Media

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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Coronavirus creativity from Ocean, Kinetic and AKQA

Ocean Outdoor is combining good works with business in a new long term deal with Artisan Drinks, which makes craft mixers. The digital Out of Home campaign incorporates messages aimed to inspire and promote creative ways of social distancing including ...

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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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There clearly is an in-home demand for Out of Home

The Out of Home industry is having a tough time as people stay home. Some in-home products are booming and cannabis, in the parts of the US where it’s available, is deemed an essential supply as it’s used for – ...

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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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New Havas Media research underlines key BBC role in Covid-19 crisis

The Covid-19 outbreak could be the saviour of Britain’s embattled BBC, not so long ago facing the prospect of being sidelined by a hostile Tory government that refused to allow ministers to even speak to its flagship Radio 4 Today ...

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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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