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IPA Bellwether shows small rise in marketers’ optimism

The last quarter of 2020 was another disaster for marketers, agencies and media owners but they’re cautiously optimistic as they head into 2021, with a Brexit trade deal cobbled together and vaccines in the UK fuelling hopes that this current ...

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MAA blast from the past: Tesco’s ‘cheerful sole’

As agencies wait for the call to pitch for Asda, here’s a blast from the past from MullenLowe which they’ve kindly posted on YouTube. All the way from 1995 when MullenLowe was far from a gleam in Interpublic’s eye, this ...

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S4Capital boosts BMW armoury with Staud Studios

S4 Capital has moved to strengthen its automotive credentials in Germany – it’s been appointed to handle a big chunk of BMW in Europe via a new entity called “the Marcom ENGINE solution” – with the acquisition of Staud Studios, ...

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Ford backs Biden – somewhat cagily

It’s nearly time for Joe Biden’s inauguration – which promises to be a lively if somewhat underpopulated event – and corporate America is rallying to the new president. Maybe because they think they don’t have to worry about Trump any ...

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MediaMonks London boosts management team with five senior female hires

It’s ‘here come the girls’ at S4Capital’s MediaMonks London (are you allowed to say that any more? Oh well, it’s done now) as the agency expands its London headcount to 85 with five senior female hires. MediaMonks says it’s committed ...

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WPP lures Rob Reilly from McCann as global CCO

WPP CEO Mark Read has made a big statement about the holdng company’s commitment to classical advertising values with the surprise appointment of Rob Reilly, creative chairman of Interpublic’s McCann Worldgroup, as WPP’s new global CCO. Reilly (above) replaces John ...

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Dentsu folds media agency Vizeum into iProspect

When Wendy Clark departed DDB to take over as CEO of Dentsu International (formerly Dentsu Aegis network) she probably expected a lot on her plate but maybe not this much. There’ve been lots of redundancies, Publicis has pulled out of ...

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