Upbeat BBC eyes US progress with R/GA appointment


Interpublic’s R/GA, which has borne the brunt of latest IPG cutbacks amongst its artistic companies, has added some excellent news. It’s been appointed to deal with the advert debut of BBC Studios within the US. Six companies had been concerned within the pitch.

The forthcoming marketing campaign breaks subsequent month and can embody movie, digital, social and Out of Residence.

The BBC’s Jennifer Ball says: “R/GA brings dynamism, creativity and a transparent understanding of our values and mission, and collectively, I’m excited to convey the BBC model to life for US audiences.”

R/GA’s April Quinn says: “R/GA’s revolutionary partnership with the long-lasting BBC model exemplifies the convergence of pioneering creativity and timeless heritage.”

The BBC’s industrial revenues add considerably to the quantity it’s assured beneath the UK licence price preparations. These have been restricted by the UK authorities however the Beeb nonetheless enjoys a level of certainty over its revenues that different media homeowners, blitzed by digital, don’t.

ITV has simply confirmed its earnings fell by 60% in 2023 as advert income tumbled. The BBC has purchased ITV’s 50% share of the BritBox streaming service for £253m in a transparent signal of its increasing ambitions.


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