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Omnicom looks to cut more costs as clients slash spending

During the hold co’s Q1 investor call, CEO John Wren said disposition of agencies was an option, on top of measures already taken.

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As women’s lifestyle traffic surges, Fuel Digital Media wins Elle.Fr

The Montreal-based rep house will represent the site’s inventory in French Canada, where users are flocking online for information and escapism.

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ICYMI: Sonos gets into streaming

Plus, Messenger Kids makes an update, Postmedia donates media space and Narcity joins the National NewsMedia Council.

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Publicis announces Q1 results, cost-cutting measures

Strong performance in North America comes as the holding company implements a plan to cut $762.5 million.

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ICYMI: Global News expands on Amazon, CBC and Hot Docs pair

Plus, Disney+ celebrates a milestone.

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Cannes Lions cancelled for 2020

Organizers decided to hold off after cost-conscious hold cos debated skipping the festival that was meant to happen in October.

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ICYMI: Programming updates from CBC, Quibi

Plus, Media Central has taken the next step in its acquisition strategy.

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COVID-19 likely to hit agency results, say IPG and Publicis

IPG and Publicis are set to release their results in April, but are offering a word of caution now.

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Media Central bought two indie mags in two months. What happens now?

Brian Kalish says he isn’t afraid of the “socio-economic forest fire” that is the pandemic, and is trying to speedily locate opportunities.

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Wavemaker unveils new brand positioning

Two years after its creation, the GroupM agency is focusing on three key pillars of client business: unlock, maximize and transform.

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Media drives revenue lifts at Quebecor

The company benefited both from media acquisitions and lifts in specialty subscription, and is now focusing on its 5G roll-out.

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MiC Roundtable: What’s happening with influencer investment?

As the focus hones on what’s new and now in investment, the spotlight shines on influencers – and how agencies are handling them in the new decade.

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ICYMI: New story-like formats emerge, Transplant debuts with a bang

Plus, the Canadian Premiere League takes to TikTok.

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Organic revenue growth continues down at MDC

However, the declines are slowing and the holding company is pointing to several signals that could lead to improvements in the year ahead.

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WPP returns to revenue declines in Q4

The North American region and specialist agencies were particularly weak, though CEO Mark Read is optimistic for the future.