Finance

Now Diageo exits troubled BBH

BBH appears to have shown big client Diageo the door, after losing Johnnie Walker to Anomaly. Despite the honeyed words coming both parties there’s no doubt that the loss of Johnnie Walker, for which BBH had produced outstanding work over ...

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Co-founder Ian Priest quits Chime’s VCCP

What’s former IPA president and VCCP co-founder Ian Priest going to do next? Priest (left) is leaving Chime Communications, the medium-sized UK marcoms company now mostly into sports-related activities, but being unfashionably gnomic about what he’s doing next. He told ...

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Publicis Groupe tightens its belt with pay freeze

Is Maurice Levy’s Publicis Groupe suffering a nasty dose of indigestion? Agency Spy in the US reports that Publicis has imposed a pay freeze – on all its staff, presumably, all 62000 of them – as it grapples with almost ...

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Departing Lowe CEO Michael Wall joins Mother

Michael Wall (left), who was last reported as preparing ‘the roadmap’ for the merger of Interpublic’s Lowe (where he was global CEO) and Mullen, has found time to find a new job too: global CEO at London-based micro-network Mother. Mother ...

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Zenith buys Czech ‘performance agency’ B2B Group

Once upon a time media agencies did what it said on the tin – planned and bought media time and space. But the lines are blurring all over adland and Publicis Groupe’s ZenithOptimedia has something called Performics, which describes itself ...

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