Pitch Watchdog forces backtrack on unusual tax request

When Toronto-Dominion Bank’s pitch documents asked agencies for advice on how to help avoid taxes on agency fees, Pitch Watchdog took action.

The unusual tax question was yet another in the growing range of demands placed on agencies when pitching for business. A number of agencies contacted Pitch Watchdog &, after we reached out to TD Bank, it dropped the request from the pitch process.

While it’s clear that marketers want to identify the best deal when holding a pitch, this was a case of agencies being asked to jump an excessive hurdle that Pitch Watchdog was able to remove.


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