Finance

New agency Joint starts with Verde banking bonus

RKCR/Y&R is proving a useful grounding for breakaways and now Joint, the agency formed by former Y&R directors Damon Collins and Richard Exon, has landed its first piece of business – Verde, the name for the 600 or so bank ...

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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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