Category: Strategic Planning

8 NEGOTIATION TACTICS THAT WON ME THE BEST DEALS WITH CLIENTS

I thought I would share one of my favorite, but rarely discussed topics in the news, media and with other senior Advertising and Marketing leaders today. In fact, I thought I would outline some of the key findings that have been responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising …

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AGENCY REMUNERATION, AGENCY RETAINER OR BILLABLE HOURS ?

I thought I would address a quick question, I get asked each and every week by brands or clients looking to understand how to work with a Brand Agency, Digital Agency or even a PR Company. They want to understand in how do I get more ‘bang for my bucks’ ? …

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WHY A GROWTH MINDSET IS CRITICAL TO WIN NEW BUSINESS

Over the years I have always found if you are dedicated, focused and have clarity on winning business and growing, in areas like: improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, your mindset  must always be certain, reachable and obtainable.  I have also found that before you chase your dreams and goals, it’s critical …

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HOW TO BUILD TRUST & INFLUENCE WITH YOUR CLIENTS

One thing I have learned over the past 25 years in marketing, advertising and communications is, nothing erodes personal credibility faster than a lack of trust. If you want people to show up daily, and do amazing work, you need to create a culture fueled by trust. As a leader, you …

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Organic Growth & Customer Loyalty is the BEST Agency Business

  I have worked in digital, branding and direct agencies for the past 25 years, and an agency’s organic growth is the most misunderstood aspect of seeking new agency business. It is also vastly underrated and unappreciated aspect of its contribution to an Agency’s growth Since the downturn of business …

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HOW TO GAIN MORE INFLUENCE AND BE A THOUGHT LEADER

  If you’re a marketing expert, speaker, singer, business executive, company leader, author, entrepreneur, ‘thought leadership’ matters to you! In fact, thought leaders come in every shape and size, they do come from any background or community and they can be any age, gender or ethnicity too! Your target audience …

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FIVE WAYS TO KNOCKOUT YOUR COMPETITION

  I thought it might be helpful if I outlined a few key things that keep me up at night. I also think about them when it comes to business development, winning new business or grabbing an iconic brand when pitching against others. I have long understood, one of the …

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How to prepare for a stronger New Business program in 2018

With approximately 45 days until 2018, I think it is important to review your results from this past year so you can close out 2017 on a high and prepare yourself for an even bigger and more successful 2018. Too often in Advertising Agency land, I have seen many agencies …

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HOW TO WIN HIGH-END CLIENTS AND BRANDS?

Having pondered this question daily for over two decades, I know the answer contains many layers of strategies, tactics and persistence to achieve a level of competency and high performance. The key phrase is ‘high performance’, not just have an occasional peak performance or outstanding game once each season BUT, …

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