Misinformation & Disinformation Whitepaper

  Featured in Adweek here   The proliferation of misinformation and disinformation poses significant threats to both advertisers and society. The 4A’s Advertiser Protection Bureau (APB) has turned its attention towards the intractable twinned issues of misinformation and disinformation, in the whitepaper, Misinformation/Disinformation in Focus released today. A global, cross-industry group has assembled not only […]

2020 ANA 4A’s Business Case for Relationship Management Program

“The Business Case for Relationship Management,” survey was conducted jointly by the ANA and the 4A’s and serves as a follow-up to an April 2019 4A’s report, “Relationship Management Best Practices Guidance.” The report revealed that both marketers and agencies are aligned on the benefits of a relationship management program and employ a variety of […]

Equity & Inclusion in Action

  Dear Industry Leaders, With great intentions I began this journey of collecting and developing content, information and commentary to help the industry maintain the importance of DE&I during and post COVID-19. And then, the murder of George Floyd once again raised the concerns that have plagued this country for generations. The murder of a […]

Agency search consultants provide “One Piece of Advice” for agencies (2020) |

The 4A’s asked industry-leading agency search consultants to provide “One Piece of Advice” that we could share with 4A’s members as they begin thinking about their 2020 new business plans.

4A’s Releases “Measurement Priorities: The Agency Perspective”

The 4A’s has just published Measurement Priorities: The Agency Perspective, the collective points of views across top research leaders throughout the network media agencies. The discussion centers around what a new media measurement solution should include and identifies the agency priorities for a new solution. The industry is at a crossroads when it comes to […]

4A’s Introduces Brand Safety Playbook

The 4A’s is pleased to introduce the Brand Safety Playbook, designed to help you reduce your agency’s overall risk profile in the digital landscape, so you can focus on executional excellence, building brand equity, and performance. This is an industry-leading effort to create cohesive guidelines for brand safety across fraud, malware, and content adjacencies, giving […]

4A’s Guidance: 4A’s Relationship Management Best Practices Guidance

Relationship management is how you keep winning after you’ve won. 4A’s Relationship Management Best Practices Guidance is your new playbook.

Project-by-Project Do’s & Don’ts | Agency Best Practice Guidance |

The industry is seeing more clients evolving Project-by-Project (PxP) arrangements with agencies. PxP relationships between clients and agencies create both opportunities and challenges for both marketers and marketing services firms. Members of the 4A’s community have been endeavoring to figure out best practices for dealing with the shift by some clients from annual retainer relationships with their agencies to PxP relationships.

The Workplace Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation FAQ |

The 4A’s National HR Council has developed a comprehensive FAQ to help agency leaders and HR/talent leaders to address essential questions related to workplace bullying, harassment, intimidation.

Organizing Your Agency for Social: Social Media Team Frameworks, Staffing & Future-Proofing

Available to non-members for a limited time. The 4As’ social media committee has written a comprehensive white paper to help agencies organize a social media practice for sustainability and success for their clients and business.

4A’s Digital Horizons Series Whitepaper: Accessibility

The 4A’s Digital Horizons Series explores the current and near future landscape of digital technology and innovation in the advertising industry. This whitepaper, “Accessibility,” provides the why and how of inclusive design, authored by Alison Walden, Director of Technology and Mike Quattrin, Senior Experience Developer at SapientRazorfish.

Best Practice Guidance: Agency Search Agreements (AKA New Business NDA’s)

The purpose of this position paper is to provide agencies with best practice guidance relating to obtaining formal agreements between an agency and a prospective client during the marketer’s search for agency resources or a marketer’s request for proposal.