Creative

Gamer platform Discord makes bid for the big time with winner from AKQA

Gaming has kind of snook up on the non-gaming world (a reducing space it seems) and now group-chatting platform Discord is making its bid to create a wider general-use community. Does the world need another one? Of course, don’t be ...

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$5bn a week Big Tech trio tighten hold on world’s money

Apple, Google owner Alphabet and Microsoft raked in combined profits of neqrly $5bn a week during the second quarter of 2021, with Facebook and Amazon due to report later this week. “Digital advertising is just on fire” said one fund ...

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Dong Draper nails US agency reputations in ‘Dong List’

Copywriter Sai He, alias Dong Draper on social media, has released the latest ‘Dong List,’ a crowd-sourced ranking of 40 US agencies. Dong (left) sees this as an alternative to “pay-to-play industry rankings that only judge an agency’s own case ...

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M&C delivers for government JobHelp scheme

There’s a more positive air about M&C Saatchi as Moray MacLennan’s new regime tries to put its accounting problems behind it. But the agency has still lost a lot of ground: in the UK it was once comfortably bigger than ...

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Penn outlines ambitious $3bn growth plans for Stagwell – at least he’s got his timing right

Mark Penn’s deal to merge ad holding company MDC into his tech-based Stagwell Group has finally gone through after Stagwell sweetened its offer following objections by some shareholders. MDC has resolutely failed to make money despite owning some strong agency ...

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