Category Archives: Agency of the Future

2017 Advertising Predictions

The Art Of Advertising: 2017 Advertising Predictions Huh, 2017 advertising predictions? No, I am not one year behind. This is just a redirect of a post I wrote in early 2017 about, yup, my predictions for 2017. I wanted to share it with you simply to show where my thinking was one year ago. So, […]

The Ultimate Test Of A Great Marketing Agency

The Ultimate (Litmus) Test Of A Great Marketing Agency Smart marketing agencies reevaluate their brand, sales prop and business objectives every year. This evaluation is the ultimate way to answer How are we doing? Is the industry passing us by? Are we set up for 2018 or 2019? Are we happy? Should we change? Sorry to […]

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 […]

An “Advertising” Cure For CPG’s Ills

An “Advertising” Cure For CPG’s Ills Imagine creating a new marketing company that directly goes after a huge industry’s Pain Points. I mean, directly. I just read, “2 Saatchi Alums Vow To ‘Clean Up’ CPG” in MediaPost. These ex-Saatchi guys vow to help clean up CPG’s big needs per the article … “As the consumer packaged […]

Mary Meeker & The State Of Internet

Mary Meeker – Internet Trends Report Just in case you haven’t seen Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends 2017, here it is. Highlights include (care of Quartz): Smartphone shipments have continued to slow, with only 3%year-over-year growth from 2015 to 2016. Global internet use continues to grow at 10% year over year, with 3.4 billion people on […]