New Business Tool Kit

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Agency Search Agreements

Best practice guidance on new business agreements with client prospects.

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Own Your New Biz Artifacts

The 4A’s recommends that agencies preserve ownership of new business-search ideas, plans and work product.

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New Business Questionnaire

A recommended guideline for agencies when evaluating participation in an agency search.

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New Business Pitch Tips

Nine tips to improve your new business pitch process.

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New Business – All Materials

R3 New Business League Global and US – June, 2020

Updated monthly, R3’s New Business League reports highlight the Creative and Media Agency new business activity on an ongoing basis. The PDFs are available for all users to view, while the Excel document, available only to 4A’s Members, includes detail related to identified wins, including the incumbent agency and the new successful agency. New Business […]

“Your Pipeline & the Buyer’s Journey” – 4A’s National New Business Committee Meeting (7-30-20) |

“Your Pipeline & the Buyer’s Journey,” with Robin and Steve Boehler of Mercer Island Group, was recorded on July 30, 2020, during the 4A’s National New Business Committee meeting. View the webinar and deck here.

“Activating New Pricing Strategies Starting Tomorrow” |

On Tuesday, July 14th from 3 pm – 4:30 pm the 4A’s hosted a virtual finance committee meeting with Guest Speaker Tim Williams from Ignition Consulting Group.  Previously, Tim was a speaker at the 2019 MPF events where he presented progressive pricing approaches for agencies. The 4A’s is happy to bring to you part 2 of that […]

4A’s New Business Committee Marketing Automation Software Discussion |

The 4As New Business Committee meeting discussing Marketing Automation Software. View the webinar here. Please note that this video will be available for viewing for the next 30 days after which it will be removed from viewing access on our website.

R3 New Business League Global and US – May, 2020

Updated monthly, R3’s New Business League reports highlight the Creative and Media Agency new business activity on an ongoing basis. The PDFs are available for all users to view, while the Excel document, available only to 4A’s Members, includes detail related to identified wins, including the incumbent agency and the new successful agency. New Business […]

4A’s Survey – Analysis of Agency Costs Survey Report

Management Services

  The Analysis of Agency Costs Survey Report, showing operating cost and income figures of member agencies for 2019 agency data, is now available. The results of the report are presented in two parts: one is for agencies with gross income up to $13.5 million and the second is for agencies with gross income of more than $13.5 million. The results of this survey are copyrighted by the 4A’s under the […]

Project Management Overview for Leaders |

Project Management Overview for Leaders. June 10, 2020 Community discussion led by Jeff Thaler, Head of Program Management at GroupM US. View the webinar deck here.  

4As Agency Financial Forum Meeting – (5-27-2020) |

The 4As Agency Financial Forum meeting held on May 27, 2020. View the webinar deck here.

R3 New Business League Global and US – April, 2020

Updated monthly, R3’s New Business League reports highlight the Creative and Media Agency new business activity on an ongoing basis. The PDFs are available for all users to view, while the Excel document, available only to 4A’s Members, includes detail related to identified wins, including the incumbent agency and the new successful agency. New Business […]

“Observations from 20+ Virtual Pitches” – National New Business Committee Meeting (5-21-20) |

Observations from 20+ Virtual Pitches” with Russel Wohlwerth of External View Consulting was recorded on May 21, 2020, during the National New Business Committee meeting.   View the webinar deck here.

What’s Happening In New Business Right Now – Western Region (5-13-2020) |

“What’s happening in new business right now” with Michael Palma of The Palma Group was recorded on May 13, 2020, during the 4A’s Western Region New Business Committee meeting.   View the webinar deck here.  

R3 New Business League Global and US – March, 2020

Updated monthly, R3’s New Business League reports highlight the Creative and Media Agency new business activity on an ongoing basis. The PDFs are available for all users to view, while the Excel document, available only to 4A’s Members, includes detail related to identified wins, including the incumbent agency and the new successful agency. New Business […]

10 Least Useful Trends in Agency Websites |

Research Services

Tim Williams of Ignition Consulting Groups highlights recent agency website trends that you should NOT follow!

R3 New Business League Global and US – February, 2020

Updated monthly, R3’s New Business League reports highlight the Creative and Media Agency new business activity on an ongoing basis. The PDFs are available for all users to view, while the Excel document, available only to 4A’s Members, includes detail related to identified wins, including the incumbent agency and the new successful agency. New Business […]

Digital Ad Spend is Climbing: 10 Advertisers Behind the Spike

4A's Partnerships

Winmo identifies five major industries that are increasing digital ad spend during the coronavirus pandemic to accommodate new consumer realities.

What’s Happening In New Business Right Now – Central Region (4-17-2020) |

“What’s happening in new business right now” with Michael Palma of The Palma Group was recorded on April 17, 2020 during the 4A’s Central Region New Business Committee meeting.   What’s Happening in New Business – 4.17.20 – Webinar Deck  

What’s Happening In New Business Right Now – Southern Region (4-15-2020) |

“What’s happening in new business right now” with Michael Palma of The Palma Group was recorded on April 15, 2020 during the 4A’s Southern Region New Business Committee meeting.”   What’s Happening in New Business – 4.15.20 – Webinar Deck  

Financially Considerate Marketers Get Better Results from Their Agency |

Aprais finds that marketers who are financially empathetic to their agency partners get better results.

Business as Unusual Webinar: Going, Going, Gone Virtual – New Business Now |

One of the key changes in the world of new business right now is the change from in-person meetings to remote, virtual meetings.  For many, this will be an entirely new way of working.  4A’s reached out to the agency search consultant community to understand how the pitch process is being impacted and to gather […]

New Business: Going, Going, Gone Virtual |

Management Services

One of the key changes in the world of new business right now is the change from in-person meetings to remote, virtual meetings.  For many, this will be an entirely new way of working. 4A’s reached out to the agency search consultant community to understand how the pitch process is being impacted and to gather […]

The Agency’s Guide to Making Money with Analytics

4A's Member

Alight Analytics provides guidance for ad agencies to create a profitable analytics program.

Agency Search Consultants List

The 4A’s is pleased to provide its list of Agency Search Consultants. This list is updated on a regular basis.

Virtual Pitching & Working From Home |

Management Services

As more and more of the US workforce is working from home/remotely, the 4A’s thought it would be helpful to consider what pitching virtually may entail and reached out to the Agency Search Consultant community for any guidance they might have.

R3 New Business League Global and US – January, 2020

Updated monthly, R3’s New Business League reports highlight the Creative and Media Agency new business activity on an ongoing basis. The PDFs are available for all users to view, while the Excel document, available only to 4A’s Members, includes detail related to identified wins, including the incumbent agency and the new successful agency. New Business […]