Advertising & Marketing
We have been advising clients in the advertising sector since the early 1970s. We have advised the founders of advertising agencies which became icons of the British advertising industry, to many of the world’s largest agency networks, as well as leading independent agencies.
Along the way, we’ve advised them on mergers and acquisitions, public company flotations and ultimately on to their sale. We helped them hire people and fire people, and now we teach them how look after millennials. We advised on them on their contracts, their IP, their premises, their disputes, their tax and their immigration issues.
But a few years ago, advertisers began to realize that if they wanted specialist advertising advice, they should speak to a firm that is immersed in the business. So now we advise them too, particularly in relation to data protection and privacy (including the GDPR), advertising regulation, talent contracts, employment status of freelancers and intellectually property protection, enforcement and disputes.
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You can view our latest 2 AdLaw blog posts below and our full blog here.
Advertising & Marketing - Social Media: Update on the legal and regulatory risks of influencer marketing20 November 2019
Regulators in both the United Kingdom and United States are taking an increasingly close interest in the activities of influencers.
Advertising & Marketing - Is increased privacy regulation killing targeted advertising?17 September 2019
Whilst all the attention has been focussed on the GDPR, European legislators have been busy putting the finishing touches to the new E-Privacy Regulation.
Advertising & Marketing - Mergers & Acquisitions: Somewhere over the rainbow…may be your future20 June 2019
The M&A landscape in the advertising & marketing and related technology sector has become characterised by new buyers from a variety of non-traditional backgrounds, but with the traditional network holding companies still being the most prolific acquirers.
AdSlogans21 May 2019
‘Just Do it’; ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’;‘Every Little Helps’: Straplines and slogans constitute some of the most iconic branding created yet checking that a new line has not been previously used poses particular difficulties from a brand clearance perspective. AdSlogans is a long established and unique specialist search tool designed to meet this need.
Advertising & Marketing - Mental Health: What should agencies do to protect the mental well-being of employees?16 May 2019
NABS have reported that calls to its advice line are up 26% and the need for emotional support is the most common reason for making contact (representing a third of calls).
Ads & Brands Law Digest: April 201910 April 2019
Welcome to the April 2019 issue of our monthly Ads & Brands Law Digest, which I hope will be of interest and use to you. We have selected the legal and regulatory developments from the month that we think are most likely to be of interest, with a very brief summary and then a link to the original and official source or full text of the item.
Lewis Silkin advises Unlimited Group on their acquisition of Direction Group05 April 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised Unlimited Group on their acquisition of one of the UK’s fastest growing B2B marketing agencies, DirectionGroup
Alan Hunt comments for Drapers: Offensive fashion: when brands get it horribly wrong02 April 2019
Alan Hunt has commented in an article for Drapers which discusses the age of social media, cultural insensitivity and fashion brands and retailers acting quickly when they get it wrong.