Brands keen on growing their offerings while strengthening clients’ portfolio are going the acquisition and mergers way in what is creating a win-win situation with their rivals.
The acquisition brings approx. 50 specialists into the Kantar team, creating a platform to significantly expand the media effectiveness measurement business in Europe, as well as strengthening Kantar’s Dutch business with MeMo2’s client roster.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt economies, alter the way we work and redefine lifestyles, employers companies and staff are adjusting their way of work as the pandemic alters the future of work.
Dentsu Group Inc. has announced the company and its group companies has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
ClearSky is designed to be used in Shopify stores as a way of offsetting a purchased product’s carbon footprint, in addition to the carbon footprint of its delivery which Shopify already enables shoppers to offset.
With increased competition in the media, marketing, PR and advertising space and evolving consumer demands, agencies and corporates are looking at new and innovative ways to stay afloat while looking at ways of meeting market needs with partnerships becoming an all too common strategy.
Global brands, media, marketing and advertising agencies, alive to the growing call to champion inclusion, equity and diversity are investing in new strategies, partnerships and businesses in in unprecedented ways.
WPP affiliated marketing and communications company VMLY&R has announced the launch of its Inclusion Experience Practice, a strategic consultancy partner that works with clients to bring about sustainable cultural change within organizations.
BRiM is powered by a group of the world’s largest advertisers and agency partners, leading members of the Black community and industry diversity, equity and inclusion experts.
In her new role, Sobhani will work closely with the Leo Burnett creative community around the world, to represent the Leo Burnett brand, work and culture within the industry.
As marketers, advertisers and media companies look at innovative ways of packaging and disseminating content to a critical mass, they are exploring and embracing technologies and partnership to drive that agenda with impressive results.
The custom-made 3D world will bring tens of thousands of visitors, who would normally have traveled to Rotterdam for the contest, a unique, virtual experience.
It currently counts 36 national trade associations from around the globe as members and is headed by the newly-appointed President Tamara Daltroff, the Director General, EACA, Europe.
To keep the resources, tools and training free at point of use, a voluntary levy is being introduced for advertisers to contribute a small percentage of production cost estimates towards AdGreen’s operational costs.
Digital advertising and marketing services company S4Capital has announced a combination between Raccoon Group and MightyHive, which significantly expands the capabilities of its data & digital media practice in Latin America.
The role of technology across various industries from media, advertising and marketing remains pivotal as companies increasingly invest in digital campaigns, online solutions and partnerships.
It introduces Content Symphony dentsu’s content solution and how it is changing the game, supercharging global marketers for some of the world's biggest brands.
Starcom Australia has been appointed by Tourism Tasmania to manage its media account, encompassing strategy, planning, buying and digital media.
WPP has announced Choreograph, a new global data company, to help clients realize the value of their first-party data, consult on and implement their data and technology strategies.
As companies seek to grow their footprint and expand their services, they are tapping into mergers and acquisition even as they position themselves to be competitive.
On Earth Day, WPP has announced a new commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions in its operations by 2025 and across its entire supply chain by 2030.
The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, IPA, has announced that BBJ&K and Yonder Media have been elected into IPA membership at its quarterly council meeting in March.
Brands are increasingly investing in green projects and sustainability as they seek to cut down on emmissions and reduce their carbon footprint.
Netherlands-based digital agency Dept has become climate neutral certified after working with the Climate Neutral organisation to measure and offset our 2020 carbon footprint.
With this take-over the agency group adds data & growth marketing to their range of services and continues to build its integrated proposition of Connected Brands.
Reprise Commerce has been awarded new business by DeMert Brands to build and manage the beauty expert’s online storefront, as well as develop a retail media advertising strategy.
Nielsen announced the global launch of Nielsen Market Lift. Market Lift falls within Nielsen's Audience Outcomes solution, which is focused on helping marketers maximise their return on investment and move with velocity.
Publicis Groupe and The Trade Desk have announced that they are joining forces to ensure their advertising clients can continue to build direct and individual relationships with their customers in a cookie-less world, while also protecting consumer privacy.
World Federation of Advertisers, WFA, has launched the world’s first-ever open-source guide to tackling diversity and representation issues throughout the entire creative process, from defining the business and brand challenges to evaluation and analysis.
The letter has been written in response to the tragic death of Sarah Everard. Published in the Guardian, it calls on the government to review the current HRMC rules regarding business taxi expenses in order to help keep employees safe.
Havas Group has obtained ISO 14001 certification for 32 of its entities based in France.
With this new role, Publicis Groupe will bring all markets including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand under one leadership.
The previously announced national advertising management agency of Telenet/SBS, Mediahuis, Proximus Skynet and Pebble Media starts on 1 April under the telling name Ads & Data.
