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Decideware Continues To Grow ...

Posted by Robin Seasock on Jan 28, 2021 8:53:04 PM



Decideware grew during the GFC.

And through the next decade.

And we’re growing during COVID 2020/21.

That’s because we help advertisers manage their agency relationships – thru’ the good times and the bad.

How to Organise Teams for Scoping Season Success. An ANA Forward magazine article.

Posted by Aaron Mateer on Jun 1, 2020 10:02:49 PM

How to Organize Teams for Scoping Season Success.


Ensuring the right people are at the table and working toward the same goals.


The following is an extract from an article published May 25, 2020 in Forward magazine by the Association of National Advertisers. ANA Members can access the full article, here:

There's no rest for the weary. With the 2020 scope season in the rearview mirror, it's already time to look ahead to 2021.

Announcing the 2020 Decideware Advertising Management Scholarship at MSU, Inaugural Recipients

Posted by Robin Seasock on Apr 27, 2020 7:58:47 PM


The Decideware Advertising Management Scholarship at MSU. 


Decideware is pleased to announce a new scholarship fund has been established with the Department of Advertising and Public Relationships in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University (MSU), ie the Decideware Advertising Management Scholarship

And we are now delighted to recognise Brandon Crawford and Isabel Perhogan as the deserved recipients of the (inaugural) 2020 awards.

Why Advertisers Want Value-Based Agency Compensation

Posted by Tim Williams on Apr 16, 2015 5:45:00 PM

With our thanks to Tim Williams from Ignition Consulting Group for this article

It surprises most agency professionals to learn that many advertisers are intensely interested in exploring a value-based compensation arrangement with their agencies.  A recent position paper from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) states it clearly:  “Traditional metrics used in today’s cost-plus compensation agreements (usually based on time) have no relationship with the external value created for the client in today’s intellectual capital economy.  Therefore, pricing should instead be based on results and value created."

2013 ANA Trends in Agency Compensation & the Importance of Scope of Work

Posted by Richard Benyon on Oct 14, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Fee-Based Compensation Dominates


In a recent survey by the Association of National Advertisers "2013 ANA Trends in Agency Compensation, 16th Edition" one of the key trends is the inexorable rise in compensation agreements to use labor-based or fixed fees as the primary basis for agency compensation.

This year 81% of all client-agency agreements are fee-based, up from 75% in 2010.

This is even more pronounced in larger advertisers (spend > $500 Million) where a full 94% use fee-based compensation as their primary model. 

AAAA - Agency Compensation, it’s all about the money!

Posted by Richard Benyon on Sep 27, 2007 11:20:00 AM

We attended the AAAA Financial Conference in New York on Wednesday and much of the debate was again around the issue of Value-based compensation. This in the well publicised context that agency margins have been under considerable pressure as the basis of remuneration has swung away from commissions towards ‘cost plus’ pricing.

With the AAAA being the peak agency body it was interesting to contrast their views with those from the client side which we have been party to recently.

Value Based Compensation: Who cares?

Posted by Richard Benyon on Aug 15, 2007 11:26:00 AM

We do!!! Value Based Compensation Matters


Please excuse the inflammatory headline, above because I am guessing that a lot of people, including myself are very interested in the opportunity to incorporate metrics of 'value' in agency compensation arrangements.

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