When a Marketing Agency is the Perfect Fit

By Jared Stanton

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Looking for a marketing agency that is the perfect fit for your business might be as simple as finding one that is the ideal fit for its employees. Not sure what I mean? Read on.

In Search of Happiness

If you’re like me, you want to be as happy as you are with your work as you are with where you work. Not surprisingly these two things often go hand-in-hand. As I’ve journeyed through life, I’ve had the fortune of working in a surprising amount of industries, every one different from the others. When you get your first summer job at 14 years old, go to college for journalism and get an M.F.A. in film production you end up in a lot of interesting places. I’ve stood on top of mountains in the winter while working in the ski resort industry, and I’ve spent time on the sets of award-winning films. I’ve done it all in the pursuit of being happy in my career.

When I like what I’m doing work doesn’t feel like work. So, it’s no surprise that I’ve found happiness in the form of marketing. It’s an industry that combines many of the skills that I’ve utilized at past jobs. Of course, there is the creative aspect of marketing, but there is also a detailed analytical element and the two feed off of each other. Additionally, there is the ability to interact with clients and learn about the industries that they exist within. Marketing is an industry that allows you to put on the shoes of people in thousands of businesses. Heck, on a Monday you might find yourself researching the struggles of auto mechanics followed by reading about the best selling beer in a particular area.

Third Times the Charm

I’ve worked for two other marketing agencies previous to SMA. Full disclosure, the first agency I worked for didn’t require a lot of “marketing” from me. After my second agency experience, I was pretty sure marketing was not for me. However, I had been talking with Ryan Shelley, founder of SMA, for a few months and figured I’d give his agency a shot. Swish!

If happiness is my goal then working at SMA was the right move for me. So how did I know that SMA and I were a good fit? Well, there a few things I can highlight. The first is the owner. Ryan probably doesn’t want to read this but working for him has been a dream. He treats the SMA team as humans capable of great things and understanding that they are also capable of mistakes.

Agency + Happy Employees = The Agency You Want To Work With

But you might not be looking to work in marketing. Chances are you found this article while looking for a marketing agency to help your business. So, how is this all relevant to you? Well, when an agency has happy employees it usually means good things for its clients. A big thing I’ve noticed since coming to SMA is that when Go to the full article.

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