VMLY&R COMMERCE has announced the promotion of Elke van Tienen, Chief People Officer (EMEA) to Global Head of People with immediate effect.
International digital agency Dept has teamed up with Salesforce to develop a quick-launch commerce solution that enables brands to be up and running with a fully-functioning e-commerce site in a matter of weeks.
January was one of the worst months in recent years for ad agencies having seen 4800 job cuts, leaving the industry with 186,000 jobs. This marked the agencies’ worst point since 2014.
Essence has announced the expansion of its best-in-class data and technology consulting services to the German marketplace.
Reprise, IPG’s global performance marketing agency, has announced the appointment of Vincent Spruyt as Global Chief AI Officer, effective immediately.
Intracto Group has acquired Ghent-based agency Marlon together with it’s over 30 digital experts. The agency is renowned in the field of design and development of apps, web shops and websites.
IPG Mediabrands has released its latest Media Responsibility Index, a quantitative report that strives to raise industry standards around brand safety and media responsibility in advertising.
Integrated marketing communications company The WPP-Scangroup Plc has suspended its CEO Bharat Thakrar and Chief Financial Officer Satyabrata Das over allegations of gross misconduct.
Together, both agencies will strengthen end-to-end digital services for clients across the globe.
Octopus Group will join Publicis Groupe UK’s existing B2B specialists to bring strategic, creative and commercial acumen and experience to clients and B2B brands.
Havas Group has announced the acquisition of full service independent agency, Inbar Merhav G, as part of the Group’s strategic plans in Israel. The agency will rebrand to Havas Inbar Merhav G Ltd.
WPP and TikTok, a global destination for short-form mobile video, have announced an innovative global partnership to enable WPP agencies and clients to tap into the culture-shaping impact and reach of the platform.
WPP has been named in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the third consecutive year. The Index recognizes companies committed to advancing gender equality in the workplace through policy development, representation and transparency.
EWM. SA, a Geneva web development and digital marketing agency announces the creation of its Paris branch, EWM France, in a joint venture with the OLCM holding company.
As of today HERC joins Ace, family of leading agencies. With the acquisition of this hotshop Ace adds Advertising & Brand culture to its portfolio. HERC included, Ace now holds over 180 employees with creative hubs in both Utrecht and Amsterdam.
MediaCom has unveiled its new agency proposition: moving forward, the network will help clients ‘See the Bigger Picture’.
Advertisers, publishers, and their partners are now confronting changes to the infrastructure of platforms and devices that will have significant effects on how they do business.
S4 Capital plc, the new age digital advertising and marketing services company, has announced two combinations, which significantly expand the capabilities of both its Content practice.
Mark Schoones and Ashwin Murli launch MIX: an agency with a radical focus on value. From proposition to organization. From brand to the experiences that brand offers.
Integrated creative, technology and media agency Decoded Advertising has joined S4 Capital with the new outfit now keen to integrate the unitary offering with new efficiency.
Nielsen has announced its plans to launch a single, cross-media solution to drive more comparable and comprehensive metrics across platforms.
Starcom Australia has announced its new ‘People Powered Growth’ positioning and strengthened agency structure.
VMLY&R has announced two key leadership moves, boosting the agency’s creative bench strength across its Intel and Walgreens client teams.
Kinetic, the global out-of-home agency that is part of WPP, announced the appointment of Keith Kaplan as Global Chief Executive Officer.
Essence has announced that it has been selected as the integrated media agency for personal care brand Mamaearth in India.
GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has announced that Adam Gerhart has been named Mindshare Global CEO, effective January 2021.
Geometry, soon to be VMLY&R COMMERCE, has announced that Manuel Bordé has been promoted to the role of Global Chief Creative Officer expanding his remit to include global creative responsibilities.
MediaCom has appointed Charlotte Frijns as the agency’s new Global Chief Financial Officer, effective 1st January 2021, replacing Christine Fang who is returning to China for personal reasons.
MWWPR, independent public relations agency, announced it has been selected by leading customer data platform, BlueVenn, for communications and PR programming.
WPP has submitted a proposal to the Board of WPP AUNZ Limited to pursue an acquisition of the remaining shares in WPP AUNZ.
To keep up with the currently changing consumer behaviour and tech developments, fashion brand Gant has decided to reinvent its digital platforms, starting with the DACH-region website.
L’Oréal Paris and VIRTUE, the creative agency born from VICE, have announced the global launch of an interactive digital-only make-up experience that brings a new inventiveness to experimenting with make-up looks, all in the virtual reality space.
Datawords Group, a global digital marketing agency powered by multicultural technologies, announced the appointment of Felix Elkmann as Senior Vice President in charge of Business Development.
