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Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 8. I’m senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here’s what’s going on:

How ad agencies are returning to offices.
The Trade Desk and Publicis.
Porter Novelli’s turnaround.

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Here’s how major ad agencies like WPP and Omnicom are planning a return to the office

Advertising agencies are redesigning offices with hybrid staff in mind, Lindsay Rittenhouse reported.
The new way of working is letting some companies like WPP and MDC Partners reduce real estate and costs.
Companies are also taking permanent remote workers and burnout into account.

Read the story.

Publicis is signing on to The Trade Desk’s alternative to cookie-based ad targeting

Ad giant Publicis Groupe is supporting The Trade Desk’s alternative to third-party ad-targeting cookies, Unified ID 2.0, Patrick Coffee and I reported.
Publicis is the first ad holding company to support the effort, following a number of adtech companies.
The Trade Desk is trying to get buy-in for its solution to Apple and Google phasing out those cookies.
Read the story.

Porter Novelli’s CEO lays out his plan to revive the PR firm after office closures and years of decline

Omnicom PR agency Porter Novelli is trying to turn itself around after years of decline, Sean Czarnecki reported.
It’s refocusing on purpose-driven marketing, helping win work from clients like Sony and the Recording Academy.
But building a pitch around purpose is risky, and other PR firms are chasing similar work.
Read the story.

More stories we’re reading:

Verizon just built a tool to vet its ads for bias and pledged to spend more on minority-owned media (Insider)

Source:: Business Insider


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