It may still be weeks until Christmas, but brands are already bombarding us with Christmas ads to make sure we spend our hard-earned cash with them this festive season.
There's no denying it - Christmas is big business. A recent forecast from Deloitte has predicted the UK will spend £40.3bn this Christmas, including £5bn online.
The latest research by online retail specialists Summit has found that slow loading websites will cost UK retailers £8.5 billion in 2013. So, for a retailer turning over £10 million online this could translate to a loss of almost £1 million in reven...
The misunderstanding of data is in danger of giving the industry a bad name.
I used the No 94 bus for ten years, had a driver for ten years and experienced every type of commute in between. Now, I have the best: by riverboat from Bankside to the Trinity Mirror offices in Canary Wharf - 20 minutes that put me in a good mood an...
An agency chief executive writes: Merry Christmas, Jeremy! We're a small agency and getting wind of a big, fat Christmas pitch pumping through the pipeline. I'm going to need all hands on deck. But how do I break the news to my staff without destroyi...
Agency life moves at a ferocious pace. Especially if, like me, you split your time between new business and account management. After focusing on the impact of social media on elections during my politics degree and then spending a year helping start...
This is my last column before the festive season, so here is a handy Future Of Media Christmas Gift Guide. You might like to imagine it as a magazine supplement with lots of cut-out items against a white background, divided into those annoying lifest...
"This could be the death of this industry," one of the UK's most senior ad executives told me last week.
By any measure, 2013 has failed to meet expectations. Following the once-in-a-lifetime highs of London 2012, this was tipped to be a rather uneventful 12 months.
It's nearly Christmas, so time for the traditional positive missive - but, in this instance, I genuinely think it's warranted.
When many of our major sporting heroes adorn the tabloid pages for all the wrong reasons, adventure is providing fresh territory for brands looking for stories of inspiration and wonder.
The old days of painstakingly carving toys out of wood and gifting them to your loved ones at Christmas seem almost alien in today's gadget-driven world.
Heard the joke about the old man in the last century whose butler brought him The Times in bed each morning?
I'm in that fantastically awkward position of being one year in. People don't quite expect you to be utterly brilliant and smash a brief in two minutes but, equally, you've been in the office long enough that you are not really treated like a junior.
Malaysia's Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies makes it compulsory for all client companies inviting its member agencies to pitch to pay a fee. The winning agency returns its fee to the advertiser. Losing agencies keep 90 per cent of the f...
Commenting on the latest figures documenting the rise of Mail Online, Simon Duke writes in The Sunday Times Business: "The Mail was late to the online races. However, it has leapfrogged internet pioneers such as The New York Times and The Guardian."
If it were just a coincidence that Joint London chose to launch the "new" TSB with the tale of its benevolent philanthropist founder, the Reverend Henry Duncan, in an ad called "the story", it now looks a rather ironic and poignant one in the light o...
Last week, we lamented the fading of the "web 2.0" dream: the erosion of a data-sharing economy based on feeds and APIs, specifically the demise of LastGraph, which made listening maps based on a feed from Last.fm.
Much has been written already about Publicis Groupe's acquisition of Walker Media this week but, as is so often the way, many of those first drafts will require a rewrite.
Publicis Groupe's unexpected purchase of Walker Media - completed this week - was a stark reminder of the pressure that the Publicis boss, Maurice Lévy, continues to feel in a year when he engineered the most audacious merger in advertising history.
If you haven't checked your gmail account lately, take a second to log in now, you might see the service's new tabbed inbox.
One of the most moving presentations at the Account Planning Group awards judging this year saw several industry titans wiping a secret tear away.
I began the week by reading in something august such as The New York Times that "busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness and futility".
Is there such a thing as an "average week"? Account management is busy, fast and, ultimately, fun. I work on two accounts to implement digital strategy, which is an extremely exciting and fast-paced process to be part of, with lots of creative opport...
Arif Haq writes: Dear Jeremy, Someone whose opinion I respect told me that, of the three types of organisation - the client, the agency and the production company - the agency is the least entrepreneurial. This is because the agency relies most on a ...
Paul Brazier's decision to stand aside and take on a chief creative officer and chairman role at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO came a little too late to save Thiago de Moraes. The head of creative innovation quit for Droga5 in September, having found that...
It was in October 2009 when I answered the phone to Daren Rubins. The conversation started pleasantly enough, but soon descended. MEC had just been awarded Media Week's Agency of the Year, and the then managing director of PHD, raw with ambition and ...
Something important died last week. It was a little service called LastGraph, which took data about your music-listening habits from Last.fm and made it into all sorts of pretty and interesting graphs.
As the process for choosing our agencies of the year reaches a crescendo, one is reminded of the differing ownership models of the modern ad agency.
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