The tools, knowledge, and support to help you achieve more
We’ve helped many businesses to build in-house capability and know exactly what it takes to get the best out of your internal operations. From recruitment of staff through to auditing and optimisation of ongoing operations, our services have been designed to help you maintain control as you drive for improvements in performance.
We'll help you answer questions such as whether to rely on digital agencies or bring everything in-house? Or what sorts of activities should be in-housed? Or how do we manage digital and people performance? We're on hand to support organisations across the journey in the creation of a first-class digital team.
Building a business case for in-housing
As part of building your capability we will help you to pull the business case elements together – from cost/benefit analysis and requirements gathering to transition planning and onboarding of the team.
Determining areas of operational improvement
Our specialists will perform an audit to get an in-depth look at your digital operation. We will spend time with you to understand how digital is being executed, your tools and performance to uncover operational opportunities and risks. If you want to in-house your activity but haven't done so already, our team will help you quantify and qualify the scale of resources that you’ll need.
Supporting digital talent recruitment
Creating attractive roles that match candidate and business needs can be tricky. Our team will help you to define the roles, find and interview talent, before selecting and placing them as quickly and smoothly as possible. We can also help with on-boarding and ongoing training to plug any skill gaps. Conducted either at your office or ours, our training programmes are designed to address your requirements.
Understanding how your current team is operating
A transition plan is essential for building an in-house team, and efficient resource allocation is critical to digital success. We’ll help you understand the capabilities of your team and formulate an improvement plan to help you hit your objectives. Sharing of best practice, learning new skills and keeping abreast of digital developments – all of these are essential to keeping the team functioning and ensuring team retention is as high as possible. Our ongoing consultancy and support services can help with strategic planning, interim cover for staff absence, team development and management, reporting and analysis and more.
Interim support for digital teams
Whether you are transitioning in-house or experiencing a resource shortfall, our team can step in and manage your digital activity for you until you’re ready to take back control.
Sense checking of strategic plans and objectives
Strategic thinking and planning can really open up digital opportunities. Our involvement can help your team focus on management actions while we do some heavy lifting with the planning.
Innovation and ideas sessions to keep staff motivated
In-house teams are more at risk of isolation and stagnation. They don’t always have as much access to external ideas and innovation as agency staff. But that shouldn’t mean that they miss out. At Fresh Egg we recognise that sometimes the best support we can give you is to listen and advise. Giving your teams access to experienced peers keeps them focused, current in their knowledge, and helps to inspire confidence.
The concept is straightforward. Expertise is built within an organisation to deliver work that typically is outsourced to an agency. To succeed, a business will replicate the best agency teams to deliver a higher output of work.
There are several benefits with in-housing a digital team. Three primary benefits are 'Brand connection', 'Cost' and 'Intellectual property'.
- #1 Brand connection: Having an in-house team means the team are more likely to be culturally invested in your brand and your success.
- #2 Cost: Having an in-house team may have cost benefits. In-house teams typically have the edge over agency teams simply because they have more time to work through the activity.
- #3 Intellectual property: For some businesses, IP is a core reason for building a team that is dedicated to success.
Building an in-house team has several drawbacks. Three major ones include 'Technology costs', 'Staffing' and 'Perspective'.
- #1: Technology costs: Agencies typically have access to a rich source of industry-leading tools to help drive strategy and work output. Every piece of technology can be prohibitively expensive. If a business cannot afford the technology, it will likely be not easy to perform all activity
- #2 Staffing: In-housing, a team, has challenges. Agency teams are made up of several discipline experts. Not all disciplines always require full-time attention; it may be there are team members that do not have enough work to keep them motivated and fulfilled
- #3 Perspective: Objectivity and perspective are two elements internal teams are at risk of losing. Working with outside consultants is an excellent method of maintaining standards within a team.
What our clients say about our in-housing services
“Fresh Egg has been working with us to identify areas of development for our in-house digital marketing team. The focus has been to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders across disciplines to develop an understanding of core requirements to support continued significant growth.“
Mike Collins, managing director at Tropical Sky
“Recruiting into digital roles can often be difficult, time consuming and hard to navigate. We recently had a requirement to find a candidate to join our marketing team with a remit to drive our paid search activity. Fresh Egg provided support from helping to scope the required roles through to assisting with interviews to allow us to assess the technical compentency of candidates. The recent successful work to help build out our own in-house digital capability has been vital.“
Chris Howroyd, director at SH:24
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