Launch of the Agency Thinking Podcast

Agency Thinking podcast graphic

I recorded a six-part podcast over the summer with the irrepressible Dave Thackeray from Word and Mouth. The premise behind the podcast was that I talked Dave through the things he should be thinking about as he launched his content consultancy. How it started Dave and I worked as consultants on different projects in the central marketing team of Manchester …

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Developing Your Agency talent – talk at Leeds Digital Festival

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I’m talking at Leeds Digital Festival on 26th April, alongside Darren, top-flight recruiter and the man behind Character Creative. The (free) tickets to our event are here: Finding and developing your agency’s talent. Here’s the theme for the talk in a nutshell: The Agency space is more competitive than ever (there are c. 20,000 in the UK alone) and everyone …

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Promoting your agency. Or, the agency’s children have no shoes..

Leeds Agency report with photo of Leeds city

The title for this post is a corruption of the old (from the 1500’s, apparently) proverb along the lines of “The Cobbler’s children have no shoes”. At the back end of last year, Data Hive examined marketing and creative agencies in Leeds and looked at how they were marketing themselves (as opposed to their clients). Robin and team assessed 243 …

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