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R3: Omnicom scoops 2016 new business prizes

Omnicom has wiped the floor with its rivals in the 2016 new business stakes, according to marketing consultant R3 Worlwide. Unlike 2015 creative and digital reviews took precedence over media reviews by value but Omnicom agencies topped both tables as ...

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Virgin Trains pulls into go-go Anomaly

Anomaly appears to be on a roll, winning a big industry award in the US and Diet Coke and now its British outpost is reported to have won Virgin Trains against pretty stiff competition from Grey, Lucky Generals and Y&R. ...

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Now Benett is out at Havas as Bollorés tighten grip

It’s all change at the holding companies as we go into 2017, ‘de-layering’ you might call it. Andrew Benett (below), CEO of Havas Creative Group and Havas Worldwide (you might ask what the difference is but Creative Group seems to ...

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WFA: independents step up programmatic challenge to agency trading desks

Agency trading desks continue to be the dominant model for programmatic ad buying, used as the principal approach for nearly 40 per cent of the world’s biggest brands, according to new research by the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). However ...

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Ogilvy restructures into four units – spruce up or sell up?

Ogilvy has always been something of an empire within an empire at WPP, spawning dozens of agencies under the Ogilvy umbrella. Now CEO John Seifert, who took over from Miles Young a year or so ago (Young went off to ...

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Sky the likely big loser if Bradley bans betting ads

Speaking at the Advertising Association’s LEAP Summit new culture secretary Karen Bradley says the Government is still looking hard at banning gambling ads on TV before the so-called 9pm ‘watershed,’ when you can air controversial stuff as the kids are ...

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Saatchi & Saatchi snatches HSBC from JWT – or does it?

Saatchi & Saatchi has bounced back from its loss of the Toyota Europe account to The&Partnership by raiding WPP-owned J. Walter Thompson for part of HSBC’s $400m global ad account. Saatchi was already on the bank’s roster, handling various asset ...

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The&Partnership’s Johnny Hornby on Brexit, ad exports, migrants and that job at WPP

Today sees the UK Advertising Association’s LEAD ‘Summit” and the big topic on the agenda is Brexit. Here’s The&Partnership’s Johnny discussing the issue with Sky’s Ian King (don’t think Johnny’s on the AA’s panel) but he has some interesting things ...

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