New Business. The good, the bad, the ugly.

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Some of the best stories come from pitches. Share the good, the bad and the ugly!

Ive got a biz dev opportunity and client so far has said to come to their office but I’m Considering suggesting remote. With all going on. What do you think?

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Is there a place to find past pitch decks? No one in my agency has experience pitching at other companies and I’m incredibly interested in how other people do it. For new business and for creative.

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Is there a going rate if you bring in new business (and aren’t on the new business team)? What if it’s per project and not retainer?

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Has anyone attended The Gathering event in Banff?

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Anyone know of or use a good pitch strategy guide/template that helps focus and structure the final deck? Any best practices you could share would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I work at a smaller UK based agency that is trying to grow in the US where they have low brand awareness. If u were in my position, what do u think are the most successful lead generation activities?

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Curious if anyone uses a new biz referral source / program and what you have found useful and beneficial?

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Search Consultants and UN-paid pitches need to go. Debate this.

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Hi! Has anyone gone to one of the GDS group CMO Insight Summits? Is it worth the large price tag?

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I am interested in hearing what is you typical salary and commission plan for your VP, Biz Dev?

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Thinking about biz dev on the media agency side: How do you find newness in strategy to get clients excited? Isn’t it 100% data now? As if media wasn’t unsexy enough. How do media agencies do it?

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‪We got a new business email that reads, “Interested in quadrupling my business in six months. Contact me if you can help.” If there’s a marketing firm that can do this, please contact me too.‬

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Anyone here have any advice for outsourcing new business? We’re an 18month old, busy design consultancy. I’m getting tied up in delivering the work and the pipeline suffers.

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When you have a small department, how do you approach adding talent when you have very little room for them to grow?

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any tips for recruiting RFP response writers? it's not s typical ad/writing gig, so trying to figure out what talent pool makes the most sense.

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anyone else feel this way sometimes?

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Does anyone have tips for getting prospective clients to state a budget? I'm not trying to milk anyone...I just hate wasting my time scoping projects they can't afford.

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Anyone know of great junior talent looking to get into New Biz? We’re hiring

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I've been starting to work more in new biz at my agency and the president said in a meeting this afternoon that he wants to increase our close rate to "at least 50%" once we're at the pitch stage.

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