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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ARTICLE: WASTE IS THE NEXT BATTLEGROUND FOR REAL AND SUSTAINED MARKETING EFFICIENCY

Wasted! The New Marketing Battlefront: Reducing Waste. By: Bruno Gralpois Author/Speaker, Thought-provocateur, Client/Agency Guru, Entrepreneur, Innovator Download a PDF Version Here Waste is not just a dirty word, no pun intended. It’s a source of great anxiety for those who encounter it, no matter what it is or where it originates from. A recent Forbes […]

ARTICLE: HOW EFFECTIVE BRIEFING ENSURES CLIENTS GET BETTER WORK FROM THEIR AGENCIES

Are Your Briefs Tight Enough? I am not referring to briefs as the style of close-fitting, short, snug underwear commonly known as “jockey shorts” in the U.S. Instead, I am referring to the number one contributing factor to wasted marketing dollars and troubled client/agency relationships: briefs that are often way too loose, incomplete and seriously […]

ARTICLE: FIVE SCOPE OF WORK AND INPUT BRIEFING BEST PRACTICES SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES FOLLOW TO CONSISTENTLY INCREASE MARKETING PERFORMANCE AND DRIVE EFFICIENCIES

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