Finance

Publicis Groupe still struggling in first three pre-virus months of 2020

Publicis Groupe has announced its mostly pre-Covid-19 numbers for the first quarter of 2020 – net revenue up 17.1 per cent with a full contribution from $4.4bn data business Epsilon but organic growth of minus 2.9 per cent, in line ...

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Wunderman Thomson’s Jo Weston: the rise of community spirit in the Covid-19 age

Let’s rewind a year. Warnings of travel restrictions, supply chain shocks, potential job losses, medical supplies not getting through, lorries backed up at the border, some of us had even started stockpiling – remember Brexit? There was fear and bitter ...

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Dove plays winning Covid-19 hand with ‘Courage is beautiful’

Unilever’s Dove is putting a new face on its ‘Real Beauty’ mantra, with ‘Courage is beautiful,’ showing healthcare workers bearing the marks of the protective equipment they need to wear treating Covid-19 patients. And the attendant exhaustion. Originated by Ogilvy ...

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MullenLowe axes ten per cent of US staff amid virus

Interpublic’s MullenLowe has become the most high profile agency to announce Covid-19 lay-offs with ten per cent of the agency’s US staff out. They’re being offered three months’ healthcare. The timing’s a touch sneaky, just before Easter. It won’t be ...

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Covid-19: leaderless UK government flounders in death toll

It was another bad day for the UK government and the rest of us as Covid-19 deaths rose above 900, not what we hoped for after the optimistic noises we heard earlier in the week. We know, or we’ve been ...

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Exclusive: my life as a fake Facebook account

There’s an interesting class action lawsuit under way in America (no, don’t stop reading already) with a small business filing that Facebook personnel have known for years that its so-called potential reach metric is “inflated and misleading.” And that top ...

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