agency-client relationship

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People of Ad Tech: Infectious Media Global Director Dan Larden

Infectious Media Global Strategic Partnerships Director Dan Larden tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that as more and more brands put their entire digital ad budgets into programmatic, brands can and should demand full impression-level transparency — and should optimize their campaigns toward proper business outcomes rather than metrics that are easily faked. Infectious Media… Continue reading »

A Consultant’s Perspective: Q&A with Mike Drexler of Drexler Fajen & Partners

By: Tom Hespos Between media companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and the clients who hire them, there are dozens upon dozens of moving pieces at stake in their interactions. However, moving across all three branches of this industry are consultants, whose agencies work between clients, agencies, and media companies to ensure growth for all three,… Continue reading »

SEOs Must Now Do More Than Just . . . Well, SEO

By Oliver J. Nelson In April of last year I wrote about RankBrain and its potential to alter how we approach good search engine optimization (SEO.)  In little under a year later, we have already started to notice the impact this change has had on our clients’ performance. It’s simply no longer good enough for… Continue reading »

2017 Agency New Year’s Resolution

By: Lynnsey Rijos In such a busy environment as ours, it can be easy to fall into patterns, pick up bad habits, or invest energy on the wrong issues. In the new year, I encourage you to rethink your own patterns and bad habits, and meditate on what efforts you can make to go into… Continue reading »

So You’ve Hired A Media Agency! Now What?

By: Amanda Fiore As a client, hiring an agency to plan, negotiate, buy and execute media to support your brand and help achieve its business goals can be a large but rewarding task. So now that you’ve hired an agency, what’s next? Which marketing responsibilities does the agency take on, versus the internal client team?… Continue reading »

Consolidation Is Key For Global Campaigns

By: Tom Hespos It’s time for agencies to stop believing that advertisers are impressed by multinational agency networks when it comes to their global campaigns. When pressed about what makes these networks so good at what they do, large agencies often make vague references to “local nuances” of the markets they serve.  While that may… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Atomized CEO ChRiS Gomersall

Atomized CEO ChRiS Gomersall tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he came up with the idea for Atomized while serving as Facebook’s first creative strategy leader. He saw a need for a service that showed a marketer what each campaign looks like on each medium, in real time. (One marketer was dismayed to learn,… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Upstream Group CEO Doug Weaver

Upstream Group Founder and CEO Doug Weaver tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that while sales is always a solitary profession — “it’s you and your number” — the automated algorithms of ad tech can make it even more so. Drawing on deep experience, Weaver urges salespeople to avoid bragging about their product right off… Continue reading »

Agency as Agent? That’s Where The Word Comes From.

My friend and former client Dave Morgan tackled a subject near and dear to my heart in a recent Online Spin column – ad agencies’ loss of the coveted role of ‘agent’ to their clients.  In that column, Dave correctly identifies a few aspects of the agency-client relationship that, once threatened, cause agencies to abdicate… Continue reading »

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