marketing agency audits

The 105th thing on your ‘to do’ list may be the most important…

So imagine the scenario: you’ve got a set marketing budget that seems to be squeezed year-on-year; new opportunities…

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The ANA media transparency report – a marketer’s perspective

Janis Prescott spent 20 years in a wide variety of marketing roles in a blue chip company before joining Financial…

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Supplier rebates – how confident are you that your agency is declaring them?

Most brand/agency contracts state that an agency needs to hand over to their client any rebates received from third…

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There’s more to this contract compliance audit lark than just money…

When done in the right way, contract compliance audits of marketing services agencies deliver far more value to both…

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How different are financial practices in agencies around the world?

While accountancy may not qualify as being the oldest profession, it can date its history back to before the Roman…

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4 steps to successfully manage your agency finances

More and more of our clients are recognising the benefits of a structured approach towards auditing their agencies.…

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‘If one of our agencies is overcharging us, could they all be doing it?’

We are often asked 'is agency A better than agency B when it comes to overcharging?'. The surprising answer: 'how your…

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Is the top agency talent working on your business? Or on someone else’s?

When you change the agency's fee structure, how do you know you're still getting the same quality of staff on your…

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Agencies seek fame for their creative work, not for their financial management

As an FMCG client recently discovered, priorities and practicalities dictate that the Finance function in an agency is…

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Trust in commercial relationships

“Trust me, I’m looking after your best interests.” A noble sentiment indeed, but how do you know whether your…

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