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"Still, if we as social media bloggers focus on the age of social media managers, we will never discuss the real things that matter to social media professionals and the businesses they work for."
Yes! But that's the nature of news in general, isn't it? A car crash is local TV news... but who'd watch the 7am or 11pm news to learn that thousands or millions of people safely commuted to work without incident?
1 year, 6 months ago on No one is old enough to handle your social media
ginidietrich Yes, I love flat billing rates -- they're just more transparent for everyone. A long-time client shared how a PR agency had pitched them on a proposal that included "blended" rates, and I can only imagine how the firm planned to game that at billing time.
My employer (a web design and interactive marketing agency) charges a single rate for everyone. We also don't bill clients for most account manager time. Beyond that, we actually publish a transparent Client Bill of Rights, explaining how everything works: http://www.coalmarch.com/client-bill-of-rights.php
2 years, 6 months ago on Boutique PR Agency vs. Large PR Agency: The Pros and Cons
I haven't worked at a large agency (marketing vs. PR for me) but I really like my experience at a small agency now (we have 7 full-time people). I like that I can see ways to improve the company... and actually implement them. As a member of the management team, I can see the impact of what I do, rather than being a cog in a larger machine. But indeed, there's no massive expense account...