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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Four-day week? Independent agencies experiment to reduce overwork
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Mar 7, 2018

Four-day week? Independent agencies experiment to reduce overwork

Hong Kong-based APV is trying a four-day work week, while Hong Kong Secret Tour gave everyone a month-long sabbatical (in two 'shifts').

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Dentsu expects work reforms to eat into profit in 2018
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Feb 14, 2018

Dentsu expects work reforms to eat into profit in 2018

Dentsu's 2017 results and 2018 forecasts show that creating a better place to work is a costly business.

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Why leaving adland is the easy option
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Feb 12, 2018

Why leaving adland is the easy option

The perception is that it’s easier to leave the industry than to change it. I call bullshit.

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Overwork in adland: More than 50% say health affected
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Jan 22, 2018

Overwork in adland: More than 50% say health affected

Overstressed, underappreciated, uncompensated and always-on: Breaking down our exclusive survey.

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Coming soon: Our overwork survey
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Jan 19, 2018

Coming soon: Our overwork survey

Campaign will release its findings into overwork in APAC adland next week, with some sobering stats and a few surprises as well.

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Are work perks working?
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Dec 21, 2017

Are work perks working?

As more marcomms companies emulate startups by introducing unique and interesting work “perks” for their Asian employees, we look at which perks offer staff real benefits.

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