• Dentsu Tokyo Reduces Allowable Overtime Hours Following Staff Member Suicide
    The company is instituting a new policy cutting the maximum number of overtime hours a person can work in a month from 70 hours to 65. Also: Office lights out at 10 p.m.
  • Deep Focus Names John Reid Chief Creative Officer
    New York-based Deep Focus has bolstered its creative group with the hire of John Reid who will serve as the agency's chief creative officer. Reid will oversee creative for the agency's North American offices and will report directly to CEO Ian Schafer.  Before joining Deep Focus, Reid was EVP CCO at Wunderman and oversaw the agency's work for Audi, Johnson and Johnson, The Ad Council, eTrade and P&G. Reid also did stints at McCann, ATTIK, CP+B and AKQA. Reid has nabbed a collection of Lions, Clios, ADDYs., Webbys and MIXX awards over his years.  On joining Deep Focus, Reid …
  • Dentsu Tokyo Under Investigation Following Suicide Linked to Culture of Overworking
    In addition to Dentsu's headquarters in Tokyo, three other agency offices are under investigation as well to determine whether or not they played a role in Takahashi's death.
  • Paul Venables Named Winner Of The 2016 Hal Riney Award For Excellence
    Venables will receive this honor at the 8th annual Hal Riney Dinner and Silent Auction on November 16 at the San Francisco City Club.
  • This New Agency Is Winning A New Client Every Two Weeks!
    Four months ago, Boulder-based Fact & Fiction launched with three clients and the mantra: In the era of big data, truth has never mattered more.
  • Agency Makes Moving Into Old Department Store Cool
    Cool and ad agencies have had a long, intertwined relationship. On the one hand, agencies are at the forefront of culture and often have a hand in defining what's cool. On the other hand, and in relation to that first bit, agencies can also take missteps in their development of cool and end up chasing cool -- which just ends up making them look dumb.
  • Agency Launches Design and Technology Publication
    The publication, Magenta, is a home for the stories the agency wanted to read, but couldn't find anywhere else: Stories about the people behind the work they, and presumably us, are obsessed with.
  • Universal McCann Media Exec to Head Up Newly-Formed Media Group at Walrus
    Walrus is an independent, creative advertising agency that wants to change the way the world feels about advertising by filling it with ideas that are smart, funny and respect people's time and intelligence.
  • GoDaddy Fires TBWA/Chiat/Day
    When GoDaddy hired TBWA, the brand had just ended its longtime sponsorship deal with Danica Patrick who, for years, was the advertising plaything of former CEO Bob Parson.
  • Recruitment Agency Chastised For Running Ad Specifying Bra Size
    The ad defined the perfect applicant as one who possessed "a classic look, brown longhair with a b-c cup."
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