Posts filed under: Advertising

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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“RSW/AgencySearch really did their homework in evaluating agencies for our search. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical coming in – particularly given they were free. But they vetted agencies thoroughly to only bring the best set of...
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A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend MarTech West, one of the premier marketing technology conferences in the country. They have a sister conference coming up this Fall out East. Well worth checking out. If you’re...
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For those that haven’t yet heard, the agency world saw a huge acquisition earlier this week, as Accenture purchased creative firm Droga5. What are the implications of the $200+ million move, and how does it change the landscape for marketers...
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