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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
What Is The Agency Model Of The Future?
What are the best agency models, the best creative agency model, the best media agency model? What are the pros and cons of different agency models? What is the Agency Model of the Future? The best advertisers are constantly asking these questions of themselves, their agencies, and of course Flock. At Flock we often help…Read More
What are the Top 5 Future Marketing Procurement Trends to Watch out for?
Procurecon, Europe’s largest meeting of CPOs and senior procurement executives, is occurring this year from 28th to 29th June. It will have a selection of top brand speakers and sponsors who have paid to be on stage. It is always great to have a debate, network, and share experiences, and for companies like Flock, it’s…Read More
Are you planning to in-house or in-source your advertising or media?
One of the big trends amongst advertisers continues to be “in-housing” – the process of bringing in-house some functions or skills previously managed by out-sourced suppliers; predominantly agencies. The recent WFA study reported the following: Growth in digital opportunities has led to a rise in in-house agencies, with 74% being established in the last five years. In just the…Read More
What Does A COVID-19 Vaccine Mean For Marketers?
Unless you have been on 24/7 Zoom calls every marketer will have seen the promising early results of Covid vaccine clinical trials. So, what does the potential vaccine mean for marketers? In our work with world-leading advertisers we are well-placed to see how many categories have reacted in the past few days. And, in our…Read More
Our Learnings So Far For Covid Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2020
It is no surprise to anyone that Covid-19 has dramatically impacted retailers. British department store group Debenhams will appoint an administrator, with 22,000 jobs at risk across its shuttered 142 stores. US department store Neiman Marcus is also reported to be stepping up preparations to seek bankruptcy protection and in Germany Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof, Germany’s biggest department…Read More
Flock’s Top Tips for Marketing Operations
Flock recently partnered with the WFA to conduct a piece of research on the evolution of the Marketing Operations function. View a sample of the study here; Watch our webinar on the findings here. From this research Flock have developed six top tips for marketing operations: 1 Processes Understand your existing processes, structures, tools and…Read More
Cost, Control, and Creativity: Three Things That Will Matter to Marketers in 2020
I was honored to be asked to participate in a panel at the Campaign Breakfast Briefing in NY. The first question for our group was “What are some of the key drivers behind their 2020 strategies and the implications for agencies in 2020?”. I responded with “Cost, Control, and Creativity”. Let me explain: Cost: we…Read More