An agency should be reviewing it's pricing at least once a year. The most common times to do this are: in line with the new financial year; or at the start of a new calendar year.
A Public Relations Podcast with: The Financial Soulmate® Numbers, budgeting and forecasting are not normally the natural domain for PR professionals. However, if you’ve ever worked in an agency there is one thing we certainly know well – timesheets. But is filling out timesheets and billing our services at an hourly rate devaluing the [...]
Value is in the eye of the beholder Last year I worked with a number of agencies which, in addition to their traditional pricing models, introduced value based pricing methodology. Value based pricing shifts the focus from talking about how the work is done, to the results the client should expect. So to be [...]
Rates - update your cost and sell prices An agency should be reviewing its cost and sell rates at least once a year, often this is either in line with the new financial year, or at the start of a new calendar year. Armed with your latest budget, calculate your cost per hour rates for [...]
In a competitive and crowded marketplace Agencies often struggle to stand tall and protect valuable ideas. Its important to remember we have industry best practice tools and techniques to ensure that recognition, reward, and respect, is maintained.
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Time is precious, and yours is best spent understanding and discussing the results, not preparing all the spreadsheets and checking the data. My first piece of advice to business owners and managers is 'don't live in Excel'; rather: implement the right job management and accounting systems, and invest in the right person to train your [...]
You know how important your brand is for the success and value of your business. But, do you know how to calculate that value and turn it into profit? Follow me throughout this article as I explain the calculations of brand valuation and how you can identify and quantify your brand assets to enhance and [...]
There is no law, nor ethical imperative that says you must charge two clients the exact same amount for the same services. Your services are rarely identical and the value perceived by those respective clients will always be different. Part 2: Value is in the eye of the beholder – the client’s eye. Add Value [...]
Do you believe that your ideas have value beyond the time it took to conceive them? Do you think that your big idea continues to deliver returns for your client beyond the initial time it took you and your team to develop and execute it? If you answered YES, then you are in the right [...]