Following the re-appointment of Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP as Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Advertising Association Chief Executive Stephen Woodford has issued the following statement.
“We welcome the news that Nicky Morgan will be remaining in her role as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. At this crucial time for the country and the economy – and as we approach Brexit at the end of January – the continuity offered by Nicky Morgan’s reappointment is welcome. Advertising is a hugely successful engine of our economy with ad spend totalling over £132bn in 2018 and it is a vital part of Britain’s £100bn creative industries. Given the clear mandate won by the Government last Thursday, we look forward to continuing to work closely with the Secretary of State, her team at DCMS and the wider Government to advance the role of advertising in the economy and to retain our position as the global hub for advertising and a powerhouse for international growth in exports.”