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Category: Ad Agency New Business Challenges

sep 26

Agency New Business-You Need More Than Just A Hunter

The search for an effective new business director is one tough position to fill at marketing services firms. (No Sh*t Lee.) Yes, it’s hard because finding an individual who can sell agency services well is simply a difficult task. (It’s also hard to keep them: What’s the Most Dangerous Job at an Agency?) But what […]

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sep 18

How Agencies Are Selling & What Clients Are Looking For

Check out this awesome presentation (How Agencies Are Selling & What Clients Are Looking For) by Tom Hudson and Megan Coffey at Springbox in Austin, TX! It’s based on our latest report, the 2014 RSW/US Agency-Marketer New Business Report. A little bit about Springbox: Springbox takes the guesswork out of digital. Our proprietary DataLayer process extracts quantifiable […]

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sep 12

CMOs Need Agencies More Than Ever-Prove It To Them

An article in Ad Age titled Why More CMOs Are Wanted as Board Directors started with this paragraph: Boards of directors at the country’s largest companies are in dire need of digital and mobile expertise, consumer insights and diversity — and they’re looking to top marketers to fill those gaps. So these Boards are looking for […]

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sep 07

A Marketing Agency Deficiency That Can’t Be Ignored

Some agencies have deficiencies in media planning and buying. Some have deficiencies in PR. Others have deficiencies in programmatic buying. All of these things that can be supplemented with outside resources/strategic partnerships that can allow an agency to overcome a marketing agency deficiency like one of these mentioned above when examined by a potential client. […]

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sep 05

Agency New Business-A Look Into The Marketer’s World-RSW/US Infographic

Our first of two agency new business infographics, with data taken from our 2014 RSW/US Agency-Marketer Business Report is available to download now. Get it here.  

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aug 27

Only 26% Of Agency New Business Directors Considered Successful, But Who’s To Blame?

With the release of our 2014 Agency-Marketer New Business Report, one of the more pronounced takeaways is the decreased tenure of the agency new business director (less than 2 years on average.) What’s behind it? In 2012, 53% of agencies in our survey said their new business director (NBD) was somewhat/very successful. In our current […]

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aug 22

Have Agencies Given Up On Their Sites?

This week we sent out the below tweet from our post Is Your Ad Agency Web Site Working For Or Against You-5 Key Guidelines :   After the tweet, Derek Walker, owner of the agency brown and browner, and I had a conversation via Twitter on agency sites and I wanted to share a few […]

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aug 15

When’s The Best Time For Agency New Business?

When you’re swimming in it! Heard this before, right? But are you practicing it? I’m breaking the evergreen content rule here, but now is the time when current clients are (ideally) keeping you and your team very busy. Remember what’s on the horizon: Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and then the December holidays. Some of those […]

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aug 12

Do These Leadership Mistakes Undermine Agency Talent?

The Center for Creative Leadership posted this piece:  Image Busters:   Eight Common Leader Mistakes, and it brought to mind a question:   How many of the “leadership mistakes” mentioned in the post might be unintentionally undermining the great talents that agencies possess? So in that spirit-here are the mistakes/traits from the original post, and then underneath […]

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aug 07

10 Key Agency-Client Relationship Questions To Help Avoid A Relationship Train Wreck

We’re excited to have Jim Barbagallo guest post on a topic near and dear to us, The Agency-Client Relationship. Read on for 10 key agency-client relationship questions that will help you check your Agency-Client pulse. Quick note about Jim-he’s the CEO of Pilot Communications Group, an integrated communications agency providing content-centered, business-aligned public relations, public […]

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