Finance

McCann takes on production specialists with Craft

McCann Worldgroup is taking on the independent production giants like Williams Lea-owned Tag with a big production arm of its own, Craft. Interpublic-owned Craft says it is happy to work with other agencies and creative companies but has no plans ...

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M&C Saatchi opens new office in Stockholm

Talking of Scandinavia (which we were, Norway anyway) ambitious network M&C Saatchi Worldwide is opening an office in Sweden, its 27th around the world. The new agency will be headed by CEO Bjarte Eide (far right) with co-creative directors Martin ...

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Taco Bell media planning task outs new Publicis Groupe media contender Spark

It seems that you can’t have too many media agencies these days (unless you’re Omnicom) and Publicis Groupe has quietly launched a third to add to Starcom and Zenith, Spark headed by long-serving Starcom exec Chris Boothe (left). Spark has ...

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BBH Christmas ad for Matalan is a sign of the times – make the best of a bad job in austerity Britain

BBH and main retail client Waitrose may have imposed their own self-denying ordinance this Christmas – preferring to expend Delia Smith and Heston Blumenthal on a charity pitch – but it’s wheeled out the fizz (non-vintage definitely) and christmas pudding ...

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