In the UK, the Association of Online Publishers is considering to start charging penalties to advertisers who deliver late copy. The association will meet next month to work on a series of guidelines for advertisers. It complains that in many cases the ads are delivered not just "late", but even after the campaign was due to launch. Many publishers agree a "use it or lose it" policy would be the best solution.
Giuseppe Troisi, chair of the working group and consultant to GCap Media, commented:
“AOP is a group of premium media owners; our content is premium and therefore our inventory is at a premium. Late copy and its possible knock-on effect to all commercial partners puts undue pressure on our ability to meet our own high standards in delivery, customer service and trafficking, which on a larger scale can reflect poorly on what is a dynamic and successful medium.”