Category Archives: Ad Agency CEO

How A Boise Advertising Agency Went Global

Get Past Local. Go Global. If you are a Melbourne, Dallas, Cardiff, Charlotte or Boise ad agency you just might be stuck herding smallish clients in your regional market. Becoming a global advertising agency is simply not going to be an option if you position yourself as a generic full-service or digital agency. Bottom line, […]

On Being Smart

Smart Is A Good Thing (For 2018) Hey, I like being smart. Yeah, I just said that. I bet you like being smart too. In fact, as you know, being smart is an essential element in driving brilliant marketing. This includes being curious. So, without further ado, here are a couple of smart places to help you get […]

How To Win Advertising Awards Like LONDON Advertising @ The Drum Awards

LONDON Advertising Kills The Drum Awards Plus An Interview With LONDON’s CEO To Help Your Agency Win Too Imagine an advertising agency that has a stand out, highly competitive  brand positioning (“One Brilliant Idea”); owns the name of its home city; beats much larger international agencies in pitches for global accounts; makes lovely and impossible […]

How To Start, Grow and Sell An Advertising Agency

How To Start, Grow and Sell An Advertising Agency I’ve been consulting with advertising agencies on how to grow their business for the past five years. It is rather fulfilling and fun. In fact, one of my agency clients just told me that they won a major piece of business from Google. I love hearing things […]

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 […]