Social Media Tools: Promote Your Ad Agency With SlideShare

slideshare for ad agency new business

SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. It is a great tool for ad agency new business.

Early this morning, 5:42 AM to be exact, I received this email from SlideShare:

“Your presentation is currently being featured on the SlideShare homepage by our editorial team.
We thank you for this terrific presentation, that has been chosen from amongst the thousands that are uploaded to SlideShare everday.”

I’m writing this post at 6:13 AM and in less than an hour my presentation, Fueling New Business Through Social Media, has received over 1,259 views. That being said, don’t neglect SlideShare as a tool to promote your agency. It takes only minutes to upload your presentation and allows you to do a number of things with it:

  • Embed slideshows into your own blog or website
  • Share slideshows publicly or privately. There are several ways to share privately
  • Synch audio to your slides
  • Market your own event on slideshare
  • Join groups to connect with SlideShare members who share your interests
  • Download the original PowerPoint / Pdf file

Here are a few agency SlideShare presentations that might be of interest:

If your agency has a SlideShare presentation, please share it through the comment section below.

About Michael Gass

Consultant | Trainer | Author | Speaker

Since 2007, he has been pioneering the use of social media, inbound and content marketing strategies specifically for agency new business.

He is the founder of Fuel Lines Business Development, LLC, a firm which provides business development training and consulting services to advertising, digital, media and PR agencies.


  1. Rico Figliolini says:

    Love slideshare. You can embed it into your LinkedIn profile as an app too.

  2. Congrats for your slideshare success story.

    So… this triggered me to update ours.


  3. Thanks for sharing Dominiq

  4. Congratulations Michael, nice work. We don’t use SlideShare right now, I’ll check it out. I like Rico’s comment as well, good idea.

  5. joshuafleming says:

    I’ve been thinking about doing this for our agency too, Michael, but I am not sure exactly who those views would be coming from. I wonder how many people are other agency folks looking to steal slides for their own presentations vs. actual business opportunities from clients that need help.

    I’d be curious to know what this does for your business in the long term. Congrats on the views though! : )

  6. Joshua,

    I understand about having reservations about losing intellectual capital to your competition. My experience and recommendation is still to put it out there for your audience. I know this goes against the grain of what we are use to, but if you build “targeted” traffic to your site and resources, the advantages far outweigh the risk.

    Here’s a agency SlideShare presentation that is of benefit to their target audience and doesn’t give to much away: Ad Agency Creates YouTube Video to Generate Appeal for their Niche

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