Maria Iu

Intelligence editor, Campaign AI

Maria is intelligence editor at Campaign. Contact her at maria.iu@haymarket.com.

Global new-biz round-up: Slowdown in May

Global new-biz round-up: Slowdown in May

Billings of $3.3bn were far lower than $7.1bn reported in April, though still up on May 2020.

Global agency rankings: Ogilvy and Publicis Media hold top spots

Global agency rankings: Ogilvy and Publicis Media hold top spots

Ogilvy had close to $80m in revenue in January-May, while Publicis Media had revenue of almost $130m, with a strong showing from its individual agencies.

April 2021 new business accelerates and surpasses 2019 levels

April 2021 new business accelerates and surpasses 2019 levels

Global activity grew 77% from last year and 43% from April 2019, Campaign AI data shows.

Pick of the Week: HSBC gets to the crux of a very real problem

Pick of the Week: HSBC gets to the crux of a very real problem

No Fixed Address service is created in partnership with Shelter.

Campaign CMO Outlook: ESG comes to the fore

Campaign CMO Outlook: ESG comes to the fore

The role of ESG in marketing is growing…

Grey integrates social shop Wildfire into London agency

Grey integrates social shop Wildfire into London agency

Network first took minority stake in Wildfire in 2008.

Global agency groups Q1 report card: WPP leaps to top among big six

Global agency groups Q1 report card: WPP leaps to top among big six

Publicis and IPG also showed organic growth, as Campaign's quarterly analysis for subscribers to The Knowledge tier shows.

Global new-business market bounces back with 22% surge in Q1

Global new-business market bounces back with 22% surge in Q1

FMCG, retail and automotive were busiest categories.

How can agencies compete with the tech giants for talent?

How can agencies compete with the tech giants for talent?

Adland is losing people to the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. How can it fight back?

GoFundMe launches UK Stop Asian Hate campaign in partnership with Gemma Chan

GoFundMe launches UK Stop Asian Hate campaign in partnership with Gemma Chan

UK roll-out follows US campaign, with funds to be distributed to organisations working with ESEA communities.

Pocc encourages participation in local elections with outdoor campaign

Pocc encourages participation in local elections with outdoor campaign

Organisation is working with Clear Channel and UK Democracy Fund.

GB News appoints David Weeks as commercial director

GB News appoints David Weeks as commercial director

Weeks joins from Discovery, which is investor in new broadcaster.

Three joins the in-house agency club

Three joins the in-house agency club

Mobile operator will continue to work with Wonderhood on a retained basis.

Adland expects healthy new-business growth in 2021, study reveals

Adland expects healthy new-business growth in 2021, study reveals

Campaign survey for The Knowledge found that 70% expected increase.

Pocc and Clear Channel shine spotlight on under-represented artists

Pocc and Clear Channel shine spotlight on under-represented artists

Out-of-home campaign aims to bring more art to the public.

ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Channel 5 collaborate on census weekend

ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Channel 5 collaborate on census weekend

MG OMD was behind joint TV campaign as well as Gogglebox ad break.

Fast-food companies look to serve up more digital sales

Fast-food companies look to serve up more digital sales

Most major companies reported decline in revenue last year.

Ready to advertise: Pret a Manger calls global creative review

Ready to advertise: Pret a Manger calls global creative review

Brand wants 'digital creative expertise'.

Govt spent more than £184m on Covid comms in 2020

Govt spent more than £184m on Covid comms in 2020

MG OMD and MullenLowe were main agencies handling work.

How FMCG giants defied Covid downturn to up marketing spend in 2020

How FMCG giants defied Covid downturn to up marketing spend in 2020

Unilever, Kraft Heinz and more boosted investment…