Wednesday, February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016
Shuffle up and deal!
No, I'm not talking about your Wednesday night Texas Hold 'em game; I'm talking about accounts.
When is the last time you or your sales manager pulled a comprehensive account list. What? It's not up to date? Do that first.
Then go through and see what is on an AEs "claimed" list that isn't active.
Then ask these questions:
1. When was the last time "Client A" was on the air?
a. If the answer is more than 12 months, re-assign
2. When was the last time the AE had a face-to-face meeting with Client B and presented a program?
a. If the answer is more than three months ago, re-assign
3. Is the client currently advertising in the market but not with you?
a. As the AE why not. Chances are you'll hate his answer. Guess what? Re-assign.
They will bitch and moan, but tough. Re-assign and make clear the expectations to the new AE.
Comments? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.