Accelerate Learning Lab: Managing Your Agencies

Virtual, 5 April, 9am to 12pm

This event is sold out.

Discover why clients get the work they deserve, and how you can ensure you get the best!

The workshop is aimed at marketers who want to go beyond the basics and are now looking to elevate their knowledge and contribution of how to get great work from their agency partners, consistently. You will learn about the different agency models, what motivates agency teams (clue it’s not all about the £) and practical things you can do to manage your agencies well.  By the end of the workshop you will have reflected on your own agency relationships vs AAR best practice principles, and leave crystal clear as to what you can do to make a difference to your next project, campaign or programme.

What to expect from this workshop

This 3-hour session will be delivered via Zoom and led by Vicky Gillan from AAR. In the session, we will focus on three key areas

Build your understanding – agency models and motivations  
Accelerate your knowledge of current trends and topical issues e.g. Right Housing, Pricing models and Motivational research  

Getting great work – the client’s role
Assess yourself vs AAR’s Best Practice Principles

Resolving issues – a framework
Niggle, Issue or Problem – do’s and don’ts to resolve

The session will be fast-paced and highly interactive, with a quiz, polls and breakout session.  There will be a confidential pre-ask to better understand the types of agencies attendees work with, high level scope and commercial construct.  This will need to be completed and returned 48 hours before the workshop.

More about AAR

AAR are experts in marketing ecosystems.  We work with brands to design marketing ecosystems, build inspiring partnerships and drive commercial performance.  We are a multi-discipline team of consultants who have strong and well-informed views on what brands need to do to face down the challenges of the 2020’s, to better connect their businesses to their customers, and to drive growth.  If you want to know more please head to

Timings: 9am - 12pm BST I 12pm - 3pm UAE I 5pm - 8pm HKT/SGT

Book your place

Free of charge for corporate members (of The Marketing Society)
£350 per person for non-corporate members

Non-members must fill in a short form to register your interest - we will then be in touch to complete your booking. Both members and non-members can use the book button below for this process.


Vicky Gillan

Managing Partner, AAR Group