Finance

UK is star performer for Omnicom in Q1 – but that was (pre-virus) then

Quite how meaningful first quarter results are from the big ad holding companies is open to debate: Omnicom follows US rival Interpublic with a broadly flat Q1, impacted by the arrival of Coronavirus in March. Worldwide revenue was down 1.8 ...

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Grey lures Mr President’s Bambach for top creative role

Grey UK has appointed Laura Jordan Bambach from Mr President as its new CCO following a pretty long search. Jon Gledstone moves up at Mr President to succeed her. Bambach (left), an Australian, made her name at a number of ...

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Paul Simons: MAA blast from the past – Virgin ‘Still Red Hot’

Virgin Atlantic (now tottering on the Covid-19 brink) celebrated 25 years of disrupting the airline market, giving BA a kick up the fuselage for years, with this blockbuster from RKCR/Y&R in 2009. The sheer confidence and non-corporate attitude cemented their ...

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Merkle appoints new CEO just one week after Dentsu buyout

Only a week after Dentsu Aegis Network finalised its buyout of Merkle, a new CEO has been appointed to run the global performance marketing agency. The change is not radical, probably because Dentsu likes Merkle the way it is. New ...

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WPP closes $300m shopper marketing agency Triad

What’s $300m anyway? WPP is closing Triad, the shopper marketing agency it bought for $300m in 2016. WPP’s GroupM says: “The dramatic changes in the retail industry, coupled with the economic conditions triggered by the global pandemic, have brought us ...

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