The cost of acquiring new clients

Ahead of our 31 August Auckland DA Workshop: ‘Keeping the pipeline filled: sales for creatives‘, our workshop facilitator – Sarah Ritchie – shares valuable intelligence on appreciating the real cost of […]

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Design Project Management: Is a cost blowout redeemable?

Ahead of our upcoming Auckland DA Workshop: Running a successful project: on time, on budget, and on brief. Our workshop facilitator Sarah Ritchie shares valuable intelligence on time and cost blowouts […]

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5 Minutes with… Sarah Ritchie

Ahead of Design Assembly’s upcoming half-day workshop on “how to run a profitable, successful design business” on Wednesday 20th February 2019 in Christchurch, we spoke with design and advertising account management […]

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How to work with clients who micro-manage

Written by Sarah Ritchie You’ve created a masterpiece of an event poster for your client. Your client asks you to make the headline bigger, move an item from the bottom […]

4 years ago by

Saving money on print

Written by Sarah Ritchie Your client has come to you saying they have to cut back their print budget, and can you help them? Without a moment’s hesitation you should […]

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Mise en place — the art of being prepared

Written by Sarah Ritchie “All great cooks… know that the secret to success is something called mise en place… [which is] a universal concept focusing on the idea of readiness. When chefs […]

6 years ago by

Celebrating your accomplishments

Written by Sarah Ritchie AgencyLand is the type of environment where you are more likely to hear if you haven’t done a good job, than if you have, and it […]

6 years ago by

“It’s too expensive!”

Written by Sarah Ritchie How often have you had a client reject your quote claiming, “It’s too expensive”? Chances are the comment may not relate to your quote being outside […]

6 years ago by

How to manage a packaging design project

Written by Sarah Ritchie Packaging design can be a merciless trap for the unwary. Whether you are the Account Manager facilitating the project, or the designer designing it, there are […]

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Going it alone

Written by Sarah Ritchie  In your graphic design career, have you ever thought of “Going it alone”? Right now you may have a permanent design job or be freelancing. You’ll […]

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