Anyone have any uplifting biz dev stories for the week? Any successes to share?

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The last month has been awesome. Feels like people found their wallets again

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Our agency won a pitch today and we reallllly shouldn’t have... 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Nice! Don’t question it. You killed it! Nicely done.

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Best week since even before the pandemic. If we stay even a quarter this good for a month or two I'll be hiring!

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Awesome! Glad to see these good things happening! We have also seen an uptick in bids. We are production side so more project than AOR type bids.

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