The benefits of working with a full-service design agency
We’ve recently completed a website redesign for one of our clients – Cambridge & Counties Bank, who’ve just celebrated their fifth birthday. As a full-service agency Cambridge & Counties Bank use us for all of their design work. This got us thinking about why it’s better to use a single agency for all your design needs.
“We’ve been working with Arch for a few years now. The simplicity of having all of our creative design needs catered for in one place is a great appeal. Whether it’s our new website, videos, printed materials or our five year anniversary book we’ve just printed, Arch delivers exactly what’s needed every time. We’d recommend full service design – and we’d recommend Arch Creative.”
Christian, Marketing Director, Cambridge & Counties Bank
By full-service, we mean taking care of all of our client’s design requirements – right through from branding, to digital, advertising, print and production, copywriting and video – take a look at our different services showreels in this blog to give you an idea. There are some clear benefits of sticking with a single agency:
Saving You Money
The single biggest benefit to utilising a full-service design agency is financial. Why spread out costs to different agencies and incur larger fees for smaller jobs when you can get everything you need in one place at a better rate? Utilising a full-service agency also reduces costs against an in-house design team – which comes with obvious overheads like salaries.
Because working processes become easier the more your agency gets to know your brand, quotations will come down in price and it’ll be simpler to create cheaper retainer contracts.
Saving You Time
Here’s some basic maths: it takes less time to ring one agency than it does to ring five. The time you save means deadlines are easier to hit, stress is reduced and your valuable time for business development is freed up.
Full-service agencies get to know your brand more thoroughly too. This means less time is spent explaining concepts and passing amendments back and forth. The work your agency completes for you is turned around quicker and everything becomes more efficient.
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Keeping You On Brand
When we started Arch Creative, our mission was to build strong, lasting and supportive relationships with our clients. We also wanted to offer an all-embracing or ‘overarching’ (see what we did there) suite of services, making life easy for our clients and enabling us to create a cohesive creative vision for their brand.
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Our Full-Service Clients
A number of our most successful clients benefit from using us as a full-service agency. Individual Restaurants utilise us for Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant and My Pasta Bar. By having Arch Creative act as brand guardians – we oversee absolutely anything that comes under a design remit, from quick turnaround flyers right through to large format hoardings or video campaigns.
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Many of our full-service clients are based locally – in the East Midlands or in our fair city (Leicester). One of the best things about being based in Leicester is our ability to get to any major city in the country pretty speedily. London? An hour on the train. Manchester? Only a couple of hours drive. This means that, no matter where a client is based, we feel like a local agency, but have the benefit of being able to keep our client’s costs down.
As mentioned above, Cambridge & Counties Bank are another client for whom we manage all marketing needs. Alongside the shiny new website, we’ve developed a comprehensive set of brand guidelines, completed a full suite of photography and videos, created advertising campaigns and designed forms, product guides, annual reports and exhibition graphics.
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We’re a full-service agency for our client RCI who are the world’s largest holiday exchange network and whom’s UK HQ is based in Kettering. We work closely with the marketing team at RCI on everything from holiday guides to email marketing campaigns and destination and explainer videos.
Steamin’ Billy Brewing Co. are a chain of 11 classic British pubs. They’ve been taking advantage of our full-service status for many years now. We work reactively to Steamin’ Billy’s design and marketing requirements creating graphics and campaigns for a variety of offer based products and events on a fast turnaround basis.
James Sellicks Estate Agents is another client who takes full advantage of the design services we offer. Although they have marketing departments spread over three offices we are able to carry out strategic design and marketing campaigns giving a unified brand image across the board. We’re always responsive – our design team is able to meet tight publication deadlines and we can create targeted campaigns over whatever media is relevant to their audience.
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As one of the best hotel venues in Leicester, it’s a privilege to be a full-service agency for The City Rooms and the team’s new project – Winstanley House. Both venues epitomise luxury living in Leicester, and we’ve created each of the websites, the branding, prestigious brochures, flyers, local and national press advertising, e-marketing campaigns and photography.
The benefits of using a full-service agency are clear to see. If you want to get on board and make life at work a whole lot easier, give us a call and see what Arch can do for you.