Read more about State of the industry

State of the industry

As brands increasingly bring programmatic functions in-house, is there still a place for the trading desk model? Digiday set out to dig deeper into the relationship between agencies and trading desks with our very own Oscar Garza, Global Director of Programmatic.

Read more about Compassion, AI and the uncanny valley

Compassion, AI and the uncanny valley

In his second column in AdExchanger's "Data-driven thinking" series, our very own Al Boyle, Global Client Partner and NA Head of Strategy, argues that artificial intelligence can help advertisers be more compassionate and connect more meaningfully with their audiences. But it isn't without potential pitfalls.

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Change or Die?

In an interview with AdExchanger's Kelly Liyakasa, Andrew Shebbeare, one of Essence's founders and Chief Product Officer, warned that the advertising industry is at a tipping point. Change or die?

Read more about Why leaving the EU is bad for business

Why leaving the EU is bad for business

On June 23, the UK will vote on whether or not it should remain part of the European Union. While politicians, economists, and opinion-shapers are dividing the nation with arguments, speculations and rhetoric, the adland seems to stand united: remaining in the EU is good for business. Our EMEA Head of Media Mark Syal weighs in.

Read more about Jesse Cahill named NA Head of Media

Jesse Cahill named NA Head of Media

We're proud to share that our very own Jesse Cahill was promoted to Head of Media for North America. Jesse most recently servedas North America Head of Planning. His new rolewas previously held by Rob Reifenheiser, now CEO of the Americas.

Read more about Nick Byrd becomes Global Chief Financial Officer

Nick Byrd becomes Global Chief Financial Officer

We're very pleased to share that our very own Nick Byrd was elevated to Global Chief Financial Officer. Nick previously served as Global Financial Director, a position he was promoted to less than one year after being hired as North America CFO in November 2013 .

Read more about Andrew Shebbeare announced as chief product officer

Andrew Shebbeare announced as chief product officer

As one of Essence's founders, Andrew Shebbeare has always played an instrumental role in developing and stewarding our proposition, practices and platforms "to guarantee quality, consistency and efficiency across all service lines," but now it's official: Andrew Shebbeare was appointed to the role of Chief Product Officer.

Read more about The Drum’s New Year Honors 2015

The Drum’s New Year Honors 2015

The Drum announced its New Year Honors for 2015, recognizing the brands, agencies and people who made the biggest impact on the industry, naming us their Digital Media Agency of the Year. The best end to a fantastic year!

Read more about Most Contagious 2015

Most Contagious 2015

Which innovations have been influencing brands and advertising in 2015? In a tightly packed day of presentations, debates and interactive workshops, Most Contagious aims to find out. We're proudly sponsoring this year's Small But Perfectly Formed startup award.

Read more about Thrilled to be part of GroupM

Thrilled to be part of GroupM

We’re excited to share that Essence has become part of WPP’s GroupM, the leading global media investment group, as an independent, digital first global media agency. WPP continues to invest in fast-growing and important markets and sectors and strengthening its digital capabilities.

Read more about Rising above the average

Rising above the average

Averages can hide a multitude of sins. As a media planner, you need to know that every dollar spent is invested in the most effective channel possible. Mark Syal, our Director of Media Practices in EMEA, explains the economics of performance media planning.

Read more about 2015 DADI Awards shortlist revealed

2015 DADI Awards shortlist revealed

The Drum's DADI Awards shortlist for 2015 was published today, revealing the agencies, marketers and projects which have impressed the panel of judges across a broad range of categories. We're thrilled that our work was shortlisted and nominated in four categories.

Read more about Essence turns 10

Essence turns 10

Over the past decade, we've grown our business from one to six offices spread out over Europe, North America and Asia Pacific; from seven to 500+ employees and from 12 to 120+ markets. Happy Birthday, Essentials. Here's to the next ten years.

Read more about Matt Isaacs at Virgin Startup

Matt Isaacs at Virgin Startup

Aspiring entrepreneurs are coming together from all over the country for the Virgin Startup HotHouse Tour 2014, a series of events initiated by Virgin founder Richard Branson and supporters to boost enterprise support in the UK.

Read more about Essence on the move

Essence on the move

In the short span of two years, Essence has changed a lot, so it was time for us to move on. We’re looking forward to welcoming you in our new offices in London, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Singapore.