The traditional ad agency model is broken. The Swedish design-as-a-service company Klingit is expanding to Finland. Coincidence?

We discussed misaligned incentives, the four pillars of Klingit, and the potential hurdles the Swedish company faces in the Finnish market with CEO Anders Ringstedt.

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Summary of the podcast: Anders Ringstedt’s Views on the Evolution of Advertising Agency Model

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The podcast discusses Anders Ringstedt’s insights into the flaws of the traditional advertising agency model and the innovations introduced by his company, Klingit. Ringstedt explains how old-school agencies have not kept up with digital advancements, leading to inefficient and costly operations.

Background and current state:

  • Ringstedt founded Klingit in response to outdated agency practices, addressing issues like digitalization, speed, and cost efficiency.

Klingit’s solutions

The company adopts a platform-based model focusing on flexibility and cost-effectiveness, offering subscription-based services with efficient processes and teamwork.

  1. Design Ops Platform: A proprietary digital platform developed by Klingit, facilitating centralized file management, brief creation, and communication for clients and project managers.
  2. Subscription Model: Instead of traditional project-based billing, Klingit utilizes a subscription model to streamline service delivery and financial planning for clients.
  3. Teams: The structuring and setup of teams within Klingit to ensure effective collaboration and project execution.
  4. Efficient Processes and Data-Driven Approach: Focusing on optimizing processes and leveraging data analytics to improve service efficiency and outcomes​​.

Challenges and solutions:

  • Local adaptation and cultural understanding are essential for success in new markets like Finland. Klingit aims to be adaptable and align resources with client needs.