Finance

Amazon heads march of the FANGs as they dominate adland

Ad Age has confirmed what we all suspected, that the so-called FANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Neflix and Google) are increasingly driving advertising, in the US in this case but the same is true around the world surely. Much of the ...

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Is digital currency Libra set to become Facebook’s Midland Bank moment?

Readers with (very) long memories may recall that in 1987 the Saatchi brothers, then running the world’s biggest agency group, announced their intention to take over the UK’s Midland Bank, one of the biggest at the time. The Midland (now ...

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Creative boss Nick Law set to leave Publicis for Apple

Well that didn’t last long. Publicis Groupe CCO and Publicis Communications president Nick Law (below) is reported by Ad Age to be leaving the French-owned marcoms group after just 18 months. To join Apple in an as yet undefined role ...

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Sorrell boosts S4’s global reach with BizTech deal

S4Capital may still be a nut (it varies) according to boss Sir Martin Sorrell but it’s a nut with a considerable global reach. Now the owner of MediaMonks and programmatic media company MightyHive is expanding into Australia with a conditional ...

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Ocean brings digital Out of Home network to Birmingham

Ocean Outdoor is rolling out a new network of digital 6-sheet poster screens in partnership with Birmingham City Council. The new network will cover main city arterial and commuter routes. The screens are being supplied by Samsung with Esprit Digital. ...

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Leagas Delaney launches “volcanic chocolate” Firetree

Leagas Delaney is launching a new upscale chocolate brand Firetree, described as “vegan-friendly volcanic chocolate,” which seems to tick most boxes. Firetree beans are grown on volcanic slopes. The agency is also an investor in the brand which was launched ...

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