When choosing a creative agency, it can be difficult to decide on the best fit for your project. As a long-running creative agency in Oxford, we understand the importance of building strong relationships with businesses. We have found that being local can make this easier. So, if you’re a business in Oxfordshire, or one of our other locations (Doha or London), why else should you choose a local agency?
Same time zone, same schedule
Choosing a local agency means that your schedules are more likely to align. This makes arranging meetings a lot easier as you don’t have to organise everyone’s time in two different time zones. Less time spent trying to find times that work for everyone means more time for meetings.
A dedicated service
When working with a local agency, you are more likely to receive individualised attention. There will be more opportunity to meet the whole team and in particular, the people who will be working on your project. This helps to foster a strong working relationship for future projects.
A more personal approach
Being local means you can meet with your agency team more frequently. Face-to-face meetings and workshops are important in building relationships and checking project progress. Although meetings can be taken virtually via video call, it is good to be able to meet in the office and workshop ideas in person. This helps to increase engagement and facilitates more effective communication. It’s also nice to get out of the office every now and then!
Awareness of the local environment
A local agency will be more likely to know businesses in the surrounding area. They will have links to local suppliers and will be familiar with your close competitors (which could help give you an edge when coming up with campaigns). Not only will they have local contacts, but they will also be aware of opportunities and challenges businesses in the area might not have considered.
If you choose a local agency, it’s likely you’ll know other businesses they have worked with previously. You can then get a feel for the agency from your own contacts. If a friend, or business you’re familiar with, have worked with the agency and have positive things to say about them, this will help you when making your decision.
If you’re looking for a creative agency in Oxford, London, or Doha, please feel free to get in touch. WMP Creative can help with five core services (design, digital, events, film, and product design), and our friendly team are always happy to discuss the requirements of your project.