Category Archives: Smart Agencies

The Ultimate Advertising Agency List

How Do Clients Find Your Advertising Agency? Think List. There are multiple ways that a prospective client will find an advertising agency. These range from very aggressive agency outreach to highly intelligent outreach (yup, two different approaches) to your inbound program to your agency reputation to being on the radar of search consultants to simply getting found […]

Does Your Advertising Agency Do Content Marketing Right?

Is Your Advertising Agency A Savvy Content Marketer? I’ve read acres of advertising agency content (blogs, white papers, videos, on LinkedIn, etc.). Some rock and some suck. Many agencies, once they have stellar content, do not put in the effort to spread the wealth. As in, they do not amplify their brilliant thinking across a range of […]

Harley Davidson And Ad Agencies

Let’s Start With Ad Agencies It is nice to see that ad agencies are willing to pivot. I read today that Cal McAllister of Seatle’s now closed Wexley School For Girls is starting a new agency. Having visited Wexley in the now distant goodish old days, I am not surprised that Cal has shifted from […]

Ted Leonsis, The Capitals and My Advertising Career

Ted’s Digital Advertising Advice I don’t usually talk about career development on this website. But, last night’s Washington Capital’s hockey game and their owner Ted Leonsis made me think of my own advertising career. More on this later. Watching Ted Leonsis’s Washington Capitals win the Stanly Cup was exhilarating for two reasons (for my international […]

Marketing Technology LUMAscape = Insane

The Insane Marketing Technology LUMAscape I’m laughing a bit. Clarity is not exactly what I get from this Marketing Technology LUMAscape chart. Clearly, LUMAscape provides a great organized overview. However, the marketing tech landscape is insane – especially when shown in aggregate. Insane due to its complexity, competing platforms, the time that is required for any ad agency to […]