Topic: Jon Mandel

UPDATED: ANA Launches Fact-Finding Probe Into Media-Buying Kickback Claims

Group's goal is to 'clean this mess up'

Are media agencies pooling media purchases to get rebates on the time and space they're buying and not passing those savings on to their clients? With another investigation set to…

As Firestorm Grows Around Media Kickbacks, the Industry Launches a New Task Force

4A's and ANA vow to investigate marketers' concerns

It has been called (by 4A's President Nancy Hill, specifically) the ad industry's "elephant in the room." The issue? Allegations of media agencies pocketing discounts on volume media buys and not…

The Man Who Took on Nielsen

PrecisionDemand's Jon Mandel

It’s about 9 p.m. New York time, and Jon Mandel is in Seattle, on the phone, telling a story about the story the Nielsen ratings weren’t telling. “It was Danny Abraham,”…