What are our rates and management fees for different digital marketing contracts?
Our monthly retainers are based on the number of hours contracted and our published hourly rates. We offer a discounted rate depending on the number of hours per month and the duration of your digital marketing contract.
Each January, we benchmark our day rates against industry averages for agencies, in order to remain competitive. The table below shows our hourly rates for different project lengths and sizes.
Our hourly rates for management fees
These figures were updated in January 2018 and exclude VAT.
|Day Rate Excluding VAT||1-6 Months Contract||12 Months Contract||18+ Months Contract|
|15-29 hours per month||£120/hour||£110/hour||£100/hour|
|30-49 hours per month||£110/hour||£100/hour||£90/hour|
|50+ hours per month||£100/hour||£90/hour||£80/hour|
*Note: A levy of £25 per hour may be applied to these hourly rates if the work is for consultancy or training carried out by an Account Director, Head of Department, or one of our Directors.
Our invoicing, payment terms and third-party costs
Invoicing and payments
For most projects, we invoice on the first day of the month for the work that will happen during that month. Our standard payment terms are 14 days. There are some exceptions, for example for short term projects, training courses, web projects (with a deposit and specific payment schedule) and for clients with a poor credit record (where we require payment upfront).
In most cases, clients have already set-up their own payments with Google, Bing, Facebook etc. So, we are happy to continue with you paying your ad spend directly.
If you are a new advertiser or you have difficulties setting-up payments, then we can make these payments on your behalf. Typically, we will invoice you one or three months in advance (depending on the monthly budget). However, we must have received your payment before your advertising can start. We also charge a handling fee, which will be deducted automatically from your budget.
We will provide a quote and get agreement from you for any additional 3rd party costs (such as any additional paid advertising or creative costs). Third-party supplier costs or bought in materials (excluding ad spend) will attract a small agency handling fee. This will be automatically included in any quotes we provide. Reasonable travel, accommodation and subsistence will be re-charged to the client at cost.
For more detailed information, please read our Terms and Conditions.