An interesting post from Bob Hoffman at his blog The Ad Contrarian, focused on brand preoccupation with data. At one point, Bob lays these three points out: On the other hand, big picture marketers know a few big things: People are more likely to buy brands they’re familiar with. People are more likely to buy […]

INFLUENCE.   In agency new business – where facing prospects who hold the decision making power that can potentially carry your firm to new heights – influence is a coveted ability. At every phase of the new business development process, building credibility and influence is vital. It’s quite an art to accomplish this pleasantly and […]

Over the past few weeks, our posts have presented the Agency of the Future, describing traits agencies will need to flourish in our rapidly evolving industry. Several traits we presented described how agencies can continuously grow in value as a partner to their clients.  Others centered on becoming a more effective competitor as marketers consolidate agency partners. […]

Jeff Fromm

In this inaugural post, we have 10 Agency New Business Questions for Jeff Fromm at Barkley in Kansas City, MO. Jeff is Executive Vice President & Coauthor of “Marketing to Millennials: Reach the Largest and Most Influential Generation of Consumers Ever,” and the lead editor of the blog, In addition to his marketing degree from […]

Ad Agency Services

RSW/US owner and President Mark Sneider shares the ad agency services advice he recently gave a group of Omnicom agencies in San Francisco, focusing on the question, “What happens when agencies all start to look alike?”

Ad Agency New Business

You know how supervillains often tell the captured prisoner their evil plans, in copious detail, don’t kill them and then invariably fail when the hero escapes? The below video from Austin Powers sums it up pretty nicely. The gist of the video? Dr. Evil: Scott, I want you to meet daddy’s nemesis, Austin Powers Scott Evil: […]

Last year we attended and were a sponsor at WOMMA’s WOMM-U, the school of Word of Mouth Marketing and social studies. There were many takeaways from the several days we spent in Chicago, one being that Facebook scares me on a personal level and may take over the world, but I digress. In all seriousness, we […]

The three ingredients for ad agency new business success? Awareness, Consistency and Persistence. But prior to implementing these ingredients, you need to have your positioning tightly scripted. Not a literal script, mind you, but a concise overview that conveys who you are, what you do and why a potential client should work with you. So […]

things that might kill you

A follow up to a comment on our post Don’t Know Enough About My Company. First, a quick set-up of that  post to give you some perspective. The post was based off our then most-recent survey and the specific finding that “78% of senior marketing executives stated agencies don’t know enough about their company when […]