2nd year associate. Whenever I write a memo or a brief, I stress about the amount of time I’m taking to do it. I’ve come to the point where I dread having to do any writing assignment. Is this normal? I can’t even think straight because I’m worried about wasting time and billables.
My confession is that I’m still in work mode and way too formal when I’m looking for my soul mate so I’ll say “ I have a few inquiries…” instead of just being normal and asking questions/chatting 😅. I’ve only been in one relationship my whole life so I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be in this position.
I have joined epam 2 months ago and on bench since then and today jus got my project confirmed and I'm Onboarding to project finally. 😊
Global Commodity Manager - Google Hi All, I went through the interview process with google for a Global Category Manager . The recruiter told me that base was 90K, 10-15% bonus and stocks at around 25-30K per year. This is the min level for the role, but potential of base to go up to 110K depending how the interviews went. I'm feeling like the base is low for 6 years of experience, the industry and livingin Houston. Anyone have direct comp experience to share from the company? Thanks
Dealing with an extremely difficult CD. He’s talented, but not good with clients, goes back on agreed on timelines, can be rude and disrespectful. We had a major falling out a year ago when he accused me of trying to undermine the agency, and I was instructed to “figure it out” by leadership. I’ve worked really hard to get to a better place, but it’s still bad and it makes me hate my job. I’ve expressed my feelings to leadership and was told that he is valuable, and not given any plan. WWYD?
Anyone in Ops consulting at BCG?
Thinking of doing a bike trip to Sardinia next summer. Any tips on the best way to get there? If you’ve been, was it worth going or did you enjoy other parts of Italy more?
What kind of company is best for building long-term wealth?
Public companies offering RSUs, private, etc? Heard private (startups) are risky.
Anyone familiar with base salary and TC range for Director of Product Marketing @cisco? Tier 2 city, 13 YOE and MBA. Thanks.
Over my career I’ve seen agencies eliminate PM depts and a few years later hire again for the very reason they were hired originally. .It’s not ground breaking. Its cost savings at the expense of
Is it hard switching from industry to consulting in todays job market? Haven’t had much luck😭
I'm a foreign national with a UK work visa, normally working in London. If I end up working from home outside the UK for 80-100% of the tax year does my UK tax rate change?
I want to know the interview process for the role of program manager in Microsoft. How many technical rounds happen? Is there any coding involved ? can someone please share how to prepare for this role. Thanks.
I wrote my first LinkedIn article on creating digital content as a food blogger/influencer. Take a gander if you’re curious about the process.
Additional Posts in New Business. The good, the bad, the ugly.
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.
Hi there. Interested to know if Mirren is a resource you all use. Curious about it but it’s expensive. Any input is appreciated
Quick poll: if you are presenting case studies in a one on one setting or over coffee or lunch do you use printed deck or use an iPad? Or laptop? Thanks!
Fishies, I am hiring a partner in crime to help me introduce PETERMAYER to the national stage. This isn't your typical biz dev role - it's designed to be a hybrid/cross-discipline role for someone who wants to use their full creative, strategic brain and most definitely NOT stay in their lane. Know anyone that sounds like that, send them my way! (Agency is full-time flex/hybrid, but a desire to be NOLA-based is strongly preferred; however remote may be negotiable.)
Ok I know some folks are heading back to the office. But for many we are still WFH. So question: how are you dressing for zooms? How has it changed over the last year if at all?
Do you have specific New Years resolutions that relate to biz dev? Would love to see them. Im going to post something of value on linked in each week in an effort to grow my familiarity with folks in my network. For context we are a small production shop with very little in the way of a social media presence.
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.
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?
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.
Thinking about trying to change into a career in new biz dev. What is the earnings potential of top new biz dev people in the US? For example “Head Of” or CMO level at well known agencies?
I’ve had bad experiences with New Business hired in the past. As in, nothing happened over 6-12 month periods bad. My agency (independent national player with Fortune 500 clients) is asking me to help search for a dedicated resource to business development. What should I be looking for and what should the agency’s expectations be? Thank you!
Does anyone know where to source an updated list of search consultants. My 4A’s list is terribly outdated.
Hi all! First : shout out to the folks who sold the super bowl clients! Question for all. What tools are you using for biz dev? For finding clients specifically. We are a video production house so our needs may be different but we want to grow direct to client work as well. I know of winmo, agency access and agency source. Any other online tools you are using? Thanks!
Hi all! Just introducing myself. I’ve become a Bowl Leader here in the new biz bowl. Looking forward to it! This bowl helped me tremendously when I switched from prod co sales to full service agency biz dev. Great group! I’m now biz dev director for a production/post/animation facility. Please comment with a bit about you and your role. Thanks!
What kind of digital (design, platform) RFPs are you seeing out there recently? Looking for some digital new biz trends. What keeping digital marketers up and where are they investing in 2021?
New Biz friends! Is anyone hiring for AE level New Business roles in NYC? I’ve done some LinkedIn and company-specific searches but you never know what’s not published. Thanks in advance
Have any of you ever brought in someone to do presentation design training for your agency. Not public speaking, but making the actual deck more interesting? If so, who?
10 days to turn around a RFP.
Agency: request schedule Q&A session
Client: Let me check schedules. Wednesday next week works for our team... (day 6 of RFP) 🤦♂️
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