Posts filed under: Agency Search

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means a few silly (and not so silly) things: Your last few weeks have hopefully been spent relaxing and recharging with friends and family Your New Year’s Resolutions are likely still alive...
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I just left an agency search where the client was insistent on bringing in two agencies I recommended against bringing in. One was very tactical and one was limited in depth of experience in the sector the client operated in....
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It doesn’t take a mechanic to recognize most parts of a car. You know a window from a tire, and (hopefully) you know the brakes from the gas pedal. Likewise, any good marketer is able to spot the biggest red...
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Thanks to our work on agency searches, we hear a wide variety of questions asking us for tips on how to fine-tune the process. For all the companies looking to make the search easier and more painless, a surprising number...
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I’ve been helping marketers look for best-in-class marketing agencies since the start of 2010 when we helped Citrix look for a new digital media planning & buying firm (they’re still working with them today). Not unlike Citrix, the 35+ marketers...
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Being too “agency-like” is no longer an advantage for marketing agencies. But being agile and nimble is an advantage for marketing firms. With more marketers moving work in-house and more marketers using project work to “sample” agencies, no longer are...
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It’s often said that the only constant is change, and this certainly applies to our world of agencies and marketers. The value of an agency and of a client, for that matter, can now be measured more in its ability...
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In a recent Adweek article, they discuss a study that indicates 40% of marketers do not trust their media agency. Partnership trust has declined 11% over the past two years.  This is not only a problem for agencies, it’s also...
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Is how they look today a foreshadowing of how they will operate tomorrow? I believe that what you see at any point during the agency evaluation process…is what you’ll get if you bring them on board. This is one of...
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I’m sure you all have been reading about the move to take agency work and move it in-house. We’ve seen it first hand with the agencies we represent on the agency new business side of our business. On the surface,...
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