Agencies

Ad spat over as Weight Watchers tells agencies to grow up

The threatened legal action between Interpublic and MDA-owned Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners is over as Lori Senecal’s new agency agreed not to poach any more staff from her former agency McCann-Erickson for at least six months. Even by the ...

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Samsung takes early lead in 3D TV race

If you really need giant tabby cars waiting to pounce on you from the nearest futuristic building then Samsung’s the company for you. The South Korean company is leading the way with the must-have kit for the World Cup, 3D ...

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Six ways to create great digital ads

Bannerblog’s Ashley Ringrose thinks he’s found the secret anyway according to a recent presentation. Essentially digital ads should be interactive and useful, Ashley says, which sounds obvious enough. But not very many are apparently. Which, with digital accounting for ten ...

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Lobbying chief Bingle blasts Tory campaign

Bell Pottinger Public Affairs chief Peter Bingle, whose ultimate boss is Margaret Thatcher’s spinmeister Tim Bell, has blasted the Tory Party’s election effort so far as “the most inept Tory campaign in living memory.” This is saying something as the ...

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Golden oldie El Tel spearheads Sun’s World Cup campaign

Former England football manager Terry Venables is on good terms with the Sun newspaper these days (he’s a columnist) although it hasn’t always been thus as he’s taken a fair bit of stick from the unreliable tabloid over the years ...

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UK adspend starts to rise – Havas is up too

The IPA’s latest Bellwether report of UK advertisers says that 21 per cent spent a bit more in the first quarter of 2010 compared to just over 16 per cent who didn’t, leading to a modest rise of about 4.5 ...

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Will 2010 be the year of the agency start-up?

Agency start-ups put the energy into advertising and there’s some evidence around that the latter part of 2010 will see a whole raft of them as the economy recovers and top executives grow tired of life in the holding companies. ...

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Oh Lori! Ad war breaks out between Kirshenbaum and McCanns

A New York ad war has broken out between ambitious Toronto-based MDC, owner of Kirshenbaum Bond and McCann-Erickson, former home to Kirschenbaum Bond’s new president-ceo Lori Senecal (who’s now got her name on the door too). Lawyers have been called ...

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Springer & Jacoby closes – how long can a hot shop stay hot?

Germany’s most famous agency Springer & Jacoby has gone bust after failing to recover from the loss of the giant Mercedes account in July 2006. For a number of years the agency, credited with being the most creative in Germany, ...

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