After lockdown: the creative agency market

Stephen Waddington

The agency market is in flux as the economy reinflates. Agencies are facing the following opportunities. What’s your take on the industry and what are other agencies doing? COVID-19 is flushing out a fiercely competitive market. Agencies are planning accordingly.

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Taking on the PR Agency Haters

Flack's Revenge

It is once again de rigueur to slam PR agencies. I learned this from a prospect who clued me in to a podcast and Forbes article (the former by uber influencers who should know better; the latter was generally negative on agencies but had some great points). The Marketing Guru.

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Facebook Marketing Tips

Ronn Torossian

The social media giant with over 2 billion active users is one of the biggest places where marketers can attract people’s attention to companies. The post Facebook Marketing Tips appeared first on.

Influencer Marketing Tactics for Success

Ronn Torossian

Influencer marketing has drastically shifted throughout the last few months, as the pandemic has made businesses rapidly change their campaigns and expectations. That’s what’s made influencer marketing an especially popular […].

Public Relations Agencies and Public Opinion

Ronn Torossian

Public Relations (PR) may be a misconstrued element in marketing, but it has the potential to shape public opinion. The post Public Relations Agencies and Public Opinion appeared first on. Business PR Agency PR Inspiration Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO Insights MARKETING PR Firm Pubilc Relations StrategyDay-to-day decisions on products and services bought are closely linked to efforts of public relations.

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10 Rules For Keeping (PR Agency) Clients

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For a PR agency , what’s better than winning a new client? In the PR business, client retention is tied to staff retention, and both impact the health of any creative services agency. At a prior agency we had a nifty client selling proposition known as the 10/10/10 guarantee.

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How a PR agency can contribute to your communications strategy, and how to select the right agency for your business

Onclusive

A strong PR agency that aligns with and understands your business can be an invaluable strategic adviser and resource for your brand in this endeavor. However, not all brand and PR agency relationships are created equal. Why work with a PR agency, and is it right for your organization?

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Meeting the COVID-19 agency start-ups

Stephen Waddington

Nine entrepreneurs talk about the agencies they’ve launched during the pandemic. COVID-19 is creating a wave of disruption and opportunity in the media, marketing and public relations. If you’ve started an agency during the COVID-19 crisis please get in touch. agency

ICO Public Relations: PR Agency Strategy for Initial Coin Offerings

Ronn Torossian

The post ICO Public Relations: PR Agency Strategy for Initial Coin Offerings appeared first on. Brand PR Business Featured Public Relations Ronn Torossian 5WPR CEO Insights MARKETING PR Agency PR Firm Pubilc Relations StrategyThere are a countless number of promotional tools and strategies that can make an ICO successful; however, one of the most effective ones has been public relations.

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The Future of Content Marketing Strategies

Ronn Torossian

How much consumers engage with a brand’s content largely depends on the company selecting the right content marketing strategy. The post The Future of Content Marketing Strategies appeared first on. Brand PR Business 5WPR CEO Insights MARKETING PR Agency PR Firm Strategy

Marketing in a Recession

Ronn Torossian

had been in a recession since February, the announcement compounded a difficult situation for marketers already coping with COVID-19. The post Marketing in a Recession appeared first on. On June 6, when the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) officially declared that the U.S.

Virtual Event Marketing

Ronn Torossian

This year, with the state of things, due to the pandemic, the event marketing industry, as well as other global events, have undergone significant changes. The post Virtual Event Marketing appeared first on.

Marketing Clairvoyance

Ronn Torossian

The post Marketing Clairvoyance appeared first on. Business Entrepreneur Featured 5WPR 5WPR CEO BRANDING Insights MARKETING PR Agency PR Firm Ronn Torossian StrategyAccording to Oprah, astrologer Jean Dixon predicted her rise to fame and fortune back in 1977.

Can Your Company Afford a PR Agency?

Bianchi Biz Blog

As the business development director for a growing services firm ( we’ll call it Company B ), he is charged with expanding Company B’s presence and business in the Detroit automotive market. Having been in the PR agency business for more than three decades, I can guess what happened.

