Finance

Adam Morton of UM: what the Facebook/Australia stand-off means for media

“Facebook hit the nuclear option with devastating impacts for everyday Australians..” That’s how news.com.au reported Facebook blocking news on its platform today. Clearly, they have a vested interest in the situation. However, there is no doubt Facebook’s move in response ...

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What do marketers really want from their jobs?

A guarantee of a job next year some might say. Nonetheless the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has been looking into this thorny issue and tops it seems is that mysterious quality ‘purpose.’ The top three such desirable companies in ...

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Asda takes holding company route as it kicks off pitch

Asda has an interesting selection of agencies pitching for its UK ad account currently at Omnicom’s AMV BBDO (which is repitching.) It’s up against VCCP Blue (described as VCCP’s “specialist advertising arm”), WPP’s Wunderman Thompson, Interpublic’s FCB Inferno and a ...

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We Are Social wins Kraft Heinz social media in Europe

Kraft Heinz has appointed We Are Social as its social media agency of record in continental Europe. The agency, which has six offices in Europe and 15 globally, will kick off the relationship with Kraft Heinz with a strategic and ...

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JAA Media reveals new top management line-up

John Ayling & Associates, the UK’s oldest remaining media independent, has announced a new management line-up. Richard Temple moves up from MD to CEO and board members Jonathan Newton and Nicholas Smith become chief client officer and chief digital officer ...

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Dentsu posts grim £960m loss in 2020

Dentsu had a pretty grim time in 2020 – losing £960m with revenue less cost of sales down 11.1% on 2019 and operating profits down 11.9%. The Japanese giant has already announced 6,000 redundancies and a plan to reduce its ...

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MSQ launches new global business agency MSQ B2B

UK based international marketing group MSQ is getting pretty big these days – pandemic or no pandemic – and it’s grouping its various business-to-business agencies (B2B) together in MSQ B2B. Chairman is Tom Stein, also chairman of Stein IAS, the ...

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M&C Saatchi delivers surprisingly perky ONS Census drive

March 21 is National Census Day in the UK – the first for ages – and it’s always handy to know how many of us there are and what we’re like. Demographics have been on many minds recently of course ...

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