Why Many Marketing Agencies Miss the Mark: A View from Inside the Industry

Today, we're shedding light on a well-known, yet often unspoken truth: a lot of marketing agencies, well, suck. Cue the gasps. I know, it's quite a statement. But don't panic. I run a marketing agency myself, so rest assured this isn't about pointing fingers. Rather, it's about understanding where the system falls short and how we can address those shortcomings.

To start, let's discuss the elephant in the room. Many marketing agencies pride themselves on campaigns and creative taglines. Yet, they often miss one key factor: industry-specific knowledge. They may be exceptional at marketing, but without understanding the unique nuances of their clients' industries, their strategies can fall flat. It's like asking a Michelin-starred chef to prepare a gourmet meal, but forgetting to mention that the guest of honor is a vegetarian.

Nowhere is this issue more pronounced than in sectors like fintech, big data, and investment management. Let's face it, these industries aren't exactly cookie-cutter. They have their own lingo, regulations, customer workflows - the works. When an agency treats these sectors like any other, the campaigns aren't just ineffective, they can be downright tone-deaf.

And the cost of these misaligned strategies? According to a 2020 survey by CoSchedule, businesses waste an average of 120 hours a month on ineffective marketing strategies. That's a staggering amount of time and resources that could be better spent elsewhere.

This is where we diverge from the pack. Our team is built from fintech and investment industry veterans. We aren't just marketers. We're domain experts. We speak your language, understand your audience, and navigate the complexities of your world because it's our world too. When we write content, it resonates with the audience because we have been in their shoes and can empathize.

Working with a marketing agency should not feel like a costly experiment where you cross your fingers and hope for the best. It should be a partnership where the agency is an extension of your team, adding real value, and driving tangible results. First and foremost your marketing team should get you. They should know your product and your customer workflows. And on top of that, they should understand marketing.

After all, isn't that the kind of partnership you deserve?

Talk to us and let's grow!