The true costs for agencies of pitching for business they probably aren't going to win
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Below, we examine the real cost of pitching for creative agencies, and investigate the economics of chasing new business in a landscape where the size of accounts continues to shrink.
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Has pitching become an exercise in futility?
Seja Al Zaidi writes:
Most creative agencies are pitching for projects that will never see profitability - that’s the headline finding from a study into the new business landscape in Australia.
“The ‘Ouch Factor Report: Revealing The Hidden Costs of Pitching” was conduced by agency growth consultancy New Business Methodology. It spoke to 94 CEOs, CFOs and MDs from across a range of agency services on their pitch performance, investigating factors including pitches won versus lost, win rates and the number of hours invested in pitching.