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Dentsu Aegis Network looks north with BJL acquisition

Dentsu Aegis Network is strengthening its position in the north of England with the acquisition of independent Manchester creative agency, BJL. BJL’s clients include Subaru Europe, Ronseal, The Co-operative Bank, Skipton and BASF. The agency employs 75 people. Dentsu Aegis ...

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Kantar sale gets closer as WPP talks to private equity firms

It’s been four months since WPP announced it would sell a majority stake in Kantar, and it looks as though a deal may be close: The Sunday Times reports that there are four suitors circling the £3.5bn research and data ...

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Brexit vs Brussels: it’s like clients vs agencies, Sorrell says

Martin Sorrell still provides good quote, although his closing session at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting in Arizona, sounds like it was a long one, even by his standards. Adweek called it a “sprawling” conversation, but found a few gems ...

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Sorrell surveys the ad world from Davos

Sir Martin Sorrell is in Davos this week and here he is plugging new venture S4 Capital. S4 may have morphed from a peanut to a coconut according to SMS. It’s also gaining a mind-numbing amount of publicity even if ...

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New-style agency Artefact hires De Martin from OMD

French-owned Artefact is one of the more interesting new agency/consultancy players in the UK (publicly-listed Artefact claims to be Europe’s largest independent “data-driven marketing group”) and it’s added to its UK team with the appointment of Sarah De Martin from ...

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