COVID-19 caused worst year in a decade for marketing agencies

Agility PR Solutions

The post COVID-19 caused worst year in a decade for marketing agencies appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Marketing Public Relations marketing

Agency metrics for sustainable growth and profitability

Stephen Waddington

What does good management look like in an agency? to help entrepreneurs to build and grow sustainable agencies. We’ve built a small portfolio of owner managed agencies. Here are key performance metrics. I founded Wadds Inc.

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Agency year ahead: a time for start-ups and scaling

Stephen Waddington

Now is a great time to go freelance or to start an agency. If you’re an agency founder it’s also a good time to think about creating additional value, scaling and growth. So why my optimism around freelancing, new agency starts and scaling? agency

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Agency start-ups and scaling in 2021

Stephen Waddington

Now is a great time to start or scale-up an agency. My trend is agency start-ups and scaling in 2021. Public relations is a reflection of the professional services market. Any one is the basis of a solid agency proposition. agency

Choosing the Right Marketing Channel

Ronn Torossian

This is precisely why choosing the right marketing channels is important. The post Choosing the Right Marketing Channel appeared first on. Business PR Inspiration Insights MARKETING PR Agency Public Relations

Growing a Business With 2020 Marketing Trends

Ronn Torossian

Business owners, as well as marketers, are constantly looking for ways to improve and are always prioritizing the newest trends to promote brands and corporations. The post Growing a Business With 2020 Marketing Trends appeared first on.

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How To Get The Best From Your PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Bringing on an external PR agency , or really any outside firm, is an investment of time and budget for any company, no matter its size. Naturally, things will go better for both parties if the agency team gives their all, and the client manages for the best possible outcomes. ” It’s a great question, and there are many answers, from the bare essentials to the ultimate agency wish list. If you can cut the red tape, your agency will love you for it.

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What’s Better, PR Agency Or Client Side Work?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In public relations , there are many career path possibilities, but most fall into either the agency side or the client side. Many who’ve been successful after years in agency PR may nurture a curiosity about client-side work. Like everything else in life, a move from agency PR to corporate or brand communications involves trade-offs. Agency PR Has Many Advantages. An agency executive is bound to be surrounded by people who basically do the same thing as they do.

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So, you want to freelance or start a fledgling agency?

Stephen Waddington

Here are 25 things to think about if you’re thinking of going freelance or starting an agency. The market is saturated Create a business plan. It’s worth checking out if you’re thinking of setting up as a freelancer or fledgling agency. agency

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Hoffman Agency Names Thomas Franky as General Manager in Indonesia

Ishmael's Corner

By Caroline Hsu, Managing Director, Asia Pacific We have doubled down on Indonesia, today announcing that Thomas Franky will join the Agency to lead our Indonesia team. You don’t hear much about the Indonesian market in the West.

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Corporate Marketing in 2020

Ronn Torossian

The key to staying on top of the marketing game is to just be aware of all of the continuing along with the emerging trends, and with a brand new decade ahead of us, along with the current uncertain times this year, the trends are not easy to predict.

Jelly Marketing: Why Marketing Agencies Should Track Media Coverage

Critical Mention

Who is Jelly Marketing? Jelly Digital Marketing & PR is a one-stop-shop online marketing agency in Fort Langley, British Columbia. The award-winning , Canadian-based agency, a Critical Mention client, provides agile and responsive public relations, content creation, digital advertising and SEO solutions to those in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley area. What are Jelly Marketing’s Core Values? How does Jelly Marketing use the Critical Mention platform?

PR Agency Search: Priorities in a PR Expanded World

PR Expanded

Almost four in 10 respondents to a survey of corporate communications, marketing and industry leaders for CommunicationsMatch’s new PR and Communications Agency Search Report said they were looking to hire new agencies in 2017. That’s a lot of new agencies being hired, but it also means other agencies will be dropped. The report shows the primary reason for engaging agencies was not dissatisfaction with existing firms, but a need for new capabilities.

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Gen Z Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Brands whose market is made up largely of Gen Zers might be wise to obtain and review a copy of a recent research study done by Snapchat and business intelligence company Cassandra. The post Gen Z Marketing appeared first on.

