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Building and maintaining great client-agency relationships is the key to any agency’s success. Your goal should be to make your clients happy. If it isn’t, chances are you won’t keep them for long. There are certain things agencies can do to hit a homerun with clients. And undeniably, there are things agencies do that drive their clients crazy. While it’s important to know what makes clients happy, it’s equally important to know what annoys them.…

Client feedback is an absolute necessity for agencies. Without it, you can’t deliver work that meets your clients’ expectations, and clients can’t achieve their goals. However, not all feedback is equal. Sometimes, the feedback you get from clients isn’t always helpful. They might give vague input or have trouble articulating their thoughts, leaving you clueless and unsure of what they actually want. With so much room for miscommunication and confusion, it’s easy to end up…

You’ve just brought a new client on board. Congratulations! The new client-agency relationship can be an exciting time for both parties. However, it’s essential to make sure you build a solid partnership from the start. Research from R3 revealed that the industry average for the length of a client-agency relationship is 3.2 years. It also showed that the average length of the 40 best client-agency relationships is 22 years. A good relationship tends to result…

From press releases and media pitches to bylines and press materials, public relations agencies can collaborate on various types of content. Creating and approving public relations-related content can be an involved process that requires multiple rounds of approval by internal and external parties. When you’re managing PR content for numerous clients, things can quickly become hectic and disorganized. This is why an approval process is essential for agencies. You need a workflow that doesn’t involve…

Did you know there are more than one billion Instagram accounts worldwide and more than 400 million are using Instagram Stories? Or that one-third of the most viewed Stories on Instagram came from business profiles? People are enthusiastically engaging with Instagram Stories, and brands are increasingly using them to help accomplish their marketing goals. Just a few of the things that businesses are sharing in Stories include: DemosBlog post teasers Customer reviews and testimonialsSneak peeks at…

Delays in the content approval process are one of the top reasons marketers miss deadlines. According to a Workfront survey, 37% of marketers say approvals set back their projects three to four days on average. Some marketers even report that approvals set projects back more than a week. Sometimes life happens, and things get lost in the shuffle. However, if your agency is always waiting for approvals to go through, the consequences can be enormous.…

As a marketer, you can strike out on your own as a freelancer or get a job with an agency. On the one hand, it may seem like more and more people these days are choosing to work for themselves. Freelance marketers tout the benefits of being their own boss, deciding which clients to take and from where to work, creating their own schedule, and more. However, they have to handle every aspect of the…

Are you spending more time sending emails back and forth with clients versus being creative? Using email or spreadsheets to manage content approvals can slow down your entire team and even hurt your client relationships. Not only is it time-consuming to send content to clients for approval and to get feedback, but client feedback can quickly get scattered in multiple documents. Without a central location, it’s easy to forget who has looked at what and…

Being a content creator, you’re constantly asked to come up with fresh, innovative ideas. But sometimes brainstorming efforts become stalled. We’ve all been there. That’s why we came up with a list of 15 ideas that can help you write more content for your clients. Of course, it’s important to remember that the best content adds value to the target market, so always tailor topics to pain points and opportunities of the customer. For anyone…

Companies that align marketing and sales teams produce incredible results. Businesses that have strong “smarketing” teams established generate 208% more revenue from marketing efforts. Whereas a misalignment between the sales and marketing teams can cost B2B companies 10% or more of revenue each year. One way marketing and sales teams can work together is through content along the sales funnel. And marketers, particularly, can help make sure this copy converts prospects. 75% of buyers want…