agency report cards

Apr 15, 2021

UM's consultancy focus helps offset new business slump

AGENCY REPORT CARD: Rapid deployment of new tools solved pressing issues for pandemic-struck clients. Was this enough to recoup a smaller year of new business?

Apr 14, 2021

In a tough year, Havas Media loses focus

AGENCY REPORT CARD: Here’s how Havas Media survived a challenging year in 2020, with top management departures and slowing business.

Apr 13, 2021

A disjointed Wavemaker reinvents itself

Despite being only three years old, Wavemaker was in need of a revamp when global CEO Toby Jenner joined at the end of 2019. It hadn't established a strong identity and its performance was weighted in a few strong markets. Did it manage to rebalance in 2020?

Apr 12, 2021

Reprise places bets on India hub

AGENCY REPORT CARD: As Reprise looked to increase its performance chops and deliver greater consistency of work for clients, it placed its bets on India. Nearly half of its staff are now based in the market. But was this a growth strategy or a cost-cutting exercise?

Apr 9, 2021

Hakuhodo drives on through the storm

AGENCY REPORT CARD: Despite facing severe challenges from a drop in client spend, Hakuhodo forged on with workplace reforms and stronger investments in community, sustainability and innovation.

Apr 8, 2021

Grey areas linger around AKQA merger appetite

AGENCY REPORT CARD: Grey is starting to make better use of its APAC staff and resources, but we’re missing clarity on how its merger with AKQA may help it succeed.