Calling all CEOs... It's time to lead

Calling all CEOs... It's time to lead

"Your assistant has left for the day (and won't be back for several months), so grab a notebook and write this down."

Women-led businesses get millions of ad impressions and creative tools from PopSugar

Women-led businesses get millions of ad impressions and creative tools from PopSugar

'We are committed to helping women live their best lives and follow their dreams so we want to help however we can.'

P&G, TikTok and Grey make a difference with #DistanceDance campaign

P&G, TikTok and Grey make a difference with #DistanceDance campaign

The effort, which includes the social media star power of Charli D'Amelio, all started with a call from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to P&G CEO David Taylor.

Truist puts its money where its mouth is in new COVID-19 campaign.

Truist puts its money where its mouth is in new COVID-19 campaign.

The financial services company has pledged $25 million to aid in supporting basic needs, medical supplies, and hardship across the nation.

Birds Eye unveils lockdown 'life hacks' as owner adds McCann London to roster
Audiences turn to BBC, Sun and Daily Mail for coronavirus updates

Audiences turn to BBC, Sun and Daily Mail for coronavirus updates

Havas Media Group survey found 64% of people say they are watching more live TV than before pandemic.

How BABE wine is making itself more relevant than ever before

How BABE wine is making itself more relevant than ever before

'Times are weird. The news is depressing. BABE wanted to relieve some of these feelings and bring some positivity to our consumers.'

Pretty Gross creative pair bring some levity to grim situation in new PSAs

Pretty Gross creative pair bring some levity to grim situation in new PSAs

The creative duo and real-life couple use humor to take the sting out of social distancing.

Need a freelancer? Here's an open resource for adland's contractor talent

Need a freelancer? Here's an open resource for adland's contractor talent

WFH Freelancer was created in direct response to the COVID-19 job losses.

U.S. Hispanics turn to movies and TV to cope with COVID-19

U.S. Hispanics turn to movies and TV to cope with COVID-19

Movies studios and streaming sites could be the big winners amongst U.S. Hispanics during the pandemic.

Google and Twitter reverse coronavirus ad bans

Google and Twitter reverse coronavirus ad bans

Platforms had initially banned coronavirus-related paid messaging in order to stop spread of misinformation.

Copa90 and EA Sports tap Rio Ferdinand for Fifa tournament in aid of Covid-19

Copa90 and EA Sports tap Rio Ferdinand for Fifa tournament in aid of Covid-19

Interactive tournament connects football players during isolation.

Marie Curie appeals for help to support terminally ill during coronavirus

Marie Curie appeals for help to support terminally ill during coronavirus

Charity is seeking donated space for campaign...

Daily Mirror publisher latest to furlough staff and introduce pay cuts

Daily Mirror publisher latest to furlough staff and introduce pay cuts

All members of board and some members of most senior editorial and management team will take 20% reduction in pay.

"#SocialDistancing" by Free The Birds

"#SocialDistancing" by Free The Birds

London-based agency Free The Birds has released a series of illustrations to help the public visualise what two metres looks like.

We must retain the quality of online experiences during this crisis

We must retain the quality of online experiences during this crisis

Short-term sales mustn't be prioritised at the expense of brand building and the quality of the online experience. It runs the risk that consumers will again turn to ad-blockers.

Coronavirus live blog: 28 March-6 April

Coronavirus live blog: 28 March-6 April

Agencies start responding to UN brief.

Consumers are turning even more to social media and apps amid stay-at-home orders

Consumers are turning even more to social media and apps amid stay-at-home orders

TikTok and other apps are enjoying a surge in popularity as COVID-19 induced lockdowns continue.

Vans launches 'Foot the Bill' for 80 small businesses to create bespoke sneakers

Vans launches 'Foot the Bill' for 80 small businesses to create bespoke sneakers

All proceeds will go to these independent partners.

8 key tips for retail companies amid COVID-19 crisis

8 key tips for retail companies amid COVID-19 crisis

Brand advisor Joe Jackman has helped many big businesses reinvent themselves over the years.

Doing their bit in a crisis: L'Oreal, Budweiser, H&M and more step up

Doing their bit in a crisis: L'Oreal, Budweiser, H&M and more step up

Brands are striving to make lockdown life easier.

38 Degrees "NHS United" by And Rising

38 Degrees "NHS United" by And Rising

And Rising urges the government to protect the NHS through support rallying ads.

NHS introduces vivid imagery from front line of crisis in latest ad

NHS introduces vivid imagery from front line of crisis in latest ad

Messaging is similar to that of previous phase...

