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Assignment Briefing (ONE DAY)

An assignment brief is the document marketers use to give directions for the projects they want their agencies' and other partners to accomplish. The brief should identify your project needs, objectives, target audiences, budget, and timetable and provide relevant background information. The quality of your brief is the key to getting quality work done. Too often, however, the assignment brief is incomplete or simply not done. The goal of this course is to help those giving assignments gain an appreciation for the importance for why and how to draft complete briefing documents.

Today, depending on the company, one-to-many hundreds of individual marketers can interact with separate teams at different agencies on dozens of different assignment types. Regardless whether you are briefing your agencies for traditional advertising, digital direct response, social media, events, etc., the agency requires both the critical brand information, which may stay constant from one brief to another, as well as the tactical information specific to the project being managed.

The challenge is that the complexity of managing the information your agency ecosystem needs to operate efficiently has outstripped the capability of current processes to effectively deliver that information. The result, the costs stemming from the poor briefing processes is staggering.

In fact, research indicates that on average, 30% of an agencies effort is wasted due to poor briefing. While the loss may be considered marginal when compared to the revenue lost by off-brand, off-market, or off-message assignments, it is none the less significant.  More importantly, the friction caused by having to frequently send the agency back to "do the assignment over" keeps agencies and clients from becoming strong partners. 

Therefore, regardless of the revenue that could be gained by faster deliveries, higher quality creative, and more effective campaigns, marketers can pick up a quick 5% to 20% savings by directing agencies' efforts more precisely.

Participants in this course will develop a clear understanding of good briefing skills and processes, as well as an understanding of why initiatives like Integrated Marketing, Agency Consolidation, Lead Agency models, and Pay for Performance must start with good briefing if they are to be successful.

Who This Course Is For:

Marketers at all levels but especially those that will have specific interest including managers engaged in agency management or project briefing, brand managers responsible for agency financial management, marketing sourcing and procurement professionals as well as CMOs, Vice Presidents of Marketing and others responsible for strategic initiatives

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Course Options

There are currently no scheduled classes for this course. However, all courses are available for onsite delivery. To find out more about how ANA can deliver this course to your business, call us at 212-697-5950 or training@ana.net.

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Upcoming Classes

Marketing To The New Majority

Plano, TX

Media Strategy

New York, NY

Integrated Marketing Communications

Plano, TX

How To Optimize Your Agency Partner Relationships

New York, NY

Effective Writing For Any Platform

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New York, NY

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New York, NY

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