing provider

After you’ve had calls with the marketing agencies or consultants you are considering hiring to help you solve your business problem or take your business to the next level, you’ll probably receive formal proposals from them that contain project scope and pricing. So what’s next? I’ve spoken with a lot…

What makes an agency engagement fail? These 5 things.

Posted by on August 2, 2018 in Hiring a marketing provider

When businesses hire agencies, they do so usually because their growth is not going in the right direction or it has slowed measurably. Agencies and consultants are like dentists – brought in when something is wrong. Sure, you have the people (I’ve recently become one of these) who are very…

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