Finance

C4’s Abraham warns of US TV takeover

Channel 4 CEO David Abraham (left), back in the day a founder of the St Luke’s agency, came out fighting at the Edinburgh Festival the other day; accusing US TV companies of trying to buy UK TV assets to provide ...

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Which lucky UK agency will land Coca-Cola Life?

Coca-Cola is launching Coca-Cola Life in the UK today. Coke Life sits between Coke Zero and Diet Coke in the lower calorie stakes. Coca-Cola has taken a monumental PR pounding in recent years for making the world fatter and you ...

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MDC’s KBS expands into London with Albion stake

Lori Senecal’s New York agency KBS, owned by MDC & Partners, is expanding in the UK by buying a majority stake in London creative and digital agency Albion. KBS is following in the footsteps of a number of US agencies ...

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Is WPP’s Sorrell backtracking on drive to digital?

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell (left) may have headed to Greece for his hols but he’s still supplying the world’s media with his opinions. In an interview with Aussie site Mumbrella he suggests that Omnicom had emerged the stronger over Publicis ...

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Lori Senecal wins top job at MDC Partners – can she keep all the other MDC agency bosses in line?

MDC Partners is perhaps the most interesting holding company around: Miles Nadal’s construct includes some top creative names – Anomaly, Crispin Porter and 72andSunny among them – but has so far adamantly declined to make a profit. Not that this ...

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PR chief Lord Chadlington steps down as Huntsworth disappoints shareholders

Back in April 2013 Chinese PR-based marcoms contender Blue Focus bought a 20 per cent stake in Lord Chadlington’s quoted PR business Huntsworth for a chunky £36.5m. Today it was announced that Chadlington (Peter Gummer as was, left) is to ...

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