RSW/US Agency New Business-Stuck In The Past Or Prepped For The Future Video

Our latest agency new business video explores some key areas agencies should be aware of to better prepare for the future. Our video highlights the importance of marketing technology, the rise of CIO’s and continual investment in your business. Download the infographic here.

Marketer Comments

Comments

Like in past New Year Outlook survey reports, we asked for marketer comments about what they felt was most troubling trend they were seeing as it related to agencies. These will just give you a flavor for where marketers’ heads are at – which hopefully can help you better manage how you deal with your…
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The Cold Water In Your Agency New Business Face!

Our latest infographic is available to download now and ideally it does serve as a little new business cold water wake up. Our latest report actually provides many reasons for you to be optimistic about this year, but it also highlights some of those areas where marketers and agencies don’t see eye to eye. Specifically, in…
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Another Agency Pitch…and Another Amazing End

Agency pitch miss

In the final phases of an agency search for one of the nation’s largest credit unions and once again, I found it amazing. I had an opportunity last week to sit through three pitch presentations from three agencies that all met the criteria of what we were looking for to support his client’s business. The…
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Agency New Business-Now We Live In A World Of Gatekeepers

A stat I’ve spoken to previously that bears repeating: 63% of agencies told us it was harder to break through to prospects in 2016 than the previous year. The reason: where there used to be the traditional gatekeeper you had to get through to reach the decision maker, now you’re surrounded by gatekeepers. (Thanks technology!)…
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Register now for the New Year Outlook Webinar

  Join us on March 1st at noon EST for our 1 hour (free) New Year Outlook Webinar that showcases key findings and critical implications for agencies and PR firms as they roll through 2017. You can register by clicking here. While some aspects of your business will remain the same in ’17, there are…
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Combating the rise of in-house agencies

In-House Agencies-Friend or Foe? We’ve talked about trends like increasing amounts of project work from our latest survey report, and another is the rise of in-house agencies. Nearly 80% of agencies predict their clients will move some marketing services in-house in 2017-that’s a 23% increase over 2016’s prediction. Now it’s only that-a prediction, but it’s…
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The 3C’s to Successful Pipeline Building

Consistency

The 3C’s to Successful Pipeline Building. Too many agencies prospect in fits and spurts. Too many agencies are terrible at marketing themselves. Too many agencies don’t take the time to build an organized new business process. Winning new business starts with building a solid pipeline of potential opportunities. Building a solid pipeline starts with developing…
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Client Turnover-Uncomfortably Numb

Client Loyalty, Project Work and Agency New Business I had an agency principal describe his current feelings toward the agency business recently, and on the whole, he still enjoys what he does, has a strong agency and is, for the most part, keeping up with new business. But he’s staying about the same year over year,…
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When Times Are Good…They Can Look Good

Agency New Business Hope

“We’re Starting The Year Out With A Lot of New Business, So I Think All Is Good.” Something I have heard from agencies more this January than in month’s past.  And while this is great, agencies need to think beyond what is today and plan for tomorrow – on two fronts: Investment in their business…
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