Never, ever reinvent the wheel when it comes to running your agency. If you need it, we have it… thousands of articles and resources about account service, agency systems, traffic and workflow, job descriptions, forms, contracts, pricing, salaries and more. We have been helping agencies BE better since 1988. Second Wind members receive exclusive access to this information.
10 Reasons to Join Today!
1. Thousands of Best-Practice Documents at Your Fingertips
2. Person-to-Person Assistance for You and Your People
In addition to our vast resources online, you can always pick up the phone and reach a live person at Second Wind Headquarters. Second Wind members receive unlimited telephone time as part of their membership. Just call us when you need something.
3. The Second Wind Magazine
This bi-monthly, 20+ page, interactive, digital publication highlights the current topics and issues facing our industry, including interactive features, advice and special member features. The Second Wind Magazine is distributed only to member agencies and their staff.
4. The Annual Agency Survey
This important financial and management tool is a “one of a kind” survey based on results from more than 100 smaller to mid-sized agencies. It includes everything from a comparative financial statement to full salary information; plus, other sections on technology, agency software, HR, benefits and new business trends. This valuable planning tool is available to Second Wind members each year.
5. The Production Pricing Survey
Second Wind Members may participate in and receive the results of our bi-annual production pricing survey examining pricing trends on more than 30 types of typical agency projects. This is a great tool for understanding pricing trends nationwide and helping you estimate more accurately and efficiently. Results are available to Second Wind members as part of their membership.
6. Access to Forums
Second Wind Forums allow you you to communicate directly with other Second Wind members and receive their advice or guidance on any topic. This is a great way to tap into the power of our community which includes thousands of agency principals and employees. You can use Forums to gain knowledge that will help you succeed; share your experience and insight with others; initiate debate and topical discussions among participants and make some new friends in the industry. Only Second Wind members may participate in Forums.
7. Research to Win Pitches and “Get Smart”
Second Wind provides primary and secondary research services to help agencies understand clients, industries, competitive situations, consumer perceptions and more. Second Wind members receive special discounts on research.
8. Members-Only Discounts on Training
Second Wind is the leading trainer of agency personnel in the country, providing ongoing, best-practice education for upper-level managers and agency employees, including our Second Wind Certification programs. We have trained thousands over 25 years. Second Wind members enjoy significant discounts on seminars, premium learning webinars, publications and other training materials.
9. Access to the Premium Learning Library
Each year, Second Wind hosts a number of Premium Learning opportunities for agencies. Facilitated as one-hour webinars, topics range from best practices in new business and workflow to innovative concepts like customer ecosystems and inbound marketing. These sessions offer important training opportunities for and your staff to keep up-to-speed on agency trends and best practices. Premium Learning webinars are included with your membership whether you attend them during the live session or view the recording via our website.
10. Access to our Special E&O/Professional Liability Program
Second Wind members can elect to participate in our special E&O/Professional Liability Insurance program underwritten by Axis Insurance, formerly Media Professionals. The program is managed by Collector's Risk Insurance Agency in Chicago and provides special discounts and a simplified application process. The program has been active for more than 15 years and has provided many Second Wind members with the coverage they need to stay protected against lawsuits related to advertising and media activities. Only Second WInd members may participate in this program.