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22 Dec 2017

Agency Gift Giving 101: Our Top Tips for Giving Gifts to Clients this Holiday Season

Posted by Marketing advertising Team Members Agency Life Random Thoughts

Ahh, yes, the holidays! If you are like us, you will start receiving and giving holiday gifts and cards to and from your accounts. But one thing we’ve noticed is that we always receive a few of the same things — food and wine! And while we’d never complain about receiving either of those things, […]

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31 May 2017

New President in 50th Year of Business Positions Agency For the Future

Posted by advertising Team Members Uncategorized Agency Life

You don’t get to 50 years in business without the contributions of many dedicated, over-achieving employees. To all of us at Williams Whittle, half a century isn’t a finish line; a time to rest on our laurels. It’s a legacy to build on – a time to position our agency for the next chapter. With […]

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30 May 2017

Virginia Hospital Center and Mayo Clinic

Posted by Marketing advertising Uncategorized Agency Life Branding Nonprofit

Virginia Hospital Center, Mayo Clinic, and your family…better together! Sound familiar? We hope so. Williams Whittle created Virginia Hospital Center’s new advertising campaign to help our client create brand awareness within Northern Virginia that they are a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In order to successfully make the partnership relevant to the […]

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15 May 2017

The Dain: Losing a Partner

Posted by Agency Life MAD MEN

Photo: Left, Rob Whittle, Right, Dain Anderson (Andy) Williams Dain Anderson Williams was brought into this world to entertain. Yes, he found hundreds of ways to entertain himself – art, antiques, cooking, wine, travel, hunting, fishing, hiking, board work – and in so doing, entertained and delighted his family and friends. One thing that always […]

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28 Apr 2017

Free and Easy Data Tools For Nonprofit Marketing

Posted by Marketing Data Tools Uncategorized Agency Life Digital Nonprofit

Great marketing requires great data. Before you launch a new marketing campaign, it is vital to get insight into your audience, which requires research. This blog post will walk you through my three favorite data tools that inform my nonprofit marketing. US Census The Census, done every ten years, is the most important data our […]

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7 Jul 2016

My nonprofit mood board

Posted by Agency Life

I was just listening to a podcast about creating a mood board. And it got me thinking, what would my mood board include for a successful working environment? I don’t drink caffeinated drinks. Yup, that includes coffee! But, hands down, the best way to start my morning is with the bitterest hot chocolate you can […]

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15 Jan 2013

I Love New Bid-ness!

Posted by Agency Life MAD MEN

If there were a new business consultant’s Hall of Fame, Stuart Sanders from Richmond, VA, would be on the first ballot. I first met Stuart when I attended an Ad Club “Early-Bird” breakfast at which Stuart spoke. He told the story of an ad agency that had pitched an account to a prospect and had […]

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14 Nov 2012

Mad Men Battle the Elements

Posted by No Tags Agency Life MAD MEN

Tales From a Mad Man One in an Irregular Series Many years ago, after I had assumed the presidency of Williams Whittle at the tender age of 27, the fellow who had sold his shares to me bought a sailboat. It was a beautiful Hinckley Bermuda 40, christened Prime Time. The fellow in question was […]

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30 Oct 2012

The Mayor of Hollywood

Posted by No Tags Agency Life MAD MEN

Tales from a Mad Man One in an Irregular Series     Johnny Grant was the Mayor of Hollywood from 1980 til his death in 2008. Since Hollywood is a neighborhood, not a city, the position of Mayor is honorary and ceremonial. Other Mayors of Hollywood have included Charlton Heston, Monty Hall and Betty White […]

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22 Oct 2012

Tales from a Mad Man

Posted by No Tags Agency Life

One of an Irregular Series By Rob Whittle| President & CEO Williams Whittle THE YAWNER A few years ago, before Williams Whittle’s focus turned to the nonprofit sector, we handled a major after-market automotive account. Things were going swimmingly over a 3-year stretch. Sales were up; market share was increasing. Life was good. Then, the […]

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