Finance

Ian Maynard of network: how to make procurement the natural ally of creativity

Ian Maynard (left), head of marketing and business development director of London-based creative and production specialist network, looks at how the changing nature of procurement is affecting the role of the lead creative agency in multi-agency client relationships.   For ...

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Prostitution and drugs in timely boost for UK economy

The UK’s economy is finally recovering after five years or so mired in recession and the Office of National Statistics (which usually gets its figures wrong, first time at least) has given chancellor George Osborne and his Conservative Party a ...

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AA appoints Adam&Eve/DDB to get back on the road

Adam&Eve/DDB has won the AA emergency breakdown business from VCCP with a brief to stress its other services (which include insurance and driving lessons). New CEO Chris Jansen, a former British Gas executive, says: “We are delighted that Britain’s most ...

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Omnicom’s TBWA buys majority in Germany’s Heimat

Omnicom, still licking its wounds (or maybe breathing a sigh of relief) after the failure of its merger with Publicis Groupe, has produce a timely acquisition all of its own – Germany’s agency of the year Heimat, which employs over ...

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Mercedes falls victim to internet ‘robot’ ad scam

Pretty well everything in the Mercedes-Benz garden is lovely at the moment with its new sexier-looking cars hoovering up sales and its Grand Prix team dominating the 2014 championship. But the company seems to have fallen foul of an internet ...

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Fred & Farid own up to scuppering ‘Omnipub’ merger

If you wondered why the Omnicom/Publicis merger, so confidently trumpeted by respective bosses John Wren and Maurice Levy last summer, foundered – it wasn’t tax problems or rows over who would be CFO. The whole thing was a prank by ...

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CEO Nadal sells down MDC Partners stake – which may attract attention from the odd lurking predator

Advertising is a high wire act (as Wieden+Kennedy in Portland is currently re-discovering) and there’s no more spectacular trapeze artist than Miles Nadal, CEO and, until the other day, the biggest shareholder in MDC Partners which owns some or all ...

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