No, Ethics Have Been Around For A While Now

Of all the various issues raised by the dueling documentaries - one on Hulu, one on Netflix - recounting the events of Fyre Festival, one of the most pervasive has been the actions of Jerry Media, a creative agency hired by the founders of Fyre to promote the event online. The agency, which produced the … Continue reading No, Ethics Have Been Around For A While Now

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The Agency/Client Relationship Depends on Communication

The anonymous executive quoted in last week’s “Confessions of a marketer: Agency overbilling is spurring the move in-house” raised a number of interesting points and issues. While I don’t know the exact circumstances of the relationship between that company and its agency, I do have plenty of experience with that kind of mindset. For a … Continue reading The Agency/Client Relationship Depends on Communication

It’s The Clients’ Data, They Should Have It

One of the frequent points I see offered in the multiple stories over the last year about how more and more companies are taking creative and media-buying responsibilities in-house is that they want to make sure they, not an advertising or public relations agency, own the data. The company wants to make sure it has … Continue reading It’s The Clients’ Data, They Should Have It

Bringing Marketing In-House Is a Long-Term Commitment

Another story here about how more and more companies are bringing marketing creative and even media-buying responsibilities in-house. This decision seems to be part of a trend as an earlier story identified the same behavior, pointing out that the moves were at least in part because specialized roles were now easier to hire people for … Continue reading Bringing Marketing In-House Is a Long-Term Commitment