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Jerry Buhlmann joins digital agency Dept as non exec chair

Jerry Buhlmann, the former CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, has joined international digital agency Dept as a non-executive chairman, where he has been brought in to advise on growth and global expansion. Dept was founded in Amsterdam in 2015 and ...

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Ciesco: M&A booms in early Q1 2022 but falls back in March

Specialist M&A firm Ciesco reports a 17% volume increase in deal activity in the first quarter of 2022, with the digital agency sub-sector up 72% on 2021. The quarter includes a 48% January increase but a decrease in deal volume ...

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ID Comms: talent churn is now biggest issue for advertisers

Talent churn is now the biggest concern for marketers and media leaders when it comes to having the right teams in place in-house and at agency partners, according to new research by ID Comms’ 7Ts Global Research Project. In 2016, ...

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Creature London wins Atom Bank’s creative and strategy ahead of IPO

Atom Bank has appointed independent advertising agency Creature as its lead strategic and creative agency, without a pitch. The mobile-first bank, which launched in 2013 and broke even for the first time in 2021, is heading for an IPO and ...

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Brands pull out of Russia, but will they step up for Ukraine?

Companies — including WPP and now IPG as well as retailers and fast food giants — are pulling out of Russia (plus the UK bans all exports of luxury goods to the country and the EU expected to follow suit) ...

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Irn Bru takes a brutal look at teen prom dates, by Leith

This ruthless teen chooses his prom date based on their response to Irn Bru rather than age or looks. It’s his transformation from awkward youth to confident love god that turns a potentially ageist/sexist joke into a funny one. We’re ...

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