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A recommended guideline for agencies when evaluating participation in an agency search.Learn More
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The 4A’s asked industry leading agency search consultants to provide “One-Piece-of-Advice” that the association could share with members as they begin thinking about their new business plans.
The 4A’s and ANA believe there is an opportunity to further improve the agency search process by developing best practice guidance tools around the subject of briefings throughout the agency selection process.
Agencies can dramatically increase new business performance by learning to be more selective in the pursuit of client opportunities. The 4A’s new business committee has developed guidance “4A’s Opportunity Screening Criteria.”
In a step designed to further accelerate its West Coast operations, Draftfcb today announced that Brooks Day has joined the agency’s San Francisco office as vice president of business development.
To assist 4A’s members in addressing the many aspects involved in assessing and structuring project assignments, an “Agency Best Practices: Project-Based Assignments” guidance and discussion Wiki workspace has been created.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Jules Boasberg has been hired to lead the Bernstein-Rein agency’s increased new-business efforts in acquiring clients in existing and new categories.
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 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 […]
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.”
This position paper addresses trends in client/agency conflict policies and reflects consideration of these issues by the 4A’s New Business Committee.
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
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.
The purpose of this position paper is to provide guidelines for agencies in pursuing new business.