marketing management consultants
The latest trends in agency remuneration
TrinityP3 Webinar Series
Presented by Darren Woo...
marketing management consultants
What we will discuss today
•  Remuneration considerations
•  Remuneration or compensation...
marketing management consultants
Considerations
Simple to understand and easy to administer.
Fair to both advertiser and a...
marketing management consultants
Remunerate or Compensate
Compensation: – noun
1. the act or state of compensating.
2. the...
marketing management consultants
Remuneration Models
•  Most common remuneration models:
•  Commission & Service Fees
•  R...
marketing management consultants
Commission & Service Fee
Advantages
•  Simple in the case of media
advertising.
•  Easy t...
marketing management consultants
Resource Package Fees (Retainers)
Advantages
•  Agency knows its income and
can resource ...
marketing management consultants
Variable Fees based on Actual Hours
Advantages
•  Relatively easy to administer,
provided...
marketing management consultants
Project Fees
Advantages
•  Easy to control expenditure.
•  Often used to top up retainers...
marketing management consultants
Input/Costs to Outcome/Value
•  Most of the existing models are input / cost based
that r...
marketing management consultants
Inputs vs Outputs vs Outcomes
Model Positives Negatives
Inputs /
Costs
•  Resource / Head...
marketing management consultants
Performance or Incentive
Benefits:
•  Improved agency performance.
•  Improved advertiser...
marketing management consultants
Performance Criteria
Business Performance (Hard)
•  EG. sales, traffic, profit, market sh...
marketing management consultants
Performance Criteria
Business Performance
•  Sales Volume
•  Volume Growth
•  Relative Br...
marketing management consultants
In Summary
•  The market continues to evolve looking for more
effective remuneration mode...
marketing management consultants
TrinityP3 Webinar Series
September 9: Creating transparency and trust in media
September ...
marketing management consultants
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Managing marketing and your agency suppliers continues to become increasingly complex and time consuming. TrinityP3 Marketing Management Consultants are thought-leaders in all aspects of marketing management to improve marketing and agency performance and increase implementation efficiency. This series of webinars are your opportunity to hear the latest industry best trends and practices from the consultants working in this category on a daily basis regionally and globally. An interactive approach means you will be able to have your specific questions answered by industry leading practitioners.

Topic: The latest trends in agency remuneration
Date: Wednesday August 26
Time: 13:00-14:00 AEST
Presenter: Darren Woolley
Description: Agency remuneration, or as our friends in the USA say compensation, continues to be a significant issue for advertisers, procurement and agencies. There are an increasing number of approaches and methodologies all with their own strengths and weaknesses. And while there is no one cookie-cutter approach, we will be reviewing each of the remuneration models to help you find the one that is right for you.

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TrinityP3 Webinar Series: The latest trends in agency remuneration

