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Ep. 200

Campaign UK's editorial team discusses the news of the week, including WPP's rise internal in internal whistleblower reports and Publicis shaking up its board.

Creativity and media reporters, Charlotte Rawlings and Shauna Lewis, discuss some of the biggest news of the week with tech editor Lucy Shelley, from Campaign's research into agencies' gender pay gaps to the UK figures in the Cannes Lions Jury and we ask if agencies are losing their individuality as they increasingly move to a holding company solution for their biggest clients.

Also discussed in this episode:

Pablo hires creative directors from Adam & Eve/DDB and Special

Dan Cullen Shute exits Creature in agency restructure

Coming up this week: Campaign's School Reports 2024 and an interview episode with the winners of the Campaign Media Awards 2024.

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