Monday, October 12, 2009

I just conducted a workshop in Kansas City for the AAAA on presenting creative work. It was a full house with people from all over the mid-west. The big takeaway for most of the people in the room was ..."Remember, you are solving a business problem, not a creative problem." This means that the greater the business credibility that the creative staff has during the presentation, the more likely the client/prospect is to accept your solution.

Something as simple as reiterating the strategy prior to showing the creative work can help to establish the creative staff's credibility. I understand that it is likely that the planner or account person just presented the strategy, and it may seem redundant for you to do a brief summary of the strategy. Recognize you are doing this brief summary of the strategy to show that YOU understand the strategy.

I am a big believer that in the creative world countless hours are wasted reworking creative not because the creative needed reworking, but because the client didn't "get it." I am a big fan of getting ideas accepted more quickly so do whatever it takes to get that to happen.

Mark Schnurman
Pitch Consultant

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, for that workshop, Mark. I've raved about it non-stop since getting back from KC.


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