Partner with us for your marketing!

Stop wearing all the marketing hats!

Partner with us for your marketing!

Stop wearing all the marketing hats!

Are you wearing too many marketing hats and feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of maintaining an in-house marketing team? If your company’s marketing efforts are not yielding the desired results and you’re considering whether to hire new marketing staff or explore alternative options, look no further.

We could be the marketing agency for you!

 

A marketing agency is your solution to a marketing team.
It’s generally cheaper and more effective than in-house personnel…

Introducing Partner Solutions – our marketing program designed to provide your business with a full marketing agency – a team of marketing specialists, all in one place, rather than trying to hire one or more marketing professionals in-house who likely won’t have the breadth and depth of skills to achieve marketing results in today’s competitive market place.

Say goodbye to the hassle of hiring and managing an in-house marketing team who aren’t achieving the results your organisation needs, and welcome in us – a diverse team of marketing professionals with specialised skills and expertise across various aspects of marketing, for a fraction of the cost of in-house personnel.

Why choose us as your new marketing agency?

  • Our Marketing Agency Expertise and Specialisation

Our team of marketing specialists comes equipped with deep expertise in digital marketing, social media, PR, content creation, graphic design, print, marketing strategy, SEO, PPC advertising, website development, user experience, and more. We stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices, ensuring that you benefit from the latest marketing techniques and strategies.

  • Cost Savings

Building and maintaining an in-house marketing team can be costly. With Partner Solutions, you only pay for the services you need, saving you from the overhead costs associated with hiring and training new staff. Our efficient approach ensures that you get the best value for your investment.

  • Flexibility and Scalability

We understand that your business needs may vary over time. That’s why we offer flexible engagement options, from project-based support to ongoing retainer agreements. As you commit to us on a retainer basis, our fees become even more cost-effective. Additionally, we can quickly scale our efforts to support your launches and campaigns effectively.

  • Efficiency and Focus

By outsourcing your marketing activities to us, you liberate your internal team’s time and resources, allowing them to focus on their core strengths and business operations. We can fill any skill gaps in your team and deliver specialised expertise to maximise their efficiency and productivity.

  • Measurable Results

We believe in transparency and accountability. Our team is dedicated to measuring and analysing our performance, providing you with detailed reports and analytics. You’ll always be informed about your website traffic, leads generated, campaign performance, and other critical metrics. Data-driven decisions for your future marketing strategies have never been easier.

  • Long-Term & Rewarding

We have many long-term relationships with our clients, working together as partners resulting in awarding winning solutions.

When you work with us you can access all of these marketing services via just one full-service Marketing Agency (us)!

Partner Options

Don’t let the challenges of trying to learn and keep up with all aspects of marketing yourself hold your business back. Partner with us as your marketing agency today and experience the benefits of having a dedicated team of marketing experts working professionally and tirelessly to drive tangible business results.

Leaning on our marketing agency’s robust systems, processes and procedures, we will work through a structured program of marketing work, with regular check-ins and approvals to ensure everything is created and executed, just as you wish.

Our unique Partner Solutions marketing program allows you to get marketing results and visibility on these results much faster than an internal hire, without carrying the risk you’re burdened with if you hire (no recruitment fees, probation periods, onboarding, performance management or carrying extra wages if your business is heavily affected by the pandemic).

Recruitment FeesUp to $10,000 per candidate
Time to onboard1 – 3 months (subject to the time it takes you to advertise, make an offer, see out notice periods and get your candidate up and running)
Probation periods3 – 6 months
Exiting the agreementAfter probation, terminating staff can be a lengthy process requiring performance management which can span over 3 – 12 months. The alternative is redundancy which can be costly. 
SkillsYou’re more than likely to have a marketing person who has broad knowledge but lacks depth of expertise in all areas that you require. No one can possibly wear all the marketing hats these days!
Cost$70,000 to $150,000 per annum per person
(varying by location & role requirements). You may require 2-5 marketing team members to achieve what you need
Number of team members you can accessHowever many you have hired.
1-5 subject to your budgets. If their knowledge or skills is limited, you will have to outsource anyway.
Recruitment FeesNot applicable
Time to onboardFully operational within 2-4 weeks of activation
Probation periods3-6 months (gives us time to see if we can work together)
Exiting the agreementPast probation only a 30 days notice period is required and no ongoing HR or legal issues.
SkillsThis solution brings together a team of marketing specialists (depending on the level) who have depth of expertise in their respective field
CostStarting from $72,000 per annum or $6000/month for up to three separate marketing services.
Number of team members you can accessx1 account manager (your main point of call) who coordinates a hand picked team, subject to your marketing objectives. The team can change as required allowing you to scale up or down. We have a core team of 50 marketing professionals to choose from including designers, copywriters, web developers, photographers, SEO specialists, paid ads specialists, social media content managers and more!
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“The Creative Collective has added depth and breadth to our marketing capabilities as an organisation. As a for-purpose organisation, we must be highly disciplined in our expenditure and this arrangement has helped to reduce costs while increasing our impact in assisting the growing number tens of thousands of Australians now needing mental health support.”

Drikus Van der Merwe, CEO, Stride

Mental Health Services Marketing
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Matching the right marketing team

The team allocated to your account is carefully curated based on your marketing objectives, and our team’s relevant experience in your vertical or industry.

