Agencies

More trouble for BBH as North America boss Steve Harty quits

What a difference an account makes. Shortly after Bartle Bogle Hegarty in the US lost the Cadillac account to Fallon the agency’s most senior executive in the US, group chairman Steve Harty, is on his bike. Harty had only been ...

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Omnicom inches ahead and lays down a global challenge to WPP

Giant marketing communications group Omnicom saw its profits inch ahead by 4.2 per cent to $243m in the second quarter of 2010 on revenue of just over $3bn, $1.6bn of which came from the US. Boss John Wren said this ...

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Adidas switches global ad account to Sid Lee – who the hell is Sid Lee?

Well it’s a Montreal-based agency whose principals Bertrand Cesvet, chairman, Eric Alper, strategist, and Tony Babinski, creative director, have a long relationship with entertainment phenomenon Cirque de Soleil and now work their magic for, among others, Adidas. And it’s quite ...

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Consumers seem to think the Old Spice pin-up isn’t an actor

Well so many have been talking to him and sending videos that the Old Spice system broke down. The ad for Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice Red Zone Body Wash featuring actor Isaiah Mustafa, won the top TV gong at ...

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BBH resigns Levi’s – divorce after a fraught separation

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has resigned Levi’s, one of its signature accounts, after 28 years. But crucially it hasn’t got any scripts through production since 2008, the year it also declined to repitch for the US business which went to Wieden ...

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