I’m not going to lie. As we’re building timelines for new client engagements, I love seeing 2021 dates. And whether my optimism about turning the page on 2020 is manufactured or misguided, I’m feeling hopeful.
While agency search is the cornerstone of Pile and Company, in truth, 50% of our consulting work is in agency relationship management, (i.e. helping marketers optimize their current agency relationships, not look for new ones).
Many of us have been looking ahead to Q4, wondering what the final stretch of 2020 would look like after such disruption. I think one thing we’ve realized is that we need to continue to move forward.
When the initial stay-at-home order happened on March 13, most of us here in the Northeast made the silly assumption that we would hunker down, enjoy working from home, learn to bake sourdough bread, do puzzles with our kids and resume life in two weeks.
Clients are still running reviews virtually and agencies are still bringing their A-games. From a recent talk I gave at a marketing procurement conference hosted by Pile and Company partner,…