Ad Agency New Business Articles Written by Michael Gass

A collection of over 1000 new business articles for advertising, digital, media and PR agencies.

Ad Agency Prospects are Looking for Expertise 

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Agencies fail to realize the importance prospects place on having a knowledge of their industry and a positioning of expertise. Small to midsize agencies continue to promote themselves as full service, even though it’s rare for an agency to have a full service client. They use “full service” to broaden their appeal to most prospects. […]

Describe Your Ad Agency in Six Words or Less

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Here’s a challenge for advertising, digital, media and PR agencies. Let’s take it one step further … Can you describe your agency in six words “without” using these 10 Things Ad Agencies “usually” Say About Themselves? Ten things agencies are most likely to say about themselves: Full service Comprehensive solutions Great ideas Results oriented Integrated marketing approach […]

Successfully Executing a New Business Strategy Requires a System

A System for Ad Agency New Business

A plan is just a plan until it’s executed. Execution is the battleground that determines success or failure. According to the RSW/US survey report, 66% of agency execs stated their new business hire was unsuccessful because the person lacked a methodology. How many annual planning meetings has your agency gone through to create a strategic new business plan only to […]

Making Time for Ad Agency New Business

A Calendar for Ad Agency New Business

One of our biggest challenges for new business is knowing work on each day. It’s also the key to lessening the distractions and increasing our productivity. So, the use of your calendar needs to be a priority.

Social Media Isn’t Working for Ad Agency New Business

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  If your agency’s social media participation isn’t developing new business leads, it’s important to know WHY.  From my experience, most agencies finally got on board with social media in 2010. They created their agency’s blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram accounts and jumped in. 70% of marketers report that social media marketing delivers poor or […]

Podcast: Inbound prospects in 30 days

Inbound Marketing for Ad Agency New Business

How to speed up the process of developing inbound leads for ad agency new business. I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jake Jorgovan for this episode of his, Working Without Pants Podcast, sponsored by Outbound Creative. I share in-depth tactics to help agencies with their inbound marketing strategies. A lot of agencies have a hard time seeing new […]

8 Primary Problems for Ad Agency New Business

Problems for Ad Agency New Business

  Agencies have lots of problems when it comes to new business. Almost my entire career in advertising was spent in business development. I’ve been a consultant to advertising, digital, media and PR firms for over ten years. I’ve worked one-on-one with over 270 agencies. From my experience, new business is becoming more complex and […]

CEOs Can’t Afford to Ignore Social Media

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Social media is a primary force that is redefining the role of the men and women who oversee the world’s largest companies. The importance of social media to business has dramatically escalated. We have moved through the “hype phase of social media when businesses felt compelled to participate because it was such a fad. We have […]

Attentionomics Needed for Ad Agency New Business

Presentations for Ad Agency New Business

 Every ad agency presentation needs to focus on capturing and keeping your audience’s ATTENTION. Keeping your audience’s attention is the rule that matters the most. If you want to reach your audience, you must have something significant to say and be passionate. Genuine passion will attract attention and attention will lead to action. A lot of […]

3 Things An Ad Agency New Business Director Needs for Success

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How ad agencies acquire new business has changed dramatically and that effects the knowledge and skills new business directors need to make it happen. People who have done this job in the past are struggling. The tenure of a new business director is now two years or less. In a recent survey conducted by RSW/US, […]