2009 Was So Last Last Year

Privately held advertising and PR firms are defying the sluggish economy that has cast its dim shadow on many American industries.

According to Forbes, Sageworks’ data shows an average sales increase of more than 11 percent in the last 12 months. (Tweet Me)

Is that your experience? Are you selling more services than you were at this point last year? If so, what do you credit the uptick in business to?

Lean times for the economy can mean good times for those working to bolster the bottom line. Is that what is at work here?



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.