“How To Build A Kick-Ass Advertising Agency” Review

"How To Build A Kick-Ass Advertising Agency" Review

“How To Build A Kick-Ass Advertising Agency”

We don’t write a lot of book reviews here at RSW, but a recent release from our friend Peter Levitan deserves a post/review.

“How To Build A Kick-Ass Advertising Agency” is a solid work that provides aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned advertising professionals with invaluable insights and actionable strategies for building a successful advertising agency.

I first met Peter at the Fuel Lines conference in Nashville several years ago and since then, we’ve been in touch, predominantly on business development topics.

If you don’t know Peter, go to his LinkedIn profile to view his bona fides, which include an impressive run at Saatchi & Saatchi.

But on to the book: from the very beginning, Peter’s writing style is engaging and relatable.

He blends personal anecdotes, industry experiences, and practical advice seamlessly, making the book not only informative but also enjoyable to read.

This is not a slog folks, Peter’s passion for the advertising industry shines through, and it is evident that he genuinely wants to help others succeed.

One of the book’s standout features is the, from the beginning, step-by-step approach Peter takes in guiding readers through the agency-building process.

He covers everything from conceptualizing your agency’s unique selling proposition, to hiring the right talent, to building a solid client base.

Each chapter is well-structured, offering clear action points that readers can implement immediately.

The Big Two: Business Development and Client Relationships

One of the most valuable aspects, IMO, of “How To Build A Kick-Ass Advertising Agency” is Peter’s emphasis on two pillars of a successful agency: business development and client relationships/management.

He emphasizes the significance of understanding and addressing clients’ needs, maintaining open communication, and delivering exceptional results-fundamental to building trust and fostering long-lasting partnerships.

And in regards to business development strategies, he provides practical tips for branding, networking, and promoting your agency effectively.

As someone who has experienced the challenges of establishing a business in a dynamic industry, Peter’s advice is not just theoretical; it’s rooted in real-world experiences.

“How To Build A Kick-Ass Advertising Agency” really is a must-read for anyone aspiring to thrive in the advertising industry.

Whether you’re a marketing professional looking to venture into entrepreneurship or an advertising enthusiast eager to understand the mechanics of building a top-tier agency, this book will be an invaluable resource.

I highly recommend it and consider it a real guidebook for building a kick-ass advertising agency.

Grab it here.