It's hard to know how much influence the Change.org petition had on the revised policy. Kudos to the filer for taking a stand, but let's face it, the health crisis is fluid and policy changes at all levels are occurring in real time.
Omnicom has also formed a task force to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and coordinate with the holding company's agency networks and other units throughout the organization.
The coronavirus has been officially declared a global pandemic and holding companies are tightening travel policies further and providing more options for working remotely.
WPP AUNZ has launched a new unit called "big" aimed at helping clients develop new products.
Exact dates aren't yet nailed down. For now Decisions 20/20 is still set for NYC April 20-21 as planned.
Partners include media companies, such as Bell, Rogers, CBC and Corus, as well as distribution across platforms, such as Tubi, Amazon, Roku and Samsung.
Major companies have been pulling out left and right -- citing the Covid-19 crisis -- like Apple, Netflix, IBM and Warner Media. For now the event is still scheduled to start in a week.
This time it's the UK operation, where CEO Tom George is out, being replaced by Karen Blackett who already has a big job at WPP. She'll be doing double duty.
Remember those predictions back in December? Set them aside for now. They didn't factor in the Covid-19 crisis, a development that wasn't on anybody's radar at the time.
France has banned indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people and Cannes organizers are said to be scrambling to draw up an action plan.