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The Complete Guide to Marketing for Social Agencies

Today’s agency landscape is as varied as the brands and client engagements it represents.

From advertising and PR to dedicated content production or community management teams, agencies of all types are brought on to handle a multitude of responsibilities within a client’s social media program.

Seas una agencia de redes sociales que provee soluciones para las redes sociales y brinda un servicio integral o que se involucra en una campaña o un proyecto específico de las redes sociales, las principales agencias de hoy entienden cómo ofrecer resultados en las redes sociales. Y, dentro de cada agencia de redes sociales, la participación de cada cliente puede necesitar una configuración diferente.

This product guide demonstrates how an agency team of any size and structure can provide impressive digital marketing offerings to help clients scale their businesses.

Consulta esta guía si realmente quieres saber cómo encontrar una agencia de marketing de redes sociales.

Strategies for Social Agencies

These 7 strategies will help set your social agency apart from others and help you secure and scale new business.

1. Analyze Your Clients’ Audiences

Analizar la audiencia de cada cliente puede parecer obvio. Atrás quedaron los días de pura investigación cualitativa y buena intuición. Si tienes acceso a información basada en datos, deberías aprovecharla.

Una cosa que debes tener en cuenta es la edad del público objetivo de tus clientes. De hecho, el Índice de Sprout Social del 1.° trimestre de 2017 detalló específicamente cómo las diferentes generaciones aprovechan las redes sociales e interactúan con las marcas que les interesan. A continuación, se presenta un ejemplo de las preferencias en cuanto a redes sociales por generación.

social network preferences by generation

Si no estás seguro de la composición demográfica de tu cliente, puedes averiguarla fácilmente con el software de estadísticas de redes sociales.

Another way to analyze your clients’ demographic audience is with social media listening. This will show you the demographics of not just your social media followers, but of the people on social media who are actively discussing your brand.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social del Listening, Demografía con edad, género y dispositivo

No solo puedes averiguar la composición demográfica de tu audiencia mientras usas una herramienta de redes sociales, sino que también puedes averiguar quiénes son tus usuarios con mayor participación y quién menciona tu marca con frecuencia usando una herramienta como el Informe de tendencias de Sprout. Este conocimiento es indispensable para la investigación al tratar de determinar no solo quién te sigue, sino quién participa contigo.

ejemplo de informe de tendencias

That same report shows the topics you’re most frequently mentioned with and the hashtags most frequently used with your brand. Think through who might be using those topics when building your audience, and click around the hashtags to get a better understanding of who is sending messages with them.

Imagen del producto de Sprout Social de estadísticas, Informe sobre tendencias de Twitter

Si todo lo demás falla, pídeles a tus clientes que destinen algo de tiempo a sus marcas más exitosas para descubrir cómo es la composición de su audiencia. Usa un grupo de debate para obtener datos más cualitativos y anecdóticos sobre quién es su audiencia en las redes sociales y fuera de ellas. Luego, usa esa información al definir tu audiencia en las redes sociales.

2. Coordinate with Other Agencies

The world of agency marketing is incredibly competitive, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t collaborate with your peers. Agency marketers that team up and coordinate with other social agencies reap benefits over those that seclude themselves.

Tu equipo interinstitucional puede ser tu mejor apuesta para optimizar los esfuerzos en las redes sociales debido a que las redes sociales son, por lo general, la conexión que mantiene unidas las campañas de canales dispares. Por ejemplo, es posible que no seas la agencia de activación de tu cliente, pero, al coordinar con quienquiera que lo hagas, puedes desarrollar un plan para capturar y readaptar contenido generado por el usuario (UGC, por sus siglas en inglés) de los eventos de tu cliente.

Seamos realistas. Tu agencia no será perfecta para todos los clientes. O, tal vez, tienes un contacto en una agencia de redes sociales cuya especialidad es exactamente lo que necesitas para mejorar la estrategia de redes sociales de tu cliente. O bien, al derivar a una agencia diferente a los clientes potenciales que no puedes asumir o que no son una buena opción para ti, fortaleces la relación y aumentas las posibilidades de que te devuelvan el favor.

¿Buscas algunas agencias con las que asociarte? Busca en el Directorio de agencias de Sprout Social para encontrar algunas de las organizaciones líderes en el espacio.

3. Join Partner Programs

The Sprout Social Agency Directory consists of companies that are part of our Agency Partner Program. What’s the Sprout Social APP, you ask?

