The interviewer would like to know the type of work you have outsourced. When you engage a third party group for portions of your marketing efforts its essential that you know how to manage expectations, set clear guidelines, and keep the project running smoothly at all stages. Discuss any exposure you have had in collaborating with external agencies for your copywriting, design needs, or more. Be sure to keep your response positive as you may not know if the hiring company exercises this practice. For instance, you want to avoid saying something like, 'I would never recommend hiring an external agency for creative work. It's too challenging to bring on outside influences into a project.'
"Although I have not used an external agency; I have heard there is an excellent upside to contracting help when it comes to copywriting, design, and other pieces of a project that could benefit a fresh perspective. Do you outsource to external agencies? I am certainly interested in learning more."
"I am currently working on a project for a major product launch and have brought on an external agency for article writing, social media management, copywriting, and design. The amount of work required to get the job done on time was simply too much for my small team. The work has been a major success. When hiring external agencies, communication and clear guidelines are very important."