News

56 minutes ago

Interpublic Group names Channing Martin global chief diversity, social impact officer

Martin will lead strategy on all diversity-related matters and expand the company’s equity and inclusion practices.

8 hours ago

Dept acquires Dogstudio, the shop behind Tomorrowland’s virtual festival

In an exclusive interview, Dogstudio explains why it selected Dept over other suitors, and the agency group provides insight into its acquisition strategy.

8 hours ago

TikTok wants to ‘democratise’ the creator space with its latest ad product

Advertisers can crowdsource ‘authentic’ content that won’t feel like an ad.

8 hours ago

Wunderman Thompson hires Josh Loebner as global head of inclusive design

The agency is doubling down on inclusive design as clients look to create more accessible solutions for consumers.

8 hours ago

UK's advertising watchdog censures Alibaba over programmatic ad sexualising young girl

ASA censures Chinese platform for Ad served programmatically via open marketplace.

19 hours ago

Teads launches not-for-profit programme for advertisers

Teads will award NGOs and not-for-profit organisations with free media to advertise their own campaigns as part of a donation programme with advertisers.

20 hours ago

Cheil invests in Korean metaverse company EVR Studio

Cheil's largest investment in Korea, EVR develops metaverse content with proprietary tech, including virtual spaces and digital versions of humans, including top Korean celebrity Kim Soo-Hyun.

1 day ago

First Barbie doll with hearing aids aims to boost diversity, inclusion

The company partnered with Dr. Jen Richardson, a hearing-loss advocate and educational audiologist, to make sure its portrayal of real people was accurate.

1 day ago

Move and win roundup: Week of May 16, 2022

BBDO, The Works, The Core Agency, MediaCom, Wunderman Thompson, LoopMe, Jack Morton, Weber Shandwick, Carat, and more to come in our weekly round-up of people moves and account wins.

1 day ago

BBDO's ups and downs stabilises in 2021

AGENCY REPORT CARD: After a tough year of office closures, BBDO overturned its struggles and finished 2021 with double-digit growth while making compelling pieces of work in many markets.

2 days ago

S4 Capital to merge TheoremOne with MediaMonks

It is S4 Capital’s first deal since it had to reschedule its annual results twice because of “embarrassing and unacceptable” auditing delays.

2 days ago

M&C Saatchi directors reject Vin Murria’s latest bid as ‘derisory’

Murria claimed she has written support from around 20% of agency shareholders.

2 days ago

Samsung taps Charli XCX for metaverse concert on Roblox

Fans complete challenges for the chance to be part of the performance.

2 days ago

Inside Pinterest’s Mental Health Awareness campaign

The campaign comes amid heightened scrutiny of the mental health effects of social media.

2 days ago

Digital-savvy AKQA faces identity crisis

AGENCY REPORT CARD: AKQA maintains high scores in terms of CX, experience design, vision, client co-innovation for four years. Yet, it stays mum on its integration with Grey.

2 days ago

Shawn Lim and Nikita Mishra join Campaign Asia-Pacific

Both experienced journalists, Lim starts today as technology & media editor in Singapore, while Mishra will join as associate editor in Hong Kong next month.

3 days ago

Firms pursue ESG policies to look good more than do good: survey

A desire to look good, rather than do good, is the primary reason businesses pursue sustainable and socially responsible policies, new research suggests.

3 days ago

Moving campaign talks of Alzheimer's as an illness, not just ageing

Campaign by NCA, for Alzheimer's Society, built on insight that 42% of people put off diagnosis because they believe symptoms are just a sign of ageing.

3 days ago

Adland reacts after Google rolls out further ad controls for users globally

YouTube users can now limit ads relating to pregnancy, parenting, dating and weight loss, in addition to gambling and alcohol.