 

Sprout Social’s Agency Partner Program, and other partner programs like HubSpot’s, offer exclusive benefits to help agencies scale their business. Some cool perks include:

  1. Access to co-marketing opportunities with established brands
  2. Hands-on training and custom reporting to ensure happy clients
  3. Introductions to other agencies around the world
  4. Specific resources created to help you succeed on social media

Look around for all the programs relevant to yours and if it seems like a good fit, try and join!

4. Pull Social Data for Case Studies

To close a deal as you’re pitching a client, it’s essential that you showcase past successes. Fundamentally, start by featuring a list of clients on your website, organized by name or vertical in order to make it easy to digest at a quick glance.

From there, build out case studies and customer videos, featuring as many of your top clients as possible. An effective case study tells the story of your agency’s project with a client, highlights the challenges the client faced and your strategy for addressing them, shows how your agency provided a tactical solution and shares data points around the results of your efforts.

Considera incluir la mayor cantidad posible de datos cuando crees estudios de caso. Tus clientes potenciales quieren saber cómo colaboraste con el éxito de otros y los resultados que vinieron con ese éxito. Si usas una herramienta de las redes sociales, debería ser simple extraer los datos para mostrar cómo mejoraste la presencia en las redes sociales mes a mes.

5. Co-Market with Other Companies or Agencies

If you have an “in” with a large company or agency, it could be a great opportunity to work with them on a piece of content that both organizations can promote for a mutually beneficial lift in reach.

Here at Sprout we always make it a point to work with our agency partners to create joint content that we then share with our audiences.

Once we’ve co-created a piece of content with our agency partners, both organizations get to work promoting it.

6. Scale Content with Your Clients

Depending on the services your social agency offers, you may spend a good deal of your team’s time coordinating with your clients on what you should and shouldn’t post to social channels. Stay ahead of your content calendar with these two strategies.

Get Pre-Approved Content in Bulk
Si puedes reunirte con tus clientes e identificar un depósito de activos creativos aprobados, puedes buscar oportunidades para readaptar ese contenido al crear un calendario del contenido. Este contenido se puede alojar en una biblioteca de activos para poder acceder rápidamente a las imágenes apropiadas.

Give Clients Access to Your Social Tool for Approvals
If you’re using a social media tool, chances are you can invite your client stakeholders into your account so they can become part of your content publishing workflow.

7. Get Clients Into the Reports

Clients want to keep their finger on the pulse of what is happening with their social media campaigns and to have easy access to the data. Similar to getting your clients into your publishing workflows, you can give them direct access to social media reports by inviting them into your social media tool.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social de estadísticas, Informe de Facebook personalizado

Proving the Value of Social Media

Cómo se debería volver a orientar la temida pregunta "¿Qué es el ROI de las redes sociales?" y mostrarles a tus clientes los resultados reales que les interesan.

The first conversation to have with your clients is ideally about their social marketing goals, the feasibility of those goals and what social success looks like.

No campaign can (or will) succeed if you don’t know what success looks like, and you will never be able to scale your agency if you can’t satisfy client goals. Now, this may sound harsh, but bear with us as we walk you through an ideal process to start your client relationships and campaigns on the right foot.

Si no puedes determinar qué lograrán tus clientes por tus esfuerzos, entonces no podrás priorizar esas estrategias. Simplemente estarías usando un método de prueba y error.

No es así como creas un gran plato italiano, y no es así cómo creas un vínculo sólido entre la agencia y el cliente.

Table the ROI Discussion

“What is the ROI of social media?”

It’s a question all agencies and in-house marketers inevitably face, but one that is incredibly complicated to answer.

While other digital channels like paid search, SEO or email may have a clear path to revenue generation, telling that story with social is more complicated.

Si sientes frustración por hablar acerca del ROI con tus clientes, no estás solo. Según el Índice de Sprout de 2019, la medición del ROI de las redes sociales todavía es uno de los más grandes desafíos para los profesionales del marketing de las redes sociales.

Don’t get us wrong, social media is definitely a channel you can generate leads and revenue with, and it’s one of Sprout Social’s strongest channels for driving growth.

Pero debes saber que las redes sociales son mucho más que un lugar para enviar mensajes. Los profesionales del marketing luchan por cuantificar el ROI en las redes sociales porque, como canal, desempeña muchos roles.

How can you successfully navigate the question of “What is the ROI on social media?” Start by defining your client’s goals and then discussing what impact those goals have on their organization as a whole. Ask them: What do you want from social?

