Finance

WPP’s Sorrell still merrily buying as Omnicom/Publicis saga becomes adland’s version of Game Of Thrones

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is continuing his merry acquisition spree, this time buying digital agency Quirk which has an office in London and four in South Africa. Quirk’s revenues are about £8m (so reasonably substantial) and it employs 200 people ...

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Sorrell’s pay hits £30m, Dessie sells Channel 5 for £450m, David’s second coming for ‘subservient chicken’

***More from the wonderful world of adland and its parallel universe of ridiculous pay awards: WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell trousered £29.8m in 2013, despite having his base pay reduced after shareholders moaned quite loudly about his previous pay packet. ...

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M&C Saatchi swallows Lean Mean Fighting Machine

Lean Mean Fighting Machine, one of more annoying agency names in the UK, is no more – the digital agency, founded in 2004, has sold to M&C Saatchi. LMFM’s clients include Unilever, De Beers and Land Rover. The founders – ...

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John Kovacevich: four reasons why advertising award shows are a giant scam

Self-congratulation has always been something the advertising industry does exceptionally well. Whether it’s pinning a company’s turnaround on your Super Bowl spot or breathlessly touting your turn on the agency-of-the-year lists, our arms are often sore from patting ourselves on ...

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Ian Maynard of network: agreed lines of duty are the best way for clients to manage their agencies

Ian Maynard (left), head of marketing and business development director of London-based creative and production specialist network, says that, in a multi-agency world, client trust rather than micro-management is the best way to create harmonious and effective client/agency relationships.   ...

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