A CMO’s Wake-up Call: not Who but How

Why CMOs must shift their mindset and focus from “Which agencies should I hire?” to “How can I operate to embolden agencies to succeed?” —no matter whom a brand partners with.   A recent article by Ad Age predicts an increase in account reviews as a result of agency layoffs, corporate restructuring, leadership changes, and […]

Getting Stuff Done – Better, Faster, Smarter

Improving the output of client–agency collaboration to drive cost efficiencies and bulletproof your business in turbulent times.   In the cacophony of business life and a new year full of promises, when the demands of work, team commitments, and the ever-present allure of conflicting priorities create a symphony of chaos, the quest to get things […]

Run, Forrest, Run.

How fast or far you can run only matters if you run in the right direction: Discover how brand advertisers can ensure the effective use of budgets and talent with an integrated approach to managing agency partnerships. By Bruno Gralpois Author/Speaker, Thought-provocateur, Client/Agency Guru, Entrepreneur, Innovator   In the 1994 American film Forrest Gump, based […]

The Organized Feedback Framework

Providing and receiving feedback to/from valuable partners requires a multi-dimensional organized approach that is essential to building long-term thriving partnerships: — Read the published article on 4A’s — — Read the published article from the Association of National Advertisers–               All relationships flourish on feedback. All relationships require input […]

Industry Update Volume 54

Executive Summary – Monthly Recap Cannes Lions Festival announced that it’s going 100% digital for its second straight year, indicating that the light is there but still at the end of a long, very long tunnel. Global agencies reported their 2020 financial performance and, despite single-digit revenue drop and a painful decline in organic growth […]

10 Best Advertising Quotes About Remote Working for April 2021

Discover the 10 best advertising quotes about remote working from industry thought-leaders such as Marc Pritchard (Chief Brand Officer Procter & Gamble), Mark Read (CEO WPP), and Michael Duda (Managing Partner Bullish), brought to you by Bruno Gralpois of Agency Mania Solutions. Includes short comments.

10 Best Advertising Quotes of April 2021

Discover 10 most inspiring quotes about the state of advertising from industry thought-leaders such as Marla Kaplowitz (CEO 4As), Ivan Pollard (Global CMO General Mills), and Marc Pritchard (Chief Brand Officer Procter & Gamble), brought to you by Bruno Gralpois of Agency Mania Solutions. Includes short comments.

Agency Mania Solutions to Join Keynote Panel at MDC’s Global Partners Summit

Co-Founder Bruno Gralpois to Address Agency Partnerships at International Event: SEATTLE – May 17, 2018 – MDC Partners has selected Bruno Gralpois, co-founder and principal of Agency Mania Solutions, to participate in MDC’s Global Partners Summit, May 17 in Nashville. Gralpois will join other industry leaders and brand advertisers in a discussion exploring modern collaborative […]

How Can Advertisers Successfully Overcome the Inherent Complexity of Today’s Marketing Operations and Streamline Partnership Efforts With Their Agencies?

Download a print-friendly version here Discover five effective ways to overcome your company’s Cost of Complexity (COC). Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. That’s what Leonardo da Vinci believed, and I do too. However, marketing has never been more complex: advanced programmatic buying, social media engineering, behavioral targeting, attribution and purchase propensity models, mobile programming, complex […]