Choose Goals With Your Clients

We say that social media is more than a place to blast messages and hope for revenue. So what else is it for? The Sprout Social Index dives into what social marketers’ biggest goals on social are.

Usa esto como un punto de salida para trabajar con tus clientes a fin de determinar metas de alto nivel.

Choose Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Based on Goals

A campaign geared towards increasing brand awareness will need dramatically different KPIs than one aimed at generating new sales and leads.

Here are some solid goals and the KPIs you can optimize for.

  • Increase Brand Awareness: Impressions, reach, audience growth
  • Increase Community Engagement: Inbound messages, replies sent, audience growth
  • Aumentar el tráfico web: clics, visitas a sitios web.
  • Generate Sales and Leads: Clicks, website visits, use URL tracking to track social traffic
  • Distribute Content: Messages sent, potential reach, responses, clicks
  • Increase Brand Advocacy: Following, social trends reporting, reach, clicks
  • Support Customers: Response rate, response time
  • Grow Influencer Marketing: Following, social trends reporting

Once you’ve chosen the metrics that indicate success you can set more quantifiable goals, but those goals should be based on historic values and a baseline. A client may tell you they want a million new impressions, but if you don’t know how many impressions they typically see then you have no idea if you should accept the contract or stifle a chuckle.

Consejo experto: Usa una herramienta de estadísticas de redes sociales para auditar el desempeño de las redes sociales de tus clientes, incluidos las impresiones anteriores, los clics, la tasa de crecimiento, el tiempo de respuesta, la velocidad de respuesta y más. Solo entonces tendrás confianza para aceptar, negociar o rechazar una propuesta.

Navigating Competitive Benchmarking

A lo largo de la relación, los clientes pueden pedirte que compares su desempeño con el de otros en su industria. Esta puede ser una discusión compleja si no eres experto en la industria específica a la que prestan servicios, pero hay algunas acciones que puedes tomar.

1. Look to Industry Standard Reports
Este Índice de Sprout Social extrae información sobre el desempeño de las redes sociales por jerarquía vertical. Aunque esto no es tan específico como comparar la presencia en las redes sociales de un cliente directamente con la competencia, proporciona suficiente información para comparar su presencia con la industria en general.

  • Response Rate: The percent of consumer messages needing a response that actually get one
  • Response Time: How long brands take (in hours) to respond to the consumer messages that need a response
  • % Needs Response: How many messages brands receive on social that require a response (based on Sprout’s algorithm, which analyzes identifiers such as question marks, @mentions and keywords)
  • Posts per Replies: How many promotional messages brands publish compared to how many responses they give to their audience
  • Brand Engagement Ranking: How responsive brands are to consumers
  • Consumer Engagement Ranking: How vocal consumers are with brands

2. Use Deep Listening Tools

Powerful social media listening tools can look through social media data to pull competitive insights on your competition. You can find data around how often each brand is mentioned, the impression volume, the general sentiment around the brand and more.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social del Listening, Resumen de sentimientos por desempeño

3. Use Social Media Analytics

Una vez que hayas afianzado a un cliente y le hayas configurado las estadísticas de redes sociales, puedes comenzar a rastrear sus perfiles en paralelo para medir el éxito. Compara índices como el crecimiento de la audiencia, el volumen de mensajes, las tasas de respuesta y mucho más.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social de estadísticas, Informe de páginas de Facebook

Stay Flexible & Adjust Your Approach

As your campaigns take flight make sure to consistently review your social reports. Look closely at client’s KPIs and gauge whether or not they’re on track to miss, hit or exceed your clients expectations.

Find ways to constantly optimize your strategy and take these lessons back to the client, but go beyond just telling them what works. Show them how to keep evolving with each interaction and soon enough, you’ll be ready to set your next goals.

How to Collaborate with Clients

Maintaining a collaborative relationships will increase their trust in your work, streamline your social media marketing and earn you loyal customers.

Figuring out methods for better collaboration is an agency pastime. But juggling multiple clients, multiple social accounts and multiple tools tends to make true collaboration tricky to navigate.

No matter the size or structure of your organization, implementing some of these workflows can help you and your agency proactively approach collaboration across multiple channels and touchpoints and will keep you from scrambling to catch up with clients.

1. Get the Clients to Jump in on Exciting Messages & Trends

Many agencies are used to being the “doers”—doing the publishing, the community management, the reporting—but as an agency scales and brings in new business, being the doer for every client isn’t always an option. There are only so many days in the week.

