Finance

Anxious WFH adland turns to tippling

A Fishbowl US survey, reported in Agency Spy, shows that advertising and marketing people lead the field when it comes to drinking at home while at “work” in these WFH days – an impressive 49.14%. For once lawyers are beaten ...

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Publicis Groupe fights Covid-19 downturn with money back ‘The Pact’ offer

The ever-ingenious Arthur Sadoun at Publicis has produced a new wheeze for these straightened times: money back for clients if Publicis doesn’t deliver “guaranteed outcomes” via its new The Pact service for mid-sized clients. Mid-sized being a prety wide definition: ...

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Seifert’s exit leaves question marks over WPP’s Ogilvy

WPP CEO Mark Read has (another) big decision to make – who’s going to succeed John Seifert as worldwide CEO and chairman of Ogilvy? And what kind of agency will it be? Seifert (above) has spent a scarcely believable (by ...

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UK is star performer for Omnicom in Q1 – but that was (pre-virus) then

Quite how meaningful first quarter results are from the big ad holding companies is open to debate: Omnicom follows US rival Interpublic with a broadly flat Q1, impacted by the arrival of Coronavirus in March. Worldwide revenue was down 1.8 ...

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Grey lures Mr President’s Bambach for top creative role

Grey UK has appointed Laura Jordan Bambach from Mr President as its new CCO following a pretty long search. Jon Gledstone moves up at Mr President to succeed her. Bambach (left), an Australian, made her name at a number of ...

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