Before you issue your next RFP to select an agency partner, stop and ask, “why.” Are you legally required to issue RFPs? Do your bylaws require it? Or is it just the way it’s always been done? If it’s not required, consider these reasons to ditch RFPs. If it is required, read on for four ways to find the right agency partner using RFPs.
Picture your customer.
Who is the person most likely to purchase your product or service? How old is he or she? Where do they live? What is their life like? What do they value? What problems do they need solved?
Roughly once per week, a prospective client asks for a specific deliverable, say, a website, a brochure or some other marketing vehicle. While the ask is certainly flattering, that’s not how Borshoff approaches brand development. Read More
Can we all stop using the word “branding?”
It has wormed its way out of the business community and into pop culture. Now athletes and Instagram influencers talk about “branding” themselves and I find myself wondering what they’re talking about.
Your organization will experience crisis. Mistakes will be made. Someone will have a bad experience. A member of your organization will say or do something dumb, or heaven forbid, criminal. And because everyone with a smartphone is a publisher, small fires are harder to contain.