David Miller: why Ogilvy’s Annette King is my ad hero

The boss of The Red Brick Road chooses as his ad hero a high-flying executive who began her WPP career at Wunderman before moving up the ranks at Ogilvy, Famously, she was twice promoted on maternity leave. My Ad Hero ...

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Kinetic launches new programmatic platform with Bitposter

There could scarcely be a more controversial topic in adland than programmatic buying but WPP-owned out of home giant Kinetic is wading into the fray with the launch of a new, so far un-named, automatic OOH trading platform using Bitposter ...

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What does Goldman have in mind for its stake in MDC?

MDC Partners has moved to avert a fate verging on death – the quoted agency group has liabilities of $2.09bn and assets of just $1.6bn – by agreeing to sell a 15 per cent stake to Goldman Sachs for around ...

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Kitkatt and Nohr in earn-out court battle with Publicis

Suspect we’ll be spending some time in the courts with m’learned friends this year and 2017 has started with a cracker, Paul Kitkatt and Marc Nohr (below) suing Publicis Groupe for £8.5m, £4.9m in unpaid earn-out they claim they’re owed ...

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Carter Murray: why Harry MacAuslan is my ad hero

There’s a theme emerging already in My Ad Hero: the huge impact some people make with their generosity in terms of time and wisdom. Carter Murray of FCB chooses an accomplished account man, entrepreneur, arts patron and painter. When Stephen ...

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Brash and colourful W+K unveils more wonders for Finish

Key to the revival of Wieden+Kennedy in London has been the success of its long-running campaign for RB’s Finish (long-running by contemporary standards anyway) and it’s back with a trademark vigorous and colourful new instalment. Actually makes leftovers look quite ...

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Droga5 takes us back to 1952 for Rustlers – but are we lost in the fog?

Droga5 in London is certainly trying to make its mark, importing the New York mother ship’s trademark audacity to the UK. Here’s a ten-minute, supposedly virtual reality tour of the capital circa 1952 for Rustlers when London was often swathed ...

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Matt Charlton: why Nick Kendall is my ad hero

In the second in our series My Ad Hero Brothers and Sisters CEO Matt Charlton chooses a planner who introduced strategy to luxury and taught him the importance of generosity in an ad agency. I’ve been lucky enough to work ...

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Aviva’s latest Safe Driving effort is lost in the headlights

Insurer Aviva is continuing its Drive Safer campaign with this online film featuring three Wasps rugby players attempting to deal with the distractions of a ringing phone while negotiating various hazards in virtual reality headsets. Fine, good idea. But what ...

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