Originally I wrote this piece on the topic of GDPR, however since the legislation is still unclear and I suspect more clarity will arise after the 25 May, I decided to break out the resource section from the post as
When working for larger digital agencies one of the frist things you get to learn as a Account Director or Project Manager is their client strategy and vision. Without having this anchored in the organization, it's challenging to actually take the business in the right direction. Everyone at the agency needs to work towards the same goal. Working in departments where client conversation and new business is part of every day life, then this is an essential part of the work. Every agency should have a clear definition of whom their ideal clients are as well as a client strategy that should mirror the long term agency vision and goals. No matter the size. Because growing with the right type of clients, is what is going to help you move your business forward when you work in the agency service sphere. When your agency is ready, perhaps it has grown, you have started to hire more people, taken on longer client collaborations or more in your experience, suitable clients that fit your agency. It's definitely time to think over the future focus for your business development of obtaining more clients. Here are 12 questions to help you before you create a client strategy and vision moving forward:
Upon leaving 2017 I want to head into 2018 with some reflections and digital philosophical musings of what I believe will have increased importance during the year that now lies ahead of us. We live in such existing times where marketing, business development and data is so closely linked together and is becoming increasingly so. The digital landscape changes almost daily as new things are invented. Here are 9 predictions for 2018, from crafting more compelling customer experiences to reorganizing marketing teams.