A growing number of companies are moving away from the classic in-house and outsourced models for marketing, instead engaging agencies offering a more adaptable and cost-efficient approach. Introducing fractional marketing.
WHAT EXACTLY IS FRACTIONAL MARKETING?
What does the ‘fractional’ in ‘fractional marketing’ really mean? In essence, it’s about offering a slice of something larger. With fractional marketing, businesses have the opportunity to harness a segment of a full-scale marketing team, focusing on specific skill sets or services. It provides the expertise of a complete team but operates in modular fashion, allowing companies to tap into portions of the service without committing to the whole.
Rather than committing to a full-time, in-house team, you have the choice to bring in a specialist team, but only when you require them. Crucially, you’re only using the skill sets that complement what’s already in-house. If you’ve got a stellar CMO or an awesome graphic design team already, no worries. A fractional marketing approach is all about plugging in where you need support, not replacing what’s working well.
Here’s the roles you can expect within Blue Flamingo’s fractional marketing team service:
- PROJECT MANAGER: Your primary contact within our team, responsible for overseeing the entire work, ensuring it aligns with your vision, remains within budget, and is delivered on time.
- CMO: Provides strategic direction, oversees the entire marketing function, and ensures all activities align with your brand’s goals and objectives.
- WEB DESIGNER: Taps into current trends to craft appealing and functional web designs that resonate with your audience.
- GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Creates compelling visuals for campaigns, ensuring your brand remains consistent and memorable across all platforms.
- DATA & CRM SPECIALIST: Manages integration with your CRM to ensure best practices are maintained, optimizing lead management and customer relationship strategies.
- CONTENT STRATEGIST: Shapes the voice of your brand through compelling content, ensuring it aligns with your messaging and appeals to your target audience.
- SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST: Takes charge of your brand’s presence on social platforms, crafting posts that engage, inform, and resonate with followers.
- SEO SPECIALIST: Optimizes your content and website for search engines, ensuring you rank well and attract organic traffic consistently.
- PAID MEDIA SPECIALIST: Manages paid advertising campaigns, ensuring optimal ROI and that ads reach your target demographic effectively.
Unlike traditional marketing agencies, a fractional marketing team melds with your own. For us, we value the depth, industry insights, and innovative flair your team possesses. Therefore, our fractional marketing team doesn’t operate in isolation; they function as an integral extension of your existing team, collaborating towards common goals.
A FLEXIBLE, COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH
The beauty of a fractional marketing team is its adaptability. These experts integrate with your current team, bolstering its strengths and addressing any skills gaps. Being part of the action ensures they’re well-versed with your business nuances, guaranteeing strategies are bespoke and aligned to your specific needs.
SCALABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY
One of the standout features of fractional marketing is its innate flexibility. Need a specific set of skills for a unique campaign? Sorted. Want them on board for longer? No issue. This model is more budget-friendly than taking on full-time staff. Furthermore, the adaptability of fractional marketing means your campaigns can easily adjust, giving you a competitive edge.
EMBRACING FRACTIONAL MARKETING FOR ENHANCED RESULTS
From reimagining your brand to orchestrating a comprehensive digital strategy, fractional marketing teams are becoming a favored alternative choice for businesses keen on maximizing their marketing investment.
In 2023, the allure of fractional marketing over traditional in-house or outsourced models is hard to ignore. By seamlessly blending with existing teams and offering unparalleled flexibility and cost-efficiency, a fractional marketing team provides an enticing solution for companies.