Category Archives: Pitching

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 […]

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 […]

Interpersonal Chemistry and Body Language

Interpersonal Chemistry and Body Language and Sales Many pitches are won not because you are brilliant, but because the client simply likes you. I’ve sat on both sides of the advertising agency and client sales table and I can safely say, from my client side, that interpersonal chemistry is a critical factor in agency selection […]

You Will Lose 75% Of Your Advertising Agency Pitches

How To Win More Advertising Agency Pitches? Well, Buy My Book Think I’m kidding. I’ve seen the common sense and insights and techniques inside my book work after people have simply read the book – they’ve won more advertising, PR, digital, experiential agency pitches. Other agencies have benefitted by hiring me as a business development and pitch […]

How Digital Agencies Win Clients

How Digital Agencies Find (and Keep) Clients I was interviewed for the DM News article, “How Digital Agencies Find (and Keep) Clients”. Were my comments brilliant? Well, brilliant might be a stretch. But here are my key points. Referrals – The Default Business Development Tool Where do clients come from? “The traditional rules of marketing […]