Finance

Happy Christmas – as a mean-minded 2019 nears its end

It’s that time of year when it’s goodwill to all men, women and whatever other genders are on offer. But not quite. In his successful campaign to be Conservative leader/PM Boris Johnson famously observed: ‘fuck business.” Whoops, that’s it for ...

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M&C Saatchi in spotlight again over South Africa claims

Both M&C Saatchi and its predecessor Saatchi & Saatchi under the brothers have sought and enjoyed the spotlight. When things are going for you it’s great, the path to fame and fortune. When it’s not… The London-listed ad group is ...

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Accenture Interactive guiding light Anatoly Roytman steps down after ten years

Accenture Interactive leader Anatoly Roytman (below), who runs the digital giant outside the US, is retiring after ten years there. Accenture says: “We can confirm that Anatoly Roytman will be retiring at the end of the year, following a brilliant ...

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Fiona Foy: why advertiser-agency dialogue is the key to transparent media trading

All good relationships thrive on trust and openness. This is very definitely the case when it comes to the relationships that advertisers have with agency and tech partners. And it’s especially true of the relationships between brands and media agencies ...

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Now M&C Saatchi agency leaders quit

M&C Saatchi seems to be suffering a death by 1000 cuts: CEO Giles Hedger and ECD Justin Tindall (below), both recruited from Leo Burnett in the wake of the agency’s ill-fated dalliance with Lean Mean Fighting Machine, are both taking ...

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Talon Outdoor: the Out of Home year in pictures

2019 was a year of real transformation for Talon. Barry Cupples, CEO, comments: “We’ve held multiple events to launch products, networks and our smarter as standard initiatives in OOH. This has brought our clients together across the world. We’ve acquired ...

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Unilever marketing changes fail to deliver sales growth

Unilever has been going through one of the marketing “transformations” we read so much about – taking more work in-house, cutting agency costs (and therefore use) and using influencers and the like – but it doesn’t seem to be working. ...

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Now US boss Brien quits ever-changing Dentsu Aegis, global jobs cut

The huge clearout at at Dentsu Aegis Network (the media arm of the Japanese ad conglomerate) continues apace – it’s looking rather like like a purge – as US CEO Nick Brien (below) departs to be replaced by Jacki Kelly ...

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