Category Archives: New Business

Minimalist Advertising Agency Websites

Minimalist (Advertising Agency) Websites Say this out loud: “Your advertising, digital or design agency has only about 8 seconds to get the attention, interest and then drive an action from a website visitor.” That is what 8 seconds in the land of website lead gen looks like. I have been studying the design and sales savvy of advertising agency websites […]

Will Marijuana Get Advertising Agencies High?

Will Marijuana Get Advertising Agencies High? This is an update to a post I wrote in July, 2015. I must admit that I was right then that marijuana will get advertising agencies high. High as in offering a brand new multi-billion dollar product category that needs agency services. All of them – product design, PR, […]

Is Advertising Art?

Is Advertising Art? Yes and No.   Here are some thoughts about the business of advertising that I will explore this year. A key one is the question of advertising art vs. advertising science and how this effects what you are selling to future clients. Is advertising art or science? We’ll it used to be […]

2016 Winners and Losers

My 2016 Winners and Losers Well, not just mine. Here is a video from L2 and its CEO Scott Galloway on his 2016 predictions. Galloway is one of the more entertaining folks out there and his take on what is working and not in marketing and the digital space is always worth a watch. He is […]

Your Advertising Agency Must Kick Ass In 2017

Dear Advertising Agency: Kick Ass In 2017 As you will see below, times are tough and getting tougher for advertising agency business development. Clients are confused; are (massive understatement coming…) a bit uneducated in all of the new advertising options; worried about their budgets; worried about ROI; worried about data overload; find it hard to work with a […]