With a team of over 50 marketing specialists (and growing) including generalists, and specialists deep in a wide range of disciplines including strategy, brand, design, search engine optimisation, website development, social media, PR, copywriting, photography, videography and more, we’re very confident in our ability to not just allocate you a team, but to allocate the perfect team for you.

Unparalleled depth of marketing knowledge

Your carefully curated team will be able to provide you the insights and results have been craving; insights that are often lacking with a marketing person who has only ever worked client side for a few employers. 

Drawing on our extensive knowledge of industry-standard reporting software, tools, & techniques combined with our innate sense of creativity, business smarts and strategic thinking, we will be able to not only tell you about what is happening within your business from a marketing perspective but show you too, with extensive data and analytics to back up our recommendations.

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A Structured, Yet Flexible Marketing Agency

Things can change so quickly in the business world today and we understand your need to work with some kind of structure, yet have the flexibility to pivot and bend where you may need to due to changes in budgets, loss of key personnel, new organisational objectives and more.

All of our Partner Solutions packages are built in close consultation with you, and built with structure, yet flexibility in mind.

Need more web work this month, and less PR? No problem. Need to launch a social media advertising campaign and want to stop the email marketing for now? You got it.

As an agile marketing agency, we are extremely consultative in our approach and can manoeuvre and change as you need, within the scope of your client agreement.

How does the process work?

We commence our engagement for Partner Solutions clients with an in-depth marketing strategy session. This allows us to learn all about your organisation, including its objectives, products or services, target markets, team members, current assets and activities, what is currently working and what is not.

Following this session or a series of sessions, we will make recommendations on what a program of work could look like over the next 12 months with us. 

Our proposed marketing program is broken down into a detailed marketing plan/budget outlining all planned activities, agency fees and advertising spend so you know exactly what will happen next. We can also provide anticipated results and the proposed team who will work on your account. 

We allocate a key account manager who will be your main point of contact throughout the arrangement, who will internally coordinate our team to deliver on the agreed services promptly, and within the agreed budgets. This saves you an enormous amount of time. You simply need to liaise with one person to get the job done and not multiple people in-house and not multiple agencies. Should you wish to have access to specialists to ask questions directly i.e. web developers, SEO specialists, social media specialists, PR consultants etc. this can also absolutely be arranged. We don’t gatekeep!

To prove our efforts, we provide monthly reports and a monthly meeting to go through these reports, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and your internal team be educated on what we are doing and why if there is an interest in knowledge transfer.

Through our dedicated training division we are also happy to provide quotes to provide training on dedicated topics to upskill your team to deliver on any items that you may be retaining inhouse, should there be an interest or need for this too

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Frequently Asked Questions

We can help guide you on this. Just book a call with us and we’ll figure it out based on your team’s needs as well as your expected marketing volume and velocity. 

The minimum commitment is 3-6 months. To pick a figure, 4 months is a good guide. This is because it will take 1 month onboarding/set up/auditing and strategy and 3 months of activity to see results. Three months of activity is generally how long it takes us to establish our working relationship and start getting you results. However many clients are seeking something more secure for their company and commit to a six month or 12 month partner agreement from the get go. You can cancel at anytime once the term of your agreement has finished, we just require one billing month’s notice. However, we expect you’ll see such value in these packages that you’ll stay on for years to come.

We sure do! Every Partner Solutions client has a different start point, and has different objectives, target markets, assets to work with (including people) and budgets. We will work with you to develop a working agreement which we are both happy with, whether that be more strategy, consulting and training deliverables and less implementation, or less strategy, consulting and training work and more implementation, and what exact levels and combinations of services are required i.e. less PR but more SEO.

Our Partner Solutions packages are direct debited for the month ahead on a nominated credit card or from a nominated bank account, helping you to budget. In some cases, we may consider payment on invoice, however, an account application process and credit checks will apply. 

Once we understand who you are and what you are trying to achieve, we will hand pick the team for your account based on their availability, capacity, experience in your industry, personality and more. You will work mainly with the appointed senior account manager who will coordinate the various specialists on your account, however we’re happy to accommodate any special requests or preferences when making the selection for your team.

Yes we factor in the level of project management we think you will need, subject to what you contract us for, which are sufficient, but not excessive based on our years of experience in delivering these kinds of services. This fee includes onboarding meetings, regular WIPs (work in progress), monthly meetings reviewing results from the past month and to discuss the work ahead, internal meetings to discuss your account and more. We’ll flag with you if your project management hours are ever exceeding your allocation, based on the level of support you need, however with so many years in business, we are generally pretty accurate with our quotes, and also know how to keep projects on track.

Oh you cheeky devil! In all seriousness, we put a lot of behind the scenes time, effort and thought power into the brand we’re working on/with. These packages are therefore for one business/brand only, however, we can offer discounts on subsequent partner solution packages for your other brands or businesses.

In short yes, within reason. We aim to be structured, yet flexible, so if your business priorities or needs have changed along the way, simply let us know and we will work out how we pivot to meet your needs. This may mean stopping a focus on SEO once your rankings are achieved and commencing work on PR if getting media coverage becomes a focus; or increasing your graphic design hours and decreasing your copywriting hours if you have a new design/campaign/program/product you need to roll out.  

Again, yes! In a talent short market, we understand it can be hard to find people full stop, yet alone people to cover a workload short term. We’re happy to step in and get a feel for what you need, and provide a single team member, or multiple, to cover the work of someone in your organisation who is going to be away temporarily. And by temporary we mean for 3 months or more.

Let’s chat about your project