To keep the communication strong and maintain a heavy hand in a client’s strategy and engagement, lean on your clients to jump into some of the more exciting conversations that are going on. The clients will love to see the happy customers they have, and you’ll love not having to answer every single message that requires attention.

For example, if you notice someone is frequently using a client’s branded hashtag, you can nudge the client with a message like, “Hey, here’s a good opportunity to interact.”

It’s an easy step that lets your clients know you’re right there with them, monitoring their brand’s accounts, seeking out opportunities and providing them with actionable expertise, even in times that you’re unable to be the doer.

2. Take Full Advantage of a Shared Asset Library

A shared asset library is a library of client-approved content that you can easily repurpose and publish without having to go jump through the hoops that some clients require when posting on their accounts. You can do this with anything from Dropbox, to Google Drive or a social tool with an asset library like Sprout.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social de publicación, Vista de tarjeta de biblioteca de activos

The benefit with a social tool is that you can:

  • Sort by media type
  • Sort by tags
  • Sort by authors
  • Give different levels of access to different individuals

An asset library really simplifies collaborative publishing. In line with the promise of a collaborative workflow for client and agency, an asset library lets you customize the experience of asset management.

Sometimes a client just needs to see what they need to see. So to avoid overwhelming them in the library, make sure to sort different assets within a unique hierarchy, whether that be with folders or permissions.

A joint asset library makes social media publishing seamless, and will inevitably save you tons of time on social media.

3. Align on Customer Communication With Tasking

You’re managing social inboxes for a client, diligently going through each message and come across one from a disgruntled customer. Whether that message needs a carefully-crafted response or needs to be escalated immediately, you need to establish a workflow with your clients for when these situations arise.

Create a process wherein you can submit problematic social messages to the client as a task to align on healthy, on-brand responses easily.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social de participación, Historial de actividad de la tarea de Twitter

It’s not lazy to send things to your client, in fact, it automates and streamlines the sometimes tumultuous and lengthy process of manual damage control. Just make sure the client is set up to handle that message and include your suggestions for a response. Anything as easy as an email with your note can suffice.

Without fully handing over the wheel, you can ensure you and your client are making decisions together as a team.

4. Stay Ahead of Client Asks & Showcase Value With Scheduled Reports

Clients seek different things when it comes to reporting. Whether they’d like to know how their audience size is growing, how quickly their service teams are responding to requests or something else, there’s no limit to the amount of data you can pull from social media.

Carve out time within your week to create or update these reports for your clients and send them over before they even have to ask. There are also social media reporting tools which will automatically send presentation-ready reports to your clients on a set time and day.

It’s normal to automate processes during particularly hectic times for your agency, but to still have control in an automated process with customization is a real win/win.

The success of working with clients doesn’t come down to who takes the lead. It’s about building the brand together, consistently and collaboratively. Using analytics to make a few tweaks here and there within clients’ profiles platform to adjust to not only your agency’s needs, but your clients’ needs too, is a big step toward just that.

Sprout Social para agencias

Desde la gestión de varios clientes en redes sociales para tiendas de marketing digital hasta equipos interinstitucionales a nivel empresarial, Sprout Social permite que centralizar los esfuerzos de redes sociales de las agencias desde una misma poderosa plataforma sea fácil y eficiente.

As mentioned at the beginning of this guide, today’s social agency landscape is as varied as the brands and client engagements they represent. From traditional PR and integrated digital groups to dedicated content production or community management teams, agencies of all types are brought on to handle a multitude of responsibilities within a business’ social program.

Whether providing full service social solutions or stepping in for a specific campaign or project, agencies understand how to deliver results. And within a sole social agency, each client engagement can call for a distinct set up—whether that’s one-to-many, many-to-one or collaborative.

Cuando los equipos de las agencias necesitan herramientas a fin de implementar estas iniciativas de redes sociales para sus clientes, usan Sprout Social. Con los conjuntos de herramientas de publicación, participación e informes de Sprout, las agencias pueden utilizar uno o combinar todos para satisfacer sus necesidades. Además, a medida que crecen las carteras de clientes y cambian los objetivos, la estructura flexible de cuentas y los permisos personalizados de Sprout hacen realidad la administración escalable de los clientes.

Let us show you the different ways Sprout can accommodate your agency’s working style.

Getting Set Up in Sprout

Getting your agency up and running in Sprout is quick and easy. It’s important to set parameters from the beginning so everyone understands their roles and responsibilities, and how they work together as a unit.

