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06 Apr

How much does social media marketing cost in Dubai?

One of the first questions business owners want to know when they contact us is:

How much does social media marketing management cost?

Although this is a very difficult question to answer, I will try to do my best here to explain some general pricing guidelines.


When you hire an agency to manage your social media, is pretty much like when you purchase a mobile, a camera or even a car. You will find many options available and price ranges can vary considerably. Just as mobiles, the comparison in terms of quality, operating system, display, RAM, battery, lens, etc. Any requirement that suits your needs would probably be the best fit for you.


In another case, if we make a comparison with cars when you purchase a car with just the basic package, the price will totally vary when you get to choose some extras for your car, as leather interior, 4×4, upgraded wheels, etc.

Or let’s say that you are using a free payment method system for your business or the cheapest basic one, but you choose not to pay for the pro. What features wouldn’t be available that you actually would need?

The reason why many people choose some extras or change their phones for an updated one is that they understand that those extras will bring them more quality,  or longevity.  Same as buying a payment system for your business rather than using the free one.


All these principles typically would apply to Social Media Marketing Management as well.

When you hire a professional in managing your business in Social Media, you are purchasing knowledge, features, and maybe some extras that you will not have to do anymore and leave in the hands of professionals.


Unfortunately, many businesses believe that this activity is a kind of an “anyone can do it” kind of thing.

Some businesses only focus on the initial price of the service with the only goal of finding the cheapest agency, therefore sacrificing quality content, quality edition, marketing according to needs, among many others.

A Social Media Marketing manager must know about strategies, marketing, design, planning, and technology, especially when new trends change and with this user’s behavior.

A well-exposed brand on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites may boost your search engine ranking, thus an advantage over competitors.


Some of the benefits of hiring a Social Media Marketing Management are:

  • Marketing needs
  • Advantage Over competition
  • More user engagement
  • Increased Traffic
  • Photo Professional editing
  • Content creation
  • Follow a posting Schedule
  • Knowing your type of user
  • Content engagement


When someone receives a quote from our company, we thoroughly examine each option to educate the client on the option’s benefits. We want to identify its overall importance to the success of the project.



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How much does Social Media Management cost?

The average price is around 1,500aed monthly basic  to 6,000aed pro . For comparison, basic package will include photo editing, post management, and some others while the pro would include monitoring competitors, content creation, and even ads campaigns.


How the price varies according to the business?

When someone inquires how much social media management costs, the type of business is also a key factor. What I mean by this is that as a company, we have four different packages we offer our customers.



The type of business packages are as follows, with their corresponding price ranges:


  1. Basic

This package is for  those businesses that have already all their business material, but they don’t have the time to post, to edit or they are not sure what to post and in what order.

Basic package is for those standardized business where  there’s no need to create new content or relevant content . Some example of businesses are:  Beauty salons, Nail station, Spa, Real State, Lawyer firms, etc.

The price of this package typically ranges from 1,200aed to 1,500aed, again depending on the project.


  1. Standard

This package is for businesses that have already all their business material, but they need also an extra push in inspiration about posting, editions, and basically put an extra spark on their feed.

Some examples of businesses are: events such weddings, party entertainers, or an after school activity club, just to name a few.

The price of this package ranges from 1,500aed , to 1,700aed depending on the business.


  1. Advanced

In this package, we create all content for your social media. Clients don’t need to worry about what to post or not having enough material to post, we start from scratch. The Advanced package is directed for businesses such as Restaurants, food, products. This package may include models too in case is required. The price of this package ranges from 1,700aed , to 3,000aed depending on the business.


  1. Premium

With Premium Kactus Media is in charge of everything related to Social Media and its marketing strategies, from content creation and posting to running campaigns and measure its analytics,  monitoring competitors on SM channels and create partnerships.

As this is the most complete versions of Social MediaMarketing  Management, our client might hire this service from 4,000aed to 6,000aed based on the Size of the business plus some other factors.


Get in contact with Kactus Media for a free consultation!

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