It's the season when journals of record haul out platitudes about the importance of what's just gone and how the year ahead will be shaped by the events of the one behind. But I've never believed it as fiercely as I do at the death of 2017.
The ad industry has too often failed to deal with the issue of sexual aggression, even when an entire company has been aware there's a problem.
I usually like to get to know someone a little better before they share the brutal details of an intimate body piercing they've just had, but this was a marketer on a mission and her story was absorbing...
Publicis Groupe is realigning the creative agency Fallon away from Saatchi & Saatchi and setting it alongside Leo Burnett as it appoints Gareth Collins, chief executive of Fallon London, as chief across both brands.
Annette King, the chief executive of Ogilvy in the UK, has been poached by Publicis Groupe to take up the newly created role of chief executive of Publicis Groupe UK.
A client, a suit and a hack walk into a bar. 'Why the long faces?' asks the bartender as the morose trio haul themselves on to stools and order a round of very stiff drinks. 'I'm screwed,' they groan in chorus...
Uncommon, the new agency launched yesterday by the former Grey management team of Nils Leonard, Lucy Jameson and Natalie Graeme, has unveiled details of its approach to working with talent.
Patou Nuytemans, the chief digital officer of Ogilvy EMEA, is taking over as chief executive of Memac Ogilvy in the Middle East, replacing Edmond Moutran, the founder of the agency.
Adland's newest start-up is in the business of making a difference.
Nils Leonard, Lucy Jameson and Natalie Graeme, the former management team at Grey London, have named their start-up agency Uncommon Creative Studio and are open for business from today.
For almost five decades, Campaign's front page was the place where the people who shaped the industry were seen doing their shaping.
Can consultants snare agencies without smothering the thing that makes them desirable acquisition targets?
Something's gone wrong when reputations, bonuses and careers rest heavily on awards won and less on results achieved for clients.
Publicis Groupe is pulling out of all marketing activity for the next 365 days - and won't be entering awards at Cannes next year - as it focuses its resources on developing Marcel, described by chief executive Arthur Sadoun as a ground breaking new platform.
Already Cannes Lions is bringing out the worst in some people.
A general election used to be good for our industry, but now party political messaging has become a largely private affair.
Marketers don't tend to hang around very long. And this is just one example of the ruinous short-termism infecting our industry.
Bovill and Allison could get a job pretty much anywhere in advertising now. But they don't want a job in advertising.
Is P&G's "irresistible superiority" a dollop of strategic bollocks or a whole new approach to marketing?
As the main political parties scramble to compose their narrative, will simplicity, consistency and unity now be totems?