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Ogilvy’s Andy Main lures Devika Bulchandani from McCann in first big move

New Ogilvy CEO Andy Main, hired from Deloitte Digital, has made his first big move, bringing in Devika Bulchandani from McCann as North America CEO and global chairwoman of advertising – whatever that means. Maybe that she knows more about ...

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MacLennan in charge as M&C’s remaining founders quit scandal-hit agency

M&C Saatchi has cleared the management decks as it tries to emerge in one piece from last year’s accounting scandal – where £11.6m was “mis-stated” – with the departures of founders PLC CEO David Kershaw, chairman Jeremy Sinclair and director ...

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MAA’s Paul Simons 1948-2020

Paul Simons, my business partner and a shareholder in MAA, has died at 72 after a long illness. Paul was one of the leading figures in the wave of advertising agencies that revolutionised the UK industry and also had a ...

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Fred & Farid craft ‘Très Paris’ hymn to Paris for Longchamp

Is Emily in Paris reminding us of French glamour and glitz (arguably somewhat reduced in recent yeqrs?) It can’t have done the makers of posh French accessories any harm and bag maker Longchamp is deploying it to the max in ...

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Brewdog’s ‘F**k You CO2’ ad labelled ‘offensive’ and ‘inappropriate’ by the Advertising Standards Authority

BrewDog beer claims to take twice as much carbon out of the air as it emits, making it carbon negative. Uncommon Creative Studio encouraged the brewer — previously better-known for being outrageous, minus the conscience — to publicise this fact ...

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Founder Daglish quits Bountiful Cow media agency

By John Reynolds Henry Daglish, the founder of Bountiful Cow, has left the independent UK media agency after four years. Daglish (left), a high profile figure in media, is rumoured to be launching another startup next year. He left the ...

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