Typically, your program will be designed around a six-month or one-year retainer. The retainer will set out all of the work that we’ll be doing together, and splits the total cost evenly across the length of the program. This means that your invoice is the same amount, month after month – no surprises, so you can project your expenses and plan ahead easily.
What goes into a retainer?
A predefined time period, usually 6 or 12 months
A statement of work (SOW) that outlines all deliverables, and is the executable contract
A production schedule of when deliverables and activities will be completed – a working, living document that will evolve over the course of our work together
Regular performance analysis and ongoing optimization of your plan based on results
Ad hoc budget (optional) – this is a portion of your total cost that’s set aside to cover work that can’t be planned yet; it is generally a small percentage of your total
An account manager who is responsible for your program’s success; any project or program management time is rolled into your retainer total
Engagements outside of retainers
Retainers are often the simplest approach, as they make it easy for you to predict your expenses over time. However, we do offer project pricing for situations where that is more appropriate: for example, if you just need a new website or a single brochure. In those cases, we will develop a project SOW that outlines the specific deliverable(s) in that project.
Digital marketing audit: $4,800
Foundational messaging development: $3,000
Persona development: $1,000 (per persona)
White paper creation (writing & design): $5000
Custom website build: $10,000+
*Prices are for example only; exact pricing is determined by the requirements of your project and may vary.
Which billing model is right for me?
I’m glad you asked! Our programs are designed uniquely for each company, based on specific needs and requirements.