Media

Was Ridley Scott’s RSA the secret sauce in WPP’s VW win?

Campaign reckons that celebrated film director and production company owner Ridley Scott of RSA was the secret weapon in WPP’s successful pitch for VW creative in North America. It also speculates that WPP CEO Mark Read spent between $500,000 and ...

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IPG’s Magna hails record $552bn global adspend in 2018

Interpublic’s Magna global has been peering into its crystal ball and is forecasting further strong ad growth in 2019 following a record 2018. Global ad revenues grew by a record 7.2 per cent in 2018 to reach $552bn in the ...

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We’re growing Karmarama tells agency rivals as it embarks on hiring spree

Karmarama, now Accenture Interactive’s flagship agency in the UK, has uncorked a challenge to the struggling creative establishment by saying it plans to recruit up to 100 more staff next year, bringing the total to about 400. There will, one ...

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Branding expert Jope succeeds Polman as Unilever CEO

Here’s Alan Jope, the new CEO of Unilever, talking to then JWT boss Bob Jeffrey about branding in China. Jope succeeds Paul Polman, who transformed Unilever in many ways with his sustainability platform but, like most long-serving CEOs (Polman served ...

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Who’s to blame for demise of famous creative agencies?

We don’t think anyone expected 2018 to turn out quite like this: JWT disappearing into Wunderman, Y&R into VML (not that many people knew what VML was in January) and Sir Martin Sorrell departing WPP in acrimonious circumstances, to do ...

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GoCompare media review should be an opportunity for a UK media independent

UK price comparison site GoCompare.com is reviewing its £40m media account, a move which may give a home-grown media independent the rare chance to win a big one. GoCompare is currently handled by Carat, moving there from MEC in 2011. ...

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Charity CALM encourages men to reach out to their friends, with help from Dave TV

CALM, the male suicide prevention charity, is getting a lot of support from the media world. That’s probably not a coincidence given the overwork, lack of job security, and blokey culture that permeates the industry. Adam&eve/DDB’s Project 84 campaign for ...

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Sorrell raids WPP’s GroupM for S4C APAC chief

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new S4 Capital has raided his old firm WPP for its new Asia Pacific region boss, Michel de Rijk, who joins from WPP media operation GroupM. De Rijk (left) was global chief growth officer at GroupM’s Performance ...

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