Knowledge Centre – The Blog

Knowledge Centre – The Blog

Collection of the important insights, trends and issues we have encountered in our work with our clients.

Unlike a blog, this is not a collection of musings or things that caught our attention today.

Instead, it is a collection of the important insights, trends and issues we have encountered in our work with our clients and the solutions we have developed.

This why we call it our Knowledge Centre. It is where we share the collective knowledge of TrinityP3. We add to this regularly. We update it when and where needed. We recommend bookmarking this page and be sure to visit regularly when looking for inspiration, insight and knowledge on the world of marketing management.

Our Latest Articles

Why the Media Pitch trading exercise template needs to go

Why the Media Pitch trading exercise template needs to go

The MFA and AANA pitching guidelines advocate using a trading exercise template. A glorified Excel for completion by agencies asking for rates, discounts, and CPMs across various media currently used. For larger domestic and global agency reviews, these can be ...
Overcoming Obstacles to Agency Value-Based Pricing Fees

Overcoming Obstacles to Agency Value-Based Pricing Fees

The past 18 months or so have seen more advertisers and agencies looking to move away from “traditional” FTE/resource/cost-recovery-based pricing models to something more sustainable. The rise of generative AI threatens to eat into labour-based income streams for agencies, and ...
Why Value Trumps Cost in Agency Remuneration Fees

Why Value Trumps Cost in Agency Remuneration Fees

My grandfather was a frugal man, borne no doubt from living through the Great Depression, then going to war and returning to a country wracked with post-war austerity. But he wasn’t cheap: he would happily open his wallet and pay ...

Most Popular Articles

What is the definition of Marketing?

What is the definition of Marketing?

I was the guest lecturer for the EMBA course at the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong for several years. The topic title was marketing today, and I was interested to know how this group of business executives and tomorrow’s ...
The Top 10 Ethical Issues for Marketers in 2024

The Top 10 Ethical Issues for Marketers in 2024

Stay ahead of the curve in ethical marketing practice with this comprehensive guide from TrinityP3 to the top ethical issues facing the industry and how to navigate them with integrity. What is ethical marketing and why does it matter? Here ...
Agency selection criteria – seven things to consider when choosing an advertising agency

Agency selection criteria – seven things to consider when choosing an advertising agency

Choosing a new advertising agency, be that creative, media, digital, experiential, shopper, pr or any one of the many other types of service providers is not something to be taken lightly. The cost and time involved and the impact on ...
The difference Between Scope of Work (SoW) and Scope of Services (SoS), and why that matters

The difference Between Scope of Work (SoW) and Scope of Services (SoS), and why that matters

We have talked and written many times about the importance of the scope of work in regard to setting or benchmarking agency remuneration based on productivity and not simply the cost of resources. But there is often confusion in regard ...
What are the biggest issues facing the media industry?

What are the biggest issues facing the media industry?

This post was updated on October 24, 2018 to reflect the industry changes that have occurred since. Later in the year of this post, the topic of media transparency became a major issue following the revelations from MediaCom in Australia ...
Top ways to make agencies more effective in presenting their credentials

Top ways to make agencies more effective in presenting their credentials

For the past 20 years, I have literally sat through more than a thousand agency credentials presentations. Some were part of a pitch or tender credentials presentation, and others were when I was engaged in providing feedback to help agencies ...

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Marketing Strategy

The case for a long, mid and short-term view in sailing and marketing

Working within an organisation’s annual financial process means you are likely to be either preparing, or have just finished, your annual planning and budgeting. In fact, it can often feel that just as you complete one round of planning and ...
The marketing plan/budget….when does it cease being a plan, or just a budget and start to become reality?

The marketing plan/budget….when does it cease being a plan, or just a budget and start to become reality?

Most marketers have just gone through their marketing plan preparations as part of the overall business plan submission. No matter how the plan was arrived at, I’m sure there would have been pressures put on the overall budget, as well ...
Top ten reasons agency pitches take too long

Top ten reasons agency pitches take too long

Lately there has been discussion that indicates the industry thinks the pitch process is too long and involved and complicated and they are looking for / proposing ways to make it faster / easier. But pitches can be designed to ...
The shift to value, not cost in marketing

The shift to value, not cost in marketing

This is the next in a series of one-minute videos that address one of the many complex challenges facing marketing, media and advertising today. The Golden Minute series is an attempt to prove Albert Einstein right when he said “The definition of genius ...
Why in-house agencies are not really advertising agencies

Why in-house agencies are not really advertising agencies

The ANA recently reported that 80% of their membership had in-house agencies. That is a staggering statistic at face value that garnered the headlines it deserved. But I wonder if all of those advertisers really had an in-house agency or ...
Why marketing and procurement have more in common than they have difference

Why marketing and procurement have more in common than they have difference

At TrinityP3 we write about procurement and marketing a lot. The reason for this is procurement forms a critical part of the work we do with our clients, and more often than not we find ourselves working very closely with ...
Ethics and why it matters in Marketing, Media and Advertising

Ethics and why it matters in Marketing, Media and Advertising

I recently attended The Ethics Alliance Event on Making Quality Decisions. This event previewed The Ethics Alliance’s new Quality Decision Making tool which has been developed to help guide and support people through challenging business decisions. The event was thought ...
Faster, Better, Cheaper – the Manufactured Marketing curse

Faster, Better, Cheaper – the Manufactured Marketing curse

This is the next in a series of one-minute videos that address one of the many complex challenges facing marketing, media and advertising today. The Golden Minute series is an attempt to prove Albert Einstein right when he said “The definition of genius ...
marketing performance

How marketers use Evalu8ing to increase marketing performance – Four case studies

Marketers are realising that to meet the needs of their marketing strategy they need to have collaborative teams within their marketing and with their agencies. For regional and global marketers collaboration has also become incredibly important to ensure maximised strategy ...
Eight times procurement failed in managing the procurement process

Eight times procurement failed in managing the procurement process

No one is perfect. And I certainly do not get it right 100% of the time. But when I am wrong, I will be the first to admit I made a mistake, apologise to those who were wronged and then ...
Why a scope of work is essential for managing agency value

Why a scope of work is essential for managing agency value

This is the next in a series of one-minute videos that address one of the many complex challenges facing marketing, media and advertising today. The Golden Minute series is an attempt to prove Albert Einstein right when he said “The definition of genius ...
Drowning in data

How to stop drowning in a waterfall of data and extract more value

Marketers and agencies alike are drowning in a waterfall of data. This data comes from multiple sources and is used in varying ways. Significant data sits under the remit of agencies as an input to and measure of their areas ...

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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 ...