If Agency New Business was a Rabbit Hunt, how many rabbits would you chase?

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  Our recent webinar, Frustration Breeds Opportunity – Tensions between Agencies and Marketers, describes dynamics that increase the challenges for new business development. Just a couple among them are: 1. Marketers tend to be consolidating agencies 2. A majority of agencies express intent to be increasingly aggressive in new business activity. 2015 is almost a…
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RSW/US In The Guide to New Business Tools for Agencies

The Guide to New Business Tools for Agencies

We were honored to be included in HubSpot’s Agency Post blog this week (The Guide to New Business Tools for Agencies) as a featured New Business option for agencies. Per the post: Making connections with the right people is the key to being successful at new business. But there’s only so much you can do…
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They’re Consolidating…Are You?

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Agency consolidation is on the rise…and I’m not talking the acquisition type of consolidation. Marketers are consolidating the number of agencies they are using…and expect that trend to continue. In our recently released 2015 New Year Outlook Report, we asked the question: “How many marketing agencies (not including independent contractors/individuals) do you have supporting your…
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Agencies-You’re Misleading Your Prospects-They Are Not Pleased

Agencies-You’re Misleading Your Prospects-They Are Not Pleased

We asked Marketers an open-ended question in our recent 2015 New Year Outlook Report, “what is the most troubling trend you’re seeing among Agencies today?” They didn’t hold back, and right or wrong, the comments were eye-opening. One of the Marketer trends we’re seeing is a move back towards agency consolidation and from a new…
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The “Best Of” Troubling Trends

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I know it’s hard to believe, but agencies and marketers do occasionally struggle to see eye-to-eye. I see it all too often on the RSW/AgencySearch side of our business.  Marketers coming to us frustrated with their agency’s performance…feeling like they have fallen behind the digital/social curve…feeling like they have lost focus…feeling like they are no…
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Coke Got Rid Of Voicemail-How Does That Affect Ad Agency New Business?

Coke Got Rid Of Voicemail-How Does That Affect Ad Agency New Business

In case you didn’t see it, Coca Cola got rid of voicemail at their Atlanta Headquarters: Office voice mail at the world’s largest soft-drink maker was shut down “to simplify the way we work and increase productivity,” according to an internal memo from Chief Information Officer Ed Steinike. The change went into effect this month,…
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Authenticity – Is Your Team Bred For Agency New Business?

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Over the years, we’ve heard agency executives reflect on internal business development initiatives that haven’t produced the desired results. Recently, I was reading some posts on authenticity that did what good posts do – got me thinking. “Authenticity” does not come up in survey responses when we ask agencies what might be holding internal business…
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2015 Business Resolution: Use These 5 Apps To Increase Productivity

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Over the past two years, we’ve released the New Business Tools Report along with Mirren to help agencies with an overview of the tools their agency peers are using to facilitate new business or a more efficient overall agency process. In that spirit, below is a guest post on 5 apps you may not be…
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Your New Business Effort-Kringle or Krampus?

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(Obligatory Xmas post!) Familiar with the Krampus?   If not: Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. The Krampus has been a part of European history for some time…
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