We recently had a new client win a $700k piece of business from an insurance company within the first two months of prospecting on the agency’s behalf. Only about 20% of our clients see closure in the first six months of the program. Most of the people we reach out to on behalf of an […]

RSW/US Director of Business Development Lee McKnight Jr. talks about the increasingly competitive agency new business landscape in our latest brief video. A recent agency client summed it up best when they hired us, “We spend too much time working in the business and not on the business.” Agencies across the country are having this […]

Last year, we asked Peter Caputa, VP of Sales at HubSpot, if he might provide some perspective around what was then, our most recent survey, The RSW/US-Mirren 2014 New Business Tools Report, and Peter was kind of enough to pen a guest post for us. Peter’s post corresponds to one of the chapters in our […]

Two recent posts have addressed the importance of managing the introductory meeting process with new prospective clients, from pre-meeting planning and strategy, to managing the meeting itself. Following the meeting, the work is likely to continue. In Our “Check the Boxes – Getting to Close” webinar  (or slides) for agency new business, we related that […]

I enjoy getting sales emails, I often hold onto them, and there are many times an inner new business self should say, don’t send this email. I learn a lot from them, sometimes helpful, sometimes cringe-worthy. I got one this morning and, in the spirit of agency new business improvement, want to share it with […]

Through our daily interactions – and quarterly surveys  –  with both marketers and agencies we see a number of dynamics and trends shaping the “agency of the future”. These forces give insight to agency capabilities and culture that will be important to success as our industry evolves. The recent CMO.com article, 15 Mind-Blowing Stats About […]

Agency principals often say they’re considering our new business services because they a) don’t have time to follow a consistent process or b) once they’re in the pitch, they’re in good shape, but it’s getting there that confounds them (and they don’t have time as well). CMO tenure, and the revolving door nature of the […]

So, you’ve scheduled that new business meeting.  This is Part II in the series on “Now The Work Begins!” Our recent post on fully preparing for that agency new business meeting your team worked so hard to schedule offered steps to take in advance, showing your prospect how interested and familiar you are with their business […]