Finance

Newly-appointed Carat opens 200-strong General Motors office in Detroit

It’s one thing to win these whopper global accounts, quite another to make them work. Last year Aegis-owned Carat won the $3bn General motors global media account, mostly from Publicis Groupe’s Starcom but also from about 50 or so agencies ...

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Now WPP’s Sorrell wants to buy a Big Spaceship

Sadly it’s a Brooklyn-based digital agency rather than a rival to space-hopping Richard Branson. But Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP, ever keen to add to its digital offer, is reported to have bid $12.5m for the Brooklyn, New York agency that ...

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L’Oreal move points to the the exit for McCann Worldgroup boss Nick Brien

Word reaches me that Nick Brien (pictured), chief executive officer of Interpublic Group’s troubled leviathan McCann Worldgroup, will be stepping down very shortly. Possibly within a few weeks. The size of Brien’s no doubt handsome severance package is likely to ...

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Can anyone catch AMV/BBDO in the UK? Maybe fast-rising BBH can

A lot of people would tell you that it matters not a jot who is the biggest agency in any country, ranked by media billings. Creative agencies don’t spend the media money and, in the YouTube age, fees don’t necessarily ...

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