Procurement Advisory


Marketing procurement is a
specialist discipline.

Procurement has always been an important function in a business

We find that procurement teams do not always have the same level of exposure to marketing suppliers as to other parts of a business.

Marketing procurement is a specialist discipline. We consult to procurement professionals in a number of ways.

As part of

We work with you and your teams in a consultative capacity to ensure that your compliance protocols are upheld; that supplier evaluation is appropriate and tailored; and that you have the correct commercial and financial advice where necessary.


If an incumbent agency requires statutory review of commercial terms, we do the heavy lifting for you, using 20+ years of financial experience and proprietary industry data.


Good agency procurement is about determining value out, as much as it is about cost in. We carry out bespoke procurement consultancy projects or workshops designed to arm your team with the skills necessary to drive best in class agency procurement.

Agency Fees
and Contracts

You may not be about to pitch, but you may need to conduct a review of the incumbent. If so, we offer a range of services that will determine your current position and allow you to assess with complete confidence. Click here to see more. If you’re interested specifically in your media agency, click here for more.


Whether as part of a pitch, a review or a specific circumstance, we work with you to build and deliver an effective negotiation strategy with the agency.

To contact us about our services, or to discuss a tailored project in one or more of these areas.

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Case Study

Reviewing Media Agency Commercial Arrangements for the Financial Services Sector - Case Study

Reviewing Media Agency Commercial Arrangements for the Financial Services Sector – Case Study

Challenging Problem This organization operated in a highly decentralized structure whilst using one media agency. The challenges that the client wished to address in this project included: Establishing a consistent operating practice Agency governance Understanding strengths and challenges of current relationships across stakeholders Ensuring that the inherent value opportunity of a ‘one agency’ model can be fully realised Understanding the quality of, and where necessary, finding improvement opportunities in agency outputs Full understanding of remuneration, resourcing and contract structure. TrinityP3 Solution TrinityP3 performed a bespoke Media Agency Commercial Review designed to account for the relatively high level of complexity involved ...


Our tender process is stage and gate and factors strength of supplier's proposition, people and culture, financial and commercial competitiveness and sustainability, quality of tested outputs and potential value of those outputs, and fitness for the specific context of need in your organisation. We work with every client individually to tailor this approach to need; and we work to fit with your regulatory and compliance conditions as appropriate.

Yes, we can. With over twenty years of continuous experience in procurement of marketing services, we can assess your approach and provide guidance.

We are able to insert any regulatory requirements regarding ethical practice and sustainability into the early vetting stages of a procurement process. This is done in complete alignment with you and discussed up-front, before project commencement.

We are well known for our considered and ethical approach to deliver mutually sustainable agreements between agencies and their clients. The principles we bring to any negotiation are strategic clarity, integrity, respect and sustainability, and when negotiating, we use these principles in every interaction we have. The depth of our remuneration and resourcing assessment provides all the armament needed to develop an aligned approach with you, and then conduct those conversations on your behalf, if you require it.

We cover a range of topics related to best practice in marketing procurement, including supplier procurement process, understanding market context and issues, how to work with marketing teams, supplier assessment, commerical benchmarking, supplier evaluation and account transition.

Our Latest Podcast

Managing Marketing: The State Of Composite Pitching For Complex Agency Rosters

Managing Marketing: The State Of Composite Pitching For Complex Agency Rosters

Nathan Hodges is the Managing Director at TrinityP3 and has led significant projects to redesign marketer agency rosters to deliver a more seamless delivery. This often results in the need to tender for a complex range of marketing capabilities. Since the pandemic, agencies worldwide have been increasingly vocal about ditching ...