Category: Agency Leadership

WHY DOES PURPOSE MATTER?

I have always believed that Agencies, Marketers and Entrepreneurs can enhance their odds of winning new business exponentially by ‘profiling’ their new business prospects and leaders correctly and with the best ‘positioning’ too. All members of an Agency’s new business team need to understand how to identify different profiles, how …

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What’s the difference between a Product & a Brand?

  Over the years, I’ve consistently been asked this question by most entry level marketers, entrepreneurs, startups, small and mid size business owners, product managers or even advertising trainees for years. And, I’m still being asked this question! So, I thought I should write an article to layout how I …

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THE MEANING OF ‘BRAND’ IN A DIGITAL AGE

Originally, the word ‘brand’ came from the Norse word “brandr” which meant, “to burn”. In the Middle Ages, farmers protected their livestock by “burning” a unique and identifying mark with a hot iron on their animals and livestock (and even in some cases on prisoners!). This form of identification was …

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Lessons from The Bay Way

With all the recent breaking news, stories and reports about: Facebook, Uber, Amazon, Google, YouTube, Alphabet, Twitter, Theranos, AirBNB, and Salesforce, I have often thought about all the massive changes in the marketplace in which we all operate these days. I have witnessed and experienced since I was involved in …

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PRO TIPS FOR NEW BUSINESS & GROWTH

There are some fundamental building blocks for consistently winning new business, driving results, growing revenue, building more successful relationships and improving your ‘batting average’. I have attached some of the actual Pro Tips I have found that have given me amazing results, multiple wins and generated millions of dollars over …

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TURBOCHARGE YOUR BUSINESS WITH THESE KEY STRATEGIES

If you want to grow your business, beat up your competition, make better margins, exceed on your expectations and win more clients. I think these are some of the key skills and concepts that once you master can transform your business instantly. I have written about Educational based marketing before …

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Can an Ad Agency or team manage Chemistry?

New Business and Growth are all about showcasing the key people on your Agency’s team as well as on the client’s team. Make sure you clearly identify the prospect’s hero: the one person who can stand up, carry the day and clearly outline all the prospect’s key issues. Importantly, you …

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Chemistry is critical to New Business & Growth

I have long believed that Agencies can enhance their odds of winning new business exponentially by ‘profiling’ their new business prospects and leaders correctly. All members of an Agency’s new business team need to understand how to identify different profiles, how to build trust with each one, and most importantly, …

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WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST NEW BUSINESS PAIN POINTS?

When I ask most marketers, entrepreneurs and Ad Agencies anywhere in the US or worldwide, I am commonly told these primary issues for winning more New Business and Growth today: Finding new clients and brands (overwhelmingly the single biggest complaint) Not enough focus on business development, planning and staffing properly …

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