A New Approach is Now Needed for Ad Agency New Business

inbound marketing for ad agency new business

Business development has undergone a major change. New business has historically been a problem for agencies. Most small to midsize agencies have no positioning and no point of differentiation. They look and sound the same. They are often treated as vendors because they lack a positioning of … [Read more...]

2014 The Year of the Social CEO

2014 Year of the Social CEO Michael Gass

Social media is a primary force that is redefining the role of the men and women who oversee the world’s largest companies. Brands no longer ignore social media. The importance of social media on business has dramatically escalated. We have moved through the “hype phase of social media when … [Read more...]

Ad Agencies Should Shift Into Consulting Roles for New Business

Tom Fisburne ad agency new business

How agencies can reinvent themselves by developing consulting services and reconfiguring their business models and tap into a new revenue source. For too long advertising agencies have been treated as vendors. They claim to be different, but most are pretty much the same and sameness always breeds … [Read more...]

Amazing Results From Effective Content Promotion

Trent Dyrsmid Brightideas

Guest post by Trent Dyrsmid. Trent is the founder of BrightIdeas.co and the host of the popular BrightIdeas podcast, where he has interviewed over 100 successful entrepreneurs to get them to share the exact steps that they used to achieve their results. Trent is also the founder of Groove Digital … [Read more...]

Stop the Bullying for Ad Agency New Business

ad agencies need to stop the bullying for new business

Agencies have only themselves to blame, making it easy for clients to bully them around.  Agencies claim to be different but most are pretty much the same and sameness always breeds differentiation based on price.  There has been little innovation from agencies to migrate away from the old model of … [Read more...]

From the Master of Sound: 5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Julian Treasure business sound expert

There is so much noise in our current world we have forgotten how to listen.  Office noise is extremely damaging to productivity. You are one-third as productive in open-plan offices as in quiet rooms. The Sound Agency  I have the luxury of working from my home office most of the time. I love … [Read more...]

IBM Study: Social media is about to transform the C-Suite

connected CEO

"The most effective leaders throughout history have been great communicators, yet the vast majority of modern-day CEOs and C-Suite executives are conspicuously absent from social media channels." Ann Charles, CEO BRANDfog We are living in the information age. More people share information from more … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Capture More Leads for Ad Agency New Business

Trent Dyrsmid ad agency new business

Guest post by Trent Dyrsmid. Trent is an online marketing expert, author, speaker, and the founder of BrightIdeas.co. His podcasting audience is made up entirely of ad agency professionals, small business owners, and independent marketing consultants. Trent has produced over 100 episodes. Are you … [Read more...]

RSW/US Brings New Business Opportunities to Ad Agencies

Mark Sneider, owner, president RSW/US

Guest post written by Mark Sneider, Owner/President of RSW/US. I see Mark at a lot of major agency events each year. I always enjoy spending some time with him and his business development director, Lee McKnight. Mark and I both spoke at the Mirren New Business Conference in New York recently. I … [Read more...]

Ad Agencies: Will 2013 Be the Year 3D Printing Goes Mainstream?

3d printing advertising agencies

3D Printing is an innovative technology that is sure to impact advertising, marketing and even agency new business.  "A faster and cheaper alternative to traditional methods of manufacturing is making its way into the mainstream market, and it looks to be changing the way people do … [Read more...]