We’ve been talking a lot about Impact these days - it’s something we’re pretty excited about if you haven’t noticed. We’ve been thinking about a way that we can have an Impact for the Impact Brands that we want to work with. So, what if you could have a money-back guarantee on agency services without ever even having to pay any money upfront? That’s basically what we’re offering with our new Impact Guarantee.
But, before you all start clamoring to line up at our digital doorstep, there are a few things we want you to know. What is an Impact Guarantee? Why are we offering one? Well, Impact is in our DNA here at Flying Saucer. We feel that if you’re not impacted by our services then we aren’t doing our jobs right.
And because we know we are good at what we do, we only work with companies who are also dedicated to making an impact. Our ultimate goal is to bring impact projects to their full potential. But, alas, there’s more to our Impact Guarantee than just delayed payment. “More?!” you ask. Yes, more! Read on to find out just what we’re offering all of our impact clients.
What in the world is an Impact Guarantee?
As we mentioned before, an Impact Guarantee is like a money-back guarantee before you even front the money. We’ve worked with enough startups and impact projects before to understand the issues, fears, and doubts they have when deciding to sign on with an agency full-time. Hey, we get it. We’ve been there before, too.
So, to combat those fears and doubts, we’ve developed a way for impact projects to dip their foot into the water before jumping into a full-on cannonball with us. Let’s set the stage: you want to start a long term relationship with an agency because you have constant needs. But, it’s hard to pick one. Who’s going to take the time to really know you? Are you getting the best deal? Are these guys all talk? There are a million questions you ask yourself when considering an agency and as en evolving startup, your needs change all the time. It’s tough to be sure if one agency can give you everything you need.
As a growing business, you’ve also likely noticed that a lot of marketing agencies have a bad reputation. They are expensive and not always reliable. And, when they are reliable they just don’t seem to get what it is you’re looking for. We understand that, and that’s really at the core of why we’ve developed this kind of guarantee.
Aren’t you dying to know what it is? Have we kept you on the edge of your seat for the past nearly two full minutes? Good! That’s right where we want you to be when you finally hear that with our guarantee, the first 40 hours of work are Impact Guaranteed.
Unlike a regular retainer with an agency, you won’t pay ahead for our services. Instead, you’ll receive an invoice after we’ve completed 40 hours of work - the work that you have outlined will have the biggest Impact for you and your business. We’ll list off all of the details of what we did, and if you feel like you didn’t receive the value you expected, or simply that it wasn’t worth it, you don’t have to pay for the items you don’t want.
Why are we offering such a great deal?
We figured you’d ask this question. Seems like there’s got to be a catch, doesn’t it? But, there really is no catch. We’re that confident our abilities will have an impact on your bottom line and business goals that we know you’ll be impacted after the first 40 hours - and therefore happy to pay for our services.
You see impact is the lifeblood, the driving force, the main reason behind literally everything we do. We want to make sure we’re not only helping impact startups reach their full potential, but that we’re having the same kind of impact on them as they’re having on the world.
To be able to work with these kinds of companies, we know that we have to prove just how dedicated to impact we are. And, boy are we. We’re so dedicated, in fact, that we’ve found that we’re able to deliver on our promises. However, it starts right from the beginning.
But what’s in it for you?
At Flying Saucer, our bread and butter is in developing long-term working relationships with the companies who get what we’re all about and vice versa. We’re not looking to work with just any company. Our services are designed to suit the companies and projects who are truly looking for creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.
Successful projects are always about a good fit. You need to be the right client for us and we need to be the right agency for you. So, we’re looking at our Impact Guarantee as a first date, so to speak. After all, that’s what dating is all about, isn’t it? Test driving a new person, or in this case, a new agency.
Forget the chit-chat and small talk, the BS proposals and reference decks, let’s just try it out together. Worst case is that we both saved time and money by giving it a test run. Simply put, we’re looking to help bring impact projects to their full potential, and if we can’t do that in just 40 hours, then you shouldn’t have to pay us. And, if it works out for both of us then we’ll both be prepared to talk long-term contracts and goals.
Who we’re looking to work with
We’re looking to work with businesses, projects, and people who are open to solutions— especially out of the box ones. If you’re the kind of entrepreneur who is looking to truly make an impact in your industry, then we’re looking for you.
You don’t have to be totally up and running to make an impact or even benefit from our services. We’re most interested, however, in impact clients looking to create a long-term relationship with us, and vice versa. Remember, this is a first date! And we’re not into casual dating. We’re interested in getting to know your company and its goals over time.
The reason why we don’t offer this kind of Impact Guarantee for fixed cost projects is that we truly believe these projects are about following an established process that will lead to a successful outcome. Our process is tried, tested, and true - and it works across industries. Things like growth and marketing campaigns involve unique strategies, iteration and change. It requires everyone to think on their feet.
Think of it like this - if you were headed to your high school reunion and wanted to look like a million bucks, you could grab a short-term diet or exercise regimen offline and Do The Thing. But if you’re looking for a lifestyle change, you wouldn’t sign on with a Registered Dietitian or a Personall Trainer without making sure they knew what they were talking about first, would you? You want to see the proof in the pudding - and we’re all about giving you that proof so you can eat as much pudding as you want.
Final thoughts on our impact guarantee…
We get that this all might sound a bit crazy, but we truly believe it’s the best way of going about working towards developing higher-quality, long-term relationships with the kinds of impact clients we’re looking to do business with.
Let's take this puppy out for a test-drive, and if it’s a fit then we’ll go from there. In the meantime, you get to rest assured that you’re not paying for anything that’s not going to truly make an impact on your business’s overall goals.
We’re in this for the long-haul, and we’re interested in getting to know you and your company in and out. Feel the same way? Get in touch with us to set up our first date.