An Adweek article and a conversation about clients who favor tactics versus problem-solving gave me inspiration for this post. Starting with the article: it’s titled It’s Time for Brands to Go Back to Basics and Entice Consumers With Strong Design and Copy, and it I think most agencies need to read it in order to help […]

This final post on my three-part series, Release Your Inner Curator, provides the fifth and final step in the content curation process. In addition, I’ve provided some thoughts on worthwhile curation apps available to simplify the process. Step Five: Share your curated content Sharing your findings can be as simple sending them in an email […]

  Seasonal habits die hard.  It just feels like agency new business planning should be in the air! Years ago, as a Consumer Marketing Manager for top household cleaning products, spring brought flowers, birds returning from winter homes, and the hatching of the business planning process for the upcoming calendar year. It’s highly likely that the […]

  Is your firm practicing the Confirmation Bias? That’s the question Tim Williams, Founder and Managing Director of Ignition Consulting Group, asked himself when considering agency responses to survey questions he provided for the recent RSW/US Thought Leader Survey. Over two-thirds of agencies believe their positioning is unique relative to other firms.   However, when […]

Our Agency New Business Thought Leader panel just keeps giving! Hopefully, you’ve had the chance to see the 2016 RSW/US Thought Leader Report, and related material.* In addition to providing questions and advice for the survey, each of the six participating Thought Leaders generously shared time for a more in-depth interview around the area of […]

If in Real Estate, it’s all about location, location, location, in Agency New Business, it’s all about Position, Position, Position. The importance of a strong, differentiated agency position is a clear theme of our 2016 Thought Leader Survey Report. Tim Williams, one of our Thought Leader Panelists is the Founder and Managing Director of The […]

The importance of differentiated agency positioning comes through from yet another of the 2016 RSW/US Thought Leader Survey panelists, Peter Caputa IV. Peter is a Vice President of Sales at HubSpot, where he oversaw HubSpot’s global agency partner program from inception in 2009 to 40% of HubSpot’s new business and 2900 agency partners by the […]

Our 2016 Thought Leader Survey presented questions from six industry Thought Leaders about current developments and trends in the industry. Although each panelist presented different questions for the survey, a common thread across many of them centered on the need for an agency to have a strongly differentiated positioning. In addition to the survey questions, […]

  In physics perhaps, position is relative. In the agency new business world, however, a “relative position” could place you off the chart. Of the many intriguing insights exposed through our 2016 Thought Leader Survey, one is: Although the six participating Thought Leader panelists posed questions across a range of topics, the importance of strong, differentiated […]