Finance

Sorrell’s S4 Capital sails serenely on – Covid or no Covid

Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital booked a £500,000 loss for the six months to June 2020 but nobody bothers about that much these days (in the same period of 2019 it lost £8.8m) but its top line numbers continue their ...

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Tim Delaney: what’s happened to our famous agency culture in a Covid world?

In amongst the heart-sinking numbers of people and families, society in general, affected by Covid-19, there are mini-subcultures that are struggling to survive – begging questions about whether the cultures actually are as responsible for output as we all might ...

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The Media and Marketing podcast: Premier League football fights back amid Covid-19

The latest Media and Marketing podcast looks at football’s attempt to re-establish itself with Covid-19 fears still keeping fans away and the prospects for marketers and sponsors. Host John Reynolds is joined by Pitch Marketing Group founder Henry Chappell and ...

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Post-lockdown management: Leagas Delaney leaves office “for forseeable future”

Independent London-based network Leagas Delaney has announced that it will be leaving its physical office in the capital and extending its remote working policy for the foreseeable future. The move follows an internal review of its current working practices and ...

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WFA tracks the march of in-house agencies

In-house creative agencies are on the rise it seems, according to a new survey of 53 advertisers spending a combined $83bn on advertising according to the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA.) 57% now have in-house creative resources, 74% formed in ...

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Apple launches contentious privacy ad blitz – or does it?

Apple has thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the world (again), this time by introducing a privacy feature to its forthcoming iOS 14 software that requires app developers to request permission from users to track them for ad ...

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MSQ grows again as it closes deal to buy Be Heard

Marcoms group MSQ has completed the acquisition of smaller rival Be Heard Partnership in a deal with an enterprise value of £20.6m (which includes debt.) Be Heard has now delisted from the London Stock Exchange. The deal creates a group ...

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