Market Research & Insight Agencies get the growth and the clients they deserve. Heads of Insight get the budgets and the influence they deserve. We help Market Research and Insight Agencies to grow revenues. We help Heads of Insight protect and increase their research budgets.
Helping Market Research & Insight Agencies increase revenues
At Client Advocates, we help the owners and leaders of research and insight agencies to grow their revenues more quickly, using proven growth strategies.
Helping Research & Insight Leaders increase budgets
We support Heads of Insight and leaders to increase their organisational and commercial impact. We've developed strategies that support them to be better at influencing stakeholders, motivating their teams and to win the competition for scarce budget.
Examples of our successes
Our clients are marketing services agencies and client-side brands. We work internationally, and have worked with clients in Ireland, Greece, Poland and Fiji, as well as the UK.
We are very respectful of confidentiality. As such, we prefer not to list our clients publicly, except where they have given us explicit recommendations.
We do have brilliant clients and they are very happy to provide references and client testimonials. If you are interested in talking directly to some of our clients, we’d be delighted to put you in contact with them.
“Smart, Experienced and Efficient, Paul has helped us a lot with our Business Strategy, as well as our Company Culture during our most challenging years. Not only has he been a great consultant to us, but with his calm attitude and good spirits, he has also become a trusted friend our company can always rely on.”Titos Simitzis, CEO, Alternative Research Solutions
“Paul’s expertise & coaching helped me to create a clear client-centric value proposition & build out my positioning. We made significant breakthroughs together in the space of a few weeks. Paul is perceptive, knows when to make a good challenge & draws upon extensive experience & proven frameworks; I highly recommend using his services.”Ed Stoner, CEO, New Dynamic
“Paul helped us devise an approach to develop, execute, and monitor business development campaigns using LinkedIn around specific topics. It equipped us with a better understanding of using LinkedIn for sales and marketing purposes, and his advisory in this matter was well received! Moreover it was great to work with Paul and be able to bounce of thoughts and ideas around marketing research business and strategy.”Marc de Lange, Co-founder & Director, Intuit Research
“It was great working with Paul on our sales strategy and use of LinkedIn.
Paul was happy to adapt to our needs and focus on the areas where we needed support, teaching us some great approaches and principles that we have been able to use repeatedly. His advice and guidance was always well thought through, based on experience and what works (and doesn’t) yet tailored to our approach and personalities – it’s not a one size fits all.
Working with Paul has enabled us to be more focused and use our time effectively to create new opportunities.”Claire Salkeld, Consumer Insight Expert and Partner, Hummingbird Insights
“As a result of Paul’s strategic approach and involvement we achieved a very significant operational cost saving and delivered the programme change to an exacting timetable. Paul’s advice and experience was key to our success. He is a source of great commercial sense, his organisational and implementation skills are superb. Paul also possesses excellent communication skills and shows enormous intellectual agility at all times. Paul is enormously efficient, passionate in what he does, results driven and action oriented.
Without any reservation, I would strongly recommend Paul and Client Advocates to any business regardless of industry and sector.”
George Efkolides, Head of Research, Insight and Data Reporting at Heathrow
“Paul has considerable experience of managing research and research businesses and combined this with excellent engagement skills to help move our project moved forward quickly and effectively. He is professional, practical and very output-focused. Thanks Paul.”
Kevin Cornwell, COO of Freshminds
“Paul has provided us with great insight into how to better present our services to our clients. Our services are inevitably quite technical in nature and being able to concentrate on communicating the key points – and the key benefits – from our work is obviously enormously helpful. Paul provides us with a valuable ‘clients eye’ view and I’d happily recommend him to anyone looking for help in making their work really resonate with their clients.”
Steve Messenger, CEO of RedRoute International
“Since meeting Paul, he has been a fantastic mentor to me; his ability to understand the challenges faced by accounts and their account managers, and to provide strategic account management advice, sets him apart as a business consultant.”Louisa Hunter, Global Account Director, i2i Events Group