Post by RSW/US Vice President, Client Services Juri Tults No, the question I ask is not an economic one because nearly every ad agency would answer they could be enjoying more billings and bottom line profit. My question is upstream from billings and profits, and has everything to do with the basics of new business… staying […]

Post by RSW/US New Business Director Kris Klopp There are probably 1,000 reasons why you can’t do any business development today: It’s Monday. I hate cold calling. Our largest client wants to make changes to the copy. I have a headache. Our best leads come from referrals. This coffee is awful – I’m going to […]

Post by RSW/US New Business Director Kris Klopp If there’s someone strange in your prospect database, who are you going to call? Unfortunately, I don’t think the Ghost Busters can help you with this. One of the common challenges in developing new business is identifying the right people to contact. You’ve identified a group of […]

I admire our New Business Directors. It is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Persistent, yet polite. Skin as tough as steel. Smart, creative, strategic. Able to wear their Agencies on their sleeves and sell ethereal agency offerings with enthusiasm and zeal.   Focus On The Close It was about 3-4 years ago […]

What’s the role of your Director of Business Development, or for those of you who handle new business, what is your role? Is it seeking out the right prospects-building awareness and opening doors, or is it that, plus finishing and closing those opportunities? There are strong arguments for and against both. I lean toward the […]

When I was trying to find a workout routine I could stick with, my doctor gave me three suggestions that are very applicable to new business development. First, pick something you LIKE to do. I can run, ice skate, lift weights, ride a bike, swim, but I like to dance. So Zumba has been a […]

Mark (our owner) sent me a Craigslist lead generation job posting recently thinking it might spark some thoughts on a post. Indeed it did. A West Coast agency was looking for an intern to work on new business and the job description included making “minimum 100 calls a day.” Time for the scalpel-we’re going to […]

I’ve recently started doing Zumba, the Latin-inspired, aerobic dancing workout, in an attempt to improve my health. OK, I am really doing it because I’m going to the beach this summer and I don’t want to find myself on the cover of People for having the worst beach body in the US. So I’ve set […]