Finance

BBH seeks new creative lead as CCO Gama steps down

BBH CCO Alexandre Gama (below) is stepping down to go back to Neogama the Brazil agency he founded and which triggered the buy-out of BBH by Publicis Groupe. Gama says this is in line with “my original professional profile as ...

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Senior duo to quit M&C’s LIDA marketing agency

M&C Saatchi, currently suffering a torrid time at its flagship ad agency, has suffered another couple of blows at LIDA, its high performing marketing agency. Havas Helia (formerly EHS) has poached LIDA COO Louise Whitcombe (below) to be its new ...

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M&S boss Bolland quits after Xmas sales disaster

It’s always a surprise when the CEO of a big company leaves unexpectedly but Marks & Spencer Boss Marc Bolland (below) has been supping in the last chance saloon for a while now. Turnaround is always just around the corner, ...

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John Lewis is up but Waitrose needs to raise its game

John Lewis is trumpeting record sales figures over Christmas – so that old misery on the moon did work some magic – with like for like sales up 5.1 per cent (4.8 last year). Which means it’s trouncing its high ...

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Three big questions that will engage adland in 2016

Before we embark on concrete predictions for 2016 (next week) it’s worth looking at three of the issues in adland and beyond likely to arise next year. 1/ Adam&eveDDB. It may not be the biggest UK agency by billings (that ...

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John Billett: how agencies ended up owning the media

A few weeks ago we reported a lecture given by media agency veteran John Billett, now chairman of consultancy ID Comms, to the Worshipful Company of Marketors. In his address to this august body – it had better be august ...

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Will Comcast/NBC spark a bidding war for ITV?

ITV shareholders may be in for a 2016 bonanza if the Mail on Sunday’s report that US giant Comcast, the biggest cable operator, is planning an £11bn bid for the British broadcaster via its NBC Universal film and television offshoot ...

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