A Christmas Miracle in Real-Time: YouTube’s feel-good holiday sensation

advertising westjet christmas miracle

"A virtual Santa, 175 WestJet volunteers, 16 cameras in 3 airports and one on a plane, set up a miracle for the passengers of two Calgary-bound flights." Canadian airline WestJet and studio m created a heartwarming campaign that couldn't help but become viral. It touched all the bases: the joy of … [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...]

Why are ad agencies so bad at new business?

ad agencies are bad at new business

Business development doesn't have to be so hard for small to midsize agencies.  I've spent almost my entire advertising  career in business development. I can tell you from my experience that agencies are historically bad when it comes to marketing themselves. It's as if they lose their marketing … [Read more...]

Ad Agencies: Guides for Creative and Marketing Salaries

advertising agency salary guide

Online information makes researching salary ranges easier than it has ever been in the past. For agencies to grow new business, they have to attract and retain talent. The turnover rate within the industry is over thirty-percent. It’s time for agency owners to get serious about inspiring their … [Read more...]

Win Without Pitching Webinar: Write 30 Posts in 30 Days

Blair Enns Win Without Pitching

5 December 2013 | 12:00 pm Eastern Time I'm conducting a Win Without Pitching Webinar for Blair Enns on how to develop a system to consistently create the kind of content that gains you a positioning of expertise that will generate new business opportunities. I've known of Michael and his work … [Read more...]

27 Tips to Boost Traffic to Your Agency’s Blog Site

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If you can't create online traffic, you won't generate leads for new business. Your ad agency's blog should be a central component of your social media strategy for new business. It personalizes your agency and can become an appealing magnet to quickly build a sizable targeted pipeline of … [Read more...]

Best Practices for Re-Sharing Content

The Association of Strategic Marketing

Live Webinar November 12, 2013 1:00 pm ET (12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT) 1 hour 30 minutes This live webinar will help you to understand the benefits of one of the most important elements of content marketing success, creating shareable content. You will have a better … [Read more...]

Jay Baer Demonstrates How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Book for New Business

Youtility for Ad Agency New Business

There are many valuable tips and helpful ideas that you can use from Jay Baer's promotion of his new book, Youtility. I just finished reading Jay Baer's book, Youtility: why SMART MARKETING is about HELP not HYPE. I highly recommend it. This is an excellent book for agency owners to better … [Read more...]

Use ManageFlitter to Build Your Twitter Following

manageflitter to grow your Twitter following

ManageFlitter provides you with a set of easy to use tools to help you build a prospective client audience for agency new business. This is a web-based application that I use and recommend. It assists Twitter users with their account management and helps to grow their followers.  People who want to … [Read more...]

The New Business Card

the new business card

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