November 9, 2020

Reflections Nov 2020 – Week 1: Client relationships, not getting feedback on pitches? Circular Questioning – consulting technique, Humble Consulting book review and more…

Agency musings Client relationships Which level of relationship do you have with your client? And how do you balance deeply caring for your client and giving […]
November 5, 2020

Humble consulting: Build better relationships with clients

I woke up at 2:37 last night and couldn’t go back to sleep while this thought kept me awake: In business, it’s really hard to strike […]
November 2, 2020

Reflections October 2020 – Week 5

Agency musings Time management If you missed it, some of the learnings of our time management theme research can be found here Something thought provoking that came […]
October 29, 2020

Why are time management techniques important?

Over the past 6 weeks we explored the topic of time management in depth here at Polymensa. Alongside reading books such as (The One Thing, Eat […]
October 26, 2020

Reflections October 2020 – Week 4

Agency musings Low stakes testing in agencies? The book Make It Stick mentions low stakes testing as a highly effective way to retain information. You are […]
October 19, 2020

Reflections October 2020 – Week 3

Agency musings   Learn from the winners and the losers – avoid Survivorship Bias It’s interesting how agency leaders most often seek the advice from people […]
October 18, 2020

Mark Hunter MBE (Olympic Rower): A story of true resilience

Athens 2004 – last place Beijing 2008 – gold medal London 2012 – silver medal   You work day and night for four years. Preparing yourself […]
October 16, 2020

Learn from the winners and the losers – avoid Survivorship Bias

It’s interesting how we most often seek the advice from people who succeeded, rather than those that failed. Why is that?Is it an overconfidence feeling of: […]
October 12, 2020

How an hourglass can help you retain information

This hour glass just arrived in the post and it will help me better remember things I’ve learnt each week. Thank you to Rebecca Brennan for […]
October 9, 2020

#2 What losing lots of money as a stock market trader taught me about winning at the agency game

You lose £1,000 one day, the next day you lose another £1,000, the next you make a few £100 back, then you lose another £1,000… by […]
October 8, 2020

What you can learn about agency business life from riding a bike from the UK to Germany?

Feel free to read on if you’re a curious learner like me… 700KM, 1 accident and 5 days later I reached my destination. Here are some […]
October 7, 2020

What’s the difference between agency communities like Agency Collective, Agency Hackers, GYDA, BIMA, Alliance of Independent Agencies…?

20 years ago knowledge sharing between agencies was rare. The main sources of information were publications such as The Drum, Advertising Week, NMA, Campaign. They usually […]