Author Archives: Peter

4A’s On Advertising Agency Pitching

Some Sage Words From The 4A’s On Advertising Agency Pitching Here is an interview on advertising agency pitching I did with Tom Finneran, EVP, Agency Management Services at the 4A’s. It’s one of many expert interviews in my book on advertising agency pitching. It comes from the perspective of the 4A’s, its work with hundreds of […]

Interpersonal Chemistry and Body Language

Interpersonal Chemistry and Body Language and Sales Many pitches are won not because you are brilliant, but because the client simply likes you. I’ve sat on both sides of the advertising agency and client sales table and I can safely say, from my client side, that interpersonal chemistry is a critical factor in agency selection […]

The Biggest Content Marketing Secret

And Ladies and Gentlemen…. The Biggest Content Marketing Secret Ready, set, go. Shh… Here is the big content marketing secret to delivering brilliant insights, mucho content and a simple way of making you look real smart. Creating relevant content every week is a bitch for small and medium sized advertising, digital, PR and whateva agencies. The […]

You Will Lose 75% Of Your Advertising Agency Pitches

How To Win More Advertising Agency Pitches? Well, Buy My Book Think I’m kidding. I’ve seen the common sense and insights and techniques inside my book work after people have simply read the book – they’ve won more advertising, PR, digital, experiential agency pitches. Other agencies have benefitted by hiring me as a business development and pitch […]

The Secrets of Advertising Agency Business Development

The Not So Secrets of Advertising Agency Business Development You think that advertising agency business development is hard? Try getting on stage on Ed Sullivan or Carnegie Hall. OK, so how do you get to Carnegie Hall? Well, you know the answer: Practice,  Practice, Practice. The 10,000-Hour Rule Here is a definition from Wikipedia of the […]