NONE: Re: ONLINE-ADS>> Billing Policies & Liability

Re: ONLINE-ADS>> Billing Policies & Liability

Rob Frankel (
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 07:28:38 -0500 (CDT)

At 10:48 AM -0500 8/20/98, MMG - John Audette wrote:

>I'm doing research on an important topic -- where does the liability lie
>when an agency buys media advertising on behalf of a client?

As an old agency guy -- the agency being old, not the guy -- I
can tell you that the best way to torpedo an agency is by
assuming the risk when placing your client's budget. My agency
( avoids all such risk by only
placing media for clients who either pre-pay the budget to us or
are billed directly through the media.

Some of the biggest agencies in the world have been laid to ruin
by clients who defaulted on their media committments.

Get it in advance, billed dirct or in escrow. But NEVER front
the money. It's asking for trouble.

Rob Frankel

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