New Business

Because you’re in it to win it.

Research. Planning. Strong coffee.

That’s what it takes to start a business. Get a boost from us. Custom reports. Industry data. Plus, tips to help fill out pesky RFPs. We may not be able to deliver lattes, but we’ll help close the deal.

New Business Tool Kit

Looking for new partners? Check these tools out.

Click Here

Webinar: New Business — Marketplace Observation & Winning in a Process Driven Review
This presentation was delivered to the 4A’s New Business Committee on November 2, 2017 by Matt Ryan of Roth Ryan Hayes.

Webinar: New Business Committee Q1 2017 Meeting on Agency Search Portal
Search Consultant (and former 4A’s New Business Committee member) Melissa Lea of R3 Worldwide participated in the January 31st, 2017, committee session. In this recording, she shares her perspectives on agency search dynamics — including trends related to client objectives and requirements, client goals for agency searches, and search consultant observations that she wished she knew as an agency new business executive.

Webinar: Q4 New Business Committee – Webinar with Agency Spotter Co-Founder Brian Regienczuk
In this webinar, Agency Spotter CEO and Co-Founder Brian Regienczuk shares findings and key learning from Agency Spotter’s Agency Search Trends Report. The presentation was originally delivered at the Q4 meeting of the 4A’s New Business Committee.

Webinar: John Gleason – Why Clients Do What They Do
In this February 2, 2016 webinar, client procurement and client/agency consultant John Gleason shares his perspective with the 4A’s new business community and discusses  “Why Clients Do What They Do.” John runs a consultancy called A Better View and, prior to, spent over 20 years at P&G, including over 10 years in the Procter & Gamble procurement and agency relations organization.

Webinar: Mark Goldstein – Critical New Business Decisions and Lessons Learned
In this November 3, 2015 webinar, former new business committee member Mark Goldstein shared his perspective with the 4A’s new business community. Mark discussed the critical decisions that determine how successful you’ll be in new business—and why most agencies neglect making the right calls.

4A’s Committee Advocates Agency New Business IP Protection
Members of the 4A’s new business committees encourage search consultants to specify that the rights to Intellectual Property (IP) created by agencies during the review process remain the property of the agency until the marketer either hires the agency to execute the work or the parties agree to a commercially equitable payment for the assignment of usage rights.

 

New Business – All Materials

4A’s Guidance | Post-Review Feedback

The 4A’s guidance directive, Post-Review Feedback, has been developed by the 4A’s New Business Committee to help inform the agency community of best practice relating to conducting routine and formal agency assessments following participation in all major agency reviews.

Agency Search “To-Do” List: Start by Aligning Marketing Resources and Expectations

Management Services

The 4A’s Issues an “Agency Search To-Do List” That Addresses Agency-Marketer Relationship Fundamentals Agency business leaders and 4A’s business development committee members have reported that the level of marketing preparation and agency search/new business activity is on the rise. To help plan for and take advantage of accelerating momentum, the 4A’s recommends that marketing executives […]

Draftfcb Chicago Names Dawn Baskin Head of Business Development |

Marketing & Communications

In her new role, Dawn Baskin will be a member of the agency’s senior leadership team and report to agency President Michael Fassnacht while continuing to work with Nick Paul, who oversees new business efforts across North America.

4A’s Committee Advocates Agency New Business IP Protection

Members of the 4A’s new business committees encourage search consultants to specify that the rights to Intellectual Property (IP) created by agencies during the review process remain the property of the agency until the marketer either hires the agency to execute the work or the parties agree to a commercially equitable payment for the assignment […]

New Business Surveys

4A’s/ANA Agency/Advertiser Value Survey In the late spring of 2007, the 4A’s and the Association of National Advertisers conducted parallel surveys designed to assess agency and client attitudes and activities in four areas: How agencies add value to the client’s business How advertisers add value to the agency/client relationship The degree of interest in value-based […]

Structuring Win-Win RFPs and Compensation Agreements |

Jones Lundin Beals’ David Beals shares notes and negotiation tips for winning RFPs and compensation agreements in this 4A’s hosted webinar from October 23, 2008.

Bernstein-Rein Hires Jules Boasberg as Senior Vice President/Growth Officer |

Marketing & Communications

Jules Boasberg has been hired to lead the Bernstein-Rein agency’s increased new-business efforts in acquiring clients in existing and new categories.

The Marketer’s View-Leapfrog Mine Fields and Exceed Client Expectations

On May 29, 2008 Lorraine Rojek and three RCG clients talked about the importance of clear agency values and culture as well as the leading causes of agency changes. “The Marketers View—Leapfrog Mine Fields and Exceed Client Expectations” featured Alltel Communications VP Marketing Erin Taylor; Royal Caribbean SVP Marketing Alice Norsworthy and White Castle VP Marketing […]

The New Age of Digital, Media, and Agency Search

The 4A’s was pleased to host the next in its “Tips, Tools & Tactics” New Business Webinar Series on January 31, 2008, featuring leading agency search consultant Catherine Bension, President and CEO, Select Resources International. Ms. Bension shared her extensive experience with helping clients assess digital communication and emerging media agency resource needs, and highlighted best-in-class […]

Working With Search Consultants

In November, 2007, the 4A’s hosted another Webinar in its “Tools, Tips, and Tactics” series: “Working With Search Consultants, Featuring Mercer Island Group’s Steve Boehler.”

Conflict Policy Guidelines

This position paper addresses trends in client/agency conflict policies and reflects consideration of these issues by the 4A’s New Business Committee.

ANA/4A’s Release Compensation Guide |

The complexities inherent in Cost-Plus Fee and Labor-Based compensation arrangements can sometimes result in confusion and misunderstanding. The 4A’s and the ANA offer this downloadable guide to help advertisers and agencies better understand the compensation process

Standardized Marketer New Business Questionnaire

The Standardized Marketer New Business Questionnaire is designed as a recommended guideline for agencies to follow when evaluating participation in an agency search. It is intended to help reduce the risk of unpleasant surprises in the agency search process and minimize costly mismatches in marketer-agency relationships.

Guidelines for the Pursuit of New Business

Management Services

The purpose of this position paper is to provide guidelines for agencies in pursuing new business.