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Interpublic mulls successor to CEO Michael Roth

Is more changing of the guard afoot among the holding companies? Campaign reckons that Interpublic CEO Michael Roth (below) has told the board he’s planning to step down (Roth is 72 and due to retire at 75) and notes that ...

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Agency behemoths off to Germany for last round VW pitches

Adweek reckons that teams from Omnicom, Interpublic and WPP are trekking off to Wolfsburg next week to complete the pitch for VW’s ad account – about to be split into regional ‘hubs’ in new VW CMO Jochen Sengpiehl’s big new ...

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Publicis top board says CEO Sadoun’s on the right track

Publicis Groupe has seen the odd spot of turmoil over the years as various execs vied to succeed CEO Maurice Levy but supervisory board chairman Levy and biggest shareholder Elizabeth Badinter has expressed satisfaction with its new leadership by re-apppointing ...

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Forbes article reveals mayhem surrounding WPP Ford pitch

Forbes writer David Kiley has unleashed a rather large and fierce moggy among the pigeons at Ford and its WPP-owned agency GTB by predicting that Wieden+Kennedy (which has been picked to handle Ford’s US fall campaign) will win the creative ...

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Agency matchmaker AAR enters the innovation market

Veteran UK client/agency matchmaker the AAR (formerly Advertising Agency Register) is broadening its horizons with a new innovation practice aimed at helping companies find the right innovation partner be it an ad agency, management consultancy, start-up incubator or pureplay innovation ...

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Apple tops Prophet’s brand relevance index in UK and US

Brand and marketing consultancy Prophet has released its fourth annual brand relevance survey after surveying 47,845 consumers across the UK, US, Germany and China about 800 brands. It partnered with Research Now SSI. In the UK the top three are ...

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