According to a survey by the Association of National Advertisers:
Only 15% plan to decrease agency compensation this year, though marketers are still asking shops to lower costs. That's far lower than it was back in 2009, when more than half of the marketers surveyed, 56%, said they planned to cut their agency's fees.
I love good infographics. And I have a white-hot loathing for ones that are poorly done*.
This is a great one.
It's full of interesting info about social media in China. (E.g. "91% of the online population in China has an account on a social media site, as compared to 67% in the USA.") And it's presented in a way that's inviting and easy to read.
Some advertising agencies are making great strides by committing to racial diversity. Unfortunately, gender diversity in creative departments lags behind, especially at the management level. Read more in an article from Fast Company.
Don't even get me started on the ageism that's prevalent in the ad industry!