Media

‘Unstoppable’ Reese Witherspoon sets off a chain reaction in ad for her new VOD service, Hello Sunshine

Reese Witherspoon is the perfect antidote to the misery of #MeToo. Long before a constant stream of creative leaders started coming under the spotlight for inappropriate behaviour, Witherspoon took matters into her own hands. She set up a production company ...

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R3: new buyers outstrip ad holding companies in booming M&A market

Global agency and marketing services deals were up by 88 per cent by value in the first half of 2018, according to new research by marketing consultancy R3. This was largely driven by new buyers (including consultancies) to the sector ...

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Publicis Groupe expands its country model empire

‘Power of One’ believer Publicis Groupe has announced the expansion of its country model organisation with several key appointments. Loris Nold, CEO of Publicis Groupe APAC since February 2018, will also oversee the Middle East and Africa; Jarek Ziebinski, CEO ...

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Media monk Sorrell outlines new pitch to restless clients

Nobody can be quite sure what form Sir Martin Sorrell’s new communications company S4 Capital will take, although clearly digital production in the shape of first acquisition MediaMonks will play a big part. A seasoned soldier once observed that no ...

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Has M&S missed an open goal with Gareth’s waistcoat?

The England World Cup squad are wearing M&S suits and manager Gareth Southgate – or St Gareth as we should now call him – has been cutting a dash on the sidelines with his M&S waistcoat and, presumably, tie and ...

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Publicis Media powers into huge new ex-BBC HQ

Publicis Media has completed its deal to take 212,000 sq ft of office space in the BBC’s refurbed HQ at White City in west London, the biggest office letting in the UK so far this year.The new building will house ...

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Now MediaMonk Sorrell sets his sights on media agency

Anyone out there have a digital media buying business – with a base in data analytics (obviously)? If so it could be the next target for S4 Capital’s Sir Martin Sorrell because that’s what he says he wants to add ...

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Morrisons shows what it’s made of in best Publicis effort

The business story of the year in the UK is shaping to be the laying waste of the high street and bigger supermarkets by a combination of online shopping and penal business rates (some £27bn a year). Here and there ...

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