wheel - 4:28 pm on May 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think not. I've always been deferred to the ad agency - always.
Remember, they have budgets for the advertising, and they've hired the ad agency. They're not going to go get a new budget just to advertise with you. They won't even decide if they want to advertise with you. They'll defer all of that to the people they've appointed as the decision makers for that process.
Worse, I think in my case when it comes to the ad agency from above like that, I think the ad agency gets disgruntled. Perhaps thinks it makes them look bad. So the last thing they're going to do is shuffle budget through to you.
You'd have to convince the company at the top level that they need to advertise with you, and take the steps to force the ad agency to contact you. I don't think that's a conversation that's going to take place.
But I could be wrong. I do not understand this aspect of the business or the people running it. I just like the money.