¡Si no has usado Sprout antes o no tienes actualmente una cuenta, puedes comenzar con una prueba gratis para experimentar los flujos de trabajo tú mismo!

Para conectar un perfil de redes sociales:

  1. Haz clic en Screen_Shot_2018-03-07_at_3.12.49_PM.png, en la esquina superior derecha. También puedes conectar un perfil al hacer clic en Gear.pngConfiguración > Usuarios y perfiles de redes sociales y seleccionar + conectar tus perfiles de redes sociales sobre la columna Tu empresa.
  2. Selecciona el Grupo al que pertenecerá el perfil en el menú desplegable En grupo .
  3. Selecciona la red que deseas agregar. Es posible que haya opciones adicionales para seleccionar según la red que hayas elegido.
  4. Click the button in the lower right corner of the Connect a Profile screen.
  5. You will be sent to the corresponding network’s site. Follow the prompts to authorize the profile.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social de Conectarse a un perfil

To add social representatives:

Invitar a un nuevo miembro del equipo

1. Haz clic en Screen_Shot_2019-06-20_at_1.57.35_PM.png el ícono ubicado en la esquina superior derecha de la aplicación. También puedes invitar a un usuario al hacer clic en Gear.png > Configuración > Usuarios y perfiles de redes sociales y seleccionar + invitar a miembros nuevos al equipo arriba de la columna Tu empresa .

2. Agrega el nombre y la dirección de correo electrónico del usuario que deseas invitar. Haz clic en Screen_Shot_2019-06-20_at_2.08.25_PM.png para agregar a varios usuarios. 

3. Elige el(los) Grupo(s) y el acceso al perfil asociado para el(los) usuario(s). Después de hacer clic en Enviar invitaciones, el(los) usuario(s) recibirá(n) una notificación de invitación por correo electrónico.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social de Invitar a un usuario

Grupos

You can grant team members and client-side contacts access to specific profiles, depending on their responsibilities, then organize those profiles into Groups. Using the flexible Group structure to set up separate, secure client environments makes managing a large client portfolio in Sprout safe and easy. Groups ensure publishing security and align individual users to applicable reporting insights.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social de Selector de perfil

Crear un grupo

1. Existen varias maneras de crear un Grupo nuevo. Para usar el primer método, haz clic en el nombre del Grupo actual para que aparezca el menú desplegable del Grupo. Selecciona + Agregar grupo en la parte inferior del menú desplegable para crear un Grupo nuevo.

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2. Use the second method by first navigating to Settings » Users & Social Profiles, then click +create new group.

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3. Después de usar uno de los métodos anteriores, elige crear un Grupo nuevo asociado con un perfil de redes sociales que se ha agregado recientemente o crear un Grupo a partir del perfil de redes sociales existente en Sprout.

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User Settings & Permissions

Setting permissions at the user level ensures the right person is handling the right message and assets. You have two opportunities to configure permissions: when inviting a new user or by going to individual settings screens for Users & Social Profiles and Asset Library. You can configure permissions based on publishing, reporting and administrative access to align with your agency’s and client’s responsibilities.

Imagen de producto de Sprout Social de la Configuración de usuarios y perfiles de redes sociales

Agency Use Case 1: Full-Service Solutions

  • Agency type: Full service social media marketing
  • Client engagement: One-to-many
  • Agency set up: A mid-sized agency with a client portfolio of local and regional brands works in teams of social strategists and Community Managers. Each Community Manager is responsible for fully managing social programs on behalf of four client brands each.
  • How Sprout powers the agency: Managing social media for all your clients is easy using Sprout. Your team can publish, engage and analyze all from one platform.

Para aprovechar al máximo el contenido publicado, los administradores de la comunidad usan el Programador para publicar mensajes urgentes en un horario específico o bien, usan ViralPost para garantizar que la audiencia de tu cliente vea el contenido en el momento óptimo para la participación.

Monitor and engage with incoming messages across all client profiles and networks using the Smart Inbox. Filter the inbox to concentrate on certain profiles, networks or message types, and mark messages as complete as you work towards inbox zero.

The mobile apps enable each Community Manager to stay connected even while on the go; team members can publish and engage right from their phone.