Radiocentre encourages brands to invest in medium amid lockdown

Radiocentre encourages brands to invest in medium amid lockdown

Work uses tagline: 'Business as usual, even when it's not business as usual.'

World's creative elite join forces to council adland for UN brief

World's creative elite join forces to council adland for UN brief

It's not a pitch. It's not a creative competition. It's a global collaboration to make a difference for the better.

We Are Social deploys Snap AR lens to help people with social distancing

We Are Social deploys Snap AR lens to help people with social distancing

Agency team in London designed app in response to last week's UN brief.

Creatives launch feedback platform for UN open brief with #GlobalCreativeReview

Creatives launch feedback platform for UN open brief with #GlobalCreativeReview

It aims to tackle health and awareness during Covid-19.

L'Oréal, Reckitt Benckiser & Essity "Shop responsibly" by Publicis Groupe UK

L'Oréal, Reckitt Benckiser & Essity "Shop responsibly" by Publicis Groupe UK

L'Oréal, RB and Essity brands have teamed up to launch a campaign encouraging consumers to adopt more considerate shopping habits amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'Our marriage comes first... until she tries to poach a client': WFH with your rival

'Our marriage comes first... until she tries to poach a client': WFH with your rival

Campaign talks to Hannah and Kev Strong, spouses who work at rival agencies, about their experience.

Isolation log: Brace for job axes to swing and production to change forever

Isolation log: Brace for job axes to swing and production to change forever

And embrace this cliche: It really isn't all doom and gloom.

Advertising after coronavirus must rediscover human instincts

Advertising after coronavirus must rediscover human instincts

What will the long-term impact of coronavirus be on advertising creativity?

Taco Bell reminds that their drive-throughs are still open in fun new spot

Taco Bell reminds that their drive-throughs are still open in fun new spot

"Windows" multiplies user-generated clips, Zoom style, of customer trips through the drive-through.

M&C Saatchi closes LA office

M&C Saatchi closes LA office

West Coast shop announced closure on Twitter in early hours of this morning.

L'Oreal, RB and Essity collaborate to encourage responsible shopping

L'Oreal, RB and Essity collaborate to encourage responsible shopping

Brands involved include Plenty, Cushelle, Durex and Dettol.

Outdoor industry salutes NHS and key workers on coronavirus front line

Outdoor industry salutes NHS and key workers on coronavirus front line

Out-of-home campaign shows appreciation of workers serving during Covid-19 crisis.

EasyJet scraps CMO role as Lis Blair exits

EasyJet scraps CMO role as Lis Blair exits

Blair has been at airline since 2012 and was appointed CMO in 2018.

CALM curates entertainment for Friday night indoors

CALM curates entertainment for Friday night indoors

Activities including comedy and a cooking session are presented by UK entertainers.

Cannes Lions 2020 cancelled

Cannes Lions 2020 cancelled

Neither festival nor awards will take place this year...

Russell Stover to hold virtual 'Great Bunny Hunt' for Easter

Russell Stover to hold virtual 'Great Bunny Hunt' for Easter

The chocolate brand also updated previous campaign images to better reflect social distancing.

Adland is 'open for business' as agencies continue to pitch during pandemic

Adland is 'open for business' as agencies continue to pitch during pandemic

But experience of delays or cancellations is widespread, according to survey conducted by ID Comms.

McKinney steps in to bring the world more good news
Postmates gathers 16 celebrities in support of local restaurants

Postmates gathers 16 celebrities in support of local restaurants

The #OrderLocal campaign features stars talking about their favorite spots and dining safely at home.

Desperados and Elrow to live-stream DJ-led parties

Desperados and Elrow to live-stream DJ-led parties

Sessions will feature mix of genres, including deep house, tech house and techno.

Women's Health produces virtual well-being event

Women's Health produces virtual well-being event

Sessions inspired by postponed live event.

Please stop separating your logo

Please stop separating your logo

We need to start with a different question. What can we do as businesses to help at this moment?

An open letter from one indy agency to all the others
Dance routines and sabotage: the rise and rise of TikTok and Houseparty

Dance routines and sabotage: the rise and rise of TikTok and Houseparty

These apps have taken over our homes, but will their new-found popularity continue long after lockdown?

Campaign podcast: Pandemic latest and how the radio sector is adapting

Campaign podcast: Pandemic latest and how the radio sector is adapting

What help does the ad industry need now from the government and how is the radio sector coping?

Virgin Media "Stay home, stay safe, stay connected" by Adam & Eve/DDB

Virgin Media "Stay home, stay safe, stay connected" by Adam & Eve/DDB

Virgin Media pays tribute to the housebound British public with a morale-boosting film.

