Posts tagged with: finding better agencies

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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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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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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Just read an article about traditional agency search firms and how they are being squeezed because they haven’t adjusted and changed with the times. You, the marketer are changing, your needs are changing in how your managing your business and...
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If you’re like most marketers, you probably get a large number of calls each week from marketing agencies. It can be annoying, I’m sure.  But if you look and listen carefully, it’s pretty easy to sort out the agencies that...
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