Use Case 2: Campaign Solutions

  • Agency type: Campaign marketing / Campaign management
  • Client engagement: Many-to-one
  • Agency set up: A large global agency with a client portfolio of international brands works in teams that are responsible for managing social campaigns on behalf of each client.
  • How Sprout powers the agency: Social-driven campaigns are, by nature, high-touch from strategic planning through execution. Sprout enables teams to gather strategic insights during the planning phase, manage customer engagements during execution and analyze results post-campaign.

Before your team starts ideation for a client campaign, the analyst uses the Twitter Listening Report to measure keyword volume in order to inform the campaign’s hashtag and creative strategy. Client approvals are streamlined using the Message Approval workflow, where stakeholders can approve or reject with feedback.

When executing the campaign, the team uses the Asset Library, Message Tagging and Content Calendar to plan and organize outgoing social posts. Throughout the lifecycle of the campaign, the team also uses Message Tagging to categorize incoming messages, like those using the dedicated hashtag.

Once the campaign wraps, the analyst uses the Tag Report to track volume, determine sentiment and analyze overall campaign performance to report back to the client.

Use Case 3: Content Strategy Solutions

  • Agency type: Content marketing
  • Client engagement: Collaborative
  • Agency set up: An agency with a client portfolio of national brands appoints a content marketing team to each client project. Each content team is responsible for planning, creating and executing content marketing strategies on behalf of each client.
  • How Sprout powers the agency: Content, context and audience are the keys to a successful content strategy.. Sprout’s publishing toolset enables agency teams to create and publish content tailored to specific platforms and audiences.

As your content team starts to create content, they use Compose to draft messages, including imagery from the Asset Library, then apply audience targeting to ensure the client’s messages reach the right audience.

Client approvals are streamlined using the Message Approval workflow, where stakeholders can approve or reject with feedback. Once the messages are approved and scheduled, the team can identify publishing gaps using the Content Calendar, and repeat the process to fill those holes.

The Sent Messages Report enables the team to analyze the content’s performance and adjust the content strategy as needed. Export the report to PDF for a presentation-ready version for your client or select the CSV file to further analyze specific KPIs and data points.

Use Case 4: Community Management Solutions

  • Agency type: Community management and engagement
  • Client engagement: One-to-many/Collaborative
  • Agency set up: A niche agency that focuses on multi-location businesses manages a portfolio of 25 franchise brands which maintain hundreds of local, regional and national social profiles. Each project team is responsible for managing customer care on behalf of the client’s entire portfolio of social properties.
  • How Sprout powers the agency: Reactive communication and customer care is vital to building and maintaining social relationships. Agencies use Sprout’s engagement toolset to discover, manage and address incoming messages on behalf of their clients.

The Smart Inbox is where your account team will monitor and engage with incoming messages across profiles and networks. Set up Brand Keywords so Community Managers can find and engage in conversations that are important to its client—such as campaign hashtags, location check-ins or even competitor names—but may not include direct mentions.

As messages stream into the inbox, Community Managers collaborate with each other or with the client by assigning messages as Tasks to ensure the right person is responding to the message. Community Managers Mark messages as complete as the account team works toward inbox zero.

Analysts use the Engagement Report to track response rates and times to meet the client’s engagement KPIs, as well as report on those efforts.

Use Case 5: Analytics Solutions

  • Tipo de agencia: Estadísticas de las redes sociales
  • Client engagement: Many-to-one
  • Configuración de agencias: Una agencia con una cartera de clientes de marcas nacionales designa a un equipo de analistas por cuenta de cliente, que es responsable de establecer y analizar la estrategia en las redes sociales en nombre de cada cliente.
  • Cómo impulsa Sprout a la agencia: Si tu agencia impulsa la estrategia en las redes sociales y su ejecución en nombre de tus clientes, necesitas datos para imponer su efectividad. El paquete de informes de Sprout le permite a tu agencia demostrar su utilidad y usar ideas para modificar tu estrategia.

The Group Report is a high-level overview that provides aggregate data across social networks so your client has a better understanding of social efforts as a whole.

Pair the Group Report with the network profile reports—Twitter Profiles, Facebook Pages, Instagram Profiles and LinkedIn Company Pages—for an in-depth look at specific social channels. Use these reports to demonstrate growth and audience behaviors across all channels and profiles.

Export the reports to PDF for a presentation-ready version for your client or select the CSV file to further analyze specific KPIs and data points.

Use Case 6: Customer Service Solutions

  • Agency type: Customer service
  • Client engagement: One-to-many
  • Agency set up: A mid-sized customer service agency with a client portfolio of national brands appoints Customer Advocate teams to manage customer care around the clock for each client.
  • How Sprout powers the agency: Creating a wonderful customer experience is important for agencies focusing on customer service. Sprout’s customer service toolset enables you to execute and analyze your efforts.

