To All Finance Committee Members, On September 23rd from 3-4:30 pm EDT via Zoom, we held a discussion on what are the top “Hidden Issues” that you may not think about, but need to consider when agencies are negotiating MSAs? Many of us have experience in the basics of negotiating agency-client agreements. However, in this virtual committee […]
On Tuesday, July 14th from 3 pm – 4:30 pm the 4A’s hosted a virtual finance committee meeting with Guest Speaker Tim Williams from Ignition Consulting Group. Previously, Tim was a speaker at the 2019 MPF events where he presented progressive pricing approaches for agencies. The 4A’s is happy to bring to you part 2 of that […]
Aprais finds that marketers who are financially empathetic to their agency partners get better results.
Bruno Gralpois, co-founder of Agency Mania Solutions, outlines the four decisions advertisers have to make when creating successful ad agency relationships.
Includes salary data from agencies of all sizes The 2019 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May 2019, has just been published. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 276 member agency offices providing data on more than 30,000 salaries for 234 job titles in 19 […]
This presentation, originally delivered to the 4A’s National Large & SAMS New Business Committee on July 31, 2019, by Brett Colbert of Colbert Group Consulting, was re-recorded by Brett Colbert on August 22, 2019.
The Wow Company has released the 2019 agency benchmark report resulting from its annual survey of independent agency owners in the UK. Topics include growth rates, confidence levels, amount of time owners spend working, cash flow/invoicing/collecting payments, new business, and networking tips.
This presentation was delivered to the 4A’s National New Business Committee on February 26, 2019 by Tracey Shirtcliff, CEO of The Virtu Group.
In this article, the World Federation of Advertisers shares highlights from its report on global media agency models and remuneration trends.
The industry is seeing more clients evolving Project-by-Project (PxP) arrangements with agencies. PxP relationships between clients and agencies create both opportunities and challenges for both marketers and marketing services firms. Members of the 4A’s community have been endeavoring to figure out best practices for dealing with the shift by some clients from annual retainer relationships with their agencies to PxP relationships.
The 2018 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May 2018, has just been published. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 333 member agency offices providing data on over 30,000 salaries for 233 job titles in 19 job categories.
The following presentations took place at the Ad Age 2018 Small Agency Conference, July 17th and 18th, in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Agencies around the world share their growth challenges in this report from Hubspot.
This presentation was delivered to the 4A’s Large Agency & Media Finance Committees on October 26, 2017 by Rick Brook, SVP, Global Client Operations at WPP.
SoDA conducted a survey to explore business performance measurement within agencies, production companies and design studios. Topics such as employee turnover rates, budget tracking, promoting and maintaining healthy levels of team and client satisfaction, benchmarking data, and much more are explored. View the summary findings and benchmarking data.
Tim Williams of Ignition Consulting Group provides sound advice on ways to create new revenue streams for your agency.
On July 27th, 4A’s held an agency-only webinar to help survey participants and 4A’s members understand the important information contained in the 2017 Labor Billing Rate Survey Report (LBRSR).
Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research Group discusses the rise of marketing procurement and its impact on fees and the agency business.
Bruno Gralpois of Agency Mania Solutions provides some perspective on the question of working and non-working spending. There is no generally accepted industry ratio for working to non-working spending and Bruno explains why.
On July 19th, the 4A’s hosted the “Overtime Rules Change Webinar” which provided information on overtime rules that will become effective on December 1, 2016.
A series of regularly updated surveys on employee benefits in agencies.
This report covers actual hourly rates agreed upon between agencies and clients in 2014, and provides the industry with labor billing rate information.
The 4A’s Board of Directors has adopted a new 4A’s position paper, developed by the 4A’s Finance Committees, “Best Practice Guidance | Agency Compensation: Market-Based Labor Rates.”
This survey report provides benchmark information related to the adoption of performance evaluations and the dimensions that are most frequently included in client assessment of agency performance.