  1. 1. marketing management consultants The latest trends in agency remuneration TrinityP3 Webinar Series Presented by Darren Woolley 26 August 2015
  2. 2. marketing management consultants What we will discuss today •  Remuneration considerations •  Remuneration or compensation •  The various models: •  Models •  Strengths & Weaknesses •  Trends •  Applications •  Questions •  Next sessions
  3. 3. marketing management consultants Considerations Simple to understand and easy to administer. Fair to both advertiser and agency. Aligning advertiser and agency interests and priorities. Finalised before agency resources are committed. Recorded in a ratified advertiser / agency contract. Flexible enough to accommodate changes in the future. Involving senior management, with principles clearly communicated to the teams on both sides. Capable of standing the test of time and being understood by any future Marketing Director. Based on agreed and understood terms and definitions. Inclusive of specified tracking and review dates.
  4. 4. marketing management consultants Remunerate or Compensate Compensation: – noun 1. the act or state of compensating. 2. the state of being compensated. 3. something given or received as an equivalent for services, debt, loss, injury, suffering, lack, etc. Remuneration: – noun 1. the act of remunerating. 2. something that remunerates; reward; pay.
  5. 5. marketing management consultants Remuneration Models •  Most common remuneration models: •  Commission & Service Fees •  Resource Package Fees (Retainer) •  Variable fees based on actual hours •  Project Fees •  Hybrids •  Latest Trends: •  Move from cost to value based •  Return of the commission •  Incentive based models
  6. 6. marketing management consultants Commission & Service Fee Advantages •  Simple in the case of media advertising. •  Easy to calculate and administer. •  Parties focused on quality not cost. •  A crude form of PBR with a higher Media spend leading to greater agency earning. Disadvantages •  Based on volume of Media spend, not scope of work. •  Inappropriate were Media is not a major component of the output. •  Does not encourage Media neutral solutions. •  Cancellations of spend has a severe effect on agency income. •  Based on the traditional media commission paid by the media proprietor •  Making a come back in digital media •  Or used in combination with other models.
  7. 7. marketing management consultants Resource Package Fees (Retainers) Advantages •  Agency knows its income and can resource appropriately. •  Advertiser knows cost and can budget appropriately. •  Encourages more Media neutral solutions. Disadvantages •  Requires the scope of work to be accurately defined. •  Does not allow for major changes in scope of work. •  Input based and therefore less accountable. •  Often time consuming to negotiate and administer. •  Ideally based on an agreed scope of work. •  Based on salary costs of required resources at % of their annual billable hours by an overhead factor and the agreed profit margin. •  Most common remuneration model in the market.
  8. 8. marketing management consultants Variable Fees based on Actual Hours Advantages •  Relatively easy to administer, provided agencies maintain accurate timesheets. •  Reflects advertiser needs and agency activity. •  Allows flexibility should scope of work changes. •  Allows agency return based on clearly defined process and actual deliverables. Disadvantages •  Difficult for advertiser to budget. •  Difficult for agency to resource. •  Requires accurate time sheet process and requires audit in disputes. •  Lack of accountability with no incentive for efficiency. •  Fees are based on actual time spent using an hourly rate for individual staff. •  Charge out rates either calculated or ‘market’. •  More common in marketing services contracts
  9. 9. marketing management consultants Project Fees Advantages •  Easy to control expenditure. •  Often used to top up retainers for work outside the agreed scope. •  Reflects specific advertiser needs. •  Suits integrated or niche services. Disadvantages •  Inclined to encourage a short term focus rather than longer term relationships. •  Agency does not have the same level of confidence in remuneration unless scope of work defined up front. •  Tends to come at a higher cost compared to the retainer. •  Project fees alternative to fixed annual fees, determined and paid on an individual project basis. •  Often used for ad hoc projects, paid either on completion of the individual project or for projects completed in the month, quarter or year.
  10. 10. marketing management consultants Input/Costs to Outcome/Value •  Most of the existing models are input / cost based that reward volume of work and not effectiveness. •  The current best practice is to move to an output based / pricing model that fixes the value based on output. •  The leading trend is for a value based remuneration model where the reward is based on the value created or contributed. Input / Cost Output / Price Outcome / Value
  11. 11. marketing management consultants Inputs vs Outputs vs Outcomes Model Positives Negatives Inputs / Costs •  Resource / Head hour based •  No direct link to volume or scope of work •  Simple to implement •  Multiple points of negotiation including salary cost, overhead and profit •  Rewards increased volume rather than effectiveness •  Based on head hours / timesheets which are unreliable Outputs / Price •  Based on scope of work / outputs / deliverables •  Price agreed and set on historical basis •  Values the output rather than the cost •  Makes budgeting easier •  Adjusting remuneration easier •  Rewards increased volume rather than effectiveness •  Issues arise when work commissioned then cancelled Outcomes / Value •  Based on the value created by the activity •  Either all or the bulk of remuneration / profit •  More like profit sharing than bonus •  Links agency remuneration to outcomes / value •  Brings alignment between suppliers and marketers if correctly implemented •  Requires measurement of marketing effectiveness •  Difficult to get many agencies to agree on measures
  12. 12. marketing management consultants Performance or Incentive Benefits: •  Improved agency performance. •  Improved advertiser performance. •  Goal alignment and congruence. Types: •  Bonus - additional to the agreed profit margin. •  Cost recovery - represents all profit. •  Shared risk and reward - agency puts % of margin at risk and advertiser meets that % in pool. •  Earn back - agency puts % of margin at risk to be paid in results.
  13. 13. marketing management consultants Performance Criteria Business Performance (Hard) •  EG. sales, traffic, profit, market share, volume growth, etc. These can be measured by the same criteria that the advertiser uses for their internal bonus systems. Advertising Performance (Medium) •  EG: product awareness, ad awareness measures, consumer measures, attitude ratings, persuasion, purchase intent, awards, brand equity, image, effectiveness awards, etc. Agency Performance (Soft) •  Relates to the evaluation of agency functional areas: account services, creative and media in terms of: performance, service, relationship, cost efficiencies, etc.
  14. 14. marketing management consultants Performance Criteria Business Performance •  Sales Volume •  Volume Growth •  Relative Brand Performance •  Composite Performance •  Market/brand share •  Customer loyalty •  Brand equity •  Brand profitability Advertising Performance •  Advertising Awareness •  Brand Image Shifts •  Attitude Ratings •  Ad enjoyment •  Brand personality •  Predisposition to buy •  Ad scores •  Persuasion index Agency Performance •  Agency Service delivery* •  Relationship Management* •  Functional competencies* •  Contribution to ‘branding’ •  Project management* •  Administration* •  Cost Efficiency* •  Pro-activity* •  Collaboration* * Can be measured, managed and maximised using Evalu8ing. Find out more at www.evalu8ing.com
  15. 15. marketing management consultants In Summary •  The market continues to evolve looking for more effective remuneration models •  There are popular models but no perfect models •  There is a trend from cost/input based to value/output models •  Important to match the model to the situation QUESTIONS?
  16. 16. marketing management consultants TrinityP3 Webinar Series September 9: Creating transparency and trust in media September 23: Transforming Production for the 21st Century October 7: How many agencies do you need and how to get there October 21: Aligning your digital marketing to marketing November 11: Super charge your agency with incentive based remuneration November 25: The challenges for Marketers in a carbon constrained future http://www.trinityp3.com/product-category/webinars/
  17. 17. marketing management consultants For more information contact: TrinityP3 Pty Ltd Sydney +612 9964 9900 Melbourne +613 9682 6800 Hong Kong +852 3478 3982 Singapore +65 6631 2861 people@trinityp3.com www.trinityp3.com Trinityp3.com/blog/ @TrinityP3 TrinityP3 TrinityP3.StrategicMarketingConsultants

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