Growing out of lockdown: how to scale an agency

Stephen Waddington

COVID-19 is an opportunity for assertive agencies to scale and grow. As we kick off the new quarter and lockdown lifts, agency bosses are planning for the remainder of the year and looking to 2021. How should agency owners and managers respond? agency COVID19

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TOP OF (MARKETERS’) MIND

Ronn Torossian

Experienced marketers know what it takes to be successful but there’s much to be said about cross-channel communication and collaboration within many organizations. The post TOP OF (MARKETERS’) MIND appeared first on.

Covid-19 Accelerates Shift of PR and Marketing to In-House Staff – Why It May Be Futile and How Agencies Can Respond

Glean.info Blog

Facing budgetary pressures caused by Covid-19 shut-downs, chief marketing officers (CMOs) are moving more PR and marketing functions in-house. Some of the most common functions CMOs moved in-house include social marketing (53%), audio-visual production (44%) and public relations (39%).

Class of 2020 UK PR agency entrepreneurs on growth footing

Stephen Waddington

The story of PR agency start-ups in the UK market is an uplifting one of innovation and new business models. Members range from one person organisations to founder teams, and agencies already scaling to subsidiaries of international firms.

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A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

PR intern’s guide to agency lingo. Earned media – Interns need to learn this term first, since it’s among the things clients bring on agencies for. But PR agency people often need to flag media stories for clients, either because it may have a negative mention of their brand – or in preparation for reactive media pitching. The post A PR Intern’s Guide to Agency Lingo appeared first on Crenshaw Communications.

5 Reasons PR Agency Relationships Fail

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Nobody enters into a PR agency partnership thinking it will fail, just like no one gets married thinking they may one day divorce. But when client-agency partnerships end prematurely, there are often avoidable factors involved. Here are some of the key reasons for the early demise of an agency-client relationship. Why do some agency relationships fail? This is probably the single biggest reason why PR agency relationships go wrong. The agency model.

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What Are Agency Partnerships? Why It May Be Smart as a Solo PR Pro to Work With an Agency

Solo PR Pro

My mix has always included agency partnerships, but 2020 forced me to get creative and leverage those agency partnerships to stabilize my business. What are agency partnerships? Most of the time you are positioned as an extension of the agency and clients are never the wiser.

Agencies and marketers find common ground—and challenges—in MarTech

Agility PR Solutions

As in many industries, marketing technology seems to be moving faster than marketers’ ability to stay on top of the advancements. In its first-ever Marketing Technology Survey Report, marketing-focused lead generation and biz-dev firm RSW/US confirms […]. The post Agencies and marketers find common ground—and challenges—in MarTech appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Marketing Public Relations marketing

Six Time Management Tips for #PR #Agencies

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By David Klein, Director of Marketing at ClickTime. David Klein is the Director of Marketing at ClickTime. And for agencies, time is not merely a concept — it’s our currency! David Klein is a San Francisco-based marketing executive who focuses on technologies that empower people and businesses. He is currently the Director of Marketing for ClickTime. . Technology ClickTime David Klein PR Agencies public relations Time Management Timesheets

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The joys and frustrations of agency ownership

PR Daily

Becoming an agency owner is an intimidating concept for many people. When I became an agency owner, I flew by the seat of my pants. As a PR pro, you would never recommend to your clients to go to market without a solid strategy, goals and objectives to measure success. So why should your agency be any different? I closed down that agency about four years ago and went back to working for someone else. Do you see yourself as an agency owner? PR PR agency

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Agency Work/Life Balance

Critical Mention

When other industries think of creative agency hours, they go EEK! If you’re at a creative agency, this means breaking ties with clients and projects that aren’t beneficial to you. If you prioritize, shed the dead skin, and come up with a good system, you can have both balance and greatness, even at an agency. The post Agency Work/Life Balance appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring. It’s common knowledge that working at a PR firms means longer hours.

An A to Z guide to marketing and PR agency management

Stephen Waddington

Agencies are straightforward organisations to manage. He’s an agency boss based in New Zealand that helped build Edelman in Europe, and latterly Asia. His presentation guide on agency management is a must read for anyone in the business. Agencies – client, talent and a clear proposition are the three ingredients that you need to build a successful agency. Community – the era of command and control is over, especially in networked agencies. agency

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