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Category: Ad Agency New Business

apr 11

Is Your Ad Agency Web Site Working For Or Against You-5 Key Guidelines

I’ve seen some agencies that do amazing digital work for their clients, but let their own web sites languish. And this can be a devastating mistake. Although social media has stolen the spotlight over the past few years, the frequently repeated assertion that web sites are dead could not be further from the truth. Businesses […]

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apr 08

Agency New Business Means Being Ready for the Long Run

When you look at your Agency New Business program, what comes to mind – marathon trainer or weekend warrior? Anyone who has trained or knows someone who has trained for the grueling demands of a marathon has seen the well laid-out, itemized action plan these driven runners must follow to be successful on race day. […]

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apr 03

Snail Mail-Why you Need To Use It For Agency New Business

For the majority of our agency new business programs at RSW/US, we use some form of mailer to kick off each monthly prospecting wave. Those mailers, as you might expect, vary wildly in their design, but across the board they’re all designed for marketers who have very little time (which is all of them)-so they […]

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mar 20

Your Prospects Are Clueless And That’s A Good Thing

Several articles caught my eye recently and both will be helpful to your new business strategy. First is CMOs: Social Media Key, But We Are Clueless. The title alone shows where opportunity lies for the right agency and there are some prime stats on big data and the inability of CMO’s to analyze it with […]

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mar 19

RSW/US Client List Building-How Does It Work?

When we’re at shows or  in conversations with interested agency prospects, we’re often asked about the day-to-day of our List Building/Operations teams. To that end, Dave Beyer, list builder on the operations side of things at RSW/US, sat down with Cory Esselman, our newly minted Group Manager, for a brief interview about his job. D: So Cory, […]

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mar 13

RSW/US 3/6/14 Webinar-Agency of the Future and Implications for Marketing Agencies

This RSW/US webinar is based on data from our latest survey report and the question we asked Marketers: “What does the agency of the future look like?” RSW/US Owner & President Mark Sneider covers Marketer responses to the “Agency of the Future” question within an ad agency new business context, including direct quotes from Marketers, […]

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mar 12

Show Prospects How Much You Value Your Current Agency Clients

Guest post by Peter Gerritsen, President, Taan Worldwide, one of the world’s oldest and most successful networks of carefully selected independent advertising & communications agencies. I was taught early on in the business to do my best to keep clients separate. Treat each like they are the only one. Over the years, I’ve come believe the […]

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mar 06

RSW/US Video-Sick Of Hearing About Inbound Yet?

“Inbound,” “thought leadership,” “content” – buzzwords that continue to carry over from last year in regards to agency new business. The process undoubtedly presents large challenges for many agencies, predominantly due to time constraints, uncertainty in how to create content and difficulty in creating a consistent process. In our latest survey report (2014 RSW/US Ad […]

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mar 04

Ad Agency New Business-Ditch the Pitch

We tell this to clients all the time—Ditch The Pitch. Here are 5 essential ad agency new business strategies on how to fill the gap when it’s time to go without the pre-prepared script: 1. Think Input before Output Listen and let prospect’s words and actions reveal what they care about. This can be the guide […]

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feb 28

New Business Big Fish? You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

You have a stable of clients, some you love, some, let’s face it-are a pain in the ass. (Gotta’ love them.) Cumulatively they pay the bills, but you need bigger clients. You need those two or three that will do more than just pay the bills. Fast forward to 6 months later: you’ve been pursuing […]

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