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YouTube brings back 30-second unskippable ads to the UK

Slots designed to appeal to viewers in 'leanback viewing mode'.

Greg Mondshein, Becky Honeyman and Giles Peddy

SourceCode Comms hires ex-Missive boss to lead UK expansion

New York-based tech comms agency SourceCode Communications has announced the opening of its first international office, in the UK, and appointed a senior PR agency figure to lead it.

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We are not using AI to cut costs: Mark Read

WPP's CEO, Mark Read and global chief creative officer, Rob Reilly, decoded India's potential, recent acquisitions, AI's influence, and the role of creativity in shaping the future of advertising.

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Yannick Bolloré on AI, tech and creativity quests after a decade as Havas CEO

As generative AI's potential assumes extinction-level threats for industries, Bolloré chats exclusively about 'doubling down on human creativity' and Havas' plans ahead of his tenth anniversary as leader.

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Stagwell latest holding company to be hit by tech pullback

The holding company’s organic growth dipped 5% YOY in Q2, prompting it to downgrade its full year outlook and lay off staff.

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Omnicom’s John Wren: AI cannot replace human “inspiration and genius”

The holding company CEO spoke to investors about recent AI investments during its second quarter earnings call, in which it reported 3.4% organic growth.

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Ladbrokes ad featuring YouTube star banned for appealing to under-18s

The ASA has banned the ad for its inclusion of YouTuber Jake Paul, given his appeal to children.

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VCCP agencies launch global collective, Outleap

Method Communications, Harvard and Sling & Stone will form the collective across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Simone Casadei Pastorino and Alec McAllister

Taso Advisory expands into Europe

Public affairs and policy agency Taso Advisory has opened offices in Brussels and Dublin, it announced today.

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Edelman UK tech MD takes senior Europe role at sister agency

Edelman UK tech managing director Gerry Wisniewski is moving to a new role as Europe MD of Revere, Edelman’s tech comms sister firm.