Overworked in the agency world

Japanese authorities raided Dentsu offices following a court ruling that found workplace pressure partly responsible for the suicide of an employee. The company eventually faced trial, was formally held responsible and paid a nominal fine. This archive covers the situation and reactions by Dentsu, as well as the broader workplace-culture issue of whether advertising companies work young people too hard.

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The case for an asshole-free creative industry
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Mar 25, 2019

The case for an asshole-free creative industry

In a new book, Paul Woods discusses how the industry can improve its working practices. Here, he explains why cutting down on hours worked is one key way to achieve this.

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Programmatic traders risk workload burnout: study
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Feb 20, 2019

Programmatic traders risk workload burnout: study

TOP OF THE CHARTS: New research from CtrlShift highlights the increasing complexities faced by programmatic traders, and the accompanying heightened risk of burnout.

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Why the events world struggles with talent
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Nov 16, 2018

Why the events world struggles with talent

Event360 recap: Challenges in attracting and retaining talent in the industry.

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Seeking pastures new? All you need to know about moving client-side
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Nov 13, 2018

Seeking pastures new? All you need to know about moving client-side

Brand roles are often fêted as the ideal escape from the long hours, low pay and minimal influence that agency life can involve. But moving can be hard—and new roles are not always what they're cracked up to be.

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The truth about advertising's long-hours culture
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Nov 8, 2018

The truth about advertising's long-hours culture

A senior creative lays bare the mental toll of the industry's culture of working long hours.

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Overwork: a tragedy in Japan spurs overdue change
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Oct 12, 2018

Overwork: a tragedy in Japan spurs overdue change

The theme of overwork, and what to do about it, dominated the end of 2016 and much of 2017 in Japan.

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