As wage bills rise, agencies are warned they face ‘worst-ever’ recruitment crisis. Barry Dudley quoted in The Drum

With high wage costs and competition for talent hitting agency revenues, a new study from the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) suggests the sector is facing its “worst-ever crisis” in recruitment. In a survey by the WFA and media advisory MediaSense, 85% of agencies reported that they faced a ”high” scarcity of talent while 54% […]

Nick Berry – a new partner at Green Square

Green Square are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Berry as a new partner in our team. As many of you will know, Green Square’s USP is we’re not just accountants and advisers, but have actually been there – we have all built, run and exited businesses and genuinely walked in our clients shoes. […]

Green Square advises Engage on its acquisition by Fingerpaint

We are delighted to have advised Engage In-Health on their acquisition by Fingerpaint Marketing Inc. Based in London, Engage is an award-winning, digital-first omnichannel healthcare marketing agency which delivers customer engagement strategies and content to global pharma brands. Founded in 2016 by data and medical communications specialists Mary McGregor and Dave Chandler, Engage has grown […]

Why pay and conditions will become an arms race in the global war for talent by Barry Dudley, partner Green Square

Much has been made in the media over the past few weeks of shortages – shortages of fuel, in the shops, of computer chips, CO2 gas, construction materials, shipping containers, of certain drugs, of lorry drivers, hospitality staff and care home workers… in short, the world is, for the time being at least, short of […]

Why Sorrell’s S4 Capital is just so damn attractive right now. Tony Walford writes in The Drum

After boasting of ‘unprecedented’ trading activity and unveiling a confident rebrand job, S4 Capital – now Media.Monks – is flying high. Tony Walford explains why the company is performing so well right now. If there’s one iron rule in the marcomms business, it’s this: never write Sir Martin Sorrell off. You do so at your […]

Speculation Around Indie Agency Engine’s Sale Leads to Questions of Who Might Buy It – and Why. Tony Walford writes in Adweek

It’s been a funny century for the marketing and communications industry: the rise of holding groups, consolidation, startups, digital disruption, even a pandemic, the effects of which we cannot yet even begin to analyse let alone understand. In the tumultuous 20 years so far, many names have come and gone. Once-mighty agencies have been subsumed […]