The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Marketing vs. Doing It All Yourself

Marketing plays a pivotal role in shaping the success of any business. While some companies opt for an in-house marketing team, others find it beneficial to outsource their marketing needs to experts. The question is, which approach is better? Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of both approaches.

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Outsourcing your Marketing



Marketing agencies bring a wealth of experience to the table. They are adept at navigating the constantly evolving digital world and can identify the best strategies to help your business grow.

Focus on Core Business Functions

Outsourcing allows you to concentrate on what you do best. It frees up time and resources, enabling you to focus on core business functions like sales, product development and customer service.


Hiring an in-house team/ person means spending on salaries, benefits, and training. Outsourcing can often be a more cost-effective solution, offering a high level of expertise at a fraction of the cost.

Case in Point: Configit

We helped Configit, a small business, increase their lead generation by 30% within the first quarter and achieve a 20% growth in social media engagement.


Loss of Control

When you outsource, you give up some control over your marketing strategies and occasionally you may not see eye to eye. The agency’s vision may not always align perfectly with your company’s vision- this is something good communication and team work can overcome.

Less Immediate Communication

Communication might be less immediate compared to having an in-house team. Although most agencies strive for transparency, you might face delays in getting updates or making quick changes.

Doing It All Yourself (In-House)


Complete Control

Managing your marketing in-house gives you complete control over your strategies and campaigns. You can make immediate changes and adapt strategies on the fly.

Integrated Company Vision

An in-house team lives and breathes your company culture and vision. This often translates into marketing that’s perfectly aligned with your overall business goals.


High Costs

Salaries, benefits, and ongoing training can become costly. Additionally, you’ll need to budget for marketing tools, software, and perhaps even additional office space.

Limited Expertise

Unless you’re prepared to hire a large, specialized team, it’s difficult to match the level of expertise and experience a dedicated marketing agency can offer.

What’s Right for you?

Both outsourcing and in-house marketing have their pros and cons. The best choice depends on your budget, expertise, and business goals. Often, a hybrid approach that utilises both in-house and outsourced expertise turns out to be the most effective solution.

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