What Is The Agency Model Of The Future?
What are the best agency models, the best creative agency model, the best media agency model? What are the pros and cons of different agency models? What is the Agency Model of the Future? The best advertisers are constantly asking these questions of themselves, their agencies, and of course Flock. At Flock we often help…Read More
Thinking about running an agency review or going to pitch?
We all know that agency reviews or going to pitch can be a daunting process where workload increases, and risk levels can be high without the right team, templates, tools and specialist support in place. Flock offers Full Pitch Consultancy and having run over 60 pitch and agency review projects over the last 2 years…Read More
Do You Need Help With Your Agency Reviews?
Are you thinking of running an agency review? You already know that it can be a lot of work, and high risk without the right templates, tools, and even harder without specialist guidance. Flock offers Full Pitch Consultancy and has run over 55 in the past two years for world-beating companies like Ford, McDonald’s, J&J, and many…Read More
Putting the “human” back into Human Resources
Last year, despite (or because of) all the bad news and Covid-related changes, it felt like teams in offices around the world made more of an effort to stay connected. It’s only when you don’t have the 5-minute coffee machine chats, the cheeky beers around the corner, the informal chats wherever you choose to have…Read More
5½ THINGS WE HAVE LEARNT FROM REMOTE PITCHING
At Flock we are members of the mutual appreciation society in the adrenaline rush of a pitch. Choosing your agencies, the first meeting, the anticipation of the first round of pitch meeting to see what they’ve come up with, the leave-behind and the ‘theatre’ of it all. There is no doubt that ‘social distancing’ is not the pitch…Read More
Flock’s Top Tips for Marketing Operations
Flock recently partnered with the WFA to conduct a piece of research on the evolution of the Marketing Operations function. View a sample of the study here; Watch our webinar on the findings here. From this research Flock have developed six top tips for marketing operations: 1 Processes Understand your existing processes, structures, tools and…Read More
I run Agency Reviews for a living, but I just told a Client to wait on looking for a new Agency. For now.
At Flock Associates we have managed many of the largest and most complicated reviews in the US over the past several years: Ford, McDonald’s, J&J, and others have all gone through our agency review process in order to adjust their existing agency relationships. This may surprise you, but more often than not we advise clients to NOT put their current agency in…Read More
Top 5 key themes from Creative Operations Conference London
Flock recently had the privilege to partner with The Creative Operations Conference in London. We hosted a panel of experts discussing “In-housing, out-sourcing, freelancing and more…” and attended many of the speeches, panels, and demonstrations.At Flock Associates we have managed many of the largest and most complicated reviews in the US over the past several years:…Read More
Maximising Your Agency Relationships – People
It amazes us how often marketers talk about the pros and cons of different agencies, without considering the people in them. At Flock, we believe agencies are just platforms for people. We know this because we’ve not just worked in agencies, but we’ve run them at the highest levels. An agency is often not ‘good’…Read More
Duracell Kicks Off Creative Agency Review – Flock to handle end-to-end review process
After having found its permanent home within the Berkshire Hathaway group in early 2016, the infamous Bunny brand has sent out a request-for-information to prospective creative agencies and the review is in its early stages. As the business has been evolving, especially after the acquisition of Berkshire Hathaway, Duracell recently has been taking the opportunity…Read More