Media

FrmDecisions breakaway joins rival consultancy MediaPath

More upheavals in the increasingly busy world of media consulting: former FirmDecisions boss Stephen Broderick (below) and colleagues Fiona Foy, Tony Whittingstall and David Reid are joining rival MediaPath Compliance. Firm Decisions is the auditing and compliance division of listed ...

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Ex-Accenture media managers team up at Maximise

Accenture’s decision to pull out of media auditing has (as we’ve noted before) opened up opportunities for others and now former Accenture Media Management CEO George Patten (below) has teamed up with former colleagues Alexi Benhamou, Deniz Urgun, Chi Ka ...

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Serviceplan expands in US with Pereira O’Dell stake

Germany’s Serviceplan, which claims the biggest independent agency network in Europe, has acquired a stake in highly-rated US agency Pereira O’Dell. Serviceplan, advised by boutique advisory firm Ciesco, bought the stake from Omnicom’s DDB. Serviceplan operates in 35 countries, Pereira ...

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Under-fire HSBC returns with perky ‘New Different’ spin

HSBC is back with a new TV campaign – ‘The New Different’ – from Wunderman Thompson featuring long-serving Richard Ayoade, backed by a Covid-style spin on its striking Out of Home and print efforts. Head of brand marketing Sarah Mayall ...

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WPP’s MediaCom wins global Uber account

It’s been a good week for WPP’s giant media operation GroupM: MediaCom has won Uber globally to top off Wavemaker’s win of Pernod Ricard in the US. The global media market is coming back to life as big advertisers navigate ...

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Talon: back to Old School: media planning lessons post-Covid

New work by JCDecaux and Clear Channel reflects changing times, deeper thinking and wider implications for media planning. By Nick Mawditt We’ve seen audiences return to most places now (with the notable exception of offices and football grounds) and the ...

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