What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The videos are incredibly effective. We’ve had thousands of viewers, which is a pretty significant impact. It’s been every bit as impactful as the magazine ads that we used to rely on. Firebelly is continuing to find ways to get people to look at our work, primarily through social media.
We’re starting to see people who are less connected to us take an interest in our services. We’ve also noticed that our yearly downtimes are much less pronounced. I’m very grateful for what they’ve done with our social media accounts. The numbers have increased dramatically.
How did Firebelly Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?
Our project manager is watching over everything constantly, and we hear from her every week via email. Communication happens on an as-needed basis, and they’ll reach out if they ever have concerns. We’ve also had a few large meetings at critical junctures. They couldn’t be more responsive. We feel like we’re getting plenty of attention, probably more than what we signed up for.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They’ve shown me ways to do social media advertising that feel natural yet are still effective. I worry about distinguishing between my voice and our company voice, and I appreciate how Firebelly makes that distinction.
In particular, they’ve done an excellent job with the videos. They’re interesting and fun, which is why people give us so much feedback and engage with them. Also, Duncan, the owner, is one of the dearest, most thoughtful people I’ve ever worked with.
Are there any areas they could improve?
I don’t think so, I’ve been nothing but happy working with them and don’t have any complaints. They're outstanding, and they’ve been outstanding since day one.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
It’s important for clients to be engaged with the process because Firebelly can only build off of what the client providers. Give them photos and thoughts about your business to help them reflect your voice in an authentic way. With longtime business owners like myself, there’s a tendency to feel like that engagement is someone else’s job. That can’t be the case if you want to take full advantage of Firebelly’s services.
Be aware of what you have, and if you don’t have the right information or content, make sure to get it. We were fortunate to have a ton of photography already because it’s part of what we do. That has worked super well for our approach. If you don’t have those kinds of assets, be willing to work with Firebelly to find out what they need.