Politics

M&C Saatchi wins more government business with 2021 ONS census task

The current UK government may not be much good at governing (its critics say) but it’s been the ad agencies’ best friend. On top of the millions spent on Covid-19 campaigns (mostly via MullenLowe) it’s being a good friend to ...

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Newly-ennobled Lebedev wields axe at Evening Standard

Will the new post-Covid normal have amy newspapers in it? The London Evening Standard, which is given away at tube and train stations and some supermarkets, is cutting a third of its workforce including a load of commercial jobs (my ...

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Publicis futures wizard Goodwin out over Covid tweet row

Publicis’ outspoken head of futures Tom Goodwin now founds himself a thing of the past (at least as far the agency group is concerned) as he’s left the French marcoms giant in a hurry following a Twitter spat. In other ...

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Public Health England spends £43m in just three months to combat Covid-19

Public Health England, the government body supposed to be keeping us out of the clutches of Covid-19, spent a staggering £43m on advertising during the UK’s March 23 to June 30 lockdown period, according to new figures from Nielsen. This ...

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WPP reveals shocking US diversity numbers

WPP has joined its industry peers in releasing US diversity data and it makes pretty horrible reading. WPP, it seems, has the lowest percentage of black executives at a scarcely believable 2.2%. CEO Mark Read says: “We have a huge ...

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