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Publicis mulls bid for $5bn data giant Epsilon

Publicis has confirmed that it is mulling a bid for Alliance Data Systems’ Epsilon marketing unit, valued at around $5bn. Goldman Sachs with private equity outfit Advent is also in the frame. US-based Epsilon uses data to help its clients ...

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The Gate enters knife crime fray for Lives Not Knives

Mother’s Day’s come and gone (yesterday) but knife crime in London remains a pressing issue with heaven knows how many young people losing their lives. Is anyone doing anything about it? The Government keeps saying that the dramatic reduction in ...

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Can Impero makes us love West Midlands Trains?

West Midlands Trains, which you probably haven’t heard of unless you live there, is setting out on the bold task of becoming “the UK’s most loved train company.” This is setting the bar either very high or low: does anyone ...

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M&S clothing departs Grey with ODD agency choice

Troubled retailer Marks & Spencer (most of them are pretty troubled these days as online shopping lays waste the UK high street) has sprung a surprise by appointing specialist agency ODD to handle its clothing and home account. The business ...

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WPP set to kick off Kantar auction

WPP’s auction of some or all of research arm Kantar kicks off in April with Goldman Sachs in the auctioneer’s chair, according to Reuters. Bankers are lining up to to £2.5bn of debt finance for some lucky buyer. Kantar has ...

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AMV unveils cat-loving crooner for Mars’ Sheba

Mars Petcare is continuing its “Resistance is futile” campaign through AMV BBDO, this time with a faux French crooner hymning, well, his cat it seems. No pussy jokes mercifully (bet there was in one of the original scripts.) Petfood ads ...

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