GTB, WPP's dedicated Ford ad agency, is reducing its global workforce in the wake of being demoted on the major account. A spokesman said the agency will lay off less than 2 percent of its total global workforce, which numbers about 3,000 people. The staff reduction comes two months after Ford named BBDO as its lead global creative agency. The automaker also brought on Wieden & Kennedy as a creative and innovation partner for specific projects. W&K led the new "Built Ford Proud" U.S. campaign that is getting significant airplay. While the moves were a blow to WPP, which has a long-running relationship with Ford, GTB retained significant pieces of the business, including media planning and buying, dealer marketing, PR and ad operations in China. "As the support model is evolving, some reductions to staffing will occur," Detroit-based GTB said in a statement to Ad Age, an affiliate of Automotive News. "The size and the timing of the staffing reductions will vary from market … [Read more...] about WPP’s Ford ad agency trims workforce in wake of account demotion
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PUBLISHED: 09:24 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 29 October 2018 Rhiannon Long A previous Healthwatch consultation for Barking and Dagenham residents at the Ripple Centre. Picture: Isabel Infantes Archant Users of Barking and Dagenham’s GP services are being called upon for their experiences. Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham, an independent body which scrutinises local care services, has been conducting an investigation into the borough’s GP services.The project is looking to understand the barriers people face in accessing GP services, and the organisation is now looking for people to attend focus groups to share their views.In an online survey that’s already launched, users brought up waiting times, and a frustration that’s shared with GPs about people not turning up to appointments. There are three focus groups taking place across November – a women only group at Hedgecock Community Centre on November 6 from 10.30am, a … [Read more...] about Users of GP services in Barking and Dagenham asked to share their views
ON many occasions during the RHI inquiry chairman Sir Patrick Coghlin has voiced incredulity at the manner in which DUP special advisers operated. For those familiar with the way Stormont worked for[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Does Stormont’s spad system spell a lack of accountability?
PUBLISHED: 13:53 14 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:12 14 September 2018 Lucas Cumiskey Spa Green MO AGM 12.09.18. Chair Ebony Newton, Secretary Pam Mullen and Estate Manager Thomas Cooper lead the meeting. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant Neighbours on a problem-hit Clerkenwell estate slammed the council for a “lack of accountability” after just one officer and two councillors attended their AGM last night. Spa Green MO AGM 12.09.18. Estate manager Thomas Cooper highlights some discrepancies to the standard of repairs across the estate. Picture: Polly HancockShoddy repairs, a rodent infestation and blood splattered letters were all discussed at the Spa Green tenant management organisation’s annual get together.The room was packed with neighbours from the 129-home estate – but there were prominent absentees, including the council’s housing chief Cllr Diarmaid Ward.The estate manager Thomas Cooper said: “It’s important … [Read more...] about Neighbours on problem-hit Spa Green Estate slam Islington Council for ‘lack of accountability’
PUBLISHED: 19:14 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:17 08 May 2018 Gemma Mitchell Stowupland High School has launched an investigation into a 'data breach'. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A Suffolk school has launched an investigation into a “data breach” in which sensitive information about pupils was allegedly sent out to parents in error. Bosses have apologised for the 'error'. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Bosses at Stowupland High School have apologised after an email meant for staff was reportedly sent to contacts on the parent mail list on Friday afternoon. A mother whose son attends the academy said the email included “highly sensitive” details about pupils. She added: “There was a whole host of things – there was the safeguarding list, poor behaviour problems, internal exclusions, details of health problems to do with individuals and there were log-ins and passwords to different teacher platforms.” She said the email falsely quoted her son as … [Read more...] about Stowupland High School apologises over data breach of pupil information