Media

Sacha Wilson and Josey Bright: in-housing and restructuring agency-client relationships in coronavirus

Major economic crises always have significant implications for service provider relationships and the ad industry is no different. The current coronavirus pandemic has presented some unprecedented economic challenges for brands and agencies operating across nearly every sector. “In-housing” is certainly ...

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BBC hits the right crisis note with Idris Elba

The BBC’s having a pretty good war in the crisis, reminding people everywhere (and hopefully some politicians) about its purpose in life. Here’s a further reminder from BBC Creative (also turning into a good idea) showing us the changes affecting ...

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Omnicom and Publicis ready cutback programmes

More news is emerging about job losses and cutbacks – and furloughs, of which more later – at the big ad holding companies. Omnicom CEO John Wren has warned of such measures at the same time as announcing top exec ...

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Amelie Hunton: will the new (kind) social media normal survive beyond Covid-19?

The global pandemic has created mass social and economic uncertainty, with the majority of the world adhering to social distancing and isolation. Whilst these difficult times provide an unprecedented challenge to society worldwide, there has been an extraordinary rise in ...

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Dentsu Aegis Network imposes ten per cent salary cut

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), the Japanese giant’s business outside its homeland including Carat, 360i and Merkle, has announced that it’s cutting all 45,000 or so salaries by ten per cent, more for senior managers. DAN says: “As a result of ...

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Will Covid-19 kill off newspapers for good?

One of the bigger commercial victims of the Covid-19 outbreak is the newspaper industry – when all this ends in the UK and other places there may not be one. Newspapers have been converting to digital as fast as they ...

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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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