Industry News

Here's a round up of some of the latest media industry news

The Big Talent Crunch - A view from Xavier Rees

Campaign Magazine - Sept 2021

The fact is there simply isn’t enough talent to go round right now. And its not all down to the pandemic. It's time to nurture our own and to look for new people from further afield, from beyond the borders of adland.

At first I thought it was just us. But every agency leader I’ve spoken to in the past month is saying the same – we are all struggling to hire enough talent. A whole series of events has converged to create a perfect storm that makes recruitment more challenging now than at any other time in my 25 years in advertising. The fact is: there simply isn’t enough talent to go round, right now.

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All media set for double-digit growth in record-breaking year for UK ad market

Campaign Magazine - Simon Gwynn

AA/Warc Expenditure Report paints a highly positive picture of the future for UK ad sector.

UK adspend will grow 18.2% this year, giving a total market size of £27.8bn, according to the latest Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report. That would be the largest annual growth on record, overtaking 1988’s growth of 15.9%. 

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89% of UK employees favour a fully flexible return to work reveals IPA survey

New Digital Age - Andy Oakes

Eighty-nine per-cent of UK employees would be happiest with a fully flexible approach to returning to the office, where they could work as many days remotely or from the office as they wished. This is one of the key findings from a nationally representative survey commissioned by the IPA and carried out by Opinium among a sample of 1,000 UK adults (office-based workers) aged 18+, published today (2 June 2021).

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