Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing and Media

The Rise of the T-Shaped Agency Model

T-Shaped Agency Architecture

Daniel Lemin is Strategy & Analytics Lead at Convince & Convert. He also runs the consulting firm Social Studio where he provides analytics, PR and integrated marketing strategy to his clients. Agency owners, take note: your traditional team structure – the one that divides your agency into “digital”, “account management” and “creative,” among others – may […]

Community Management, Digital Marketing, Social Business, Conferences and Events, PR 20, Social Media Staffing and Operations

The 7 New Roles Agencies Must Play to Survive Real-Time Business


Change is all around us, in many shapes and guises. Yet the nucleus of most of the shifts that have us feeling like we’re in a transformational maelstrom is speed. Everything happens faster now. Awareness can be captured more quickly than ever before. Sales can be closed instantly online. Customer service issues can be resolved […]

Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Integrated Marketing and Media, Internet Advertising

The 10 Strengths of the Agency of the Future

Web services giant Sapient recently fielded a national online digital marketing survey of more than 200 chief marketing officers (CMOs) and senior marketers responsible for managing digital budgets (among other things). Survey respondents were asked about the top qualities they sought in their advertising and marketing agencies in the coming year. Sapient’s Top 10 Wish […]

Convince and Convert

Customized Internet Marketing Training for Agencies


Convince & Convert launches new training program series to help agencies improve their digital capabilities Addressing the needs of ad agencies and PR firms to improve their digital marketing competency, Convince & Convert is now providing a series of customizable, in-person training programs. We are offering 5 intensive, all-day sessions to train ad agencies and […]

Digital Marketing

How Google Plans to Control TV Advertising and Crush Agencies


AdWeek ran an interesting story a few days ago about Google’s foray into television advertising. As I’ve been saying for years, Google’s ultimate plan is to be the middle-man for all advertising, everywhere.  There are clearly inefficiencies in the buying and selling of traditional media. It requires multiple phone calls and emails and spread sheets. […]

Content Marketing

Ad Agency New Business Survey – Take It


My friend Michael Gass, who writes the excellent Fueling Ad Agency New Business blog, has launched a survey of small and mid-sized ad agencies and the current state of their business development program.  With the economy getting as ugly as pre-surgery Joan Rivers, figuring out how to keep your agency in front of key prospects […]

Digital Marketing

Internet Advertising to Grow 20% in 2008

A new report from Bernstein Research says online advertising in the U.S. will grow by 20% in 2008, despite weakness in travel, auto, and financials. Top categories for online advertising spend include: Finance, insurance, real estate – 29.6% of overall spend Media and entertainment – 25.2% Retail – 13.8% Other – 12.9% Auto – 8.6% […]

Digital Marketing

The Truth About Publicis Buying Performics


In a sign that major advertising agencies are continuing to recognize the long-term profitability of search marketing, Publicis Groupe bought Performics from Google today. One of the largest search marketing agencies, Performics will join Digitas and other Publicis entities as part of VivaKi Nerve Center (no, I am not making this up) the new strategic […]