The lure of disposable services

October 12, 2021In InsightBy Studio Locale

As the harm of disposable products becomes more apparent, it's also time to consider the impact of disposable services.

What are disposable services and why are they not good for your organization?

As consumers we’re inundated with the latest products to make our lives better and it’s hard to resist picking up that new, must-have product of the season. Sadly, most of those products have a short lifespan and we are all seeing the huge impact of throw away products on our environment, socioeconomics, and society as a whole.

Generally speaking, disposable products:

  • Are made from poor quality materials (yet can still cost a lot)
  • Rely on underpaid workers to produce
  • Have untested or poor designs
  • Are single use or short lived

The same can be said for disposable design and marketing services.

There is a promise of quick results, using proven solutions to solve your challenge. Typically the pitch comes in overly confident that the solution is clear before even understanding the full picture. The result is often a short-term bandaid to fix a problem that is potentially a symptom of an even larger problem that has yet to be identified or considered.

Disposable design and marketing services:

  • Don’t reflect your values
  • Copycat other brands
  • Simply apply their house style or are cookie cutter
  • Use a ‘one size fits all’ approach
  • Injects trends simply to present your brand as “current”

The true value of choosing to work with an agency that provides you with solutions for the long haul is having a brand and marketing assets that are reflective of your vision, are unique in your space, and allow your organization to grow. To learn more about our approach to services, check out our services page.