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 […]

10 BEST QUOTES ABOUT INNOVATION AND CHANGE FOR MAY 2021

Discover 10 most inspiring quotes about the state of advertising from industry thought-leaders such as Bob Liodice (President & Ceo ANA), Todd Newman (VP Innovation Keurig Dr Pepper), Sir Martin Sorrell (CEO S4 Capital), brought to you by Bruno Gralpois of Agency Mania Solutions. Includes short comments.

ARTICLE: 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 […]

VIDEO: 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.

ARTICLE: ADOPTING SMARTER WAYS TO CONDUCT AGENCY REVIEWS AND NEW BUSINESS PITCHES

Ending the Traditional Pitch Mania: I’ve seen it all, it seems. I’ll bet you have, too. The endless RFPs. The RFPs from hell. The poorly run ones. The ones filled with regrets and disappointments on both sides. If you are an advertiser, you’ve probably run many agency reviews in your career, hoping to find the […]

ARTICLE: DEMYSTIFYING THE REASONS BEHIND THE CAMPBELL’S SWITCH TO PUBLICIS FROM BBDO AND HOW TO PREVENT THE EXCESSIVE WAVE OF AGENCY REVIEWS

Demystifying the reasons behind the Campbell’s switch to Publicis from BBDO and how to prevent the excessive wave of agency reviews. By: Bruno Gralpois Author/Speaker, Thought-provocateur, Client/Agency Guru, Entrepreneur, Innovator Download a print-friendly version here The grass is always expected to be greener on the other side of the fence. Advertisers often ask themselves: but […]

ARTICLE: THE DEMISE OF DECADES-LONG AGENCY-AND-CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

Featured on AdExchanger: “Data-Driven Thinking“ is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. When advertisers consider a review of their agency partners, they must really believe that a change […]

IN THE NEWS: FIVE STEPS TO A GREAT CREATIVE BRIEF

Featured on the ANA: Five things marketers can do to produce a better creative brief. — Read the published ANA article — In advertising, it can be argued that the smoothest path to great creative work begins with an equally great creative brief. But the process of delivering an effective brief is no easy task, […]

ARTICLE: COMMON MISTAKES AGENCIES MAKE WITH THEIR CLIENTS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

  How to Drive your Client Mad By Bruno Gralpois Author/Speaker, Thought-provocateur, Client/Agency Guru, Entrepreneur, Innovator Download a print-friendly version here In How to Drive Your Agency Crazy, I shared 20 ways brand advertisers drive their agencies crazy, and in the process, sabotage their own efforts. Experienced advertisers know better; they know how to turn these […]

ARTICLE: 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 […]