Episode 59

January 25, 2024

(Part 2) Agency Positive Indicators and Priorities for the Year Ahead w/ Brian Williams and Andrew Howlett

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Welcome back for part 2 of our SoDA webinar recording with Brian Williams - Founder and CEO at Viget, and Andrew Howlett - Partner and CEO at Struck. In the second part of this conversation we took a look at areas of agency business that are seeing some positive indicators for 2024 and where Brian and Andrew are cautiously optimistic for the year ahead.

Other topics covered in this episode include:

  • The affect interest rates will have on business uncertainty
  • How return to office mandates will impact recruiting and hiring
  • Indicators for a strong 2nd half of 2024
  • Where Viget and Struck are placing their Ai bets

Be sure to read the State of Agency Operations Survey referenced in this episode for additional agency trends and priorities in 2024.

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Banoo Behboodi

Vice President, Success Engineering

Banoo Behboodi is a 20+ year software and services leader with extensive experience executing change initiatives with oversight of Customer Success, Professional Services and Delivery and Consulting functions. Banoo’s earlier experiences with AT&T Mobility, Coca-Cola Company and Ernst & Young leading key transformational and compliance projects, provided the foundation needed to be an effective leader and a change agent with a customer first mindset. Banoo is passionate about driving continuous improvement through sharing best practices and empowering resources through technology and analytics to optimize performance and job satisfaction while driving business outcomes.


Brent Trimble

Vice President, Value Engineering

Brent brings more than 15+ year’s of leadership experience in Management Consulting, Strategic Delivery, Marketing services and product development firms to his technology role at Kantata. As the VP of Value Engineering and the Managing Director of Marketing Service & Agency Vertical, he specializes in identifying process improvement potential, business optimization and key health metrics for alignment and orientation.

With deep business understanding through an operator lens - Brent works with Kantata partner firms to refine intrinsic and extrinsic value drivers - giving firm principals the focus required for adoption, mobilization, value realization and ultimately - success.

Prior to joining Kantata, Brent was a client of the platform and held positions at Interpublic Group, Accenture, WPP, and independent marketing consulting firms.