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VICE UK Reports Its Gender Pay Gap

VICE UK staff have been informed by Senior management that the median gender pay gap at the company is 12.6 percent, and that the mean pay gap is 18.2 percent. Management said the figures were shared with staff because they are “committed to being open and transparent”, adding that they have already begun a global audit of pay across different … Continued

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New York based Kyu Collective has acquired independent digital marketing shop Kepler Group

Kepler, which boasts nearly $300 million in media spend, will join kyu New York’s based strategic operating arm of Japanese holding group Hakuhodo DY Holdings. Kepler’s integrated digital offering helps advertisers more precisely and profitably engage consumers across media and customer marketing channels. In a statement kuy CEO Michael Birkin said “Kepler continues to be one of the fastest growing … Continued

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Grey New York Introduces 4-Day ‘Reduced Work Week’ Program

Grey’s New York headquarters have announced a new “reduced work week” option for its employees. Employees’ who choose to opt in can work four day weeks in exchange for a 15 percent pay cut. Grey says this will give “employees flexibility and more free time to help balance work and personal demands while it allows Grey to structure and operate … Continued

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JWT London’s Emily Conway Named One of WACL’s 30 Future Leaders

Emily Conway, Global Senior Account Director at J. Walter Thompson London, has been named as one of WACL’s 30 Future Leaders. Each winner of the prestigious award gets a bursary to pursue further training and education as part of this year’s WACL Future Leaders Award Programme, receiving a sum up to 75% of their training costs. Emily faced stiff competition … Continued

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Huge New York Promotes Michael Koziol to Global CEO as Former Chief and Co-Founder Aaron Shapiro Exits

Michael Koziol has been promoted from president of Huge to global chief executive as part of a wider management restructure in the IPG agency. Michael replaces Aaron Shapiro, who co-founded and led the global experience agency for the last 13 years and is said to be departing in May “for a new venture.” CEO Michael Roth said in a statement. … Continued

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WPP’s Kinetic Appoints Michael Lieberman and Cedric Bernard as Co-CEO’s

With CEO David Krupp leaving to pursue an unspecified new role, Kinetic North America promoted Michael Lieberman and Cedric Bernard to roles as co-CEOs. The rest of Kinetic’s management team, which includes Maureen McCloskey, Jaime Byrdak, Susan Page and Karin Baatsch-Deboulet, will remain in place, working closely with Lieberman and Bernard. Before the announcement, Lieberman had served as Chief Strategy … Continued

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Accenture adds Meredith digital agency MXM

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire New York-based digital agency, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM), a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution. The acquisition will bolster the capabilities of Accenture Interactive in creative services, data-led marketing execution, content strategy and digital marketing. MXM has superior data and analytics skills, combined with award-winning content creation … Continued

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Tim Doust, FCB Inferno Founding Partner to Depart the Agency

FCB Inferno has shaken up its management structure in Europe, with the biggest change seeing co-founder partner Tim Doust depart after 18 years at the agency. The agency was acquired by Interpublic Group at the end of 2013 and merged it with DraftFCB in 2014, and after growing the rebranded London office to a top 20 UK agency, Tim decided … Continued

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Telegraph chief executive vows to eradicate ‘unacceptable’ gender pay gap by 2025

Telegraph Media Group has revealed a mean gender pay gap of 35 per cent, which has been deemed “unacceptable” by chief executive Nick Hugh. The figures, released today, show the highest gender pay gap favouring men of any news publisher or broadcaster so far. Some 73per cent of the top quartile of earners at The Telegraph are male. The balance … Continued

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Ex-M&C Saatchi strategy chief Bell resurfaces at Hall & Partners hires ex-M&C Saatchi strategy chief Gabrielle Bell as Europe CEO

Gabrielle Bell, M&C Saatchi’s former strategy head, has been appointed by Hall & Partners as its European CEO as the advertising research company aims to transition to a brand consultancy. Gabrielle will report to global CEO, Vanella Jackson and will be based in its London office. The company said Gabrielle would be instrumental in its plan to transform into a … Continued

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