Agency Contract Reviews

Am I allowed to audit my agency?

Having read “The 105th thing on your to do list” you will now know what kind of audit you’re looking to conduct. So…

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Trust and transparency in client-agency relationships

From the perspective of any marketing contract compliance auditor, the results of the ID Comms 2016 Transparency…

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Is it clear where an agency is making money on your account?

When an agency submits a statement of work for a production job or a media plan to a brand team, you would expect that…

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‘Big 4 only’ audit clauses outlawed: what’s the impact on your agency contracts?

In April 2014 legislation was approved by the EU Parliament and adopted by the Council of the European Union to make…

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You’ve avoided handing over a ‘golden goodbye’ to your old agency. What’s next?

You've appointed a new agency. Tick. Done the exit audit of its predecessor. Tick. Read our audit report. Tick. Surely…

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With advertising and marketing agency contracts, God is in the details

Before you sign on the dotted line, an eye for detail and the opinions of subject matter experts can save you loads of…

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‘Sorry, our contract says you can’t see that.’

If there are more words governing audit rights than in the rest of the commercial agreement, it's worth asking why. We…

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How accurate are your agency’s time sheets? Do you really know?

We all know that most agencies use time sheets to support the fees charged to their clients. How accurate are they,…

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How exactly do marketing agencies make money?

Like many businesses providing services, marketing agencies make money by selling the time of their people. Take a…

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Hide and seek: The game of audit clauses in agency contracts

When you’ve audited as many commercial marketing contracts as we have, it would be fair to say that we’ve seen a…

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