tealbook Global Launch – Lessons Learned

A Look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Pulling Back the Cost Curtain on Advertising Agencies

It’s 2019 and it still feels like I am living in the past when managing advertising agencies. They are reluctant to provide a consistent level of transparency and business partners are still hesitant to push back on them to provide it. You would think this wouldn’t even be up for discussion given all the information we’ve been given, specifically: 2006 ANA/4-A’s Compensation Guide, 2016 K-2 Media Transparency Report and agency management tools available. And it is driving me bloody bonkers!

From the looks of it – I’m not alone! See the two year update on this report from ANA – click here for the article link.*If you haven’t already read the guide or report sponsored by the ANA – click here , scroll to the bottom of this article to download a copy of each for review.

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The Sourcing Redemption

Suppliers and Vendors – This Rant is for You!


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How Service Based Companies Increase Profit Part 2: How to Defend Against Them

If you haven’t had the chance – read (Part 1) regarding top tactics service companies use to increase profits. This article is intended to address these common issues using negotiation tactics to ensure profits stay reasonable. I won’t ever ask you to work for free, but you sure as hell shouldn’t be driving a Lamborghini to work!


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