Ad Agencies Should Shift Into Consulting Roles for New Business

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How agencies can reinvent themselves by developing consulting services to open the door for new business.  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 differentiation based on price. There has been little innovation from agencies to migrate […]

Lee Clow’s Beard: Word’s of Advertising Wisdom

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If you think social media is hard to comprehend – the answers may be in our past! I was reading an Ad Age aricle this morning, “Lee Clow on Advertising, Then and Now”. Ad Age has referred to Lee Clow as “advertising’s art director guru”.  He was a personal friend of Steve Jobs for some thirty years. He’s known […]

What is your agency doing to meet the escalating demands for digital?

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  Digital is not an idea that you merely ‘check off’ your list. Traditional agencies should know by now that digital training is critical to their new business success.  “The market is now ready to take a big step to join, and in some cases even replace, traditional agencies in leading marketing strategy for top […]

25 Ways to Be Found for Ad Agency New Business

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Tips for creating a larger online presence to be found by your agency’s best prospects. Almost five years ago I had an epiphany for new business. It came from a CMO Study, released in early 2008, where 85% of decision makers said they found their vendors not the other way around. I realized there was […]

Why ad agencies should learn about Springpad

Springpad re-imagines how sharing and discovery should work. If you are a regular reader of Fuel Lines, you know that I am a big fan of Edward Boches, Chief Innovation Officer (formerly Chief Creative Officer and Chief Social Media Officer) at Mullen. Edward was among the few creatives to understand the importance of social media as […]

How McKinney achieved one of the best new-business records among advertising agencies

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Innovation and collaboration, two keys to ad agency new business. McKinney is an independent advertising agency based in Durham, North Carolina. It was founded in 1969 by Charles “Chick” McKinney, the agency is now independently owned by a management team led by Brad Brinegar, CEO.  It has been recognized as one of the nine best agencies in […]

Ad Age: Top 10 Best Places to Work in Marketing and Media

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A great work environment is a big plus for ad agency new business. Ad Age recently released the results of the best places to work in marketing and media. Any advertising agency, media owner or marketer with more than 50 full-time employees was eligible to enter.  Rankings were determined through the use of employer and […]

The Future of Ad Agency Promotion at Events Through Social Media

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  Social media can enhance your special event experience and make networking for new business easier. Without a doubt an industry trade show or conference has been a beneficial professional networking event for business opportunities. Social media has transformed these events and taken them to a new level. “I think social media is changing the […]

The 2010 Creativity 50 for Ad Agency New Business

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There is a paradigm shift in how new business is being acquired for small to mid-size ad agencies. Innovation and creativity are important elements for any small to midsize ad agency. They are also critical for ad agency new business. They can set your agency apart from the pack.

50 of the Best Insights from Ad Age’s First Ever Small Agency Conference

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Ad Age recently conducted its first-ever Small Agency Conference in New Orleans. They brought together a great group of group of speakers that shared their expertise delivering rich nuggets of information from the importance of having a unique agency culture; how to attract the best talent in the marketplace; using creativity to boost the bottom line; to the nuts and bolts of new business and getting the win.