Author Archives: Peter

See How Advertising Agency Humor Can Sell You

When I owned my Portland advertising agency I was always looking for a way to really grab the attention of a business development prospect the second they hit our home page. I mean grab them. Excite them. Hold them. Sell them. An approach that I considered over and over was to have a stand-up comedian […]

What’s Your Smart Guest Blog Pitch?

I’ve done a fair amount of guest blogging on advertising and marketing industry websites to drive my awareness within the advertising agency market. Based on this experience, I strongly recommend the guest blog opportunity to my agency clients and give them both strategic and tactical methods to amplify their messaging on OPW – other people’s […]

What To Learn From Learn From Crispin Porter Bogusky

Advertising Agency Learning From Crispin Porter Bogusky I use a bit of show and tell when I work with my advertising agency clients. Based on their business objectives, positioning, and service offering, I show a series of relevant benchmark agency websites and marketing tactics to help agencies learn from related B2B best practices. Here is […]

Advertising Agency Sales Meeting Insanity

Yikes: Sales Meeting Insanity This is a shoutout to RSW/US’s Lee McNight and his mind-blowingly sad video about advertising agency sales: 3 Takeaways Ep16 – 3 Reasons Why Initial Agency New Business Meetings Go Nowhere I watched this video on my mobile phone in the dark at 6 AM in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico while […]

Would You Buy Your Advertising Agency?

If You Put Your Advertising Agency Up For Sale… Would You Buy It? I could turn the important question, “Would you buy your advertising agency?” into a long blog post. But, good news, I won’t. I’ll get to the point. I just finished listening to Kara Swisher interview Khosla Ventures’ partner Keith Rabois – On The Future […]