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Could McDonald’s’ Zero-Margin Advertising Deal with Omnicom Completely Change the Ad Game?

When McDonald’s decided to consolidate its nearly $1 billion annual advertising business with Omnicom Group in late summer, severing its relationship with longtime incumbent Leo Burnett, the restaurant giant reportedly required Omnicom to sign a contract that went well beyond the usual agency concessions. Industry buzz was that Omnicom must now create a new agency dedicated to the account and move its headquarters to Chicago.

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Why CEOs Shouldn’t Discard Their Sales Incentives

Both sides of the “intrinsic vs. extrinsic” incentive debate can find individual studies that support their argument. Also, there are literally hundreds of studies available about motivation. A more productive literature review looks at meta-studies—essentially ‘studies of studies’—to show what all of the research says in aggregate.

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