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opportunities to automate production processes
Ever since unbundling occurred in the mid 90’s advertisers have struggled with how to reward and remunerate their advertising agencies’ for their strengths and tried to find better commercial arrangements by reviewing traditional roles. Technology is assisting this process with a number of automated production systems, such as Adclone, providing: 1. Increased flexibility 2. Faster speed to market 3. Lower prices 4. Greater compliance with brand and legal requirements
Playing to the agency’s strengths On the basis that the creative agency is engaged at professional rates to provide strategic and creative insight, why would you pay premium rates for routine production? Many clients find that while they are happy to pay for the original concept, they feel they are paying over and over again for the various variations they need to fulfill their advertising plan.
The choices of solutions available There are a number of systems currently available in Australia. Some of these systems are offered by printers and print production companies as a way of locking an advertiser into the relationship. Of course the advantage is there is no cost up front, but in almost every case the client ends up paying for the service in the end. Other systems are to be implemented by the advertiser. These systems typically take the creative designed by the agency and place it into an online environment that allows anyone to then modify the content to create new content quickly and cost effectively.
Adclone represents this opportunity By way of example, Adclone allows advertisers to produce their own artwork, email campaigns and collateral, in fact anything that is needed within the marketing spectrum. Anyone can use the system, no desktop skills are needed and no special software. Artwork is produced in around 1.5 seconds and, (after approval) is immediately flight checked and dispatched to any publication in the world or to any printer in the world ready for production. Suncorp/GIO installed Adclone in 2005 and have saved in excess of 60% of their traditional production budget and now all of their 170 branches have access to all advertising material. Time to market has been slashed from days to hours, no more back and forth from agency. Brand and legal compliance cannot be manipulated.
Choosing the right solution The right solution depends on the requirement of the advertiser. Michael Butler, Adclone MD says “Typically clients want a system to save time and money, but, the reason they use a system is because it compliments their current work flow, approval loops and is easy to use”. In determining if an automated production system is right for you the first step is to undertake a production audit to assess the level of opportunity, both current and future. P3Print is able to assist you in determining the possible savings in time and money a system like Adclone could deliver to your marketing program. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sydney 02 9279 4997 or Melbourne 03 9682 6800.
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