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It’s time to address your sad, sad new business emails, it is indeed. Although I hope they’re not literally your emails, because if you’re sending out messages like the ones I lay out below, it’s time to recalibrate. We all get the generic, cute, and ineffective emails from salespeople, but I got one this week […]

One of the battles for us as an outsourced business development firm is the onslaught of terrible new business emails marketing services firms get on a daily basis, from telemarketers professing to be effective new business generators. I’m not talking about our legitimate competition, I’m talking about the random, crappy, lead gen firms, who quite […]

In a recent client kickoff with an agency client, one of the principals said, “You know I get so many sales calls and emails and in the majority of them, they end with “we’d love to set some time to meet, we’d love to introduce ourselves, we’d love to. . . .something.” She went on to […]

So many things in agency new business are elementary. They should be obvious, but they are SO fundamental, they’ve just become part of the landscape.     Basics that unfortunately could be a decisive factor in winning new business. In our work this week we observed several oversights and slip-ups (made by OTHER companies!) that […]

Yes, this is very elementary.  But, it keeps happening. One of our recent posts addressed how critical it is to put yourself in the prospect’s place when writing emails for agency new business. For ANY written communication, it’s important that the messaging be clear and succinct. Even more fundamental – be CERTAIN to have the […]

Our recent survey revealed a stark difference related to the impact of email in new business prospecting. · 57% of marketers indicated that email is the top means of learning about new agencies. · Only 12% of agencies identified email marketing as being one of their top three most effective means of generating new business. […]

Several articles caught my eye recently and both will be helpful to your new business strategy. First is CMOs: Social Media Key, But We Are Clueless. The title alone shows where opportunity lies for the right agency and there are some prime stats on big data and the inability of CMO’s to analyze it with […]

You have a stable of clients, some you love, some, let’s face it-are a pain in the ass. (Gotta’ love them.) Cumulatively they pay the bills, but you need bigger clients. You need those two or three that will do more than just pay the bills. Fast forward to 6 months later: you’ve been pursuing […]

A new business director at an agency asked me this week if we had any posts on qualifying prospects. And while we touch on the subject often, short answer was, interestingly, no. It is a particularly important agency new business question, and one you should define within your own firm. You might be surprised to […]

Agency New Business

The original agency new business questions in this ebook came from a group of agencies who took part in a luncheon at the 2013 BOLO digital conference in Scottsdale, AZ. You can view and download it here in our White Papers section. Agencies were asked to provide one prominent agency new business challenge or question, and initial […]