Finance

WPP goes non-nude with new Thai acquisition

I see that WPP has agreed to buy interesting-sounding Thai agency nudeJEH. Nude will be rolled into Grey but, disappointingly, the merged agency will be called GREYnJ United. Hardly trips off the tongue does it (maybe it does in Thai) ...

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Departing ASOS CEO Nick Robertson is the ultimate media buyer made good

ASOS CEO and co-founder Nick Robertson is stepping down following a torrid time for the once high-flying affordable fashion website, hit by increasing competition online and a warehouse fire last year. These things happens in retail (on and off-line) these ...

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Why Rupert Murdoch needs Rebekah Brooks back

The mooted return of Rebekah Brooks to head Rupert Murdoch’s British print empire – which now includes The Times, the Sunday Times, the Sun, various book publishing interests and the Sun on Sunday (successor to Brooks’ former fiefdom the News ...

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Starcom adds US Kraft Heinz to global Visa media win

Publicis Groupe’s Starcom, which many commentators thought was destined to be the big loser in the current $20bn+ round of media reviews (including, um, us) has come out fighting, adding the $600m or so merged Kraft Heinz North American account ...

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WPP/JWT buy Aussie digital agency Webling

WPP is continuing its policy of making smaller acquisitions – getting on for 30 or so this year – by buying a majority stake in Australian digital agency Webling Interactive. The stake has been bought on behalf of JWT. Sydney-based ...

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