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Tencent leads the way as private sector Chinese companies spearhead brand value growth

Internet service company Tencent (left) has become the most valuable Chinese brand for the first time, according to WPP research company Millward Brown’s latest Brandz survey of the country. Newly-listed online retailer Alibaba entering the rankings at No.2. Both brands ...

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Elspeth Lynn leaves M&C as Lean Mean mob take over

There are some strange doings at M&C Saatchi. Last year the agency, now well-establshed in London and the proud owner of an international network as well as a stock market quote, bought digital agency Lean Mean Fighting Machine for an ...

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WPP’s Sorrell falls into the ‘inequality’ trap

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is an interesting choice to debate inequality (total pay packet over the past two years £48m, estimated net worth £200m, and that’s with the big divorce out of the way). But that’s what he was doing ...

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WPP’s GroupM dominates UK media agency billings

OK, we’ve done the creative agency billings (AMV BBDO came top once again with £461m), here are the media agency Nielsen billings for 2014. Of the total £9.8bn spent in the UK, just over £2bn is so far unallocated, £347m ...

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AMV BBDO still UK’s top agency by billings on £461m

Nielsen will be finalising its 2014 ad agency figures, to be published in Campaign soon, but here’s a sneak peak at the raw numbers. Of the £9.3bn in ad spend registered, £2bn hasn’t been allocated yet, £1.5bn was direct (all ...

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Page 3 girls and M&C Saatchi face the march of time

What do the Sun newspaper and the four founders of M&C Saatchi have in common? Well they’re children of the 1960/70s, faced (as we all are) with the need to change with the times and, eventually, pass the baton. So ...

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Wieden+Kennedy lays its cards on the table for Three

UK phone operator Three’s ‘same price phone calls from abroad’ offer is a good one and agency Wieden+Kennedy has flogged it to the masses with a certain brio. Now it’s adding Spain, still the biggest overseas holiday destination for the ...

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Tesco: Leahy and Clarke finally come out fighting

Who’s right about Tesco, Terry or Phil? Or are they both wrong? Former CEO Sir Terry Leahy (left) broke his silence on Tesco on last night’s BBC Panorama programme, blaming a ‘failure of leadership’ (Phil Clarke his successor as CEO) ...

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