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Contributor Phil Robinson. Partner, Founder + CE
It’s fair to say, when it comes to any industry, not all businesses within it, necessarily created equal. This includes Digital Marketing. With that said, how do we define who is the best digital marketing company in Invercargill?
A lot of industries have regulatory bodies, however Graphic design and Digital Marketing don’t. And let’s face it, if a digital marketing company is any good, they should at least have the ability to make themselves looks that way – and ultimately be found at or near the top of a google search for the term: best Digital Marketing Company, Invercargill right!
The best way to decide is by reframing the question – or adding to the end of it – Ask not “Who is the best Digital Marketing Company?” but “Who is the best Digital Marketing Company for me and my business?”
Truthfully, and although a lot of companies say they are, it’s unlikely that there’s a one-size-fits-all company in any industry– so which will be the best for you depends on your needs and circumstances. What’re your criteria for partnering with an agency?
One of the most important parts of teaming up with a company is working with people who believe what you believe. You can usually feel that in your gut. And from my experience, I would say trust your instinct!
Below are some of the most popular digital marketing companies that can be found at and around the top of a google search, that do business in Invercargill, New Zealand.
Market Elements is a Google Qualified Digital Marketing Agency. They offer Google Ads, Social Media Marketing, SEO and Web Design services. They have been providing marketing support and integrated marketing campaigns for small and small-medium businesses since 2010.
Market Elements say “It’s all about the relationship and the results for us. Most of our clients ask us to work with them well beyond their initial project, as they value the fact that we’re local and offer professional, independent advice and services”.
With team members collaborating from multiple locations, Market Elements do not appear to have a home base. However this can probably work to their advantage too. Lower overheads can mean more cost-effective pricing.
If you are a small or medium business then Market Elements are well worth touching base with to see if they can help you grow your business.
Digital eagles are one agency showing in the top of search results. They use a landing page suggesting they are an Invercargill business based in Southland. That landing page says “A content marketing and social media agency in Invercargill you can trust”
An Invercargill Based Business… ? Digital Eagles are a Melbourne-based business and appear to also have an office based in Auckland.
This is just a face value observation. If you’re comfortable using an agency that says they are one you can trust, but they are not even honest about where they are based, then that’s your business and I’d say best of luck!
Market South is an award-winning marketing, communications, and graphic design company. They are digital agency with full-service offerings. This can include Branding, Web Design, Advertising Campaigns, Strategy, Copywriting, PR, Print, and more.
Market South is passionate about creating kick-ass brands and campaigns that drive sales and help their clients make more money!
As well as a full-suite of marketing and advertising services, they produce and own a range of products and publications focused on promoting Invercargill and the greater Southland region. Owner and Creative Director Carla Forbes is a well-known Southland business personality and has held a number of roles on boards including the Southland Chamber of Commerce, where she was president. Forbes has also been the face of a number of local campaigns including, Stand up for SIT and The NZAS Tiwai Point Fight for Fairness campaign.
Netbranding came up pretty high on the first page of Google for the search: Who is the best Marketing Company in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand? But let’s just back this truck up a bit. Netbranding is not an Invercargill, Southland or even South Island-based business. A quick click on their about section of their website reveals they are a full-service Auckland digital marketing agency.
Whilst I firmly believe location is not a barrier and marketing and design can be done remotely from anywhere in the world, I feel that this is a little misleading, so Caveat emptor – Let the buyer beware.
If you’re not too bothered about using someone on the ground locally, Netbranding could be a fit for you and they could be worth a call. However, if you want to be able to walk up to the company’s studio and work through things face-to-face, then a local Invercargill-based studio might be the best fit for you.
Invercargill Digital Marketing is about helping businesses get the most out of their online platforms, social media, email marketing. She also offers bookkeeping, file management and virtual assistant services. They appear to be reasonably active on Facebook and their Facebook page ranks highly on google search. We couldn’t find their website at the time of writing this article, it appears it is a website built using Wix and is either offline or under construction.
Graphx is an Invercargill based agency providing a range of graphic design, website design and digital marketing services to small and medium scale businesses at an affordable price. They create an identity for a brand and help you to stand out from a crowd with unique and modern design.
Their mission is to promote their client’s online presence in the competitive market and increase their online visibility level by website optimisation and social media marketing services. Their responsive websites are designed to gain a high search ranking and work great on all devices.
Whether you are looking for business brochure design, business cards, flyer design, social media advertisement, website design, logo design, or any other graphic design service, to promote your business, we are here to help you with eye-catching designs.
So which design and digital marketing company based in Invercargill, is the best for you and your business? That depends on what you’re looking for.
Market South, and Digital Eagles (who claim to be based in Invercargill, but are not) and Graphx, all aim to do full-service marketing to handle any level of marketing. From managing social media to building a brand new website they say they can do it. Graphx apear to be a better fit for smaller businesses, whilst Market South have a proven track record in serving a more corporate market. Netbranding (although they are not based in Invercargill either) and Market Elements appear to be more focused on digital aspect. That makes them good options if you are looking to go fully digital and don’t need traditional marketing campaigns.
If you’re looking to partner with an agency for your digital marketing endeavours, it’s worth taking the time to research each of these businesses and other Invercargill-based design and marketing companies. Look over their services and see if their style and tone match what you want for your own business. Taking time to find that right fit and work with credible, reliable businesses can save time and trouble later on. So it’s worth the effort!