Politics

Now Interpublic suspends operations in Russia

Interpublic (IPG) has finally decided enough is enough in Ukraine, suspending its business operations in invader Russia, where it has around 200 people. They’ll be paid for six months. CEO Philippe Krakowsky (left) said in a memo: “Essentially, we hoped ...

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Ukraine: please support our MAA/Red Cross appeal

Most of us are showing our support for the relief and humanitarian efforts in Ukraine although some of the ad holding companies (with the notable exception of WPP) are still sitting on their well-upholstered bottoms when it comes to terminating ...

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Merkle B2B’s Jason Fletcher: agencies need to commit to disabled talent

For an industry that depends on fresh perspectives, diverse creative directions and essentially different life experiences, advertising has been poor in implementing disabled people into production crews and teams. A recent study by the Advertising Association found that 9% of ...

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PepsiCo and Unilever continue basic supplies for Russians but cut big brands

Sanctions against Russia are a thorny moral issue, which PepsiCo and Unilever are navigating by continuing their supplies of basic goods that “ordinary” Russians need every day, while cutting their big brand presence. PepsiCo has dairy farms in Russia and ...

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WPP is first to take a stand as Russian operations shut down

As war in Ukraine escalates, WPP is has concluded that retaining its presence in Russia “would be inconsistent with our values as a company,” the first ad holding company to do so. The group employs nearly 1,400 people across the ...

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Cannes Lions bans Russians and Russian entries

Cannes Lions has banned Russian entries and delegates from the country from this year’s festival following the invasion of Ukraine. Cannes owner Ascential says: “We stand together with our friends in Ukraine and our many partners and community members in ...

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