Do you need a marketing director?

Do you need a sales manager?

Do you need more sales people?

You want to grow sales, so logically you want to hire someone to establish a new market or penetrate an existing market.  

Do you have enough leads? Do you have leads coming in that you can’t get to?

Then hire a sales person.

Do you need more qualified leads?

Most likely you need to hire a specialized marketing agency to look at your organization from top to bottom.

Are you experiencing sales growth but want to grow beyond the economic coniditions?

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Do you need a marketing agency or a marketing employee?

We meet with a large number of potential clients who wrestle with this question every day. Should I hire an agency, or should I hire a marketing employee to help grow my business?

We often hear business owners say, “we just brought on ‘such and such’, they are going to do our marketing, they know how to use Facebook.”

Or, “they are younger than me and understand ‘all that social media’.”

While the jury may still be out and this is not a solution to everyone’s’ problems, here is a quick financial model for looking at this decision.

Salary figures from salaries

Cost of a new employee:

Starting out college grad:
$25,000 per year plus benefits.

What you will get:

Enthusiasm, high usage rate on social media, inexperience with traditional media. Potential pitfalls if you don’t have time to mentor this person. As one of our clients said of this approach after trying it, “they wanted to be successful but just didn’t know how to manage projects and I didn’t have time to teach them how to be a professional.”

Cost of a marketing professional:

Anywhere from $50,000 to $125,000 per year depending on experience. 

What you will get:

Usually someone with experiencing managing at the theoretical, strategy, planning level, good at managing people, and good at managing process.  

Technical skills: Remember, you hired someone with management experience, not someone with technical skills who can do graphics, programming, SEO, SEM, social, digital, email marketing, photography, and videography.

Cost of a technical marketer:

Cost varies by market, but anywhere from $50k to $125k.

What you will get:

A person skilled at the craft of their specific area of expertise. 

Technical skills: In their area of expertise, excellent. In other areas, well….lacking.

Results: One area flourishes, the rest wither.  

Hiring a marketing agency like 50 Marketing:

What you will get:


Marketing Strategists

Project Managers

Social Media Marketers

Graphic Designers




SEO Specialists

Website Designers

Digital Marketing Specialists

And years of expertise in working together like a finely oiled machine.

And if you were to assign a budget to an agency of say $25,000 to $30,000,
you would get more done in 2-3 months than any of the internal employee
hires would get done in 1-2 years.  


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