New research suggests that the savings made by cutting on agency fees are not worth the long-term strain on the relationship – Aprais’ Kim Walker has more on why financially sensitive clients see better results.
Lucinda Peniston-Baines and Rob Foster, WARC COVID-19 Series, April 2020
As part of the WARC Guide to Structuring for effectiveness, Lucinda Peniston-Baines and Rob Foster of Observatory International share some top tips on how brands can best work with their agency partners to deliver work that connects with consumers.
How do marketing organisations identify what truly matters in an age of complexity? Rob Foster, Senior Consultant at The Observatory International, outlines the three pillars that keep everyone focused.
As WPP prepares to take the biggest step yet in its restructuring process with the sale of a majority stake in its Kantar market research business, it is also taking a stand on a potential conflict of interest at a major auditor.
Sam Peña-Taylor, Event Reports, Cannes Lions, June 2018
Proving the value of an investment is crucial to maintaining an ongoing supply of money – for CFOs and CEOs, the data is more easily available than ever but agencies are getting left behind as media partners help to answer many of the tougher questions.
GLOBAL: Nearly three-quarters of major multinationals are reviewing their current agency arrangements, looking at whether they have the right mix of agencies and capabilities in their external partners, new research shows.
Catherine Becker & Sam Fenton-Elstone, WARC Exclusive, March 2017
This article examines the current problem of digital transparencies from the client's perspective, providing best practice on what to ask media agencies in order to ensure advertisers can navigate the complex challenges of the digital landscape.
LONDON: Some 12% of agency staff in 2016 came from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background, according to the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), which called on agencies to do more to improve their ethnic diversity targets.
Analysing the results of a global WARC survey of senior strategists, The Future of Strategy report provides both quantitative and qualitative data on the current state and future expectations of the discipline.
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