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Optimize Your Ad Campaigns with a Freelance Media Buying Expert

Get matched within 24 hours with a pre-vetted media buying expert who can plan your campaigns and select ideal ad placements.
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How Hiring a Media Buying Consultant At Growth Collective Works

Create a role

Tell us about your project and goals. We'll give you an instant cost estimate based on your needs.

Meet curated talent

Our team of marketing experts will hand-match you with 2-3 Media Buying consultants from our pre-vetted talent pool.

Work flexibly

Scale your team up or down as your needs change. No long-term contracts.

What Does a Media Buying Consultant Do?

Media Planning

Before launching an ad campaign, your media buying expert will figure out your specific goals, KPIs, and budget. They will then set up a system to monitor the campaign to ensure those goals are met.

Ad Placement Selection

After setting your goals, your media buying expert will identify your campaign targets and which networks will be the best to reach them. This often includes a combination of digital (e.g. social, programmatic) channels as well as offline channels (e.g. radio, TV).

Platform Configuration

Your media buying freelancer will input campaign details, such as campaign type, creative assets, budget, target audiences, and bidding strategies into your ad buying platform (e.g. Google Display & Video 360, The Trade Desk, AdColony, Amazon DSP, Adobe Advertising Cloud).

Optimization & Reporting

As soon as a campaign launches, your media buying consultant will start gathering data on how your ads are performing. Their job is to maximize ad potential while staying within the budget. So if an ad isn't delivering on expectations, they will make adjustments during the length of the campaign.

Transparent Pricing

We work with you and your Media Buying expert to write well-defined scopes of work and agree to fixed weekly or monthly pricing.

Matched by Marketers

Our team of experienced marketers personally matches you with the right Media Buying freelancer based on your goals.

Scale Up or Down

As your needs change, update your mix of marketers to tackle your most urgent growth initiatives.

Media Buying Consultants at Every Level

Hire marketers for every growth need. From junior-level to Interim CMO, we’ve got someone for you.

Why clients love Growth Collective

We’ve helped companies of all sizes and industries assemble dynamic marketing teams.

"We're constantly pulling in Growth Collective experts to test and scale new acquisition channels. They seem to have a specialist for everything!"

Alejandro Chouza
Founder & COO

"We needed an expert to devise a strategy for paid channels. GC connected us with the right marketer the day we signed up. There is no better solution for startups who are looking to move fast!"

Elliot O'Connor
Founder & CEO

“Growth Collective sent us an email marketing expert who exceeded our expectations and brought a whole new level of strategic thinking to our project. The caliber of the experts on their platform is unparalleled. Plus, I love that they pre-vet experts for us - that means I can quickly launch projects with a consultant that I trust."

Andi Smiles
Head of Content

"Growth Collective sent us a digital marketing expert who has really helped us scale and double our revenue. Working with Growth Collective to find the perfect match was easy, from sourcing great talent to helping you choose the right one for you and your business."

Jason Knight
Founder & COO

Media Buying Consultant FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a freelance Media Buyer?

Our Media Buying freelancers typically cost between $75-$125 an hour and have at least 5 years of experience in this domain. We offer hourly or retainer pricing and rates vary significantly based on the type of work, level, location, and a number of other factors.

Most Media Buying experts have rates that fall into these ranges:
  • Junior ($50-$75/hr)
  • Senior ($75-$125/hr)
  • Premium ($125-$200/hr)

When you create a role, you’ll see an instant estimate of the weekly cost based on the desired level and time commitment. 

Our team of in-house marketers is available anytime to help you think through a hiring strategy or prioritize channels based on your business model.

What types of freelance Media Buyers can I find at Growth Collective?
What skills or tools will those freelance Media Buyers use?
What types of businesses do your Media Buying freelancers work with?

Our Media Buying freelancers have years of experience working across a number of industry verticals and business types including small businesses, enterprise organizations, and those who are B2B and B2C.

How does the matching process work?

After you create a new role, our team of experienced marketers will comb through our network of experts for the perfect fit. Then, we reach out to these folks to gauge interest and availability. If they are interested, you’ll receive our thoughts on why it's a fit, a personal note from the Media Buying consultant, a link to their Growth Collective profile, and a way to schedule an introductory call. If you decide to work together, you can start a project in just a few clicks!

What if I’m not happy with my freelance Media Buyer?

We pride ourselves on the quality of the freelancers in our network, but we understand that sometimes it’s just not the right fit. If you are ever unhappy with your Media Buying expert, we will recommend other specialists with the same area of expertise.

Most projects are hourly and we don't offer long-term contracts. That means you can try working with one of our experts without committing significant time or money..

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