Tag Archives: covid-19

System1: Aldi is UK ad winner in the age of Covid-19

New data from System1 claims that a number of UK brands, including Aldi, Guinness, M&S and Morrisons are creating significant long-term gains with COVID-19 related ads, at a time when many other advertisers are cutting new advertising. Since the start ...

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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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George Parker: eat well while self-immolating!

My good mates Evan Brown and Ask Wappling have just produced a rather amusing and very timely book titled… “Joy of pandemic cooking.” Both are veteran and very talented Los Angeles Ad Men/Women who have turned their talents during this ...

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