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Filament agency executive forum address mental health issues and WFH

As we move from fall to winter and outdoor opportunities dwindle, it is not surprising that mental health and Covid fatigue are becoming bigger and bigger issues.  Filament’s independent agency executive forum is tackling the issue head on and spent the entirety of the last two forum meetings discussing ways to help employees stay positive… Read more »

Is what we are experiencing 6 months into Covid-19 our new normal?

So many challenges faced agency executives in the first few months of Covid-19 When will we reopen? How will we reopen? How will we get work done with no one in the office? Fast forward 6 months and those issues seem like they don’t matter anymore and have been replaced with larger, industry-changing issues? How… Read more »

The furious pace of change during the Covid era

At the first independent agency forum meeting, much of the discussion centered on reopening the office. How do we keep people safe?  What percentage of staff should be in the office?  What would cause us to shut the office again?  Just two weeks later, at the second meeting, and reopening the office seems like a… Read more »

Filament launches independent ad agency forum to discuss Covid-19 issues

As we all work our way through Covid-19 issues, it occurred to me that our independent agency clients might benefit from Filament organizing a group of agency executive to discuss all of the issues that we are wrestling with as a result of the pandemic.   A few phone calls later, and we have 8 clients… Read more »

An odd end to the first quarter

While the first quarter was furiously busy, the end of March brought scary times. Hopefully, this will be short-lived but the news seems to get worse every day.  Stay safe everyone.

Putting a bow on 2019

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.  Filament has wrapped up 2019 with a very strong fourth quarter which put a bow on a very strong year, significantly ahead of 2018.  Webinar participation continues to grow with participants joining us from Europe, Asia and South America.  Thanks for joining use… Read more »

Filament celebrates 21 years in business!

In October 1998, I took the leap and left my corporate job. At the time, it seemed like a big risk and a scary proposition. While starting a business is not for everyone, I can honestly say that outside of marrying my wife, starting Filament was one of the best decisions I have ever made…. Read more »

Webinars on Demand

After three years of offering agency specific webinars to our agency clients, Filament is now in the process of creating a library of on demand webinars for our clients. We currently have over 50 webinars on various topics in a sortable database of content. We still have some quality control to go through with the… Read more »

MM and M Awards

It is always great to have an opportunity to connect with some longtime friends and celebrate the the great work in our industry. While pharma advertising only represents about half of Filament’s client base, it was still wonderful to catch up friends. Congratulations to all of the winners!

2019 Website hits surpass 1,000,000 in July!

2019 has proven to be a very exciting and busy year. Training, pitch consulting and webinars are doing very well and a number of new clients have joined the Filament family of clients. Beyond client/revenue growth, website traffic is through the roof with over 1,000,000 hits to our site already this year. Admittedly, a great… Read more »