• Top Executives At MDC Partners Take 2020 Pay Hit
    CEO Mark Penn had total comp from MDC last year of $1,795, 681, down sharply from his 2019 paycheck of $4,913,405.
  • WPP And Sorrell Squabble Over Millions In Denied Bonus Awards
    In its latest annual report, out this week, the company said the awards would lapse without being paid as a result of Sorrell's "disclosure of confidential information" while he was still with the company. Legal action could ensue.
  • Survey: Consumers Care More About Product Quality Than Social Activism From Brands
    Sway Effect survey also found Pfizer and Amazon are among the brands that are, um, holding sway at the moment. Fox News? Not so much.
  • Oberland Agency Offers Guide To Confronting Police Brutality
    The guide reports some disturbing statistics. For example: 7 in 10 Black Americans say they are treated less fairly than Whites in their dealings with police.
  • Dentsu Invests In U.S. Media Company Overtime Sports
    As part of its investment, Dentsu Ventures will assist OT with its ad business and collaborate with the firm on its new league.
  • Study Finds Independent Agencies Make Strong Comeback In Q1
    The study, from consultant Agency Futures, found that 64% of respondents posted year-over-year revenue increases in the first quarter of 2021, with 34% citing increases of more than 20%.
  • COMvergence Study Finds More Talk Than Action For U.S. Consolidation Pitches
    Over two years and nearly 600 pitches, just 13 advertisers selected agencies from the same holding company in integrated pitches.
  • IPG's Black Glass Consulting Adds Talent, Clients
    The fledgling marketing consultancy is quickly ramping up with new hires, including Jason Moyer who will lead the firm's organization and design teams.
  • WFA: Marketers Lag On Sustainability Efforts, Launches Catch-Up Program
    The marketing trade group said its new Planet Pledge and accompanying research highlight the fact that marketers lag corporate progress on sustainability efforts. The new program is shaped to help marketers get back on track.
  • IPG Sets May 27 For Its All-Virtual Annual Meeting
    Omnicom said earlier that it is doing a hybrid meeting (also in May) with an option to attend in person in New York, although it is encouraging people to attend virtually.
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