Category Archives: Ad Agency CEO

Amsterdam Is Fun

KesselsKramer Makes Amsterdam Fun Yeah, you know Amsterdam is fun. I’ve just had that confirmed: spring weather; the gorgeous canals; tall blondes; really fine design; marijuana is legal (but, I am from Portland so who cares.) And the two best photography museums I’ve been to. Foam and Huis Marseilles. I’ll put links to them at the bottom. Getting to […]

Tom Peters And Your Search For Excellence

Listen To Tom Peters Way back in 1982, I read Tom Peters and Robert Waterman’s “In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies.” While this may sound a bit over-the-top silly – it changed my perspective on business. From the Book’s Amazon blurb: The “Greatest Business Book of All Time” (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of […]

Will You Sell Your Advertising Agency?

The Big Question: Will You Sell Your Advertising Agency? Will you be able to sell your advertising agency someday? The simple answer… probably not. That said, see below for two Portland “advertising” agencies that just got bought. I Know You Want It Most of the advertising agencies I talk with want to get bought – sooner or later. Who […]

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 […]