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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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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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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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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Just spent two days at the Mirren marketing agency conference in New York.  Great conference for us as it gives us the opportunity to meet, and get re-acquainted with 100’s of agencies from across the country. The conference also provides...
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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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