Friday, May 27, 2016
by Sean Hargrave, Staff Writer
MAD London will be taking a break from May 30 through June 3. We will return on Monday, June 6. More

by Sean Hargrave, Staff Writer
It's still good advice to press on with GDPR readiness because regardless of the UK, EU citizens will still be protected by it. More
by Richard Whitman, Columnist
The firm has recommended that WPP shareholders approve Sorrell's 70 million pound ($102,635,050) compensation package for 2015 when they hold their annual meeting on June 8. More
by Ted McConnell, Op-Ed Contributor
by Joe Mandese
In a move that extends its market power beyond the 1.6 billion user identities it explicitly controls, Facebook this morning announced it will expand the reach of its audience network beyond its own platform to serve ads targeted to its users even when they aren't connected to Facebook. The move comes three years after Facebook acquired the Atlas ad server from Microsoft, and two years after it used it as the basis to create the Facebook Audience Network with third-party publishers and app developers who affiliated directly with Facebook. Read the whole story »
by Jess Nelson
France has passed a labor reform bill that forbids the use of work emails after work hours, the first country to codify limitations on email communication in the workforce. Read the whole story »
by Gavin O'Malley
By 2017, Snapchat expects to see revenue rise to upwards of $1 billion. How the social darling plans to make such a dramatic leap is not entirely clear. Read the whole story »
On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Assuming that the UK votes to remain in Europe, it will replace the UK Data Protection Act and mean that for the first time Europe will have a harmonised data protection regime that impacts not only companies based in the EU but also those that want to do business here. Read the whole story »

Google and other online giants should be taxed for the news they use from other media organisations, according to an independent think tank. The ResPublica report, Virtuous Media: How to improve plurality and transparency, says a 1% levy could be used to help pay for the journalism the companies benefit from. Read the whole story »

Snapchat has raised $1.8 billion in a funding round that is likely to make it the world's fifth most valuable so-called unicorn. The cash injection, which is more than double the $850 million it raised in previous funding rounds, was disclosed yesterday in a regulatory filing. About 110 million people use the app for disappearing photo and video messages every day, including 35 million in Europe. Read the whole story »

Despite consumers' concerns about the impact that a possible Brexit could have on the economy, this has not curbed their spending, according to the latest consumer confidence figures. GfK's monthly consumer confidence index found that people's propensity to make a big purchase increased by four points to +9 in May compared to the previous month and by seven points from a year ago. Read the whole story »

DMGT, which owns the "Daily Mail," MailOnline and "Metro," reported a GBP18m (13%) decline in print advertising revenue for the six months ending in March 2016, to around GBP120m. There was a 15% decline in the quarter ending in March 2016. Circulation revenues were 3% lower due to the continued decline in the circulation volumes of the "Daily Mail" and the "Mail on Sunday." Read the whole story »