2017 or not, the agency-client war still persists.
Agencies want to be responsible for more, marketers don't trust them to let them.
That's the major finding in a recent study done in the US but I think it's quite relevant for the rest of the world as well.
Marketers at clients complain that agencies lack technical and data-savvy teams who can work on their accounts and that too many agencies still haven't transitioned from old media to new, lacking the expertise clients need in the digital age.
Agencies, on the other hand, say that clients are unwilling to become true partners by taking work in-house that really should be done by the agency team and so showing a disrespectful unwillingness to commit to quality work.
If you look at the comments below, you'll see how the language both parties use is rather judgemental and certainly doesn't show that they see the other counterpart as a partner: