Businesses often need creative staff on hand to accomplish their goals. Whether you’re in need of a logo or quick review of content, having someone on hand to do the work can be a big asset.
Those that don’t have creative staff, such as copywriters or graphic designers, can often contract out or work with marketing agencies to get their work done. However, for smaller businesses, the hunt to find, interview and train creative staff on a contract or freelance basis can cost time and money.
Working with creative contracting agencies, such as Creative Circle or The Creative Group, can save the time and money, plus establish great relationships with contractors in your community. Here are some benefits you can receive from working with a creative contracting agency for your next project.
1. Figure Out Solutions to Problems
Let’s say you’re having trouble with a project or are short staffed. In this economy, many businesses face the reality of having fewer staff on hand to accomplish their goals. Working with a creative agency can enable you to accomplish your project and pay for the work completed without bringing someone into the company for longer than is needed.
2. Fill a Temporary Position
Another way you might use a creative contracting agency is to fill a position while someone is on maternity, is out sick or is on vacation. Most businesses might not face this obstacle, but it is something to consider if a big project has come up and your existing staff do not have the necessary skill set to accomplish your goals.
3. Fresh Eyes for Projects
Using a creative agency can allow you to bring someone in that can bring new perspective to your project. They might be able to find the words or design you’re project is missing, or see an out-of-the-box solution that was not on your radar.
4. Find Staff for Freelance to Full-Time Work
Creative contracting agencies can not only fill temporary positions at businesses, but can help you find your full-time staff, too. You might use them to fill a position that is freelance to full-time, giving the contractor a chance to test the waters at your business before working there in a permanent position.
Plus, you’ll tap into the agency’s talented pool of individuals that might be looking for full-time work. Finding talented folks that are under the radar of your competitors is a huge asset for any business.
Have you ever filled a project need with an agency? Are you a contractor that got a gig from a creative agency? Share your experience in the comments!