Agencies

Does anyone, apart from agencies and media owners, really need the COI?

Because they might not have it very much longer. The UK cabinet office, which is in charge of the current ‘bonfire of the quangos’ as the coalition government culls public bodies it thinks are useless, has confirmed that the COI ...

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Publicis Groupe wins Chilean miners sunglasses brand Oakley

And a few more besides as the French-owned agency group has won Italian sunglasses giant Luxottica whose brands include Oakley, Ray-Ban and Persol as well as retailers LensCrafters and OPSM. A genius somewhere in the Luxottica empire decided to send ...

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Now Mad Men rescues the advertising industry

A slight exaggeration perhaps but, as Lisa van der Pool reports here, some US agencies are reporting that the show’s fame (notoriety?) is prompting a wave of interest from potential recruits that the business hasn’t experienced for years. But what ...

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Maurice Levy lieutenant backs Maude plan to run government ads on BBC

Executives at media agencies and ITV will be grinding their teeth today as one of Maurice Levy's head honchos at Publicis has come out in support of the suggestion that the Government's Central Office of Information should run its advertising ...

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US venture fund HIG Capital buys 40 per cent of Engine Group

Engine Group chairman Peter Scott has finally got the expansion money he’s been looking for, raising £32.5m now with £30m promised in two years’ time from US-based ventures and private equity fund HIG Capital. If and when all the HIG ...

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