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IPA Bellwether confirms Covid-19 UK ad slump – probably with worse to come

UK marketing budgets have taken a tumble in Covid-19 – which won’t surprise anyone – according to the latest quarterly IPA Bellwether report, the worst reduction since the global financial crisis in 2009. A quarter of panel members recorded a ...

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Fifa (who else?) scores Covid-19 own goal

World football body Fifa has rounded up a gaggle of footballers – present and past, female and male, some of whom you may have heard of – to clap for Covid-19 workers and, presumably, sufferers. A bit late in the ...

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UK government fights Covid-19 media storm

Ten days ago we noted that the UK’s Covid-19 crisis could turn into a political crisis – and it has. At the weekend the Sunday Times’ Insight Team – once the vanguard of investigative journalism in the UK, more recently ...

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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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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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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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