Category Archives: Smart Agencies

3 Thoughts On Advertising

3, OK, 4 Thoughts On Advertising Here are some thoughts on advertising driven by three recent reads. What If There Was No Advertising? Imagine a world where all advertising was erased from the environment. That means no more urinal or bathroom stall ads; no more behavioral retargeting; movies and tv shows without commercials (oh, that’s […]

Buy These Advertising Books Today

Advice: Buy These “Advertising” Books I first met Paul Arden when I moved to Saatchi & Saatchi London in 1991 to run the J&J account and business development across Europe. Paul was one of Saatchi’s most famous creative directors, had worked on major agency accounts like British Airways, Silk Cut (a cigarette brand) and Fuji. He was […]

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 […]

Smart Marketing

Smart Marketing Is A Good Thing Our Goal = Run Smart Marketing. If you were an advertising agency client of mine in 2017, we would have sharpened your positioning; created a plan to deliver brand-building thinking via a content program and then wrapped all that in a marketing plan led by the critically important objective […]

2017 Advertising Predictions

The Art Of Advertising: 2017 Advertising Predictions Huh, 2017 advertising predictions? No, I am not one year behind. This is just a redirect of a post I wrote in early 2017 about, yup, my predictions for 2017. I wanted to share it with you simply to show where my thinking was one year ago. So, […]