Posts tagged with: agency search consultant

Just finished up a search for a client in the entertainment/hospitality space. It always amazes me that when you put the same ask in front of 3-4 agencies, you get very different approaches to how they address the challenge document...
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Too often, marketers or traditional search consultants, don’t take the time to ask agencies the tough questions upfront in a search. There’s a tendency to focus on the functional elements associated with an agency versus diving into the degree to...
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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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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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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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I saw an interesting article in AdWeek a few days ago, and while I don’t agree with all of it, there is a point that I liked and wanted to expand on: the idea of letting your agency be an...
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Recently, the agency search world has felt rumblings of an unfortunate trend: some agency pitches are becoming an arms race to see who can cut the most cost, rather than who makes the best fit for the client. These rumblings...
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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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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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