Finance

VCCP wins Pret A Manger global business

There’s something relentless about VCCP and it’s just snaffled yet another account: Pret A Manger’s global “omnichannel” business. Omnichannel meaning the coffee/sandwich shop’s move into areas like takeaways and a new coffee app, global meaning nascent businesses in France and ...

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Dentsu sells flagship HQ building as Olympics problems loom

Dentsu, the world’s fifth biggest ad holding company after WPP, Omnicom, Publicis and Interpublic, has sold its iconic tear-shaped HQ building in Tokyo for an estimated $3bn. The deal is expected to add $800m to Dentsu’s profits but analysts and ...

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Tribunal finds against WPP’s JWT in (white male) discrimination case

Is it any better to discriminate against “straight white men” than people of other genders and ethnicities? Positive discrimination may be one way of levelling a playing field but not, surely, when it means people losing their jobs. But that’s ...

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Starcom launches its own media booking bot

As readers in the UK try to locate their post-match befuddled brains, and those in Denmark rue a dodgy penalty, here’s something to exercise the grey matter. Publicis Media’s Starcom has launched the industry’s first “media booking bot” – Abacus. ...

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Angry women ad execs call out sexist male managers

Looks like back to the office is going to be back to a battleground, at least as far as many women in the ad business and their bosses/alleged persecutors are concerned. Zoe Scaman (above) of strategy business Bodacious (bold and ...

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BMB wins plant-based contender Fullgreen

London agency BMB has won Fullgreen, one of the new, seemingly endless wave of alternative food companies – this plant-based contender specialising in cauliflower rice. Fullgreen was founded by Gem Misa and husband Jamie Harris, who were looking for easy ...

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