ANA’s Production Transparency Report Corroborates Years of Illegal, Anticompetitive Behavior by Ad Agencies

Trade org offers best practices for advertisers

The paper follows explosive news about the DoJ subpoenaing each major holding company. Getty Images

The Wall Street Journal rocked the ad industry last December by revealing that the U.S. Department of Justice had begun investigating the practice of bid rigging, which agencies and their parent companies allegedly use to divert work on big-budget client campaigns to their own in-house postproduction units.

@PatrickCoffee Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek.