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Zenith Advertising Expenditure Forecasts-September 2018

Zenith predicts global ad spend will grow 4.5% in 2018, reaching $581 billion. In the U.S, ad expenditures in 2018 are expected to increase 3.2%.

2018 Asia Creative Rankings

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Campaign Brief Asia reveals the top Asian agencies, networks, countries, and creative leaders over the past two years. Rankings are based on the tabulated results of 11 international and regional advertising awards from 22 different shows.

2018 Tech Trends Report

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The Future Today Institute forecasts emerging technology trends that will influence the advertising, public relation, media, and journalism industries in the year ahead.

Identity Marketing

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Marsha Appel, SVP, 4A’s Research Services, explores identity marketing and the implications for ad agencies.

The Face of Talent 2018 Report

In early August, the 4A’s hosted its eighth annual The Face of Talent, recognizing and celebrating a diverse group of aspiring advertising hopefuls from across the 4A’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, along with educators and agency leaders who advocate and champion diversity across the marketing communications industry. It marked the first time the weeklong series of events took place under the banner of the 4A’s Foundation, which recently brought together programs including the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and its alumni association, the 4A’s scholarship & grant program, and its high school initiatives, including two New York City–based public high schools: the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM) and the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA).

Insights from 4A’s Research | Internet Trends 2018

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Marsha Appel, SVP Research Services, highlights points from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report agencies need to know to succeed.

GroupM Forecast: 4.5% Global Ad Growth in 2018

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GroupM has released its latest worldwide ad spend forecast with a prediction that global ad expenditures will grow 4.5% in 2018 and 3.9% in 2019. As for the U.S., growth is expected to rise 3.7% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019.

MAGNA Advertising Forecasts: Spring 2018 Update

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MAGNA’s latest global advertising forecast indicates that worldwide ad revenue is expected to grow by 6.4% to $551 billion in 2018. The U.S. is also expected to grow 6.4% to reach $207 billion.

Dentsu Aegis Global Ad Spend Forecasts – June 2018

Research Services

Dentsu Aegis estimates that global ad expenditures will grow 3.9% in 2018 to $613.5 billion. US ad spend is expected to grow 3.4% and reach $217.3 billion.

The State of Gender Equality in the Media and Marketing Industry in Asia Pacific

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Campaign Asia-Pacific and Kantar share results of their investigation into gender equality and sexual harassment in the media and marketing industry across the Asia-Pacific region.

Voice Playbook | The Definitive Marketer’s Guide to Voice

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360i created this go-to manual for understanding the complex voice ecosystem and shares what they learned over the past year exploring and executing voice.

eMarketer Releases New Global Media Ad Spending Estimates

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Check out eMarketer’s latest estimates of media ad expenditures and digital ad spend around the world.

How One Agency Launched a Social Phenomenon

Enter Mobile Stü, a mobile recording studio founded by Mike Boston, that empowers kids to make their voices heard – anytime, anywhere – and express their frustrations, hopes, fears, and dreams in a positive way.

4A’s Accelerate 2018 Report

The 4A’s flagship conference, formerly known as Transformation, re-launched this spring as 4A’s Accelerate — a name that illustrates the speed of change required to thrive in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

BenchPress Agency Survey 2018

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The Wow Company has released the 2018 agency benchmark report resulting from its annual survey of independent agency owners in the UK. Topics include profits, confidence levels, how agencies price, AI, Brexit impact, top challenges, and more.