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How can agencies drop clients or refuse accounts?

What is an agency to do when the client isn’t making any money for the agency? Are agencies allowed to drop clients or refuse an account? What if the problem doesn’t lie with the creative team but the client’s product just sucks?
Such excellent questions. The common sense answer would be: duh, the …

Who “owns” a client-rejected idea?

I think this may have been asked before, but here goes nothing. Who “owns” an idea?
Let me give a specific example. I come up with a fantastic idea for a campaign. I present to my CD, and he loves it. We present it to the client, and while they enjoy it, they feel it’s …

A shopping centre looking for an agency

I am presently working on an agency search for a mid-size shopping centre in the GTA. Is there a list of agencies who have shopping centre and retail clients that I could view?
Hmm, shall we be objective and fair or self-serving in answering your question? Hey, let’s be both. Our proper and …

How do I pitch ideas to potential clients?

Hello Ladies… Thank you for being such dedicated mothers to the industry!
Here’s my situation: Being in advertising, I have 2 solid branding ideas that can make explosive revenue for two different potential clients (new to the market).
How do I go about attempting to win their business, under my belt?
We’ve seen many creatives approach potential …


About Jancy

'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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