New broom Craigen opens Innocean ‘hub’ in Berlin

Innocean, the agency that handles Hyundai and Kia globally, is opening a new office in Berlin to act as a hub for its existing outposts in Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Istanbul, Moscow, Paris and Milan. The move follows the appointment of ...

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GroupM’s Rob Norman castigates ANA for undervaluing agency ‘media investment’

GroupM Worldwide chief digital officer Rob Norman (below) has entered the lists following the publication of the US Association of National Advertisers report into media trading practices. Here’s Norman’s blog post. “The changing media environment has raised client expectations of ...

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Brave wins Dunstone-backed HouseSimple

Online estate agency HouseSimple has appointed London creative agency Brave to develop TV, press, poster and digital advertising as it sets off in pursuit of UK market leader Purplebricks. The appointment follows an investment of £13m by Carphone Warehouse founder ...

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New EE owner BT reviews £160m media business

BT is reported by Campaign to be reviewing its media business following its acquisition of EE. The two accounts are worth a total £160m, £100m BT at Maxus and £60m EE at MEC, both WPP GroupM agencies. Such reviews seem ...

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Phil Rumbol of 101 picks his Desert Island Ads

Agencies often moan that clients don’t understand creative advertising but one who most certainly did was Phil Rumbol (below), now a partner at leading London independent agency 101. 101 handles clients including the BBC, Byron, Dunelm, Drench and Scottish Widows. ...

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T&P’s Rapier scores big win with Adidas CRM

The&Partnership’s Johnny Hornby took a fair bit of stick when he rescued Jonathan Stead’s below-the-line business Rapier a couple of years ago (creditors were not so rescued). But Rapier seems to be performing in its new majority-owned guise and just ...

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