The Smart Inbox is where advocacy teams monitor and engage with incoming messages across profiles and networks. As messages stream into the inbox, the Customer Advocate Lead collaborates with the Customer Advocates or the client by assigning messages as Tasks to ensure the right person is responding to the message.

Account Directors use the Task Performance Report to analyze Tasks usage and completion between teams and advocates. Account Directors use the Team Report in conjunction to track their team’s social performance with reply metrics by individual, across all profiles and across specific profiles.

Export the reports to PDF for a presentation-ready version for your client or select the CSV file to further analyze specific KPIs and data points.

The Solution for Agencies

In today’s world, social campaigns and client engagements vary greatly; Sprout thrives in all types of agency environments. Agencies use Sprout to work on behalf of—and collaborate with—their clients. Sprout enables agencies and teams to plan and publish campaigns, manage social communities and conversations, and measure performance to demonstrate real results so they can win new business.

The Sprout Social Partner Program

Asóciate con Sprout Social para definir y validar el retorno de la inversión de redes sociales para tus clientes actuales, consigue nuevos negocios para tu agencia de marketing digital y conecta el mundo de los expertos en marketing de redes sociales estratégicos.

Agency business is tough. While it’s rewarding work, #agencylife can sometimes feel like being on an island of your own. That’s where our Agency Partner Program sets out to bridge the gap and make things a little easier.

 

During a recent visit to Sprout HQ, our partners were asked to describe their own experiences with the program—what they like, how it’s changed their business and how they feel as a Sprout Agency Partner.

 

Everything’s Better With a Partner

This is a fast-paced industry and keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest and greatest isn’t always effortless. But there’s power in partnership. Doing so enables agencies to reduce inefficiencies by leveraging resources and, with Sprout in the picture, full-suite access to enterprise-level social tools.

“[Partnership programs] are a great investment for your agency,” Jared DiVincent, Founder of SocialCompass Marketing, said. “It provides you with invaluable resources, keeps your team on the cutting edge of what’s happening in your industry and puts you on a platform to speak to that many more prospects.”

Having early access to Sprout’s newest product features and the ability to voice opinions on product development allows an agency to get to know the product inside and out. It helps not only our agency partners, but Sprout’s own team.

Lucas VandenbergFifty & Five Managing Partner, thinks the biggest value of being a Sprout Agency Partner is in having that extra access.

“For us, giving additional feedback on new tools that are coming out is hugely valuable in understanding that the tool is really created and customized specifically for our needs,” Vandenberg said.

Being a part of a program like this gives agencies like Fifty & Five a model for scalable pricing, as well as access to a whole team at Sprout who can really understand the intricacies of the agency business model itself.

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A Connected Community

The Agency Partner Program is about more than leveraging resources and beta-testing product enhancements. Partnering through a program like this boils down to growing together, leveraging one another’s experiences as a community and gaining insight into what others like you are doing in the industry. In short, it’s a relationship.

An open opportunity to interact and idea-share with other marketers like yourself is one community benefit, but Brooke Sellas, Founder and CEO of B Squared Media, feels it’s more the nurturing nature of the program that lends itself so well to creating a community.

An open opportunity to interact and idea-share with other marketers like yourself is one community benefit, but Brooke Sellas, Founder and CEO of B Squared Media, feels it’s more the nurturing nature of the program that lends itself so well to creating a community.

“I can call [Sprout Social] on the phone and ask them how to do something for the 50th time and they’re not annoyed,” Sellas said. “They just honestly care about how we’re doing, where we’re going and solving things for us.”

But Sellas stresses that it’s not just about getting on the phone to talk product or roadmap.

“It’s also the camaraderie,” Sellas said. “Meeting other people, forming those relationships, getting to know what Sprout’s all about and really just forming that bond with your software partner, which I don’t know that very many people can say that about their tool.”

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Expanding Your Network & Reach

It should come as no surprise that agencies are consumed with the marketing efforts of their clients. So much so that devoting time on their own marketing and business development can fall by the wayside.

Tools like Sprout Social’s Bambu—a communications and curation tool—has proven to be a convenient method for helping agency partners share their content and expand their reach through activating employees as marketing and recruiting assets.

DiVincent explains that before Bambu entered his agency’s world, the team was using multiple platforms to ensure that content was sent to exactly the right people.

