How To Win New Advertising Accounts With Research
I am a research junkie. I think it comes from having started my career at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, a huge NYC agency that excelled at consumer research and had a range of proprietary tools all managed by a multi-person research staff. And then, a couple of years at Saatchi London, with its cadre of Account Planners. And, over the years, I worked with clients like General Mills, J&J and Sara Lee that used advertising research to track everything before they made big buck decisions.
And, I know that smart targeted research is one of the best new business attractors. Read this article on how to grab the attention of virtually any client “An Irresistible New Business Sales Pitch“.
And, when used strategically in an in-person pitch, smart, compelling research can help you win the heart and mind of a client within the first five minutes of your meeting. Used correctly, research can be a dramatic wake up call or a smart way to confirm that you get the client’s business and industry.
It’s Gotten Easier
Good news on the research front is that with digital tools, we do not necessarily need to run expensive research programs to generate decision-making or new client attracting data. Here are a few tools that even an intern can manage (manage, not set up) to whet your information appetite. [Read more…] about Advertising Research Tools