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Adweek: 3 Ways Agencies Are Delivering Transparency to Advertisers

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In recent years, marketers have made it clear that they need greater transparency in their digital advertising. Concerns about ad fraud and viewability, measurement and a more data-centric mindset have all contributed to the new assertiveness among marketers. A study from the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) found that 90 percent of advertisers are reviewing contracts and demanding greater accountability.

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MediaPost MediaInsider: Has Anything Changed Since ANA’s Report On Media Transparency? Why, Yes!

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Digital News Daily Editor Tobi Elkin wrote an article earlier this week asking if anything has changed in the marketing/ad world since the release of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA)’s Media Transparency Report about a year ago.

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MediaPost: Has Anything Changed A Year After ANA’s Report On Media Transparency?

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It’s been slightly over a year since the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) released its report with K2 Intelligence on the state of media transparency in the U.S. ad industry.

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Campaign: The 7 ‘T’s of Change Shaking Up Media

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It’s been 12-months since the US Association of National Advertisers produced its landmark report on media transparency and, rather than gather dust, there has already been real impact:

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MediaPost: Report Finds Trust Lacking In Media Agency-Client Relationships

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A new report from media consultant ID Comms finds that media shops continue to be regarded with “suspicion” by advertisers, a number of which believe that non-transparent incomes, such as the profit from reselling media to clients, makes it harder to use fees and other contract terms to properly incentivize agencies.

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Campaign US: The Biggest Takeaway From the ANA’s Media Transparency Report ‘is indeed happening’

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A year later, group EVP for the ANA reflects on the effect that the K2 Intelligence study has had on marketers and their agencies.

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ReedSmith – Adlaw by Request: [Happy] Anniversary

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A year ago today (June 7, 2016), K2 Intelligence released an Association of National Advertisers’ commissioned study entitled, An Independent Study of Media Transparency in the U.S. Advertising Industry. The painstakingly-researched and detailed report identified numerous non-transparent business practices that were alleged to be pervasive in the U.S. media ad buying ecosystem. Reminiscent of the Barbarians at the Gate and the Big Short, the findings sent shock waves throughout the industry by suggesting a fundamental disconnect between advertisers and their media agencies. The report disclosed that long-standing rumors of complicated schemes to hide and divert rebates and other incentives were well-founded and that media agencies were not necessarily acting in the best interests of their clients by, among other things, wrongfully retaining rebates and other incentives given to them by media platforms/publishers that were rightfully the property of the advertisers. Some headlines read “…CEO Alleges Widespread U.S. Agency Kickbacks” and “Kickbacks. Yes. They’re Real.”

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MediaPost: Knotch, JP Morgan Will Take Transparency To Main Stage At Cannes

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Marketers have been struggling with transparency in data for years. Some blame programmatic ad-buying technology. Others point fingers at reporting.

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The Wall Street Journal: Havas Launches Platform to Track ‘Every Penny’ of Digital Ad Buys

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Advertising agency group Havas on Tuesday will announce the launch of a platform that will let its clients see exactly how much money they are spending with different vendors online and how those ads are performing, in real-time.

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MediaPost’s MediaDailyNews: Ad-Tech Firms To Form Open-Source Initiative To Address Transparency Issues

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In the coming weeks, a group of ad-tech firms, including AppNexus, Facebook, PubMatic, and Rubicon Project, will launch an open-source initiative that seeks to address many of the challenges surrounding transparency in programmatic media.

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