Agencies

Wayne Rooney still a winner for Tiger beer says Iris

Iris, the agency that produced the ‘enjoy winning’ campaign for Tiger beer (we foolishly wrote initially that the agency was Saatchi & Saatchi) still reckons the England striker was a winner for the brand despite his disappointing World Cup. “The ...

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Publicis ups stakes in Nestle battle with WPP by buying China’s G4

On the face of it Publicis Groupe buying Beijing agency G4 looks a touch unnecessary as it already has 3,700 employees scattered across China and hitherto independent agency G4, only started in 2009, has just 25 in Beijing. But Publicis ...

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Whoops! IPA Bellwether report shows clients cutting again

UK clients surveyed by the IPA’s quarterly Bellwether report have started cutting budgets again, reversing the optimism reflected in the previous report. In the quarter to June 20 per cent of the 300 marketing execs surveyed said they were cutting ...

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Foster’s new good call ad is just too ‘Australian’

Foster’s may have a new UK agency, Adam & Even in place of longstanding M&C Saatchi but you’d hardly know it from its first ad in a new campaign called ‘good call.’ It has two ockers on the line to ...

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Is paying cash to pitch for accounts really so bad?

The reverberations of Reckitt-Benckiser’s decision to ask media agencies in India to cough up $10,000 (and also work initially for free) are going round the world, with agencies of all ilks fearful that other big clients will do the same ...

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Ryanair hunts for new PR agency

There are plenty of contenders for the title “Job from Hell” but running Michael O’Leary’s PR must be one of them. Now Ryanair is looking for a new corporate communications agency after splitting with the Dublin firm Murray Consultants. Murrays ...

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Goodbye Chrysler says Fallon and Publicis Groupe

US car accounts are on the move again with Publicis Groupe’s Fallon agency dumping Chrysler to handle General Motors’ Cadillac, just a week or so after GM’s new marketing supremo Joel Ewanick dumped the Publicis-owned BBH from the account. This ...

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