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  • Agencies are Killing Their Own Productivity
    Cast a businessperson's eye toward the new agency productivity report from the Agency Management Institute (AMI), and you'll be struck by agencies' toxic attitude. ...
  • How Good (Or Not) Are Your Agency Managers?
    Agencies have a lot in common with the NFL. Both are brutally competitive businesses that turn on making the most of the talent. They depend on management to elevate teams, ...
  • The 3 Killer Mistakes Marketers Make With Agile
    Marketers understandably prize agility as their worlds spin faster. But they have to be very careful what they wish for in embracing agile as a methodology. ...
  • How Adland Lost Its Way (And How Some Agencies Are Finding Their Way Back)
    Our industry has plenty of headline-grabbing woes these days. Neanderthal executive behaviors, the ANA transparency investigation and ongoing brouhaha, dizzyingly frequent agency reviews, aggressive procurement organizations squeezing the last dollar, ...
  • Why Facelifts Won't Revitalize Agencies
    Advertising needs a hot, double shot of espresso - not to appease disengaged Millennials but to wake up agency leaders to the new world around them. Their business is losing ...
  • Your Client Problems Start With You
    The primary mediating characteristic of buyer-seller relationships is how risk is handled. Handle it well and your relationship will be a long one; handle it poorly and you're in review. ...
  • Why Agencies Must Embrace A Millennial Mindset
    Just as the iPhone's wealth of features crushed your trusty old Palm Pilot, the Millennials are going to force a new generation of management techniques on agencies. ...
  • Averting The Coming Tragedy In Agency Procurement
    Marketing has become an expensive bottleneck inside the world's largest and otherwise most sophisticated brands. Virtually every other business function has innovated and integrated into the cross-enterprise value chain, and ...
  • Inhuman Trafficking
    Agencies need to replace the trafficking process with a team-based model. Instead of assigning piecework with instructions, managing output and translating to final result, you let the teams tackle the ...
  • Next Frontier For Digital Shops: The Art Of Management
    Agency growth is a nice problem to have. But sometimes it is a problem. Rapid growth can lead to mind-numbing chaos. Everything's an emergency with its own set of meetings, ...
  • Lasting Client Relationships Start From A Solid Foundation
    Clients love the flirt and tease of the pitch, and the inspiration of the agency's youth and talent. Clients almost willfully forget that agencies sell better than they deliver. Much ...
  • Say "Bah! Humbug!" to the Yellow Column of Death
    If you're feeling a little "Scrooged" this holiday season, working late rather than shopping or enjoying a holiday drink with friends, and sweating deadlines while others spend time with those ...