“Bambu took care of everything that we were already doing, but in one seamless platform,” DiVincent said.

The platform has not only made sharing curated content easier, but has helped scale agency efforts as well.

“We have contributors within our clients’ team that contribute in the Bambu platform but we could also have our agency team members contribute, so it allows us to grow at a lot faster pace,” DiVincent said.

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Building Your Business & Growing Your Agency

Fifty & Five’s Vandenberg explains that his agency has been opened up to new and great opportunities in the last year as a result of being a Sprout partner and building brand awareness as a vetted agency.

“One of the ways the program has helped us grow is by giving us access to new leads and new prospects,” Vandenberg said.

DiVincent feels similarly: “Saying that we’re an agency founding partner and a Sprout Social partner definitely helps our prospects and helps us gain more clients. It helps us pitch easier and it just builds that layer of trust that we couldn’t do on our own.”

The Agency Partner Program believes that partnerships are built on mutual, sustainable growth and it is Sprout’s goal to continually support that.

Sellas sums it up best: “Before joining the Agency Partner Program, I loved Sprout. After joining, I want to marry Sprout.”

Some of the Best Social Agencies

Are you looking for some social media inspiration? While this list is by no means exhaustive, here are some amazing agencies to follow.

Whether you’re looking to hire an agency, or just need some inspiration for agencies that are doing a great job on social, check out just a few of the examples we’ve listed below and what some of their successes have been.

1. RAVE

Columbus, Ohio’s RAVE advertising agency is used to executing full-service strategies on behalf of clients, from video production and media buying to web design and SEO.

But when it came time to join the effort to keep the beloved Columbus Crew Soccer Club in the Arch City, RAVE turned to the power of social media.

La Agencia Partner de Sprout Social pudo lograr importantes resultados en un plazo ajustado y, por si eso fuera poco con un presupuesto limitado, a través de una combinación de una estrategia inteligente y herramientas poderosas.

Lee más sobre su campaña que en el primer mes generó más de 1,8 millones de impresiones, 102 000 participaciones y 18 000 clics en enlaces en Facebook, Twitter e Instagram.

2. Bloomerang Solutions

Bloomerang Solutions is a full-service digital marketing agency that specializes in the floral industry, serving small businesses and large conglomerates alike.

Además de desarrollar sitios web e implementar estrategias de pago por clic, Bloomerang brinda asistencia de vanguardia a clientes en redes sociales con la ayuda de Sprout Social y los chatbots automatizados.

The benefits of chatbots work across industries, as evidenced by software provider Evernote. Using Sprout chatbots, the company achieved an 80% increase in people helped on Twitter per week. That value adds up fast when you consider customers spend 20% to 40% more with companies that engage with and respond to service requests on social.

3. Laundry Service

Their Twitter bio says it all. The individuals at Laundry Service “Make Amazing Sh!t”. Laundry Service has worked with an array of clients, and their portfolio boasts such brands as Hennessey, Amazon, Muscle Milk and Beats by Dre.

One example of Laundry Service’s fantastic work comes with their partnering with Adobe to help promote their corporate responsibility initiative Project 1324. The initiative began by creating a global media strategy and social playbook for Project 1324, and enlisting relevant creative influencers to bring the brand positioning to life.

In the 4 months after the campaign launch, Project 1234 saw 50M total impressions, 2.5M video views, 2.2M engagements and 80K new followers.

4. Hearts & Science

Hearts & Science, an Omnicom Media Group agency, derives its name from the heart that they put into creating meaningful content, and the science that goes into pulling data and leveraging insights for their clients. Hearts & Science employees over 1,200 individuals and works with some of the world’s largest companies, like AT&T, P&G and The New York Times.

5. 360i

360i is an award winning marketing agency that creates work disrupting many spaces. Their work runs the board and they handle Insights & Planning, Search, Social Media, E-Commerce, PR, Tehnology and so much more. Recently 360i has been praised for the work that they are doing with voice search.

For one such campaign, 360i teamed up with popular television show Westworld and Amazon Alexa to create an immersive voice experience that allows fans to work their way through a game with more than two hours of unique gameplay.

Looking for a Social Media Agency?

Did you stumble across this post looking for an agency to manage your social presence instead of looking for agency tips?

Si tú mismo estás buscando una agencia que te ayude con tus actividades de marketing en las redes sociales, busca en el Directorio de socios de Sprout Social para encontrar la agencia ideal para tus necesidades.