• 8 Unforgivable Leadership Mistakes Steve Jobs Made

    8 Unforgivable Leadership Mistakes Steve Jobs Made

    There have been many great books, articles, and blogs praising the leadership of Steve Jobs and the results are hard to argue with. Steve was one of the most powerful […]

  • Advertising Agency New Business Resolutions

    Advertising Agency New Business Resolutions

    It’s a new year– time for renewal, reflection and looking forward to a better future! As part of that process it’s helpful to review this past year and think about […]

  • Ad Agency? The Times, They Are A-Changin’

    Ad Agency? The Times, They Are A-Changin’

    Change. It happens every day, every moment, everywhere. Marketing firms, at the intersection of consumers and brands, must learn to embrace change. The world is changing, and now is the […]

  • Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: "I want you two turds to clean the head."

    5 Things I Hate About New Business

    Having started my career in the military, I’ve seen my share of crap. Don’t take me wrong, I loved my time serving! After all I spent 9 years traveling all […]

  • Clearing skies or storms ahead? Make sure you’re on the right track.

    7 Ways To Improve Your Agency Finances

    Often when speaking with agency leaders they bemoan the state of their finances. Projections are looking better, but they’re still not great. Marketing firms aren’t setting any records for growth. […]

  • Wake up. It's a new day in marketing.

    Creative Age | The Future Of Marketing

    Just as marketers are getting religion about the importance of social media, they are in danger of failing to see that social media is just a vehicle, not the solution. […]

  • Zen of New Business

    Zen of New Business

    The lack of agency growth is all about what takes place within an agency. It’s rarely what takes place outside an agency. Again and again, The impossible problem is solved. […]

  • Noah's Ark in the great Genesis flood.

    The Future of Ad Agencies: Digital Flood

    Is the advertising agency business about to be swept up in a digital flood? I read with much interest Fast Company’s fascinating article misnamed “The Future of Advertising” when the […]

  • Many agencies are feeling trapped.

    Are You Stuck in the Past? Check our list and see…

    Is your marketing firm thriving in this new world? Or is it stuck in the past, trapped by old perceptions long out of date? In this new world where clients […]

  • Learn from one of the originals.

    Agency Presidents Say the Funniest Things

    Stuart Sanders, chairman of Sanders Consulting Group, shares some of his great stories from over 45 years of working with marketing firms of all shapes and sizes. From the small 4-person […]