Finance

Robert LePlae takes new top role at Arnold

Everybody else in marcoms land may be opening their wallets (or taking a look and then putting it back in their pockets in the case of Publicis Groupe with Interpublic) but Havas boss David Jones has decided that hiring rather ...

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The march of the production specialists through ‘de-coupling’ threatens key ad agency revenue stream

The news about Tesco’s appointment of production company TagWorldwide alongside agency Wieden+Kennedy seems to have opened a window on a quiet revolution taking place behind the scenes in adland. The buzz phrase is ‘de-coupling’, which sounds a bit suspect, depending ...

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Facebook share slide requires emergency treatment

My friend George Parker thinks McCann Worldgroup boss Nick Brien is angling for a job at Facebook. If he is he’s better get a move on and forget all that gardening leave nonsense because post-IPO Facebook really is beginning to ...

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Former Future Publishing boss Stevie Spring joins Peter Scott’s Engine Group

Stevie Spring, who was ousted as CEO of Future Publishing last October, is joining ambitious UK marcoms contender Engine Group as a non-executive director. Also joining in the same role is John Bernbach, president of Engine’s US holding company (and ...

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