How agencies use us:
Agencies think of us as true partners… an extension of their firm! We help them grow their business through introductions to companies that we know, while also helping them build their clients’ businesses through the development of outstanding visual content.
Why we enjoy working with agencies:
We are flexible, we know we can’t do ALL the work, and that’s okay… we think of the long view of the relationship in terms of helping our agencies succeed and build lasting client relationships that in turn drives repeat work to our studio.
Things to think about when looking for a visual content creation provider:
Find a studio that’s flexible, can accommodate multiple client shoots at once, and that can potentially deliver to you introductions to build new client relationships!
Several of our clients are Creative Agencies and Marketing Agencies who don’t specialize in visual content creation, but who do want to provide this for their clients when it is appropriate. We basically become their own personal Visual Content Department!
Working with an agency is great fun, we get to know the team and they get to know and trust us. But what are the top reasons agencies keep coming back to us?
Everyone is in business to make a living of some sort, and we understand that your profit margin is one of the key needs of every agency who decides to outsource part of their business. Because of the repeat business we develop with agencies we are able to reduce our own rates, and make further savings by overlapping production resources.
Being discreet is essential. When we start to work with an agency we become part of your team, and we go to lengths to ensure that your client believes nothing else. We often meet with an agency’s clients, and always refer to ourselves as part of your team.
Your Own Portfolio
Sometimes when you are pushing for new business it helps to show the client other similar work you have successfully completed. This is often the case when the agencies we work with are suggesting different types of visual content. To help with this we can create a “portfolio” specifically designed for the pitch or industry.
Creative Collaboration and Flexibility
We frequently brain storm creative ideas and execution. With our complete knowledge of visual content creation and production we can make suggestions and give fast estimates on queries. We also support new ideas and ‘out of the box’ thinking – from cutting edge techniques to basic services. On the other hand, we love agencies with their own clear creative ideas, which are often incredibly refreshing and unique. Some agencies will have members of their staff who will art direct the shoot and all we are needed for is to provide the smooth running production operations.
Full Service in All Areas
One of our greatest assets is that we are experienced in all aspects of visual content. So you can confidently say ‘yes’ to any visual ideas that your client may come up with, or that may be raised in your meetings.
One of the reasons we form long lasting relationships with our agencies is that we are completely trustworthy. Even when your client may have needs outside of the marketing arena we still refer any queries to you.
Our studio and corporate office are located in Schaumburg in the Remington Tech Center. This provides an optimal spot for our group of companies, as we have FoodPhotoStudio.com, CurtisNewbornPhotographic.com, and ObscuraCompanies.com, all located under one roof. Our brands in total provide a complete, turnkey solution for visual imagery and marketing execution, and the services that we provide go well beyond photography.
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So as I close this post, all I can say is that if you’re thinking about food photography, give us a look… and check our blog each month for more about “why” FoodPhotoStudio.com is THE place in Chicagoland for highly creative, cost effective imagery!