Lori Senecal wins top job at MDC Partners – can she keep all the other MDC agency bosses in line?

MDC Partners is perhaps the most interesting holding company around: Miles Nadal’s construct includes some top creative names – Anomaly, Crispin Porter and 72andSunny among them – but has so far adamantly declined to make a profit. Not that this ...

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PR chief Lord Chadlington steps down as Huntsworth disappoints shareholders

Back in April 2013 Chinese PR-based marcoms contender Blue Focus bought a 20 per cent stake in Lord Chadlington’s quoted PR business Huntsworth for a chunky £36.5m. Today it was announced that Chadlington (Peter Gummer as was, left) is to ...

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McCann picks Bisher for Microsoft creative hot seat

McCann has promoted New York office group creative director Mat Bisher (left) to ECD in charge of its newly-won global Microsoft account. Bisher is an art director who formerly worked at BBDO. Bisher deserves his promotion (and, presumably, hefty rise) ...

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WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell fights Facebook’s ad corner

It’s nearly time for the luminaries of adland to head to the beach and WPP’s super-luminary Sir Martin Sorrell is no different (he told the FT he’s going to a Greek island for a well-earned break). It will be tough ...

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Leo Burnett wins McDonald’s rebrand task

Ad Age reports that Leo Burnett has won the task to refresh/rebrand McDonald’s (take your pick) promised recently by CEO Don Thompson. McDonald’s is suffering from falling sales inside and outside the US. Although Publicis Groupe-owned Burnett is McDonald’s’ main ...

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Surprise as Murdoch pulls $80bn Time Warner takeover

With Ruper Murdoch what you see is usually what you get. While the old boy is capable of springing big surprises from time to time, they’re always in character. But his decision to pull 21st Century Fox’s $80bn bid for ...

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