8 Key Marketing Procurement Observations Made at ProcureCon 2022

Flock was delighted to be an event sponsor at the ProcureCon Marketing Conference this year. In addition to having continuous one-on-one meetings each day Flock hosted a roundtable discussion on advanced remuneration techniques. After attending many seminar sessions and interactions with fellow attendees, we have pulled together a list of key observations: Inflation and Recession…

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Platinum Jubilee: A CMO Perspective

On 6th February 2022, Her Majesty the Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, set to take place over a special four-day bank holiday weekend, will mark a major milestone in the reign of the Queen, celebrating her life and service. Now, if we flip this on…

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5 Top Tips for Marketing Agency Appraisal Schemes for Incentive Compensation

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Marketing Agency Appraisals are often used to drive Agency Incentive Schemes and agency performance-related pay. Although this has been the preferred way of remuneration, many agencies and clients are using antiquated methods of agency appraisal which can present the risk of agencies being disproportionately compensated, either negatively or positively. With millions of dollars at risk…

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Who Are The Best Agency Search Consultants?

There are many people and firms in the market claiming to be “Agency Search Consultants” or “Pitch Consultants”; experts who can help an advertiser find the best agency for their needs, and run a review that tests the agencies abilities, reducing risk for the advertiser.  The options vary from a one-(wo)man-band to global consultancies armed…

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Client Agency Relationships: Sharing Is Caring

Often when building an initial client-agency relationship, best practise processes and operational models are put it place, however, as the partnership grows, people change, new markets/disciplines are added, new strategic priorities are put in place, and clients have to ensure that the operational side of the relationship keeps up. But how do you know if…

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Agency Fee Benchmarking: Top Tips

Pretty much all marketing and marketing procurement teams have questions about their agencies’ fees: “Am I paying my agencies the right amount?” “Is there any efficiency to be found in my agency fees?” “How do I validate my agency fees as being good value?” “Are my agency fees truly transparent?” And, without using some sort…

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Client-Agency Relationships: People at Heart

People are, and always will be, at the heart of every relationship, particularly between a client and their agencies. It is people who bring the drive, passion, talent and ‘human connection’ to an organisation and, therefore, it is so important that we continue to assess and optimise the way we all work together. Our Flock…

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Becoming a Sustainable Marketing Company

At Flock we are committed to positive change not only for our clients, but also for the Industry and the wider world. After doing a lot of research on what a Sustainable Marketeer looks like, we recently released our findings in a whitepaper, which can be downloaded below. We want to try our best to…

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Client-Agency Relationships: How To Fix Them?

At a time of real change within organisations, where budgets are tight, ways of working have had to adapt and business growth is key, organisations are looking to get more from their money. Reviewing external partners and agencies has risen to the top of ‘to-do’ list with clients wanting to ensure they have an agency…

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Flock’s “Representation of a Nation” Guide: Diversity through Our Eyes.

Here at Flock, we’re serious about diversity and inclusion. That’s why we partnered with the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA) to produce the “Representation of a Nation” guide, filled with practical advice for marketers wishing to become more diverse and inclusive. In it, we laid out three main steps to eliciting change in the…

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