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UK ad spend grew 8.8% in 2022 to reach £34.8bn
The Advertising Association / WARC Expenditure Report shows the UK’s ad market grew 8.8% to £34.8bn in 2022, despite a dip in the final quarter of the year. Revised forecasts suggest minimal growth (+0.5%) in 2023, with spend expected to reach £35.0bn, before a 3.9% rise in 2024 to a total of £36.3bn. Learn more here.
Published: 27 Apr 2023Read
The Stationers’ Company announces dates as entries open for the 2023 Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards
‘From Warships to Washing Machines’ is how the Stationers’ Company summed up the achievement of the overall winner of the most recent Innovation Excellence Awards, as it launches this years’ Awards and announces entries are now open for the 2023 Awards, with a closing date of 21 April.
Published: 06 Feb 2023Read
Government announces further sanctions on Russia including advertising exports
Today, the Government has announced via a Statutory Instrument that, from midnight tonight, it will prohibit the export of advertising services, alongside some other professional services, to Russia. As the industry’s trade body, we fully support these measures, as well as the decision of many companies who have already ceased trading with Russia.
Published: 16 Dec 2022Read
Application date extended for the 2023 Stationers’ Company Warrants
The Stationers’ Company announced today that it is extending the date for applications for new Warrants and 2022 Warrant renewals.
Published: 28 Nov 2022Read
Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards
A revolutionary way of creating spare parts for everything from warships to washing machines won the prestigious Innovator of the Year award at the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards 2022 in London on Monday, 31 October 2022.
Published: 02 Nov 2022Read
UK ADVERTISING SPEND FORECAST TO RISE TO £35BN THIS YEAR
The latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report has forecast the value of the UK’s advertising market will grow by 9.2% in 2022, to a total of £34.9bn, though this does reflect a downgrade of 1.7pp from the previous forecast in July. This revision is attributed to high levels of inflation and squeezed margins as UK plc deals with supply chain inflation and subsequent rise in the cost-of-living. The media sector is also bearing the brunt of these pressures, with advertisers facing higher media costs.
Published: 27 Oct 2022Read
Applications open for the 2023 Stationers’ Company Warrants
The Stationers’ Company announced today that it is now open for applications for new Warrants and 2022 Warrant renewals. These Annual Warrants are formal recognition of the high quality that companies in the Communications and Content Industries put into their products and services, recognising, and acknowledging excellence, with the annual scheme now in its 9th year.
Published: 25 Oct 2022Read
Sanctions in response to Putin’s illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions
UK to implement services sanctions and export ban that target Russian economic vulnerabilities in response to Putin’s illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions.
Published: 04 Oct 2022Read
The Stationers’ Company elects Moira Sleight, Editor and Publisher of the Methodist Recorder, as Master
On 5 July, 2022 Moira Sleight was elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. Moira’s journey as a Stationer began in 2004 as a Freeman, becoming a Liveryman in 2005 and joining the Court in 2014.
Published: 07 Jul 2022Read
Global collective of advertising industry professionals launches open-source resources that allow brands to continue supporting quality journalism during crises
Whenever there is a crisis, many brands pause advertising on news platforms in their scramble to avoid any association with it. From reporting on Covid, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and even the abortion rights issues in the U.S., brands periodically reduce or halt their ad investments on crisis-related content. This means less money goes toward funding quality news publications that drastically intensify their reporting during crises, and as a result experience major readership spikes.
Published: 16 Jun 2022Read
Annette King, CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, appointed new Chair of the Advertising Association
The Advertising Association has announced the appointment of Annette King, CEO, Publicis Groupe UK as its new Chair, joining the AA Board and working closely with the AA CEO, Stephen Woodford and AA President, Alessandra Bellini. King will be replacing PHD’s Philippa Brown who has completed a three-year term, which saw the launch of initiatives Ad Net Zero and All In, as well as the industry’s journey through the pandemic and its recovery. King will now pave the way for the association’s focus on talent as well as its work on public trust, inclusion, climate action and key lobbying issues for the industry.
