Posts filed under: Advertising

In the world of marketing (and business at-large, for that matter), it’s a long-held truth that bigger is nearly always better: big revenue, big accounts, big names…you get the big idea. When it comes to marketing agencies, I say, “let’s...
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If you’re looking for a new agency (of any type/size/location), we can help at no cost to you. We’ve done it for major national and regional marketers since 2010. We most often are bringing solid mid-size independent firms into our...
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You marketers are changing the way of traditional agency search firms! The world of agency search firms is changing not because it wants to…but because of the way you, the marketer are managing your business. In one of our recent...
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Another giant in the ad world is closing its doors. And of course, both brands and agencies are jumping to read the tea leaves regarding what went wrong, what could have been done differently, and what this says about the...
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Long agency review lists might sound like a great thing to many…but in reality, they are no good for anyone. My desire when shopping is to want to look at as many options as possible before making a decision. I...
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This week’s post is all about confronting an uncomfortable truth: that your agency isn’t always to blame for deficiencies in the relationship. It’s easy to point to a declining metric here or a branding hiccup there and immediately hit the...
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In a recent survey conducted by the ANA, marketers admit that building and energizing an in-house team of agency folks isn’t as easy as it looks. Ok…so I’m not saying I’m the great prognosticator or anything like that…but I did...
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In the age of online discourse, it’s easy to get caught up in the buzzwords of the moment. These characterizations are trendy for a reason, and we certainly don’t discount the principles they represent.  Nor do we discount the value...
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What do you look for in a pitch? Flashy case studies? Past work? Industry experience? By the time of the pitch, all remaining candidates likely have a strong case to work with you, but how do you find that winning...
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Does managing your roster of marketing agencies feel like you’re operating a well-oiled machine, or is it more like herding cats? As demand for specialized agencies continues to grow, the reality is that a well-rounded suite of capabilities is best...
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