Finance

WPP adds to digital armoury with stake in Cognifide

WPP is still busily adding to its digital assets (is that what you call them?) and has bought a majority stake stake in UK company Cognifide which it describes as a digital technology consultancy specialising in content management and digital ...

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Does Adam Crozier deserve his £8.4m ITV pay?

Well it’s not bad for someone who started life as an ad rep on the Daily Telegraph and then found himself in the hot seat at Saatchi & Saatchi as Charles, Maurice and others departed for M&C Saatchi with, among ...

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Campaign/Nielsen 2013 agency rankings show famous names under pressure

One of the more valuable services Campaign magazine provides is its agency rankings, based on figures supplied by Nielsen, and it’s just produced 2013. This isn’t as much fun as it used to be. Back in the day agencies supplied ...

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Ian Maynard of network: will the supermarket price war be great news for the newspaper industry?

Ian Maynard (left), head of marketing and business development director of London-based creative and production specialist network, predicts a surprise boost for the UK newspaper industry as the leading supermarket chains gear up for a ferocious price war.   It’s ...

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Now Havas is trying to turn hashtags into electricity

What will they think next? Why, a hashtag to supply (not very much) electricity, of course. Havas Media Group Asia Pacific is investing in a social innovation called “Heartbot” – a machine that turns a set of identified hashtags into ...

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Rapport ex-boss Roy Jeans reveals first clients at new advisory company Grey Scorpion

Former Rapport CEO Roy Jeans (left) has set up a new company, Grey Scorpion, to provide a range of services to media-based businesses including interim management, negotiation and investment support. Jeans, a former executive director at Zenith, quit Interpublic-owned out ...

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