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It’s Mcgarrybowen again as Dentsu’s jewel snaps up United Continental

Merged US airline United Continental has appointed Dentsu-owned Mcgarrybowen and indie media shop Horizon to handle its $100m account against competition from Arnold Worldwide and MPG and TBWA and PHD. Mcgarrybowen, headed by former Y&R veteran John McGarry, is the ...

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Mother’s match.com charms UK’s creatives

And a charming little ad ‘girl on the platform’ is too, featuring balladeer Matthew P and the refreshingly normal-looking object of his affections (appropriately she is off to Wigan). More people (creatives presumably) are looking at this on Tellyads than ...

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Four big marcoms groups control 96 per cent of Indian ad market

Well according to this report in First Post they do, which is pretty staggering if it’s true. The report is actually about WPP’s decision to outsource up to 100 North America back office job to India as it tries to ...

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London riots force Levi’s to postpone ‘go forth’ campaign rollout into UK

The current fashion for edgy, docmentary-style imagery is particularly popular at Wieden+Kennedy, for Nike and now for Levi’s in its global ‘go forth’ campaign, but sometimes reality has a habit of imitating art, if such it be. Levi’s has decided ...

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Isn’t it time ad agencies said to clients: we’ll do the work in the morning and then we’re off to lunch?

Which is hardly the way to operate in a merciless corporate environment – but does it produce better advertising and better agencies (albeit more drunk agencies)? I was reminded of this reading an interesting article in Ad Age about the ...

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The slump according to Sir Martin Sorrell

WPP’s share price has dropped 20 per cent over the past week as stock markets have tumbled but WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell seems remarkably relaxed about it all here. But he does compare today’s world economy the the post ...

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