“61 in 16!”

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61 wins for our agency clients in 2016! How sweet it is! We set closing goals for our clients every Quarter…and every Quarter this year we exceeded those goals, which made the entire RSW/US organization feel great! It was about 7 years ago (we started in 2005) that we changed the orientation of our firm…
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Mariah’s Agency New Business Lesson

Something about a dropping ball should make any performer nervous on New Year’s Eve, I would think. I know.  You’ve probably already heard far more than you ever wanted to or imagined you would about Mariah’s monumental moment on New Year’s Eve. A frustrating way to end 2016 for her, I’m sure.  Still a great…
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The Advertising Industry Today: Like Weather Fronts Colliding

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RSW/US Survey: Is the Advertising Industry Adapting Well to the Modern World? Good news, Agencies!!  Marketers say yes. This is an upbeat finding of the RSW/US 2016 Agency New Business Survey Report: marketers generally see the advertising industry adapting well to the “modern world”. Our recent post,  If our Agency new Business Survey was a…
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Why is the New Business Environment Tougher?

Why is it harder to obtain new business? In our latest report, we asked agencies if it was harder to obtain new business in 2016-43% said it’s harder or a lot harder in 2016 versus 2015. Next we asked why, and the predominant answer by far (63%) was it’s harder to break through. That’s undoubtedly…
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Technology. Transformation. Both are forces in Agency New Business.

Respondents to the RSW/US 2016 Agency New Business Survey expressed that it is somewhat harder in 2016 to obtain new business than last year. The combined percentage of agencies responding that obtaining new business is either “a lot harder” or “harder” increased to 43% in the 2016 survey, compared to 35% collectively in our 2014…
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Agency New Business Director Turnover Is Still A Concern

In our latest agency new business survey report, we asked: Have you hired a full-time new business hunter/director/manager (as part of your staff) to prospect for leads for your agency in the past three years? New business director turnover at agencies remains high Here’s that 3-year breakdown: 33% of new business directors at agencies last…
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If our Agency New Business Survey Report was a Fortune Cookie…

If the RSW/US 2016 Agency New Business Survey Report was a fortune cookie, it would foretell of an industry increasing in complexity, yet full of opportunity.   The RSW/US Agency New Business Survey is one we field every two years that examines the state of…well…Agency New Business Development. The 2016 Survey was the fourth in…
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Agencies and Marketers Agree: Google+ is Boring

We’ve just released the 2016 RSW/US Agency New Business Survey Report.   This is a survey we conduct every two years; 2016 presents our fourth report in the survey series. The primary objective of the Agency New Business Survey is hearing from agencies about the new business environment, and how industry changes have been affecting the…
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80-20 Rule in Social Media – Website Magazine Reminds Us

A Website Magazine article recently reminded readers of the importance of the 80-20 rule in Social Marketing: DO “listen” more than “talk”. DON’T broadcast a one-way monologue. Agencies SHOULD know these points, but data we’ve collected presents an interesting disconnect. In the Mirren-RSW/US New Business Tools 2016 Annual Report, released in May, 93% of Agencies…
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What a Deal! A Full Deck of Agency New Business Facts!

We’ve been dealing out a lot of new business tips, facts and advice over the past seven weeks….and the last 11 years! The “Winning Hands” playing cards we’ve been playing daily on #Instagram were truly dealt randomly, and “three of a kind” showed up in this week’s cards that caught my attention, given their common…
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