As a way to prove their expertise in social — or perhaps just to get attention — agencies are ditching traditional websites and migrating their primary online presences to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
This attention-getting move has a semi-hallowed history. Boone-Oakley, an indie shop in Charlotte, N.C., reinvented its site as a YouTube channel back in 2009. The agency is still going this route, although it has a more traditional agency site to complement it. Effectiveness is always hard to judge, but a positive sign is that Boone-Oakley was named Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year in the Southeast in 2009.
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Here are five more shops opting for social platform versions of their sites rather than the regular old destination. Email me at the address below if you’ve seen others.
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