WHY BRAND ADVERTISERS AND AGENCIES MUST ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO BUILD BETTER PARTNERSHIPS

When brand advertisers ask better questions about their work relationship with agencies, performance soars and the partnership strengthens. — Read our article posted on Forbes, Producers & Procurers iQ & Association of National Advertisers “Judge a man [or woman] by his [or her] questions rather than his [or her] answers.” That famous quote is often wrongly […]

WE DON’T TALK ABOUT…NO, NO, NO!

Three major roadblocks to highly effective marketing and collaborative client/agency partnerships… and why brand advertisers should talk about them. — Read our article posted on Producers & Procurers iQ — — Read our article posted on LBB Online —  Unless you live under a rock, by now you probably heard the most popular of the […]

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SCOPE AND A BRIEF (CHECKLIST)

Request a checklist to help you decide the best document to use – an SOW or a brief: There has been continued confusion in our industry about the difference between a scope of work, or statement of work (SOW), and a brief. Some may wonder: Do we need both of these? Are they redundant or […]

AGENCY MANIA SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES NEW AMU TRAINING COURSE

New Agency Mania University (AMU) Course Released: Master the Skill of Briefing BELLEVUE – OCTOBER 15, 2021 – Agency Mania Solutions (AMS) today announced its new course addition within its online training program (Agency Mania University), Master the Skill of Briefing. AMU is a self-serve training curriculum offering marketers of any level – marketers, procurement professionals, agency management teams – on critical best practices and agency management competencies. This particular course trains […]

FOUR TYPES OF RISK PROFILES WHEN WORKING WITH AGENCY PARTNERS – WHAT’S YOURS?

Featured on Producers & Procurers iQ: How much risk are brand advertisers willing to take with their agency partners? And what impact does it have on their overall performance? — Read the published article by Producers and Procurers IQ  — From choosing what stock or bond to purchase to deciding whether you should travel or […]

HOW TO ASSESS YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS FOR SOFTWARE AUTOMATION (CHECKLIST)

Request a checklist to help you determine the best time to implement an automated approach to agency management responsibilities: When is the right time to introduce software automation in the way agency partnerships are managed, from roster selection to performance assessment, briefing, training, financial, and scope management? Contents We Dive Into: Monitoring agency progress is […]

VIDEO: 10 BEST ADVERTISING QUOTES MAY 2020

Discover 10 most inspiring quotes about the state of advertising from industry thought-leaders, brought to you by Bruno Gralpois of Agency Mania Solutions. Includes short comments.

GILEAD SCIENCES’ INTEGRATED PLATFORM

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IN THE NEWS: CLIENTS AND AGENCIES ALIKE DESERVE BETTER PARTNERSHIP PRACTICES

Featured on CampaignUS: Clients and agencies alike deserve better partnership practices. Here are five areas that agencies and clients could all work better at when it comes to partnering. — Read the published CampaignUS article — In the age of constant “mania,” advertisers and agencies deserve better ways to collaborate and successfully partner. “We deserve […]

IN THE NEWS: THE CMO’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MANAGING AGENCY PARTNERSHIPS

Featured on AdExchanger — Read the published AdExchanger article — “Data-Driven Thinking“ is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Bruno Gralpois, co-founder and principal at Agency Mania Solutions. Self-reflection is an important part of personal development. Only by asking ourselves […]

ARTICLE: BRAND ADVERTISERS MUST CONSTANTLY ASSESS AND REFLECT ON THE IMPORTANT ROLE THEY PLAY IN MANAGING THEIR AGENCY PARTNERSHIPS EFFECTIVELY AND RESPONSIBLY

CMOs: What Should You Ask Yourself and Your Organization? Self-reflection is an important part of personal development. We can’t grow and mature until we ask ourselves tough questions, reflect on what we’ve done, learn from it, and apply ourselves to improve. This is equally as true in professional settings and in our industry. If you […]

ARTICLE: 6 CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROVIDING BETTER BRIEFS

Stop the madness: When advertising clients provide creative briefs or statements of work (SOWs) to agencies, there is a bit of a disconnect in how those efforts are perceived. It’s “bad enough” that only 58% of clients said they provide clear assignment SOW/briefings to their agencies, according to Bruno Gralpois, co-founder of Agency Mania Solutions and the […]