Good client relations are just as important as good results (often more so) in your quest to climb the agency ladder.
When we practice good pitching techniques and follow up in a convenient fashion, we’re regarded in the newsrooms we serve as the blaring siren of an emergency vehicle. Bad pitching and inconvenient follow-up comes across as the continual alarm of a minivan. I
When I started my public relations agency 15 years ago, I knew it wasn’t going to be successful overnight. For those considering opening their own agency I offer the following advice.
I found myself halfway around the world, hauling 30-pound cinderblocks across a dusty foundation under a relentless African sun. I was building a house. And it was changing my life.
Personally, most of us know that communication is more about listening than talking. As marketers and corporate communicators, however, our professional training has too often driven us to think of our job as the science of monitoring, followed by the art of persuasion.