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 […]

It’s not your core competency. It’s what it boils down to. This, along with resources and methodology…which makes new business typically not one of the core competencies of an agency. I’m not talking pitching or presenting. I’m talking outreach and effectively managing inbound programs with appropriate follow-up and building well scrubbed, targeted lists. And I’m talking […]

We recently sent out a 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 of those tweets. […]

It’s been 4 years since starting RSW/AgencySearch and it seems that the problems that persisted in the agency search “consultants” business when we started the company, still exist today. Twice since starting the company have the 4A’s and the ANA had to come out and collectively remind search consultants that they need to put effort […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]