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The Power and Pitfalls of Agency Purpose

I love Lucky Generals’ Andy Nairn. He talks a lot of sense. So if you didn’t see his Campaign piece on The Power and Pitfalls of Purpose, then do check it out.  Or rather, don’t -...

How to finally work ‘on’ not ‘in’ your agency

Many agency leaders are still involved with every client and every decision, even though it slows down growth. But getting beyond the firefighting might be easier than you think. All parents...

Has marketing lost its bottle?

From short-termism and risk aversion, to misguidedly exploiting an oversupplied agency market, are Marketers harming their chances of success?  (This article first appeared in Marketing...

Your revolution starts with Account Management

Many agency CEOs bemoan a lack commerciality in their Account Management teams, but the solution can also be the key to genuine transformation. It’s a fact of life that language matters....

Which road to reinvention?

Agencies are waking up to the need for fundamental change. That’s all very well in theory, but what should CEOs do in practice? From management consultants and in-housing, to...

Selling more by selling less

If your agency is kissing too many frogs and not winning enough new-business, then a different sales mindset and model can be transformational. For most agencies, lead generation is a serious...

Setting priorities when failure isn’t an option

When you’re refocusing strategy and need to bring the team with you, objective prioritisation is critical for taking good decisions quickly. Although growth is usually on the to-do list, at...

Defining your agency’s path to growth

To meet modern client demands, agencies must fully develop their own unique customer experience. Step one is to understand what’s working well and prioritise what needs to change. Modern...

Why it’s time to tell agencies the truth about pitching

Until you tell agencies how painful pitching really is, you’ll keep fuelling their insecurities - damaging effectiveness and making everyone’s life harder. (This article first appeared in...

Are you lagging behind changing client needs?

As client needs continue to evolve, too many agencies are failing to adapt. To address their unfamiliar challenges, you need a more progressive approach to growth. Clearly clients are...

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