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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 […]

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Part 1: Preparing Your Agency for the 2020 Recession

Vanessa Vollum, Marketing Operations Consultant, takes a detailed look at the the coming 2020 recession… and how Agency leadership can help their organizations survive, and even thrive as the economy ends its current economic cycle. Vanessa explores practical steps to prepare your organization. Hint: It’s not increasing your service, improving your creative or continuing to […]

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Why Marketing Operations Consulting?

Hi, I’m Vanessa Vollum, a Marketing Operations Consultant for the marketing services industry (Agency and In-house). Over the last decade I have helped over 150 agencies through explosive growth, complex organizational change and re-organizations. I often get asked what motivates me to take on such challenging goals, so I thought I would share what makes […]

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Transitioning from Workamajig Classic to Platinum

Workamajig® has been making great strides in getting their new, HTML5-based Platinum version up and running for Time Entry, Project Management, Expense Reports, Purchase Orders, Billing and Sales/CRM (some of the Accounting functionalities are still being beta tested). We know that lots of people are excited to make the transition from Workamajig Classic to Platinum, […]

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Position Papers

Understanding the new ASC 606 Revenue Rules

If you are an Agency Principal, Creative, Account Manager or Project Manager…STOP! This article is not for you. Really. If you’re that curious and have no pressing client deadlines, go ahead and read it, but do so at your own risk. You might die of boredom. But, Agency CFOs and Controllers? You’re going to want […]

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The CPI Top Ten Broken Agency Processes: Part 4

Welcome back to the 4th and final installment in our CPI Top Ten Broken Agency Processes series. Writing these articles has been a bit of a cathartic experience for us, and we hope you’ve had the same experience while reading them. This article, Solutions to Financial Challenges, is perhaps our most in-depth and involved article; […]

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The CPI Top Ten Broken Agency Processes: Part 3

Thank you for returning for part three of the CPI Top Ten Broken Agency Processes. The first installment focused on identifying the top five operational challenges agencies face, with the second installment focused on the top five financial challenges confronting agencies. Subsequently, the third and fourth installments will focus on practical solutions to addressing these […]

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The CPI Top Ten Broken Agency Processes: Part 2

Welcome back for our second installment in The CPI Top Ten! Our first article in this series covered the most common broken processes from an agency Operational perspective; today’s article will cover the five most commonly broken Financial processes within agencies. A slight heads-up! The content in the following Financial processes (numbers 6-10) is a […]

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Press Releases

Global Recession Coming Sooner Than Thought

Thursday August 15, 2019 - Global stock markets sold off hard due to ever-weakening economic data in Europe and Asia and further yield curve inversions. This is the latest among many indicators that a global recession is just around the corner. Find out how to prepare your Agency for the downturn.

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Predicting the next U.S. recession

Tuesday August 13, 2019 - Trade tensions have pulled corporate confidence and global growth to multi-year lows and U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of more tariffs have raised downside risks significantly, Morgan Stanley analysts said in a recent note.

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82% of CFO’s believe a recession will start in 2020

Q2 Global Survey: 2019 - Eighty-two percent of chief financial officers polled believe a recession will have started by the end 2020, and nearly 49 percent think the downturn will arrive sometime next year, according to the Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook, released Wednesday.

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Majority of Economists Think Recession by 2020

Tuesday June 4, 2019 - According to the organization’s latest survey of 53 professional economic forecasters, the consensus is that the economy will continue to grow at a 2.6% pace in 2019, down from last year’s 2.8% rate, and will slow to 2.1% in 2020.

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