Most Ad Agencies Fail at Negotiating for New Business

ad agencies like lambs led to the slaughter

When it comes to negotiating contracts and service agreements, agencies are terribly naive, like lambs led to the slaughter.  My friend, Peter Levitan, ran business development and marketing at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Worldwide in New York and London, and bought and sold three of his own agencies (including Portland’s Citrus). Peter has written the most […]

Improve Ad Agency New business Leads with Authority Marketing

Authority Marketing for Ad Agency New Business

Leverage SEO and expert positioning! Based on Google patents and documents, which explicitly state that Google prefers experts and authorities. John McDougall, the author of Web Marketing On All Cylinders and The Big Dog Authority Marketing Checklist, will show you how positioning your agency and team members as thought leaders is critical to digital marketing success. One of the […]

The Best Time to Post, Pin and Tweet for Ad Agency New Business

what is the best time to post, pin and tweet

Timing is critical when it comes to engaging with your social media audience. To increase the Click-Through-Rate of your article links and boot your website traffic, you need to be posting and tweeting at the best times. Figuring out the best times to post, you’ll need to consider such as the time zones where your best prospects […]

How to Build a Powerful Presentation Deck for Ad Agency New Business

a presentation deck for ad agency new business

Give your presentations LIFE rather than SUCKING THE LIFE out of your audience. I’ve been speaking publically for more than three decades. Last year, I spoke at conferences, seminars and workshops in over 43 different cities. I’m still a student who continually wants to improve. Presentations are very time consuming and require a lot of hard work. I […]

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 struggling to increase your firm’s revenue? Are you losing out on price? Do […]

My 70-20-10 Twitter Formula for Ad Agency New Business

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A simple formula for using Twitter more effectively for new business. I’ve been using Twitter for new business since 2007. It is the leading traffic generator for my website traffic.  One of the best helps I found when I first started using Twitter came from Angela Maiers, educator, author, blogger who leads Maier Educational Services. Angela […]

20 Tips to Create a Niche Blog for Ad Agency New Business

a niche blog for ad agency new business

A niche blog allows agencies to focus on a specific target audience, to create a stronger point of differentiation and a positioning of expertise.  According to a recent agency survey, 86.2% of the respondents believe that content marketing is now an important part of an agency’s new business efforts. The study also indicates that few have […]

Combining Inbound Marketing and Pinterest for Ad Agency New Business

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  Pinterest’s has the potential to offer far more value than Facebook and Twitter because of its ability to aggregate and naturally curate content – Forbes I had the privilege of presenting at Hubspot’s Inbound 2012 Conference in Boston. A record 2,800 were in attendance from all over the globe. Amazing growth from the several […]

How to Build A Platform for Ad Agency New Business

Michael Hyatt Platform for ad agency new business

If you’re serious about taking your agency to the next level, “you can’t succeed without a platform.” Most agencies were late getting into social media. Then they literally “jumped in” with little to show for their time and effort. It takes more than a completed check-list for having an agency blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts […]

Ad Agency New Business 101: Conduct a SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis for Ad agency New Business

A SWOT analysis is a good starting point for someone who is charged with creating new business opportunities for a small to midsize advertising agency, PR firm or digital shop.   Part of Steve Jobs’ 12 Rules of Success: Perform SWOT analysis. As soon as you join/start a company, make a list of strengths and weaknesses […]