Furloughs and pay cuts begin to take hold amid coronavirus slowdown

Furloughs and pay cuts begin to take hold amid coronavirus slowdown

M&C Saatchi announced this morning it would be furloughing staff in UK, US and Australia.

From furloughs to financing: Covid-19 business advice

From furloughs to financing: Covid-19 business advice

How to access Covid-19 business advice and help...

How to engage with customers when you can't sell to them

How to engage with customers when you can't sell to them

In this time of crisis, effective CRM will help brands forge stronger bonds with people without any product changing hands.

Martin Sorrell predicts Q4 recovery but warns spending through recession is 'nonsense'
Pick of the Week: BBC captures the unhinged feeling of the moment

Pick of the Week: BBC captures the unhinged feeling of the moment

Alan Partridge probably isn't the only one scheduling time for his afternoon poo.

Here are 200+ open positions from agencies hiring right now

Here are 200+ open positions from agencies hiring right now

Despite coronavirus-induced hiring freezes, shops are still looking for work.

Some agency groups won't send delegates to Cannes Lions in October

Some agency groups won't send delegates to Cannes Lions in October

A number of holding companies say they will not enter the awards, while others have yet to decide.

MassMutual uses U.S.' oldest lighthouse to remind us everything will be okay

MassMutual uses U.S.' oldest lighthouse to remind us everything will be okay

The campaign, created in partnership with Johannes Leonardo, conveys a sense of resilience during uncertain times.

How adland is overcoming production obstacles amid COVID-19 disruption

How adland is overcoming production obstacles amid COVID-19 disruption

"Over the past two weeks we've turned out 18 new ads," said Goodby's Margaret Johnson.

Virgin Media celebrates British resilience during lockdown

Virgin Media celebrates British resilience during lockdown

Ad features nod to #ClapForOurCarers...

Digital marketing agency Cast Iron LA directs a love letter to its quarantined city

Digital marketing agency Cast Iron LA directs a love letter to its quarantined city

Former RPA execs enlist friends and family to virtually assemble a message of resilience.

Some brands are delaying payment to agency partners or turning financial tap off altogether

Some brands are delaying payment to agency partners or turning financial tap off altogether

'It's unfair because clients have more cash than these small businesses do.'

We all cope differently while in survival mode

We all cope differently while in survival mode

There are plenty of changes in this period, but they don't all have to be negative ones.

How experience agencies are delivering for brands during social-distancing times

How experience agencies are delivering for brands during social-distancing times

Leading specialists discuss working with brands effectively without being face to face.

ITV has outsmarted Channel 4 with its creative sales initiative

ITV has outsmarted Channel 4 with its creative sales initiative

Clever ways are emerging of keeping advertisers from pulling spend.

Sports call a timeout but marketers can still hustle

Sports call a timeout but marketers can still hustle

Never, in the history of the modern world, have sports not been around to distract us and allow for the sense of community and connectedness that we all thrive on.

Millennials want brands to communicate more during COVID-19 crisis, study finds

Millennials want brands to communicate more during COVID-19 crisis, study finds

Trust in government is low, but the jury is still out on how millennials view brands right now.

More supportive, more humane: The Glue Society on creativity post-coronavirus

More supportive, more humane: The Glue Society on creativity post-coronavirus

The directing collective made their name with experiential projects that push the boundaries of traditional advertising. Now, as people increasingly turn to the virtual world, founder Jonathan Kneebone is contemplating the future.

Asics hosts virtual-reality shoe launch

Asics hosts virtual-reality shoe launch

Global preview event altered as result of coronavirus.

What type of agencies will emerge stronger after the crisis?
News brands set to lose £50m if advertisers continue to blacklist coronavirus
"Silent London" by String and Tins

"Silent London" by String and Tins

Sound design and music production studio String and Tins encapsulates the sounds of London on lockdown.

Honda reaches for 'something greater' in COVID-19 ad

Honda reaches for 'something greater' in COVID-19 ad

Sister brand, Acura, is also launching new work to replace its canceled March Madness campaign.

Ad of the Week: Fake Netflix campaign warns you to stay the %$^# home... or else

Ad of the Week: Fake Netflix campaign warns you to stay the %$^# home... or else

If it were up to these ad students, anyone chancing a walk outside would also be risking major spoilers.

Facebook drops short film to celebrate all the human ways we're enduring global pandemic

Facebook drops short film to celebrate all the human ways we're enduring global pandemic

The marketing team worked with Droga5 to produce the video which pushes a new community hub.

