WPP goes non-nude with new Thai acquisition

WPP goes non-nude with new Thai acquisition

I see that WPP has agreed to buy interesting-sounding Thai agency nudeJEH. Nude will be rolled into Grey but, disappointingly, the merged agency will be called GREYnJ United. Hardly trips off the tongue does it (maybe it does in Thai) ...

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BBH loses Audi social media to We Are Social

BBH loses Audi social media to We Are Social

Audi has moved its social media account from main UK agency BBH to specialist We Are Social. Audi UK head of marketing Nick Ratcliffe says: “The passion and expertise of We Are Social will enable us to further develop our ...

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Top Rapp creative Haworth jumps ship to Wunderman

Top Rapp creative Haworth jumps ship to Wunderman

Ian Haworth, the global chief creative officer of Omnicom-owned Rapp, is leaving to become executive creative director of WPP’s Wunderman UK and EMEA. In the world of what we used to call direct marketing this is big, the equivalent of, ...

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Has Marks & Spencer finally become exciting?

Has Marks & Spencer finally become exciting?

We haven’t always been fans of Marks & Spencer or its advertising but there are some signs that the stores are being turned around – to a degree – and maybe this confidence is manifest in this new ‘Art Of’ ...

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Greetings from Mars and Sir Martin Sorrell

Greetings from Mars and Sir Martin Sorrell

We know you some of you like a bit of Sir Martin Sorrell – well here’s a lot. Here he is talking about WPP’s strategy (again, but it’s quite interesting) at an IAA Leadership Forum held in London in June. ...

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Lucky Generals unveils new Pot Noodles fitness regime

Lucky Generals unveils new Pot Noodles fitness regime

Pot Noodles (quite famous for some its advertising, although precise examples elude me) has decamped from Mother to Lucky Generals. Planning general Andy Nairn says it’s no longer featuring ‘slackers’ so here we have yet another ‘aspirational’ film – ‘You ...

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