Advertising & Marketing
We have been advising clients in the advertising sector since the early 1970s. We advised the founders of advertising agencies which went on to become icons of the British advertising industry, and key components of the world’s leading agency networks.
Along the way, we’ve advised them on mergers and acquisitions, public company flotations and ultimately on to their sale. We helped them hire people and fire people, and now we teach them how look after millennials. We advised on them on their contracts, their IP, their premises, their disputes, their tax and their immigration issues.
But a few years ago, advertisers began to realize that if they wanted specialist advertising advice, they should speak to a firm that is immersed in the business. So now we advise them too, particularly in relation to data protection and privacy (including the General Data Protection Regulations), advertising regulation, talent contracts, gender pay gap reporting obligations and intellectually property protection, enforcement and disputes.
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Advertising & Marketing - The new E-Privacy Regulation: Impacts and challenges for marketers and advertisers07 November 2018
Whilst all the attention has been focussed on the GDPR, European legislators have been busy putting the finishing touches to the new E-Privacy Regulation.
Advertising & Marketing - Group Actions for misleading advertising campaigns: if not now, when?13 September 2018
For some time it has been possible for consumers to seek redress directly in the face of misleading marketing campaigns.
Advertising & Marketing - Smart cities27 June 2018
Smart Cities is a broad concept, covering all manner of innovations, from autonomous vehicles and drone deliveries to monitoring the health and well-being of employees in an office.
Advertising & Marketing - Buyer Beware: Acquiring an agency26 April 2018
What do you need to think about when you decide to make an acquisition?
Simon Morrissey has been recognised for his work with the IPA and ISBA in drawing up GDPR clause for client-agency contracts05 April 2018
In an article for The Drum, Simon Morrissey is recognised for working with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA) to draft the GDPR clause, which is intended to be used as a variation addendum for clients and agencies.
Advertising & Marketing - Notes on a scandal22 March 2018
In the wake of a series of high profile reports into alleged misconduct, it is important for agencies to be prepared should a scandal occur.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor writes for Gay Times Magazine: Adverts with LGBTQ references continue to receive complaints27 February 2018
In an article for Gay Times Magazine, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor discusses the adverts with LGBTQ references included in 2017’s ten most complained about adverts, compiled by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).