Tag Archives: CEO

Anatomy Of An Advertising Agency Pitch: Part One

Anatomy Of An Advertising Agency Pitch This interview with Tony Mikes, Founder of the Second Wind Network, is a first-person perspective by an advertising agency management and business development leader who sat on the client side of an important ad agency pitch. It is an enlightening review of how advertising agencies performed, or didn’t, in […]

Is Your Agency Going To Wipeout? Stop Being Complacent.

Advice From An Advertising Agency CEO – Learn How To Ride The Waves So, how is the agency world doing? Are you guys happy? Worried? Running smart advertising agency business development programs? Have a big new business pipeline? Not? I recently asked one of my advertising agency owner friends what he thought was going on […]

Is Your Advertising Agency Underpaid?

This post is about the underpaid advertising agency. As in, your advertising agency is probably underpaid – or under managed. Or both. Believe me, they are connected. To be cute, this post is about the three P’s… Profit, Process and Podcast. Don’t forget to scroll down and listen to the podcast. In the meantime… I […]

Amsterdam Is Fun

KesselsKramer Makes Amsterdam Fun Yeah, you know Amsterdam is fun. I’ve just had that confirmed: spring weather; the gorgeous canals; tall blondes; really fine design; marijuana is legal (but, I am from Portland so who cares.) And the two best photography museums I’ve been to. Foam and Huis Marseilles. I’ll put links to them at the bottom. Getting to […]

Will You Sell Your Advertising Agency?

The Big Question: Will You Sell Your Advertising Agency? Will you be able to sell your advertising agency someday? The simple answer… probably not. That said, see below for two Portland “advertising” agencies that just got bought. I Know You Want It Most of the advertising agencies I talk with want to get bought – sooner or later. Who […]