• Dentsu Japan President to Resign Following Employee Suicide
    Back in October, 24-year-old Dentsu Japan employee Matsuri Takahashi committed suicide after routinely working 100-plus hours of overtime each month.
  • 5 Things You Absolutely, Positively Must Know This Holiday Week (2017 Edition)
    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.
  • 2016 Was Filled With Drama, Racism, Scandal and Rape Jokes
    Over at Campaign, they have pulled together a round-up of the year's advertising-related scandals.
  • Vermont Ad Agency Wants You to Take Your Business to Rhode Island
    OnlineStartupBox -- yes, that's the agency's real name -- has penned a blog post entitled How Agencies Help Strengthen Brand Loyalty.
  • You Knew An Agency Was Going to Do A #MannequinChallenge Holiday Card, Right?
    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.
  • Survey Finds 43% Of Agencies Expect Business to Increase In Q1 2017
    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.
  • Black Lives Matter Hires J. Walter Thompson
    To start, the two have worked together to create the site Backing Black Business which aims to highlight black-owned small businesses.
  • Grey Acquires Canadian Agency Tank
    Marc Lanouette, President of Tank, will become CEO of Grey Group Canada.
  • Russell Simmons' Ad Agency Launches Retail Store to Sell Client Products
    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."
  • Creative Staffing Agency Forecasts Maintenance Hiring Levels for 2017
    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.
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