Never Lie to your Ad Agency!

Ad agencies are an integral part of your brand management system. No matter how much you hate or love your agency, you and your brand have to live with them. However, oftentimes they are the ones who are underestimated, under-rewarded and under-appreciated, yet pressured for magical results! Rather than talking to them with a “doctor-patient” relationship in mind, marketers sometimes try to hide the negatives and brief only the positive things about their brand while developing communication pieces. Agencies need to know the whole story so that they can determine which one to highlight and which one not to. Of course, they can develop a message based on positives and get the bill paid by you. But you are the one who will ultimately suffer in the market if your brand’s weaknesses are not sufficiently alleviated before the activation. If you lie to your agency, you are not doing yourself a favor. It is like hiding an important disorder from your doctor, resulting in an ineffective treatment.


About 1mmarketing

Working as Associate Professor, School of Business, United International University, Bangladesh; a North-American graduate, with doctoral studies from UUM, Malaysia; cherishing a wide-view of the world, with multiple interests in culture, people, traveling, and specifically marketing science. I have a colorful and diversified background with a blend of corporate experience, research, consulting, training, public speaking and teaching. I love to write about marketing issues that affect our lives, and talk about its direction that would promote the greatest human welfare.
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