Finance

Creative mavens combine to raise funds for Canada ADCC

There are still some creative mavens around in adland (maybe a few less by the end of the crisis – holding companies are getting rid of pricey people) and some teamed up to assist the Advertising and Design Club of ...

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Introducing The Media and Marketing podcast on MAA – Black Lives Matter

In the first Media and Marketing podcast on MAA journalist John Reynolds discusses Black Lives Matter and its impact on advertising with Rania Robinson, CEO, Quiet Storm; Mihir Haria-Shah, head of broadcast Total Media and Christopher Kenna, founder, Brand Advance. ...

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The Specialist Works buys hyper-local agency Pintarget

UK media independent The Specialist Works is buying hyper-local media and data business Pintarget. Pintarget, founded in 2016 by Charlie Makin and part-owned by shopper media specialist RMI will now be known as Pintarget by The Specialist Works with Makin ...

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Man City football ruling creates a financial free-for-all for regimes playing the global PR game

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition, imposed by Uefa, has been overturned by the grand-sounding Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Court found that the alleged “serious breaches” of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules were “either not established ...

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Does Mercedes really need business transformation?

What does “business transformation” actually mean? Especially when an ag agency group gets its mitts around it. Daimler’s former head of “digital agency model and data activation” (whatever that means) Conrad Fritzsch is moving to Publicis Emil, Publicis Groupe’s new ...

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Covid-19 fallout hits Wieden+Kennedy London

Wieden+Kennedy London is making redundancies in the wake of Covid-19 and also the sudden loss of its high-spending Three account. At the same time (and unrelated it’s said) London ECD Iain Tait is leaving as is CSO Ben Armistead. Long-serving ...

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