Post-Covid UK adspend rising says IPA but there are plenty of clouds on the horizon

Total UK marketing budgets were revised up to an almost eight-year high during the opening quarter of 2022, according to latest IPA Bellwether Report. Total marketing budgets were upwardly revised by nearly one-quarter of Bellwether panellists (24.1%). !0% of companies ...

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Virtue Worldwide ECD Europe Lukas Grossebner picks his Desert Island Ads

Lukas Grossebner is executive creative director Europe of Virtue Worldwide, the Vice-owned ad agency. Before joining Virtue he was ECD of Accenture Interactive In my opinion, an ad should be three things: well written, gripping, and born from a simple ...

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Why Channel 4 privatisation is a process of Discovery

The UK government has finally pressed the starting gun on the privatisation of broadcaster Channel 4, even though virtually no-one seems to think it’s a good idea. The best Boris Johnson’s gang can up with is that private money will ...

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Charlotte Willcocks : why culture is the future of strategy

Traditional strategy, as we know it, set down by ‘the founding fathers’ of advertising is no longer enough to cut through the noise for marketing brands wanting to leave a lasting impression on their consumers. Traditional brand planning was created ...

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David Patton: why Web3 will mean more for marketers than the metaverse

Over the past few months, we’ve seen wide press coverage around two dominant tech-forces each vying to represent the next generation of the internet, namely the metaverse and Web3. Many people assume they are the same thing – they’re not, ...

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Ciesco: M&A booms in early Q1 2022 but falls back in March

Specialist M&A firm Ciesco reports a 17% volume increase in deal activity in the first quarter of 2022, with the digital agency sub-sector up 72% on 2021. The quarter includes a 48% January increase but a decrease in deal volume ...

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