Take a look back at the most-read agency stories of 2020 including agency reactions to the pandemic and George Floyd’s death, 2020 Agency 100 results and more.

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1. ‘As a company there is more that we must do internally and we will,’ says McCann WorldGroup CEO to staff

In a note to staff on Wednesday, McCann Worldgroup CEO Harris Diamond told his team that the network is closing its offices on Friday, June 5th as a “Day of Healing” related to the unjust killing of George Floyd and continued hatred represented in the current U.S. protests. Read more here.

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2. An updated guide to how pharma and agencies are reacting to George Floyd’s death

Following the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests, a number of CEOs and corporate leaders have issued statements decrying racism. Read what they said here.

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3. An updated guide to agencies’ travel and telecommuting policies in the wake of coronavirus outbreak

The quickly evolving coronavirus crisis has prompted many healthcare marketing agencies, media firms and vendors to activate policies allowing employees to work remotely, if they have the infrastructure to support it. Find out how they’re adapting here.

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4. Gallery: Agencies show off creative chops with album covers

Take a look at all the covers here.

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5. Study: Physicians changing prescribing habits, embracing telemedicine during COVID-19 crisis

To better understand how physicians are responding to the tectonic changes prompted by the coronavirus crisis – the virtualization of routine visits, the longer hours and the threats to their physical and mental well-being, among others – AbelsonTaylor surveyed 500 physicians with an average practice tenure of 17 years. Check out the results here.

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6. Revenue table: Top 100 North American healthcare agencies of 2020

A look at how the top 100 North American agencies fared financially in 2019. Check out the table here.

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7. Marcel’s U.S. launch builds sense of job security at Publicis as economic uncertainty reigns

The A.I. platform has attracted headlines for all sorts of right and wrong reasons ever since it announced on the first day of Cannes Lions 2017 that it would skip awards events for a year to focus energy and resources on the launch. Read more here.

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8. 9 up-and-coming agencies to watch in 2020

These nine up-and-coming firms are nibbling at the heels of the Top 100 and are looking to make waves in the industry. Find out who made the list here.

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Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun

9. Arthur Sadoun on the U.S. protests and how Publicis Groupe has saved 2,000 jobs through Marcel platform

In a weekly video to his employees, Publicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun brought attention to the current situation in the U.S. regarding the outrage and violent protests around the death of George Floyd, a black man who died last week in Minneapolis after being pinned down by a white police officer.

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10. Arthur Sadoun ‘extremely worried for the world’ as civil unrest continues in US

Publicis Groupe chairman and chief executive Arthur Sadoun has hailed solidarity as key to protecting the advertising industry during the pandemic, but warned that he is “extremely worried for the world in many areas” as civil unrest continues across the US.