Politics

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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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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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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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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