Finance

DDB’s Wendy Clark quits for surprise switch to Dentsu

The ad business still has the capacity to surprise now and then and here’s one: Wendy Clark is quitting as boss of Omnicom’s DDB to be global CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, Jerry Buhlmann’s old job. She’ll report to executive ...

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Sam Pearce: how to survive working from home

The word ‘unprecedented’ has lost all meaning over the last few weeks. As we find ourselves cooped up in our houses, the buzz and joy of agency life (for example) has been replaced by the uncertainty of a Zoom connection. ...

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Coronavirus tales: Wagyu beef and Rampant Rabbits

Sales of condoms and sex toys are booming it seems, as people seek diversion at home. British chain Ann Summers reports that its Rampant Rabbit (quieter than other appliances) is the best seller. Meanwhile Japan is wondering what to do ...

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MAA blast from past: Apple’s ‘I’m a Mac’

Here’s a blast from the past that actually changed things, Apple’s ‘I’m a Mac’ campaign from TBWA which ran (I think) between 2006 and 2009. In those days (pre-iPhone) Apple was the young pretender to the mighty Microsoft and this ...

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M&C Saatchi closes LA office as value drops to £30m

M&C Saatchi LA is one of the first high profile agency casualties of the Covid-19 virus, announcing its closure on Twitter. After 15 years in business, we are devastated to report that we are closing in the light of the ...

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Analysis from Talon’s Ada shows true UK population movement during Covid-19

Groundbreaking analysis from Ada, Talon Outdoor’s proprietary intelligent data management platform has uncovered that the first two weeks in March had above average movement for the UK population before dramatically declining in the third week by -21% nationally, with London ...

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50 per cent down – is April’s UK adspend falling off a cliff?

April is the cruellest month famously opined TS Eliot (can’t help recalling a celebrated Private Eye spoof with January, February and March crossed out by Ezra Pound – try April, he wrote.) But it’s no laughing matter for UK adland ...

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