Advertisers expected to spend almost £725m less than last Christmas

“Too celebratory or glitzy and it looks like you are being glib and ignoring the pressures so many people are feeling. But equally if you are too dour and down you miss a chance to cheer people up at a time of year when people expect brands to be jovial. And remember, even in the […]

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak reveals targeted furlough scheme for hospitality industry in COVID hotspots

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, Mayor of North Tyne Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis and Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram said in a joint statement: “We are pleased that the government has listened and recognised that any new system of restrictions must come with a substantial package of financial […]

COVID Vaccine Update as Johnson & Johnson Trial Suffers Setback, Sanofi Aims for Mid-2021 Rollout

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said: “Pending FDA [Food and Drug Administration] authorizations, we believe we may have up to 100 million doses by the end of the year—enough to cover especially vulnerable populations—and we project having enough for every American who wants a vaccine by March to April […]

Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco is national big-city leader in keeping infection rates low

2:45 p.m. Trump administration seeks to block pandemic food help: President Trump’s Agriculture Department is fighting in federal court to block states from giving billions of dollars in emergency food stamps to the lowest-income Americans during the coronavirus crisis. California and Pennsylvania residents are suing the department over a policy that has kept roughly 40% […]