Category Archives: Smart Agencies

Giving to win: Strategic Philanthropy and Advertising Agency Smiles

Strategic Philanthropy Way back in 2013, I wrote about advertising agencies and philanthropy. I haven’t changed my mind… Intelligent giving, or better, strategic philanthropy, is a smart move for you and your clients. I urge you to read my earlier post. Since its the holiday season, I thought that your agency might want to consider giving to […]

How To Win Advertising Awards Like LONDON Advertising @ The Drum Awards

LONDON Advertising Kills The Drum Awards Plus An Interview With LONDON’s CEO To Help Your Agency Win Too Imagine an advertising agency that has a stand out, highly competitive  brand positioning (“One Brilliant Idea”); owns the name of its home city; beats much larger international agencies in pitches for global accounts; makes lovely and impossible […]

A Marketing Email Program With Personality

Yup, Your Email Program Can Have Personality Boring is bad. Personality is good. Me-Too is bad. Different is good. Getting unsubscribed sucks. How many marketing or information emails do you get? I get a lot. To be clear, I am talking about both direct marketing emails (the unsolicited kind) and email newsletters that I have […]

How To Start, Grow and Sell An Advertising Agency

How To Start, Grow and Sell An Advertising Agency I’ve been consulting with advertising agencies on how to grow their business for the past five years. It is rather fulfilling and fun. In fact, one of my agency clients just told me that they won a major piece of business from Google. I love hearing things […]

The History Of Podcasting

The History of Podcasting + This is my 600th blog post so I thought that I’d be particularly insightful (in my mind at least.) Stay with me as I am about to ramble about me and some business development insights. A bit later, I’ll actually discuss the history of podcasting. But first, some back-patting. I […]