The holding company leaders don't let an empty Palais des Festivals stop them from celebrating.
More than 90 marketers have paused their Facebook ads for the month of July or longer.
The global research is gathered from 22,000 participants in 11 markets.
The industry veteran will take on the CMO post on September 1.
New white paper provides adland with a universal framework.
"People are very confused about how I feel about holding companies. They think I hate them. I'm actually very empathetic."
The 10th annual ranking includes brand, marketer, agency holding group, agency network, agency office and independent agency.
'As a company there is more that we must do internally and we will,' says McCann WorldGroup CEO to staff
The network - following its IPG parent company's footsteps - is closing all offices on June 5.
The holding company leader addressed current events in America and internal news related to COVID in a video for staff.
"For the first time this is something that recognizes sustained creative excellence and performance over a longer period of time."
"As we said at the start of this crisis, this is a marathon, not a sprint."
The holding company is launching PlatformGSK to lead the work in the country.
The EU approved a $7.6 billion loan last week to help the airline cushion economic blows from COVID-19.
The adland legend previously spent 22 years at Saatchi & Saatchi.
The global chief executive has been with the WPP agency for 41 years.
The COO will focus on the network's four major areas of creative, media, CRM and brand.
Omnicom, BBDO and VMLY&R are also among this year's winners.
The holding company also discusses asking banks for extra credit.
Rupen Desai discusses the company's new initiative, his learnings during the pandemic and more.
"It's become clear that creative matters more than ever right now."