Rethinking ‘AI’ in a Partnership World: Advice for Advertisers and Agencies

Rethinking AI in a Partnership World: Advice for Advertisers and Agencies

What if “AI” meant something more than artificial intelligence? Discover 6 surprising and effective ways this popular abbreviation can improve agency partnerships. Members of the Association of National Advertisers selected AI as the Marketing Word of the Year for 2023. No surprise there. The AI phenomenon is indisputable: The abbreviation appears to be in every agency presentation, […]

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 […]

KPIDeliver™ Scorecard

Request a feature highlight of the Scorecard Module within solution KPIDeliver™, which enables the centralized management and reporting of important KPIs related to agency relationships and their overall performance: To evaluate their own performance and that of their agencies, advertisers use several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These KPIs are often a compilation of several business, […]

Five Ways for Advertisers and Their Agencies to Overcome Common Relationship Struggles That Get in the Way of Effective Collaboration

      If advertisers are from Mars and agencies from Venus, how can they get along? Five ways for advertisers and their agencies to overcome common relationship struggles that get in the way of effective collaboration. By Bruno Gralpois Author/Speaker, Thought-provocateur, Client/Agency Guru, Entrepreneur, Innovator Download a print-friendly version here In his famous book […]

Advertisers, Get Off Your Agency’s Back!

Featured on The Marketing Dive: Advertisers, if you want success, it’s time to get off your agency’s back. — Read the published Marketing Dive article — You’re thinking, “But why? I’m paying them!” Yes, you foot the bill to retain a brilliant agency to extend your creative thinking and help you meet your goals, so shouldn’t they […]

CMOs Highlight Extremely Frustrating Problems as Reason for Ending a Relationship

The Breakup Letter: Studies show more than 85 percent of American adults have experienced a breakup at least once in their lifetime. Nothing like uncertainty – as we are now experiencing with the health crisis – to yield greater tension and doubts in our personal and professional lives. Nothing like heightened budget pressure and higher […]

Bruno Gralpois on How to Nurture Client/Agency Relationships

By Bruno Gralpois Bruno Gralpois is co-founder and principal of Agency Mania Solutions, known by some as the ‘Advertising Love Doctor.’ A former head of global marketing operations at Visa and director of global agency strategy at Microsoft he has advised numerous advertisers on their agency arrangement and is the author of Agency Mania: Harness The Madness […]

2018 Advertiser/Agency Predictions and Major Trends

What should advertisers and their agencies expect from each other in 2018? Discover major trends that will inevitably rock your world. By Bruno Gralpois Author/Speaker, Thought-provocateur, Client/Agency Guru, Entrepreneur, Innovator Download a print-friendly version here Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict the future accurately? Think about all the decisions you would make differently, […]

Five Realistic Ways to Earn Trust in Client/Agency Relationships

Trust Me (no, really!) By Bruno Gralpois Author/Speaker, Thought-provocateur, Client/Agency Guru, Entrepreneur, Innovator Download a print-friendly version here Trust me (if I may ask) when I say that “transparency” has been the key word of choice in 2017. The issue of trust in client/agency relationships is so deep that it even led the newly elected […]