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10 Tips for Better Writing Better RFP Responses

Hello folks!  Upon returning from the Mirren Conference in NYC this week, I thought I’d share tips on improving your responses to proposals.  This article was inspired by a session which was presented by Lisa Colantuono of AAR, a search consulting firm specializing in the advertising industry.  The session focused on ad agencies, but I’ve…

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Being a Good Client: The Vendor is not Always WRONG

Almost all businesses know it’s important to keep their clients happy, and be the best vendors they can be.  But when it comes to dealing with their own suppliers, they let all their flaws hang out.  Payments are late. Demands are high. Instructions are sloppy. And constant favours are the norm. The problem with this…

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Marketers Who Don’t Market

  Do the World’s Biggest Marketers Actually Avoid Marketing? Call it my crystal ball prediction, but I think the world of advertising is in for a major shift… if today’s Mirren conference discussion is any indication. A bunch of the world’s top advertising agency CEO’s were on a panel, imparting their knowledge to other advertising…

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Social Monitoring vs. Polling

Could Social Media Monitoring Have Better Predicted the Alberta Election Results? After reading Joanne O’Connell’s post “Why Were the Polls Wrong?”, I was intrigued by her insight and wondered if social media could shed some light on why there was such a difference between the polling vs. actual results. As Joanne stated, this election had…

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Starting a Business while Keeping your Day Job

To be a bit of a fortune teller, here are ten words that I think guarantee business failure. “I’m starting a business, but I’m keeping my day job.” Hmm…it may be an obvious mistake to some people, but it’s sure something I’ve heard many times.  Actually, what’s more common is that people do intend to…

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