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"A client [should] pose an artificial situation for the finalist agencies where the situation is far enough removed from the client's actual business that there is no fear that a sample strategic and tactical outline would be stolen without compensation. In that scenario, each agency has the chance to demonstrate its ability to 'think' rather than pointing to past work."

-Charles Meyst/Chairman-CEO/Agencyfinder.com/Glen Allen, Va.

"Sounds an awful lot like what Howard Gossage was preaching decades ago. ... Charging more for a great idea is good for the industry, the clients and the consumer."

-James Edinart/Art director/Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners/New York

"The old 'ideas are free' thinking is bunk."

-John Tomkiw/Elevation Marketing/ Scottsdale, Ariz.

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