Category Archives: New Business

Pitch Consultants Advice For Advertising Agencies

 Advice For Advertising Agencies That Want to Win A chunk of my book on how to win more advertising agency pitches included interviews with industry playas. These folks were agency owners, 4A’s execs, search and pitch consultants, procurement decision makers and legal experts. Many readers found these interviews to be invaluable in helping to craft […]

Frozen Emails And Business Development

How Not To Freeze Your Business Development Emails I’m not a big fan of cold calls, cold emails, or cold anything (a key reason I live in Mexico.) However, in the land of lead generation, there are times when a cold “Hi There” email might simply be the only option. Or, better yet, a smart […]

Does Search Engine Optimization Work?

Guess What… Search Engine Optimization Does Work The chart above is from WordPress analytics on the source of my incoming traffic. Yup, Search Engine Optimization works. Just look at all the traffic I get from search engines. And, note how many searches come from just Google. In one month… 2,538! When I ask agencies that […]

The Basics: An Advertising Agency New Business Plan 

Your 2018 Advertising Agency New Business Plan I admit it. I am going to repeat myself (you’ll know it if you’ve read some of my 600+ blog posts.) The marketing communications service industry must have a solid advertising agency new business plan to survive in today’s lower margin marketing world. Wha? Agencies do not have a […]

Does Your Ad Agency Get Its Marketing Right?

Getting It Right  Here’s a look at some agencies that get their business development marketing right care of a request from Todd Foutz of Virgina’s NDP agency.He asked me if I could point to advertising agencies that looked like they had their business development act together. This post attempts to answer Todd’s question via some […]