Finance

Deloitte Digital poaches McCann boss, MPC speeds up move into advertising

We hear a lot about Accenture Interactive, less about Deloitte Digital which runs a sizable operation encroaching on adland’s traditional turf. Now DD has hired McCann New York COO Rich Whalen as MD of its US creative and studio offering, ...

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Does Ogilvy need to take a moral stand on CPB border work?

WPP’s Ogilvy finds itself in hot water over a video produced for the US Customs and Border Protection agency (CPB) showing the (allegedly) civilised facilities in its Tucson facility. Ogilvy has a contract with the CPB worth a purported $12m ...

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Jerry Buhlmann lands golden goodbye from Dentsu

Didn’t he do well? Campaign reports that a Dentsu Aegis Network director, thought to be former CEO Jerry Buhlmann, collected £11.1m in 2018, including £5.3m “compensation for loss of office.” Does this mean Jerry didn’t want to go? Anyway, he’ll ...

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Hot WPP shop Johannes Leonardo wins Gap

Johannes Leonardo in New York – 25 per cent owned by WPP – is on a hot streak. It’s the lead creative agency on WPP’s new VW creative business in the US and made a bright debut with a ‘mea ...

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1000heads plans growth with £30m Phoenix investment

Agencies come in all shapes and sizes these days and one such is 1000heads (actually it’s currently 150 or so) which says it provides social media-led data and insights, strategic consultancy and creative services. Clients include Wella, Microsoft and Uniqlo. ...

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Now Boris comes out in support of sugary ads – we think

If, as expected, we get Boris Johnson as the next UK prime minister (possibly only for a week or so but we’ll see) there may be a reprieve for sugary drinks manufacturers and their handmaidens (ad and media agencies) as ...

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WPP wars with Accenture over media audits

WPP’s GroupM has declared war (they’ve been rowing for years) on Accenture Media Management, the consulting giant’s media auditing arm. According to Digiday WPP will no longer participate in pitches run by Accenture because Accenture Interactive has now entered the ...

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