Back in October, 24-year-old Dentsu Japan employee Matsuri Takahashi committed suicide after routinely working 100-plus hours of overtime each month.
Which is why those of us who never have a day off are left serving up space filler news items like "Five Advertising Execs to Watch in 2017" from The Wall Street Journal/CMO Today.
Over at Campaign, they have pulled together a round-up of the year's advertising-related scandals.
OnlineStartupBox -- yes, that's the agency's real name -- has penned a blog post entitled How Agencies Help Strengthen Brand Loyalty.
I'm feeling a bit grinchy today, so I'm going to highlight the lamest holiday card originating from an agency. Yeah, that's much more fun. I'm looking at you, DiGennaro.
The latest STRATA agency survey is out, and things are looking good. The organization's fourth-quarter survey found 43% of agencies say their business will increase in the first quarter of 2017.
To start, the two have worked together to create the site Backing Black Business which aims to highlight black-owned small businesses.
Marc Lanouette, President of Tank, will become CEO of Grey Group Canada.
I mean, why not? Russell Simmons' strangely named agency Narrative_ has launched House of Narrative_, a curated concept shop that "champions artistic expression and bringing stories to life."
The study found that 12 percent of marketing and advertising executives plan to hire to expand teams with new positions and 67 percent plan to hire at a maintenance level filling positions which have been vacated. No respondents indicated they would be reducing staff but 20 percent indicated they would not be filling vacated positions.