To Get the Most Value From Your Agency Partners, Align on Goals, Not Solutions

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Written by Digital Surgeons,
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I love that companies come to my creative agency with big ideas about how to solve their business problem. But if you think of a brand-agency partnership like a marriage, sometimes these relationships are skipping over the messiness of getting to know one another first. Starting the relationship with an RFP is like bringing a prenup on the first date.

I understand why companies do this. Brand managers know their business, they’ve kissed a lot of frogs, and their bosses are urging them to settle down and execute on a plan. The upside to that approach is that with a clear solution in mind, an agency can usually throw resources at that immediate need and fill it.