Category Archives: Marketing

Advertising Agency Marketing and Getting Past Sameness

Beyond Sameness: An Advertising Agency Marketing Objective This mini-thought-piece is about getting away from the awfulness of advertising agency marketing ‘sameness’. First of all, of course, all advertising agencies are by nature the same. All dry cleaners are the same. All bars are the same. All optometrists are the same. All advertising agencies make or deliver ads. […]

13 Steps To Building A Well-Read Ad Agency Blog

What Is The Purpose Of My Ad Agency Blog? If you run an ad agency blog – or any other word-centric social media platform – you will often ask yourself the difficult question, “What should I write about today? What pearls of wisdom will get us more attention?” Despite blogging for 15 years, I ask […]

The Idiocy Of Ad Agency Christmas Giving

Yes, Ad Agency Christmas Giving Is Stupid Does your ad agency send out Chrismas cards or gifts to clients — even prospects? I call this practice stupid. Strong words? Sure. Look, I have nothing against season’s greetings. But, after working at a couple of agencies (including my own) and watching dozens/hundreds more send out very […]

Cures For Poor Advertising Agency Profits

Cures For Poor Advertising Agency Profits I work to provide cures for low advertising agency profits. That is my specialty. I do not get many calls from super successful, as in high-margin agencies unless they are very very hungry to expand.  I LOVE those call from the relentless. Here Is A Key Question Within the […]

What Ad Agency Clients Want

The Client Need-Scape = What Ad Agency Clients Want There is no single type of client. But, most clients want a similar array of attributes and deliverables from their ad agency. From an agency business development perspective, clearly enunciating that you understand the client need-scape, the what ad agency clients want from you, is critical in […]