YMCA's coronavirus response compares to measures taken during WWII

YMCA's coronavirus response compares to measures taken during WWII

The organization's campaign highlights some of the extensive steps taken to help combat COVID-19.

Houseparty offers $1m bounty over hacking allegations

Houseparty offers $1m bounty over hacking allegations

Popular video conferencing app offers huge bounty after series of hacking allegations hits the headlines.

Cuomo's famed 'New York loves you' line made into T-shirt with funds donated to COVID-19 causes

Cuomo's famed 'New York loves you' line made into T-shirt with funds donated to COVID-19 causes

An industry freelance duo has managed to raise around $2,500 in just a few days.

Brands better step up during pandemic: Edelman Trust Barometer special

Brands better step up during pandemic: Edelman Trust Barometer special

Consumers want brands to do what the government can't, says the research.

Consumers are putting brands on notice over coronavirus behaviour, study finds

Consumers are putting brands on notice over coronavirus behaviour, study finds

Edelman survey says consumers want brands to act differently...

The courage to evolve

The courage to evolve

How can we truly evolve from the challenge at hand, if we simply go back to what we were doing before?

The crippling impact of coronavirus on nonprofits

The crippling impact of coronavirus on nonprofits

And the chance for purposeful brands to show their true colors and core values.

What the fuck am I doing?

What the fuck am I doing?

If you're going to ask yourself one question during this strange time, this is the one.

Stock image site Unsplash practices photo distancing

Stock image site Unsplash practices photo distancing

Homepage features photographs of separation that drift apart to illustrate these isolating times.

March is biggest-ever month for UK supermarket sales

March is biggest-ever month for UK supermarket sales

Market is up more than a fifth over last four weeks, Kantar data shows.

Performance can boost sales but by itself can't save a brand

Performance can boost sales but by itself can't save a brand

It's time to remind ourselves what marketing can do. It has never been more important to connect with the confused and anxious consumer.

Cheers to our start-up's first birthday... in isolation

Cheers to our start-up's first birthday... in isolation

Launching a media agency has been rewarding, even if coronavirus has derailed growth plans.

Helping vs branding: strategies that work (and those that don't)

Helping vs branding: strategies that work (and those that don't)

Brands have gone the extra mile to address Covid-19, with varying levels of success.

WPP cuts awards, reduces top salaries and freezes hiring amid Covid-19 crisis

WPP cuts awards, reduces top salaries and freezes hiring amid Covid-19 crisis

It is also suspending share buybacks and dividend...

Google signals no delay to third-party cookie timeline

Google signals no delay to third-party cookie timeline

Company will 'revisit' topic as situation evolves.

Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons staff to get special bonus, says RBI CEO in open letter

Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons staff to get special bonus, says RBI CEO in open letter

Restaurant Brands International's leader spoke candidly about the efforts these brands have made in a time of crisis, and the challenges ahead.

Creatives encourage public to donate what some are saving in COVID-19 isolation

Creatives encourage public to donate what some are saving in COVID-19 isolation

The "Saving with Savings" campaign recognizes the fact that many people are actually saving during the crisis and asks them to donate what they can.

Spike in 'chill' music, news podcasts and playlist sharing: Our new Spotify habits

Spike in 'chill' music, news podcasts and playlist sharing: Our new Spotify habits

The audio-streaming platform revealed how people are using it differently after weeks in isolation.

Santa Margherita donates $1 for every view of its new campaign

Santa Margherita donates $1 for every view of its new campaign

'Uncork Your Extraordinary' is a celebration of staying unique in the COVID-19 crisis.

ITV introduces 23% discount for March and April bookings

ITV introduces 23% discount for March and April bookings

Move is accompanied by suspension of late booking fees.

How Sesame Street is focusing on mental and physical health for families

How Sesame Street is focusing on mental and physical health for families

Animated spots are available in 19 languages.

UK ad market faces drop of 50% in April

UK ad market faces drop of 50% in April

AA urges companies to seek advice on government support...

Creative eases adland's mind with yoga track

Creative eases adland's mind with yoga track

Michael Raso figured that adland needs the power of meditation now more than ever.

Publicis Groupe fly people home to be with families amid COVID-19 chaos

Publicis Groupe fly people home to be with families amid COVID-19 chaos

The holding company is also accelerating the roll-out of Marcel.

What did you do in the great pandemic?

What did you do in the great pandemic?

Brands, like citizens, have three options when it comes to responding to coronavirus.

'Breaks and sign-off times are critical': Omnicom Group CEO on balancing work and home life

'Breaks and sign-off times are critical': Omnicom Group CEO on balancing work and home life

John Wren shared empathy for those 'doing double-duty caring for a child or relative.'