How to Start an Advertising Agency: Resources to Get Started

September 29, 2018 1002 views

A Collection of Articles About Starting An Advertising Agency

You’ll find a selection of hand-picked articles, and resources provided by a variety of authors to give you a solid foundation regarding starting and running an advertising agency, but first, a few brief points to consider.

Here are a few considerations for opening an advertising agency.

  • What can you bring to the marketplace that others can’t?  Is there something you will specialize in, for example, social media, billboard advertising, TV, radio, etc?
  • Do you have or can you get talented people to work in your agency?
  • Do you have the funds to start the business?
  • How will you get clients?

Have a look at the resources I have selected that will give you an overview of what it takes and what it’s like to run an advertising agency.


How To Start An Advertising Agency

Starting an Advertising Agency

How To Start A Successful Ad Agency

8 Tips for Launching Your Own Agency in a Time of ‘Disruption and Chaos’ – Adweek

How to Start an Agency That’s Set for Success

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5 Pointers For Starting Your Own Creative Agency

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How Does an Advertising Agency Work?

A Day In The Life

A day in the life of… CEO of a digital creative agency – Econsultancy

A Day in the Life of an Ad Agency Project Manager | WorkZone

A Week in the Life of an Advertising Agency CEO | Small Agency Diary – Ad Age

A Day in the Life of an Agency’s Creative Director | Campaign Monitor

Startup Costs

What is included in your advertising agency overhead cost and what is not?


Advertising agencies’ staff costs reach an all-time high

Profitability and Revenue

Advertising Industry Profitability by quarter, Gross, Operating and Net Margin from 2 Q 2018

Are Your Digital Agency’s Margins Too Low?


How Agencies Are Killing it: Advertising Trends for 2018

Ad Age’s 2018 Industry Predictions | CMO Strategy – Ad Age

The Future of Ad Agencies

Tips For Running An Advertising Agency

7 Tips to Running a Successful Advertising Agency

How to run an advertising agency: Adam&EveDDB, Engine, Ogilvy&Mather & more advise | The Drum

20 Lessons Learned From a Year of Running an Agency

How To Run A Profitable Advertising Agency (1 of 2) – Peter Levitan & Co.


Find Insurance for Advertising Agencies | Trusted Choice

Advertising Agency Liability Insurance | ProfessionalsCoverage.ca

Agency Insurance – Small Business and Advertising Liability Coverage for Advertising Agencies

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Best Advertising Agency Software | 2018 Reviews of the Most Popular Systems

Best Advertising Agency Software – 2018 Reviews & Pricing

Business Plan

Advertising Agency Business Plan Sample – Executive Summary | Bplans

Advertising Agency Business Plan – Executive summary

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The Top 25 Agency Blogs You Should Be Reading

9 Marketing Agency Blogs to Follow For Inspiration and Learning | Fundbox Blog

Top 10 Advertising Blogs You Must Follow – business.com

9 Agency Blogs You Should Be Following | Vennli

50 Excellent Ad Agency Blogs Worth Reading – MonetizePros


Glossary of Advertising Terms

10 Advertising Terms You’ll Be Hearing For Years, So Learn Them Now – Business Insider

Advertising Glossary | Beyond Spots & Dots

Businesses For Sale

Advertising and Marketing Businesses For Sale, 1477 Available Now in Worldwide on BusinessesForSale.com

Advertising Agencies for Sale – Buy Sell Advertising Agency Businesses for Sale

Advertising Agencies for Sale – Buy an Advertising Agency | SMERGERS

Franchise Opportunities

Franchise Information – Viamark Advertising

Advertising and Marketing Franchise Opportunities, Advertising and Marketing Franchises for Sale | FranchiseDirect.com

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