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Creative Digital Agency or Digital Creative Agency: Is there a difference?

So, you run a business and it’s time you took the marketing up a notch. You know you need a professional agency, BUT, you are not sure which kind of agency you need. A digital agency? A creative agency? Or wait…do you need a social media marketing company in Ahmedabad to target a very specific audience?

Now, you might think they are all the same fantastic beasts with different names. Or you might they are different Pokémons with their superpowers. (proud millennial here).

Traditionally, businesses have relied on advertising agencies or a geographically specific branding agency in Ahmedabad and other cities, to promote and market their brand. An advertising agency typically designs and writes copy for advertisements run in print such as newspapers, hoardings and magazines, designs collaterals for events, conceptualises and creates television commercials, creates radio jingles….you get the idea.

But times have changed and the platforms for promoting your business are no longer restricted to print and television. Digital is now a more pervasive and cost-effective medium, to market and advertise businesses to customers right where they are: On Their Phone!

As you consider digitally marketing your business, it’s time to understand the differences between a digital creative agency and a creative digital agency and how they fit under the umbrella of an advertising agency.

What does it take for an agency to become a Top Creative Agency?

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A creative digital agency’s role is to make your brand stand out. This can be done through weaving captivating stories created through stunning visuals and words, creating concepts that inject life into your business offerings and creating a unique brand voice for your business.

The output of this can be a single unique graphic design, an animated video, a memorable website, a social media campaign, newsletters and packaging.

This usually requires the creative brains of a visualiser or graphic designer, video animator, illustrator, or content writer, all of whom work together for your business to stand out through creative storytelling across any medium – offline or digital.

So if you want to create mind-blowing brand campaigns, whether audio, video or pictorial and someone to craft your brand’s personality memorably, then a digital creative agency is the way to go. In India, Flora Fountain consistently ranks as one of the best creative agencies in Ahmedabad for lifestyle, fashion, food, travel, education, medical and media brands.

What makes any agency the best digital agency?

Once the creativity is put on paper or in bytes, a digital creative agency’s work comes into the picture. Digital agencies work on creating a strategy to market a business and then executing this on various digital platforms like websites, social media, search engines, mobile applications and more.

A creative digital agency helps businesses amplify their brand on digital platforms. This is usually done through digital marketing practices like search engine optimisation, social media marketing, paid promotions on Google, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and other such mass platforms, developing websites and ecommerce management for the brand.

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The services offered by digital agencies include:

  • Search Engine Optimisation or SEO
  • Pay Per Click or PPC advertisements on search engines and social media
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing and Management
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Collaborations with other digital entities and influencers
  • Web design and development

Apart from executing these services, strategy is one of the core services offered by digital agencies to businesses, where the agency collects data and analyses the brand, their competition, their users’ needs, desires, expectations and engagement with the brand across all digital platforms.

This kind of data-driven research helps digital agencies create and target a brand’s ideal audience with curated content, both organically and via paid ads. This creates more data to analyse and use as feedback for the next round of strategic digital campaigns.

Research + Strategy + Execution lies at the core of Flora Fountain’s DNA and is what makes us a top digital agency in Ahmedabad with clients worldwide.

Looking for a digital creative agency?

Still confused? Here’s what to expect from a creative agency

A digital creative agency is known for…

  • Designing logos
  • Designing brand experiences through brand stationary, packaging and other offline collaterals
  • Designing websites, mobile apps, social media campaigns to tell the brand story
  • Creating concepts and moodboards for shoots and campaigns
  • Copywriting for all digital and offline activities such as blogs, articles, websites, social media, ad copies, audio and video scripts
  • Creating infographics to break down heavy data and figures in easy to consume form
  • Creating email newsletter designs with a mix of visuals, content, and data
  • Audio Visual content for digital and television advertisements and promotions.

When you look for the best digital marketing agency in Ahmedabad or a creative digital agency, you will see Flora Fountain rank at the top of the charts.

Now, you might wonder if they overlap each other…

And they do.

2020 taught businesses worldwide, the importance of having an active digital presence. How it can help businesses serve existing customers better but also find new customers and avenues of doing business.

More businesses going digital have added to the digital chatter, making it harder to get noticed. This has made creative storytelling and using research and strategy to create digital campaigns even more important. It has also meant that what companies need now is not just a digital creative agency or a creative digital agency but a full-service digital agency.

And Flora Fountain is one such full-service digital agency that works with creativity. We have a team of dedicated experts catering to both creative and strategic needs of businesses online, to provide an end-to-end digital marketing solution for businesses in Ahmedabad, India and worldwide.

To conclude…

We as a digital marketing agency in Ahmedabad design and develop websites and ecommerce solutions on WordPress, Magento, Shopify and custom websites in PHP, manage social media profiles and plan and execute their business promotion strategies on professional platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter and Google My Business.

But, there’s more! Our teams also consist of creative brains, who can create designs and visuals that improve the recall value of the brand by many levels. This harmony between creativity, strategy and technology is what makes businesses stay on top of their competition. When the creative and digital tango, businesses become more profitable and more accountable to their customers.

We hope this has made the difference between a pure creative agency and a pure digital agency a little clearer. And helped you decide how you want to market your business digitally. Whether you need a creative digital agency that can help you with branding solutions such as graphic design, video animation, illustration, content writing, etc. or a digital creative agency that can help you with online strategies as your dedicated SEO company in Ahmedabad for PPC, email marketing, content marketing or assistance in web design and development, etc; we have got you covered. In which case, why are you still reading this? Drop us a message at hello@florafountain.com for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Question

A creative digital agency is a type of agency that combines creativity, strategy and technology to help businesses stand out in the digital world. A creative digital agency can offer services such as graphic design, video animation, illustration, content writing, branding, web design and development, SEO, PPC, email marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, etc. A creative digital agency can help you create captivating stories and visuals for your brand, as well as optimise your online presence and reach your target audience.

A digital creative agency is a type of agency that focuses on online strategies and execution for businesses. A digital creative agency can offer services such as SEO, PPC, email marketing, content marketing, web design and development, social media marketing and management, influencer marketing, affiliate marketing, collaborations with other digital entities and influencers, etc. A digital creative agency can help you amplify your brand on digital platforms, as well as generate leads and sales for your business.

The choice between a creative digital agency and a digital creative agency depends on your specific marketing needs and goals. You can ask yourself some questions such as:

  • Do you need more help with branding or marketing?
  • Do you want to focus more on design or data?
  • Do you have a clear vision or do you need more guidance?
  • What is your budget and timeline?

Depending on your answers, you can choose the type of agency that best suits your requirements. Alternatively, you can also look for an agency that offers both creative and digital services, such as Flora Fountain1, which is one of the best creative agencies in Ahmedabad.

Vasim Samadji is a partner at Flora Fountain, where he leads the Business and Marketing Strategy divisions. He is a seasoned professional with an MBA in marketing and over a decade of experience working with multiple MNCs. Vasim is a firm believer in the power of creation and he is...

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