Tag Archives: new business

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 […]

The Secrets of Advertising Agency Business Development

The Not So Secrets of Advertising Agency Business Development You think that advertising agency business development is hard? Try getting on stage on Ed Sullivan or Carnegie Hall. OK, so how do you get to Carnegie Hall? Well, you know the answer: Practice,  Practice, Practice. The 10,000-Hour Rule Here is a definition from Wikipedia of the […]

Expedia And Sales Chutzpah

A Lesson From Expedia On Sales Chutzpah OK, we all have bad customer service experiences. I get it. But when the bad experiences go across four Expedia service phone conversations (that lasted about three plus hours over two days) and another six back and forth Twitter direct tweets and the customer who is spending over $5,000 on […]

The Cost Of Ad Agency Business Development

Ad Agency Business Development. What Does It Actually Cost? Simple answer? Ad agency business development costs… a lot. A more detailed answer follows. I recently spoke about ad agency business development (essentially the art of Account Based Marketing) at Hanapin Marketing’s PPC Hero conference in L.A. and did a day long ‘how to pitch’ workshop […]

How Do Clients Choose An Advertising Agency?

How Do Clients Choose An Advertising Agency? Ah, let me count the ways clients decide which advertising agency to contact when they need to dial up their marketing. But, let’s just keep this blog post real simple. They choose them based on what they do. The “Data” Agency. I am going to Miami next week to […]