Posts tagged with: agency search firm

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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When was the last time you did any of the following for your business? Assessed the relevance and meaningfulness of your brand’s proposition. How well differentiated is it.  Does it hold the same value with your consumer today that it...
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Relying on hope – to find a better marketing agency if your current agency is falling down isn’t the best strategy. Looking at agencies without a clearly defined scope of what you’re after is no way to find your next,...
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What does the world actually look like without WPP, the world’s largest agency network? Let’s add all the other big global networks into that mix. Would we miss them?  Would marketers long for them? Personally, I think the world would...
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Are you and your agency thinking about your credit union brand like it’s a consumer packaged goods brand (e.g. like Crest, or Coke, or Tyson)? There really is no reason not to be thinking about it in those terms. Consumer...
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Category experience is something that every marketer we have worked with seems to want in a new agency. Jack-in-the-Box wanted fast food experience. Roundy’s wanted grocery experience. Mercy Health wanted hospital experience. Motorola wanted durable goods/B2B experience. Name your category...
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Spoke with a brand new client the other day who shared with me his feelings about our claim of “no cost”. He said, “I have to admit, the ‘no cost/high value’ claim felt a little suspect to me.” He went...
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Treat your hospital like it’s a retailer. Pick your retailer.  A grocery retailer, a sandwich shop, a clothing retailer…you choose. Your hospital needs to operate like the best-in-class in any of these categories. It’s not enough to just have a...
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Ever looked at a marketing agency website and try to determine what their positioning is? I just left a marketing agency conference in Nashville (quite the exciting town!).  Topic was agency positioning. One of the things David Baker, the consultant...
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In our latest 2017 New Year Outlook Survey Report, 64% of marketers tell us they are moving some of their marketing and agency business in-house. Agencies tell us the same. While in-house agencies can be a great way to cut...
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