Finance

Now Sadoun divides Publicis US creative empire into three

Publicis Groupe is reorganising its US creative agencies into three groups – east, west and center – with Jem Ripley returning from Capgemini to run east, Andrew Bruce running west and Andrew Swinand center. Publicis agencies include Publicis Worldwide, Leo ...

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WPP reels in £2.5bn with 60 per cent Kantar sale to Bain

WPP CEO Mark Read has done his best deal yet, agreeing to sell 60 per cent of research operation Kantar to Bain Capital for £2.5bn, valuing the whole of Kantar at £3.2bn. £1.5bn will go towards reducing WPP’s debt with ...

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Talon goes creative with Out of Home specialist Grand Visual

Out of Home agency Talon has bought Grand Visual, a leading OOH digital creative specialist, plus its ad tech provider QDOT. Grand Visual and QDOT employ 48 people globally across London, New York and a development hub in Montevideo, Uruguay. ...

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MC Grindah heads up Santander anti-scam drive

About the only common quality to UK bank advertising is that most people find it irritating – possibly because they’re irritated with banks. Santander at least tries something different – last time out it was faux bank Antandec featuring the ...

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Centrica stays put at WPP after six month review

Johnny Hornby’s The&Partnership is nothing if not tenacious when it comes to hanging on to business and it’s done it again, retaining creative for British Gas owner Centrica after a review that sees WPP’s MediaCom and Wunderman win Centrica’s media ...

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Deloitte Digital poaches McCann boss, MPC speeds up move into advertising

We hear a lot about Accenture Interactive, less about Deloitte Digital which runs a sizable operation encroaching on adland’s traditional turf. Now DD has hired McCann New York COO Rich Whalen as MD of its US creative and studio offering, ...

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Does Ogilvy need to take a moral stand on CPB border work?

WPP’s Ogilvy finds itself in hot water over a video produced for the US Customs and Border Protection agency (CPB) showing the (allegedly) civilised facilities in its Tucson facility. Ogilvy has a contract with the CPB worth a purported $12m ...

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Jerry Buhlmann lands golden goodbye from Dentsu

Didn’t he do well? Campaign reports that a Dentsu Aegis Network director, thought to be former CEO Jerry Buhlmann, collected £11.1m in 2018, including £5.3m “compensation for loss of office.” Does this mean Jerry didn’t want to go? Anyway, he’ll ...

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