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Agency FIFTY3 and Fluency: Redefining Scale and Efficiency for a Premier Real Estate Marketing Agency

$
54
%
in average services per analyst
$
43
%
average spend managed per analyst
$
75
%
Time to build/launch accounts dropped

Highlights

Situation: a premier marketing agency aimed to boost its scalability and manage a broader portfolio of accounts with greater efficiency

Founded in 2016, Agency FIFTY3 is a leading marketing agency with a core focus on the real estate industry. Located in the heart of Denver, Colorado, this full-service agency assembles a diverse team of creatives, analysts, strategists, designers, and account and project managers hailing from across the country to offer a comprehensive suite of services that includes sophisticated digital reporting and customized paid media campaigns.

At the core of Agency FIFTY3’s operations is a collaborative, hands-on approach — they work closely with their clients, their teams, and their peers to ensure their clients' products not only stand out, but also effectively convey their stories and deliver quantifiable outcomes.

The main reason we committed to this journey was to make sure that we're the most strategic agency in our industry, and that we’re providing the best client experience. And by doing so, Fluency has really helped us give our entire team a lot more visibility into what's working, and what’s not. It's allowed us to scale and implement more quickly while deploying new strategies and continuing to optimize campaigns.
Toshi Rogers,
Senior Vice President at Agency FIFTY3

Challenge: a need for a strategic evolution and operational refinement 

On the cusp of its eighth anniversary, Agency FIFTY3 repositioned its brand to better reflect its ability to deliver strategic expertise and white glove service, and to evolve and integrate its operational processes so that it could better deliver on this value proposition.

One of the critical areas identified for improvement was their approach to paid media strategy and execution. Historically, the workflow was disjointed, as various teams operated independently. This presented an opportunity to shift towards a more integrated, efficient, and client-focused approach. This shift necessitated the integration of a digital advertising operating system that could anchor and unify its teams, enable scalable execution, and automate repetitive tasks that had burdened teams and limited the agency’s organization development - particularly on the management level. 

"Having Fluency and the team's guidance with a complex, yet customizable tool, has been invaluable. From strategizing tests to troubleshooting, their support has enhanced our learning and ability to leverage the tool effectively. We're now transitioning to more independent use, which is a testament to the great spot we're in."  - Brandon McKinney, Director, Paid & Organic Media at Agency FIFTY3

Solution: strategic transformation through automation 

To address their challenges, Agency FIFTY3 turned to Fluency to support its holistic approach to transforming its operations with a core focus on simplifying their approach to paid media by consolidating roles and turning to automation. 

By consolidating multiple platforms into one using Fluency, Agency FIFTY3 leads with a strategic mindset — allowing team members to concentrate on customizing campaigns and leveraging available tools to meet client goals. The implementation of a product owner methodology within their teams has also enabled a more client-focused approach. With the Fluency partnership, Agency FIFTY3 now has: 

  • Team members with a robust understanding of the marketing mix and key performance indicators relevant to clients, leading to more effective and cohesive marketing efforts.
  • Empowered managers to not only monitor client portfolios more effectively, but also to share newfound insights with their team, fostering a collaborative learning environment.

Operational enhancements were immediately evident as well. The previous need for multiple subject matter experts to participate in calls, often requiring extensive planning, was replaced by a more efficient model where a single paid media team member can provide comprehensive insights. 

Ad budget management processes were also significantly optimized — rather than dispersing responsibilities across various channels and personnel, a single individual can now oversee and manage ad spend effectively, ensuring cohesiveness and eliminating redundancies.

Due to the partnership with Fluency, Agency FIFTY3 has a framework for more informed decision-making, improved operational efficiency, and a deeper, more strategic engagement with clients — ultimately, setting a new standard in managing and leveraging digital platforms.

The adoption of Fluency significantly enhanced the operational efficiency of Agency FIFTY3’s team. Their team of analysts experienced a notable increase in the average number of services managed, and the average spend managed per analyst grew 43.35%. Furthermore, the time required to build and launch accounts was dramatically reduced by more than 75%.

"With Fluency, we’ve been met with a partnership that shares the same values as us in enhancing the client experience. The Fluency team, specifically Mark, has excelled in grasping the complexities of our industry, including multi-family, student housing, build-to-rent, and all of the asset types and classes that we work with and their nuances. The team's proactive approach in asking pertinent questions and attentively listening to our constraints shows a commitment to adaptability and growth — qualities we strive for in all our client relationships."  - Toshi Rogers, Senior Vice President at Agency FIFTY3


With newfound efficiencies as a result of the partnership, Agency FIFTY3’s team has now aligned their vision of empowering client engagement through innovative, effective product interactions.

“What Fluency has allowed us to do is really empower our managers and teams to get more granular to our specific accounts. Our goal was to have a tool that allows us to be more scalable and manage more accounts and we didn’t want to simply stick to the same processes while giving our teams more accounts. We wanted to utilize that time to dive in more and level up on our strategy, which was something that wasn’t available previously but is now possible with Fluency.” - Brandon McKinney, Director, Paid & Organic Media at Agency FIFTY3

Fluency is the leading provider of digital advertising automation and management solutions for organizations that run large digital media portfolios. The only solution that combines purpose-built Robotic Process Automation for Advertising with AI, Fluency eliminates repetitive and time-consuming tasks and enables precision execution. The result drives groundbreaking scalability, time savings, operational efficiency, and profitability.

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The Results

$
54
%
in average services per analyst
$
43
%
average spend managed per analyst
$
75
%
Time to build/launch accounts dropped

Highlights