In times like these, the temptation is to try to provide inspiration. I believe nobody can claim to have any or all of the answers for anything right now. That’s quite a mouthful for someone that does not believe in absolutes.

What has happened around the world in the past month or so is only unbelievable if you believed in the infallibility of mankind. So let’s begin with the acknowledgement that nobody is an “expert” at anything. Let’s start anew in humility. [...]
These times require a new approach; not just to new business, but to your business. Here are some thoughts that might work for you, especially if you are a small-to-midsized, regional, creative agency — the salt of the agency earth. This new approach is based upon NOT being an “advertising agency” but instead, a business consultancy that can execute with creativity. Exactly as Paul Cappelli and The Ad Store NYC did with JetBlue back in 2001, when the twin towers went down.

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