Finance

Alastair MacCallum takes top post at Kinetic UK

Alastair MacCallum (below), currently UK CEO of The&Partnership’s M/Six media agency in which WPP is a minority shareholder, is to be the new UK CEO of Kinetic. Kinetic is WPP’s Out of Home media planning and buying unit, the biggest ...

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Murphy and Golding – we may not have a creative partner in our new agency

To 76 Dean Street, Soho, where adam&eveDDB co-founders James Murphy (CEO) and David Golding (CSO) were departing for new pastures – specifically a year’s gardening leave but then a new agency. Among the pearls offered up was Murphy’s (or was ...

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Apple wins Cannes Lions Creative Marketer prize

Apple has been annointed Cannes Lions Creative Marketer of the Year for the first time. Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook says: “The company’s marketing and communications consistently showcases creative excellence. Apple Inc. has created a culture that drives marketing strategies ...

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Adam&eveDDB wins BlackRock investment slice

US investment giant BlackRock has appointed DDB globally to market its iShares product – a basket of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – with adam&eveDDB in charge in London. DDB Mexico has Latin America. A&E has plenty of experience with finance – ...

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Shareholder advisors on the war path over pay at Sorrell’s new S4 Capital

We thought Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay was yesterday’s news as he’s now ensconced at “better, faster, cheaper” S4 Capital. At WPP he controversially earned buckets including £72m in 2016. But now two shareholder advisors, Glass Lewis and ISS, are urging ...

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