Finance

WPP re-affirms commitment to Ford and Detroit with new 1,000 strong campus

WPP is creating another campus to house its multifarious agencies, this time in Detroit, home to Ford which it still describes as its biggest client despite losing the creative slice of the business to BBDO and Wieden+Kennedy. The new campus ...

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The&Partnership confirms NatWest win from M&C Saatchi

The&Partnership has officially wrested the NatWest banking account from M&C Saatchi following its appointment to handle next year’s campaign. At the time NatWest said M&C remained its agency of record (AOR.) T&P has a longstanding relationship with NatWest owner RBS ...

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Bloomberg launches presidency bid with $37m ad blitz

Media tycoon and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg – ‘call me Mike’ – has enlisted what he hopes is the power of advertising in his bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination, spending an eye watering $37m in a week ...

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Can Maurice Levy ride to the rescue of WeWork?

It’s a rum old state of affairs when the two of the liveliest characters in adland are well into their eighth decade but 74 year old Sir Martin Sorrell, currently disrupting away at S4Capital, has been joined in the limelight ...

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Google gets egg on its face with Stadia gaming launch

Google’s attempt to break into another business – gaming – has not met with unalloyed praise on either side of the Atlantic: its Stadia ‘cloud gaming platform’ is, so fans say, what everyone wants – you don’t need a console ...

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WPP contests cost of $300m Triad data acquisition

Running a big ad holding company must be rather like playing whack-a-mole, except for millions of dollars. Something troublesome keeps popping up just when you think it’s business as usual (if such a state still exists in such companies.) WPP ...

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Anonymous US survey lifts lid on agency salaries

An anonymous Google doc is doing the rounds of agencies in the US, giving details (submitted anonymously) of agency salaries. With details of sex/sexual orientation and years of service which, to no-one’s great surprise, shows that white males of a ...

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