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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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Business Insider: France Passed a New Advertising Transparency Law the Entire Global Ad Industry Should Pay Attention To

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Unless you have deep knowledge of the French advertising market and France’s legal system, its likely you may not be aware of the region’s transparency law, Loi Sapin.

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Mumbrella: Marketer body repurposes US guidelines for media agency-advertiser relationships for Australia

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The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has adapted a US code of conduct for the local market to help marketers manage their media agency relationships in the wake of local and international revelations on transparency.

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The Australian Business Review: New code of conduct for marketing industry

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Advertisers and agencies have been told to follow much stricter rules when entering into contracts under a new landmark code of conduct designed to restore market confidence in a sector hit by a series of scandals.

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Associations Now: New Digital Media Industry Ad Exchange Promises Transparency

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Digital Content Next, a trade group for online publishers, plans to launch an ad network under the B Corporation structure. The goal? Certified transparency.

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The Drum: Do brands need a chief media officer to readjust the equilibrium of the client/agency relationship?

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Guidelines published by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) in the States last month sent heads spinning across the industry in their recommendation that brands hire a chief media officer to police transparency and ensure media accountability. But isn’t this what the media agency is supposed to do? Do brands really need this role, and why?

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AdAge: Marketers Growing In-House Media Buying Capabilities Amid Transparency Concerns

LiodiceBob_resizedMore marketers are growing their in-house ad-buying capabilities as a result of heightened concern around fraud and transparency, according to the latest survey from the Association of National Advertisers and Forrester.

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