Pick My Brain


I enjoy sharing new business advice for advertising, digital, media and PR agencies from my professional experience.

Since 2007, I’ve been creating helpful, tutorial and tactical information on business development through my blog, Fuel Lines. It has been rated among the top marketing blogs in the world by Ad Age’s Power 150.

I share advice almost daily through my personal networks on such as Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Facebook and Pinterest. I’ve also created and given away tutorial and tactical information through SlideShare presentations and YouTube videos. But, even with all of the free advice, I still had many requests to set up a time to “pick my brain.”

It is flattering to have so many small, midsize and large agencies seeking my advice. It shows that they find value in what I have to say.

For those in need of help beyond the FREE stuff, I have created “Pick My Brain” as an addition to my consulting services. 

How it works: We create an agenda and set-up a time for you to discuss your challenges. I provide my knowledge and experience to answer your questions and offer my assessment and advice for a fee of $250 for a one hour session.

To get the ball rolling: Simply email me your request. I will follow up, usually within a day, to set a day/time and agenda for a phone or video conference. A few days prior to this event, you will receive an invoice via PayPal to make payment.

My email address: michael@michaelgass.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

“Hiring Michael brings to mind a Buddhist saying “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I had been reading Michael’s blog for some time, with a gnawing feeling that that I was drifting aimlessly in my new business efforts. Something compelled me to schedule a consultation with Michael and it was one of the best, most pivotal business decisions I’ve made.  Douglas Burdett, Owner, Artillery Marketing, Norfolk, VA

“It was a pleasure working with Michael. I found him to not only be highly personable, but extremely professional and results-focused. His expertise in the advertising/agency new business space is exceptional.” Jeff Adelson-Yan, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Levelwing, New York, NY

“Michael is an expert at connecting your business strategy to your blogging and online engagement efforts. Michael knows how to listen and create actionable ideas to impact your lead generation efforts as well as position you as an expert.” Jeff Fromme, Ex VP, Barkley, Kansas City, MO

“Michael transformed how our agency viewed new business acquisition and lead generation through social media.” Glenn Taylor, Senior Creative Director/Partner, MLT Creative, Atlanta, GA

“Michael Gass is one of the country’s foremost authorities on using social media for new business. We’ve hired Michael. He comes highly recommended.” Bob Linden, Senior Vice President, 4As, Training, Education and Development

“Michael is a consummate professional. He helped us increase our online presence and showed us many ‘tricks’ to online business development.” Ro Breehl, Owner, Breehl+Traynor, Rio Rancho, NM

“I saw Michael speak at a conference and his tips on new business development helped us dramatically. I set up a consulting call and started working with him on expanding my online presence and have been very impressed with his techniques.” Ben Shaver, founder, Dental Inbound Marketing