Finance

McCann: out of the frying pan, into the fire

Harris Diamond – who’s he? The new chairman and chief executive of McCann Worldgroup, replacing Nick Brien as of last night – that’s who. Brien’s position has long since looked untenable – to all, that is, except senior Interpublic management. ...

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Could simmering pay row lead to Sorrell’s shock departure from WPP?

Long-term relationships break up for the silliest of reasons – continued failure to put the top back on the toothpaste etc – and the row over pay between Sir Martin Sorrell (left) and his shareholders at WPP may turn out ...

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SapientNitro buys interactive studio Second Story

Digital agency SapientNitro has bought Second Story, one of the many cutting-edge creative companies in Portland, home to Wieden+Kennedy among others. Second Story specialises in combining digital fireworks with physical environments including installations in stores, showrooms and exhibitions. Donald Chesnut, ...

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Ambitious AKQA expands into Japan

AKQA is opening its 11th office, in Tokyo, hard on the heels of its tenth, in key client Nike’s home base of Portland. AKQA has opened four new offices so far this year. The digital agency, which was bought by ...

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Garry Lace quits Beta for marketing role at ENO

Beta founder Garry Lace (pictured) is leaving the agency to head in the unlikely direction of director of brand and marketing at the English National Opera. Last month we reported that Beta, which Lace founded with creative Robert Campbell, was ...

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