Horrible information and painful photos are pouring out of Ukraine each day now, because the European nation of greater than 40M individuals struggles to outlive and repel Russia’s deadly invasion.
The photographs and information from inside Russia are additionally disturbing because the Kremlin is viciously attacking anti-war protestors, closing media retailers, and tightening its grip earlier than it loses its grip fully.
Everybody loses in conflict.
Right here’s a fast snapshot of what the Russian individuals and economic system are shedding right now.
For a extra full record, see this continuously up to date web page on LinkedIn.
Holding Firm Lets Go
WPP is closing Russian operations. Whereas WPP’s enterprise in Russia solely accounted for 0.6% of WPP’s web gross sales final yr, it employs 1,400 staff there. WPP businesses with workplaces in Russia embrace GroupM, Wunderman Thompson, and VMLY&R.
“Our Russian colleagues have been devoted and valued members of the WPP household for a really very long time and I deeply remorse the influence this choice could have on them,” stated CEO Mark Learn.
No Lions for Russia
Cannes Lions won’t settle for submissions or delegates from Russian organizations to this yr’s Worldwide Pageant of Creativity and its related awards applications.
The Lions will even waive all charges for Ukrainian creatives who’re capable of attend the pageant and refund awards submission charges from Ukrainian businesses.
Ukrainian Advert-Makers Combat Russian Propaganda
A number of businesses—together with Banda Company, Grape, and Bickerstaff.734—are working with the Ukraine authorities to focus on Russians who they are saying might not know the reality in regards to the assaults.
Banda Company has additionally put collectively an inventory of the way individuals can present their assist.
When Will Anybody ‘Take pleasure in Ukraine’ Once more?
Earlier than the conflict, Banda Company labored with the Ukrainian authorities to advertise tourism.
Right here’s a further tourism promo from one other supply.
What a lovely, culturally wealthy nation. And what a tragic time that is for Ukraine, Russia, their European neighbors, and the world.