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My digital marketing agency became a Google Partner last year. We have maintained our status by passing all the exams. However we lost a big client who was accounting for the majority of our ad spend. So we are no longer meeting the minimum spend requirement. My question is how much time will Google give us to get new clients and get the minimum spend back up? We've been pitching new clients but its a competitive field.

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Hi there;
As much time as you wish. Once you meet (again) the minimum spend, your Partner status will be "renewed". (As long as you continue to be certified)
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Hi @Adina Z,

 

Sorry to hear of your client change. This stuff does happen, so be tough and acquire new ones. 

 

As a badged Google Partner, I would like to add to @MosheTLV correct reply. 

 

Your performance is assessed for a 90 day period, so having a drop in spend for one month can be made up with a spend in the next month. You still have a chance to maintain your badged Google Partner status. 

 

If you cannot do that, you will actually be given a warning and a very short grace period to correct. After that, you would need to stop using the badge on your website and marketing and claiming to be a badged Google Partner until you regain the badge. 

 

I recently wrote about the new requirements for being badged here in the Google Partners

 

Please let us know if we can help with anything further.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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thank you! If you we temporarily lose our google partner status, can I still use my "Google Certified Indivdual" badge to promote myself until our client spend goes back up (I am just thinking "what if" and just in case)? Does the "individual" badge still exist & where can I find it? Now that I am a badged partner I only see my partner badge but not the indivdual badge or where to find it....

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Hi @Adina Z,

 

You are very welcome. 

 

Yes, as long as your certifications are valid... you are certified. Being certified is required to be a badged Google Partner, but being a badged Google Partner is not required to be certified. 

 

If you visit Google Partners and visit Overview (left hand menu column) and click on My Profile, your certifications will be listed under your profile image. Click on those and save them to your computer. You can print them and frame them or use them to your liking. Even when you are not badged, your certifications, tests, training, etc.. will be at Google Partners. 

 

Please let us know how things go and if we can help further.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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I guess you can get the partner status back as soon as your spent amount is on the right side of the benchmark. (Calculated for last three months). I don't think time matters here. Thank.

 

Cheers,

Harry

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