Finance

Publicis Group counts cost of disastrous merger mania

So what sort of shape is Publicis Groupe in following the collapse of its mooted merger with Omnicom? Not very good it would appear from its half-year results, battered by a weak second quarter in which it showed organic growth ...

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McCann lures Lund from Now to try to revive London

DLKW founder, and former boss of the UK government’s advertising service the COI, Mark Lund (left) is leaving the agency he helped to found after the COI to join McCann as group CEO. Lund founded agency Now with creative director ...

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$240m Pizza Hut dumps Mcgarrybowen for Deutsch LA

Mcgarrybowen has paid the price for disappointing Pizza Hut sales in the US by losing the $240m ad account to Deutsch LA after just ten months. Pizza Hut is owned by fast food giant Yum Brands which also owns KFC ...

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Tom Denford: pay agencies more for better performance

Advertisers that want the best agency talent on their accounts and the most motivated team need to be bold. In a recession agencies may have been happy just to have your business but as the economy improves they’ll want a ...

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Matt Williams: now the real work starts for Adidas

“I was wondering if you’d like to start writing a regular column,” Stephen Foster asked me recently, “one that gives a younger person’s perspective of the industry, perhaps weighing up your impressions of adland from the time you were working ...

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