Published: 07 Jun 2022Read
UK ADVERTISING EXPORTS TOTAL £11.7BN FOR 2020 DESPITE GLOBAL DISRUPTION
The Advertising Association has published its UK Advertising Exports Report 2022 showing that international trade in UK advertising and market research services was worth £11.7bn in 2020, sustaining the same level as the pre-pandemic conditions of 2019. Despite the challenges of a global lockdown faced by exporters in the UK advertising industry, balance of payments remained steady, bringing the UK a healthy £5bn trade surplus.
Published: 17 Mar 2022Read
IAB Europe has been found in breach of GDPR. Here’s what it means.
A new ruling has found IAB Europe in breach of various articles within GDPR, specifically regarding the lawfulness of processing of their Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF). A €250,000 sanction has been issued to IAB Europe, as well as a series of demands. As a result, advertisers and other members of the ecosystem will have to delete all historic data gathered using this framework.
Published: 03 Feb 2022Read
The Stationers’ 2022 Innovation Excellence Awards Launch
The Stationers’ Company has announced that entries are now open for the 2022 Innovation Excellence Awards.
Published: 01 Feb 2022Read
ICO Opinion on Data Protection and Privacy Expectations for Online Advertising Proposals
Online advertising enables advertisers to reach individuals with their products and brands, while helping organisations to generate income to fund their online services. It supports a large ecosystem of advertising technology (adtech) providers, publishers, and advertisers. It also generates a significant proportion of the revenues of major technology companies.
Published: 25 Nov 2021Read
ALL IN TO AWARD INCLUSION CHAMPION STATUS FOR UK ADVERTISING COMPANIES
Further Actions To Build More Inclusive Workforce Planned For January and March 2022
Published: 18 Nov 2021Read
We’ve put purpose before profit, what about the next level of accountability?
Brand spend accountability was in the spotlight at a recent AOP webinar. Managing director Richard Reeves outlines how the industry can move towards a new level of social responsibility.
Published: 15 Nov 2021Read
UK AD SPEND TO EXCEED £29BN THIS YEAR WITH INCREASED RECOVERY PREDICTIONS
Record £7.9bn ad spend forecast for Christmas period, almost £1bn more than 2020
Published: 28 Oct 2021Read
TESCO’S CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER, ALESSANDRA BELLINI, BECOMES ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
The Advertising Association has announced Alessandra Bellini, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Sponsor for D&I at Tesco as its new President.
Published: 26 Oct 2021Read
New Master of the Stationers’ Company, Robert Flather, looks to serve the whole country
Robert Flather, chairman of Kolbus UK, has been elected Master of the Stationers’ Company and last night enjoyed an installation celebration at Goldsmiths’ Hall.
Published: 08 Jul 2021Read
2021 UK Adspend forecast for slower recovery
The latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report has downgraded its 2021 forecast to a return-to-growth of 14.4%, lower than the figure of 16.6% predicted in July. Growth in 2021 will fall just short of offsetting this year’s losses completely, meaning the UK’s ad market is now not expected to recover fully until 2022.
Published: 30 Oct 2020Read
ABC to manage viewability principles following TAG / JICWEBS merger
Following the merger of TAG and JICWEBS, Joint Industry Currency (JIC) ABC will manage the UK’s Viewability and AV (Audio Visual) Standards after playing an integral role in their development.
Published: 23 Oct 2020Read
Tag Launches Ad Industry's First Global Brand Safety Certification Program
The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), the world’s leading program to fight criminal activity and protect brand safety in digital advertising, today announced the launch of the TAG Brand Safety Certified Program, the ad industry’s largest and broadest global brand safety certification program. At launch, 112 companies have been certified through the program, including 31 that are certifying their global operations. Among the TAG Brand Safety Certified companies are Amazon Advertising, F
Published: 11 Sep 2020Read
Advertising Association, ISBA & The IPA launch inclusion drive
New Online Showcase - UK Advertising Needs You – to Support Industry’s Goal of Building a More Inclusive Workforce
Published: 07 May 2020Read
Vint Cerf to deliver the Stationers’ Company Annual Lecture on 11 March 2020
Published: 31 Jan 2020Read