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.
Stephen Whiteside, WARC Exclusive, June 2016
This article outlines details from a study by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) regarding transparency in the media-buying industry, as well as related arguments concerning the current state of client–agency relationships.
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.
This article provides agencies with a best practice guide for writing an effective creative brief, which can form the foundation for the disruptive, breakthrough thinking that can really make a difference to a client's business.
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