Finance

MDC’s KBS buys CRM agency Kenna

Sorry about al the initials… Once we had agency networks, now, it seems, we have ‘stacks.’ MDC Partners’ KBS Group, now headed by former JWT London and Havas boss Guy Hayward, has bought Canadian CRM agency Kenna to add to ...

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Havas accused of off-piste media deals

Those sleuths at Ad Age (Alexandra Bruell to be precise) have discovered the existence of a strange entity within Havas – HM Alliance based in Spain – which bills media owners a fee based on the amount of business Havas ...

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Creston buys 27 per cent of 18 Feet & Rising

Quoted UK marcoms company Creston has taken a 27 per cent stake in Londov creative agency 18 Feet & Rising, paying £1m of which half is earmarked to invest in the business. Creston, which has latterly concentrated on digital and ...

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Tesco ad production business boosts BBH

Our spies tell us that BBH’s surprising investment in premises in Welwyn Garden City (for non-UK readers, hardly the centre of UK adland – indeed anything) has paid off, with the award of new client Tesco’s massive production business. This ...

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Ebiquity and WPP fall out over programmatic media buys

I hear that media auditor Ebiquity, helmed by GGT founder Mike Greenlees and former MGM media agency boss Nick Manning, has fallen out big time with WPP. M’learned friends (lawyers) are being consulted, it seems. The row relates, in part, ...

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