Believe it or not, we’re asked quite often about whether or not holding companies are important to clients in a review process. The truth is many clients ask about, but don't really consider, the holding company when selecting a new agency partner.
I recently attended the 4A’s Management Practitioners Forum, and one of the panels focused on how agencies develop senior management teams and handle leadership succession. It reminded me of a dynamic that we often observe between clients and agencies when agency turnover, particularly at the highest levels, occurs.
An interesting POV came up in one of my meetings last week. An agency shared that they no longer say "the big idea" to refer to the crux of a concept. Their feeling was that big ideas don't have to be "big" anymore. A new logo, a change to packaging, a digital video-- while tactically small-- have all constituted big ideas that drove business results for their clients.
Happy New Year! To kick off 2015, we sat down with our President and CEO, Judy Neer, and asked her to share what we're seeing across all of Pile's business areas, and what it means for marketers and agencies as they embark on a new year. Here's what she had to say in this month's Three Questions.