Building on the release of our 2019 RSW/US New Year Outlook Survey Report, Mark Sneider, Owner/President at RSW/US, covers the most notable highlights in this 2/14/19 webinar. Mark talks the state of finding and winning agency new business, roster consolidation trends, client perceptions of agency ROI, and traditional ad spend expectations from agencies and marketers. […]

From our 2019 RSW/US New Year Outlook Survey, an interesting stat: for the first time in five years of our survey, the desire for specialist agencies dropped. And dropped 7%. OK, the sky is obviously not falling, 64% of marketers told us they’re looking for a level of specialization from the agencies they work with, […]

We’re excited to announce the 8th annual RSW/US New Year Outlook Survey Report-available to download now! Topics explored include the biggest challenges facing marketing agencies (as seen through the eyes of marketers and agencies), spending and investment expectations, the growth of specialty agencies, the importance of measuring ROI (which marketers and agencies don’t necessarily see […]

We’re kicking off a series of mini-infographics to highlight key takeaways from our 2018 RSW/US-Mirren 2018 New business Tools Report. The first, which you can download here, is based on a question from our original survey: What most impacts your consideration of new business tools? Per our report: Effectiveness or an ability to provide a […]

If you’re not feeling it yet, you will.  The changing agency and marketer landscape has significantly impacted the way agencies find and win new business. No longer can agencies exclusively rely on referrals and networking to drive the success of their firm. Once an almost exclusive source of new business for marketing agencies, referrals from […]

My post title is a stat from our RSW/US 2017 Agency-Marketer New Business Report.  We asked agencies: “Why is it harder to obtain new business?” Per the graph above, the top answer was it’s simply harder to break through to prospects. I’ll get to that shortly. Looking at the other reasons given, 38% of agencies […]

The RSW/US 60 second agency new business video series, specifically, talking Project Work. It’s been a hot topic from our 2017 New Year Outlook Report and with multiple agency principals I’ve talked to. Many agencies are embracing this ongoing trend (no, it’s not new) but just as many marketing services firms are still AOR-centric, and […]

Some things never change in agency new business development.  Like the daily “battle”, we fight trying to prove out to marketing agencies that we aren’t just another one of those hundreds of other lead generation firms with fancy names emailing agencies about how they can help them win it all. We have a number of […]

I talked about my recent inclusion in the latest HubSpot agency survey report and the risk of relying on referrals in this post. There’s some good information on pricing, rates and hiring in the report, and also an interesting section on new business. And if the key stats from that section (below) represented a new […]

I was pleased to be included in the latest HubSpot survey report, The Agency Pricing & Financials Report. New business is covered (with interesting results) but the bulk covers pricing, rates, and hiring, some great info for agency principals. And specifically in regards to new business, Jami Oetting, a section editor for HubSpot’s Blog, was kind enough to ask […]