Part 2: Preparing Your Agency for the 2020 Recession

Part 2 of “Preparing your Agency for the 2020 Recession” Vanessa Vollum explores what Agency leadership should be focusing on as the current economic cycle ends.

She contends that “Organizational Agility”, which is the combination of Speed and Knowledge is your last sustainable competitive advantage, and create the foundation for surviving (and even thriving) in the economic downturn.

About Vanessa Vollum Edwards

Hailing from Portland, OR, Vanessa graduated from university with a degree in Philosophy. An amateur helicopter and fixed wing pilot since age sixteen, she began her first career as a pilot for LifeFlight. Upon completing her MBA, Vanessa was recruited by a fellow classmate into becoming the CFO/COO for a digital agency experiencing rapid growth. The agency was acquired in 2010. Over the last decade, Vanessa has built a strategic consultancy focused on empowering agency principals, accelerating growth, increasing profitability and deploying agency management software.  She is a founder of AgencyStory®, a patent pending curated analytics solution for the marketing services industry.

About CPI

Creative Performance Inc. is a consultancy that specializes in agency operations for the marketing services industry (agency and in-house). Over the last decade, CPI has helped over a hundred agencies through complex organizational change, with an emphasis on increasing project throughput, project profitability, client profitability and agency profit. CPI is consulting partners with AgencyStory®, Mavenlink, Oracle® and Workamajig® – helping their clients successfully deploy, adopt and transform in a manner that drives lasting change.

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