Media

DDB Sydney marks end of TV epic with ‘Grave of Thrones’

It’s the last series of broadcasting phenomenon Game of Thrones (in case you hadn’t noticed). In Australia Foxtel and agency DDB Sydney are commemorating this sad event with, appropriately enough, a cemetery – 2000 square metres-worth to house all those ...

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The History of Advertising Trust’s Jack Meggitt-Phillips picks his Desert Island (political) Ads

Jack Meggitt-Phillips is presenter and co-producer of The History of Advertising Podcast, the Apple Podcasts show which looks back at the stories behind some of the nation’s favourite ads.   Desert Island Ads Politics has been described as showbusiness for ...

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Alice Tonge departs award-winner 4creative after 15 years

4creative head Alice Tonge (below), the in-house creative agency for Channel 4, has decided to step down from her role and will leave the organisation this summer. Tonge has been responsible for a stream of highly regarded work including Channel ...

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Mirum on top as WPP merges it with Possible in the UK

More tidying up at Mark Read’s WPP, Possible UK and Mirum UK are being merged into Mirum UK, headed by former Possible group CEO and Wunderman MD Chris Daplyn. Mirum UK MD Antti Lauronen is leaving. Mirum UK will be ...

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More media pain for WPP as Vodafone calls global review

Another day, another big media review at WPP it seems. Vodafone is reported to be reviewing its global media planning and buying, worth somewhere between £400-600m, at WPP media agency Wavemaker (formerly MEC.) Earlier this week it emerged that Wavemaker, ...

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WPP faces crucial shoot-out with Aegis for £106m L’Oreal

L’Oreal is reckoned to be the UK’s fifth-biggest advertiser and now it’s reported to have cut the shortlist for its £106m media account down to just two – WPP, which handled the business through Maxus, now merged with MEC as ...

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Game of Thrones invades Tower of London for last hurrah

It’s the last series of Game of Thrones on Sky Atlantic in the UK (wait for endless prequels) so perky PR firm Taylor Herring has orchestrated a surprising experience for visitors to the Tower of London with GoT’s Night’s Watch ...

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Is fear of a Vivendi bid behind Publicis and $5bn Epsilon?

If you think the Accenture/Droga5 tie-up is a big deal, think what may be happening in France. Publicis is considering a $5bn offer for data firm Epsilon, its biggest potential deal so far and one that has spooked shareholders as ...

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