Client Relations

Keep your friends close and your partners closer.

The info you need to maintain good relations with your clients, including tips on improving account longevity, trends in agency-client relationships, and more.

Maximizing Client-Agency Relationships

To Increase Agency-Client Trust, Align the Incentives |

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Tim Williams of Ignition Group offers suggestions for rebuilding trust between agencies and clients.

AAR Partners: A Flawed Pitch Process – What the ID Comms Study Doesn’t State

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Originally published in AAR Partners, December 3, 2018 By Lisa Colantuono,  AAR Partners According to the latest study by ID Comms in partnership with the 4A’s released last week, U.S. advertisers are failing to get the most value from media pitches because of flawed processes and lack of communication. The study reminds me of a blog post […]

Avoiding Deadly Scope of Work Traps |

Do you want to improve work quality, efficiency, and transparency without falling into common scope of work issues?  Find out how in the latest piece from Agency Mania Solutions.

Insights from 4A’s Research | Direct-to-Consumer: A Revolutionary New Concept?

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Learn how DTC brands are changing the ad agency model in this insights piece from Marsha Appel, SVP, 4A’s Research.

The CMO Lifecycle | Tenure Analysis and New Business Opportunities |

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Winmo reports CMO tenure trends and what it means for ad agencies in this exclusive access for 4A’s members.

ID Comms in Partnership with the 4A’s Releases Study on Media Pitch Practices; Reveals Shortcomings of Current Pitch Process

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New research shows that US advertisers may be failing to get the most value from media pitches as a result of flawed processes and lack of communication. Better processes will ensure advertisers are more effectively partnering with agencies.   November 28, 2018: A new study, released by ID Comms in partnership with the 4A’s, reveals […]

The SoDA Report | Global Digital Outlook |

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SoDA and Forrester feature research digital trends to watch, growth in digital marketing budgets, agency landscape trends, and client-agency relations.

Stop Filling Orders and Start Solving Problems |

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Agencies can show that they are in the results business rather than the service business by solving instead of executing.  Ignition Consulting Group explains how.

The Marketing Diet for Client Agency Relations |

  Agency Mania Solutions offers tips for maintaining a healthy marketing lifestyle and staying budget fit.

Rebuilding Your Business Model |

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Should you consider rebuilding your business model?

Wasted! |

What are the most common causes of waste in the client/agency relationship?  Find out in the latest from Agency Mania Solutions.  

Agency Management: The New CMO Imperative |

Marketing leaders must build the right Agency Management competencies to enable their organization to do more.  Find out how in this piece from Agency Mania Solutions    

4A’s Research Insights | Identity Marketing

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Marsha Appel, SVP, 4A’s Research Services, explores identity marketing and the implications for ad agencies.

Industry leaders acquire digital talent |

Find out how industry leaders are securing top digital talent through acquisitions in this report from Agency Mania Solutions.

Bringing Working Culture into the 21st Century

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CreativeBrief explores the state of agency working culture today.

You’re Not Overservicing, You’re Underscoping |

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Tim Williams of Ignition Consulting provides suggestions to help agencies better understand and define scope.

A Change in Pitch

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Creativebrief surveyed agency CEOs and CMOs to gauge their thoughts on the traditional pitch. The results are surprising!

Reading the Early Signs of Trouble |

Learn how to detect the early signs of trouble in agency/client relationships.

The Voice Advantage |

Take a look at how voice required new skills and agency competencies,and what brand advertisers are doing to take advantage in this recent piece from Agency Mania Solutions.

Four reasons advertisers conduct an agency review |

Bruno Gralpois of Agency Mania Solutions explores the reasons behind the Campbell’s switch to Publicis from BBDO and how to prevent the excessive wave of agency reviews.

Confident Optimism: The Feeling That Matters Most for Forging Successful Business Relationships

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While it is easy for marketers to get distracted by the power of data and technology, a new report reminds us what really drives business decisions: feelings. “The Business Feeling Index: The Feelings that Move Business Forward” report, conducted by the Financial Times Commercial Insight Group in collaboration with leading global business-to-business advertising agency gyro, asked FT readers across the globe to express what feelings are crucial for creating successful business relationships.

Study Reveals That Creative Asset Workflow Lags Years Behind Innovations in Media Buying and Negatively Impacts Advertisers, Agencies and Publishers

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This comprehensive report from Extreme Reach, based on research commissioned with Advertiser Perceptions™, illuminates just how cumbersome and inefficient it is for ad ops teams to find and prepare creative assets for video campaigns.

13 Questions to Help You Write a Compelling Creative Brief in 2018 |

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Hubspot provides a guide to writing the great creative brief for ad agencies.

The best way for advertisers to realize cost efficiencies |

In the latest piece from Agency Mania Solutions, Bruno Gralpois discusses  how advertisers can realize substantial gains by implementing rigorous scope of work and briefing practices.