Finance

Brexit is the sore that keeps on running

Slow day in adland today, the ordure may hit the air conditioning when the ad holding companies announce their full 2019 results in the coming days. Here in the UK we’re coming to terms with Brexit, although we have little ...

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Former Aegis boss Jerry Buhlmann surfaces at Croud

We’ve mentioned Jerry Buhlmann a couple of times recently in stories about Dentsu Aegis Network, now its former CEO has surfaced as non-executive chairman of digital marketing agency Croud. Buhlmann (below) is one of a number of investors in a ...

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Accenture pulls out of media auditing – could Dentsu’s DAN be in its sights?

Anybody out there with a media agency they’d like to sell? Accenture is pulling out of media auditing to concentrate on “agency” services, which may well include full-on media planning and buying. It already handles programmatic for some advertisers. Accenture ...

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Andree’s leave of absence adds to uncertainty at Dentsu

Dentsu Aegis Network boss Tim Andree is taking leave of absence for health reason, another sign of upheaval at the Dentsu-owned network which handles the Japanese holding company’s giant media business outside its homeland. Andree (below) was in charge of ...

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Bill Murray is best Super Bowl star for Jeep

Adweek reckons this ad for Jeep with Bill Murray reprising his role in Groundhog Day (with some other original cast members) is the Super Bowl’s best. By Chicago agency Highdive and nicely directed by O Positive’s Jim Jenkins. It’s certainly ...

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Was Facebook’s $11.2m Super Bowl ‘rock’ worth it?

Facebook Groups are supposed to be the new big thing from the Zuckerberg dream factory, bringing people together with similar interests (I think.) $11.2m was lavished on the airtime for this Super Bowl launch effort from Wieden+Kennedy, majoring on ‘rock’ ...

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Antidote wins £13m Gala Bingo brands

Antidote has won the £13M GVC-owned Gala Bingo and Gala Spins accounts. Antidote won both accounts following a competitive pitch and is tasked with overseeing new integrated brand campaigns for both brands. The agency is currently in production with a ...

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