Branding and digital design agency BASIC®, best known for their work for Google, KFC, Herman Miller/Design Within Reach, Patagonia and Airbnb, has joined Dept, a digital agency in Europe.
WPP has announced the launch of VMLY&R Commerce, a new end-to-end “Creative Commerce Company” combining the talent and scale of two thriving global offerings.
Global media and public relations agency, iVoice Communications, is expanding its operations to further help customers penetrate the Hispanic Market in the United States, Latin America, and Spain.
The Glitch, one of India’s independent creative agencies, has joined forces with global experience agency VMLY&R.
WPP’s AKQA and Grey are uniting to form a new network model, AKQA Group.
Heineken has partnered with Publicis Groupe to launch a new model – Le Pub – which will deliver best in-class consumer experiences, provided at speed, driving sales and giving Heineken a sustainable competitive advantage.
The LOUIS XIII cognac brand has chosen Isobar, the digital experience agency of the dentsu group, to conduct the design and development of its new immersive website and e-boutique.
Reprise, the global performance marketing agency of IPG Mediabrands, has launched Reprise Commerce, a new global specialty eCommerce unit.
GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has announced that Kieley Taylor and Amanda Grant have been elevated to the roles of global head of partnerships and global head of social, respectively.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Advertising Agencies estimated at $181.3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of $210.5 Billion by 2027.
Amazon Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising has developed into a powerful marketing channel on Amazon.
Beauty and makeup giant ARTDECO has relaunched its online shop across nine countries and seven languages.
In just over a year since its acquisition by Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is transforming the way brands reach and engage consumers through its product suite Epsilon PeopleCloud.
Sainsbury’s has revealed it will be appointing media agency ‘Essence’ to help advance its digital marketing transformation.
BCW Africa, Brand Leadership, Kantar and Geopoll have launched the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative to encourage local brands to adopt the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica stamp of approval.
Kantar, the global marketing data, insights, and consulting company, announces the appointment of Alexis Nasard as Chief Executive Officer, effective 30 December 2020.
Havas Creative has launched Havas CX – a new, international network dedicated to delivering meaningful brand experiences across the entire customer journey.
E.ON, the international energy company has appointed a Publicis Groupe Power of One solution led by Starcom as its Media partner across eight major European markets.
MediaCom has been named as Uber’s global media agency of record. The agency will expand its remit into every operational market for Uber across North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia.
WPP has appointed Tom Ilube CBE to its Board as an independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Google, Condé Nast Germany and media agencies Essence and OMD Hamburg, have released a cross-media content cooperation with talents such as musician and actress to make Chromebooks more widely known within the German market.
Global advertising and PR company Dentsu Group Inc. has announced that its international business Dentsu Aegis Network will now operate under the dentsu brand.
The World Woman Foundation, in partnership with Geometry along with WPP agency partners BCW, Hogarth Worldwide and Gramercy Park Studios, have launched its #ShesMyHero campaign which will culminate in World Woman Hour.
Mindshare, the agency network that is part of WPP, has released the eighth wave of its ‘New Normal’ COVID-19 tracker - a 1,000 person per market survey across 10 global markets.
Eighteen leaders across WPP have been honoured in the HERoes Women Role Model Lists 2020 for championing women in business and driving change for gender diversity in the workplace.
GroupM U.K., WPP’s media investment group, has announced that all five of its U.K. agencies plus GroupM U.K. and Xaxis U.K. have been awarded Gold Standard Certification 2.0 from the IAB.
Creative agency SouthPaw has developed a new creative platform for single malt brand Benriach, ‘A World of Flavour’ to drive awareness and penetration.
Publicis Groupe has announced the appointment of Marta Ruiz-Cuevas as Publicis Groupe Iberia (Spain and Portugal) CEO, expanding upon her continued Publicis Groupe Mexico CEO remit.
VMLY&R has announced a partnership with Profitero, an ecommerce analytics platform. The alliance involves a first of its kind “open ecosystem” which connects retail digital shelf analytics, media agencies and ad tech platforms.
Nielsen has announced it is launching Nielsen Compass, a powerful, world leading database that leverages the company’s global scale to establish syndicated normative standards for campaign outcomes measurement.
VMLY&R has announced that it will launch a new global healthcare agency, VMLY&Rx, to service specialty Rx pharmaceutical companies.
Publicis Media has announced the promotion of Nadine Young to the role of CEO, Starcom UK, reporting to Sue Frogley, CEO, Publicis Media UK.
Evvolution, a German based ad consultancy agency, has launched with a new approach to an old challenge: reaching and engaging high quality audiences where they are.
Argentinian digital creativity agency icolic was acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network in 2018 and begun operating under the brand icolic Linked by Isobar.