Finance

Sadoun’s Publicis Worldwide to the fore as General Mills, Citi and Sears finalise agency reviews

The widely advertising spate of agency reviews, mostly driven by the US, continues apace – not just media but some creative ones too. On the latter front Sears Holdings, which spends about $400m, has finalised its review, dumping Interpublic’s FCB ...

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BETC launches POP record label with Bollore’s Polydor

French media giant Vivendi and agency group Havas may be separate companies but they have one Vincent Bollore in common. The Bollore clan own Havas and Vincent is chairman and a big shareholder in the much larger Vivendi. Paris-based BETC ...

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Engine’s Partners Andrews Aldridge tackles US market with New York launch

Engine’s customer engagement agency Partners Andrews Aldridge is opening its first overseas office in New York and has hired George Pace as CEO. Pace was most recently the SVP and client partnership director of St. Louis-based CRM specialist Ansira and ...

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IPA’s Bainsfair slams clients for bridging loans wheeze

IPA director general Paul Bainsfair has slammed the latest payment wheeze from some clients: bridging loans to tide agencies over as they wait for payment. Payment can be up to 120 days or even more these days. Bainsfair (left) says: ...

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VW boss Winterkorn falls on his sword but that won’t get the German car giant off the reputation hook

As we predicted earlier this week Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn (below) has resigned following the car giant’s admission that it fiddled its diesel emissions figures in the US. and, one would assume, elsewhere. Winterkorn (below) says: he was “not aware ...

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Why online ad blockers may be doing marketers a favour

While the marketing world frets about ‘ad blockers,’ highly popular apps that can edit out ads from mobiles and computers, there’s more evidence that rather fewer people than expected are looking at the things in the first place. Some European ...

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