The art of client service : the classic guide, updated for today's marketers and advertisers / Robert Solomon ; foreword by Ian Schafer
- Solomon, Robert
- Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.
- Third edition.
- Physical Description:
- xxv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- What makes great client service? -- How to be great with clients -- Winning new business for your agency -- Beginninng a client relationship -- How to ... -- Formulating the brief that drives great creative -- Establishing trust with clients -- Building long-term client relationships -- How to deal with unhappy clients -- Regaining client trust.
- "A practical guide for providing exceptional client service Most advertising and marketing people would claim great client service is an elusive, ephemeral pursuit, not easily characterized by a precise skill set or inventory of responsibilities; this book and its author argue otherwise, claiming there are definable, actionable methods to the role, and provide guidance designed to achieve more effective work. Written by one of the industry's most knowledgeable client services executives, the book begins with a definition, then follows a path from an initial new business win to beginning, building, losing, then regaining trust with clients. It is a powerful source of counsel for those new to the business, for industry veterans who want to refresh or validate what they know, and for anyone in the middle of the journey to get better at what they do"--
"In a letter to the author, advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather's Chair and CEO emeritus Shelly Lazarus said, "The book is terrific. It's an easy read, and I agree with every word." Danny Meyer, legendary restaurateur and CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group, described the book as providing, "sensible, timeless advice for distinguishing your brand through generosity of spirit." This book outlines how to build better client relationships and work smarter with colleagues. It transforms what is viewed as an elusive, even ephemeral pursuit, not easily characterized by a precise skill set or inventory of responsibilities, into something definable and actionable, governed by a precise checklist of things designed to help guide work. The new version begins with a synthesis discussions the author has had with a wide range of advertising and marketing people about "what's wrong with advertising," setting up the material to follow. It ends with a provocative question, "Is account management dead," that the author counters in convincing fashion. In between there is practical, accessible content designed to help people get better at what they do"--
- 9781119227823 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-252) and index.
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