Open vs. Closed Agency Review?

Posted Posted in Advertising Management, Agency Search, Cultural Fit, Marketing and Advertising

New Practices for Brand Marketers The search for the right marketing agency and creative partner is a little bit like going to the dentist. It can bring you the anticipation of feeling refreshed and confident or depending on your prior experiences, that all too familiar sense of dread.   Traditional agency sourcing models have evolved […]

Are you CMO Material?

Posted Posted in Marketing, Marketing and Advertising, Organizational Culture

Change Management is Marketing. Earn a Triple A Rating: Marketing leaders today are valued for their business acumen, analytical minds and adaptability. Most are focused on helping their companies implement fundamental shifts in the digital economy to retain customers and find new ways to grow. The best ones see themselves as agents of change. In […]

CMO’s lead teams with “Clear eyes, full hearts.”

Posted Posted in Agency Search, Cultural Fit, Marketing, Marketing and Advertising

CMO’s lead teams with “Clear eyes, full hearts.” CMOs can lead remote teams with a cohesive culture that connects across their networks, employees and their agency partners, transcending geographic and social differences. I confess to a little binge watching Friday Night Lights here during fall football season! Who doesn’t get fired up when we see […]

Shifting Sands

Posted Posted in Marketing, Marketing and Advertising

How should Ad Agencies be rebranded? Marketing leaders can feel pressure to justify the dollars spent on advertising agency fees yet are reliant on external advertising industry suppliers to execute their brand strategies. They face questions regarding the future need for external agencies, their value and of course, their ROI. Perhaps the advertising industry suffers […]