You’ve read all of your free items this month. To register, get added benefits and unlimited access to articles, Become a Member. Already a Member? Sign in. Advertising Age Article Abstract No Surprise: We're in a Recession Downturn Began a Year Ago, and Many Expect It to Continue Through Mid-'09 By Bradley Johnson, Published on December 01, 2008 1 Want more Access, Content & Connections? Upgrade to Membership. We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. To get uninterrupted access and additional benefits, become a member today. Become a Member Already a member? Log in.