Media

Sorrell’s new S4 Capital posts promising first year numbers

Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital has released its first full year results, for 2018, which appear to show the new entity is motoring nicely. S4 includes Dutch (now international) production company MediaMonks, acquired in July last year, and programmatic media ...

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Are junk food ads living on borrowed time?

The ad industry is preparing to fight back against the threat of stricter controls on junk food advertising, as the government announces a public consultation on whether there should be a watershed for TV and online ads featuring foods high ...

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WPP shuffles its agency deck again as it forms new “powerhouse” in Seattle

More network shuffling at WPP, this time it’s digital network Possible (already described as a Wunderman Thompson company) merging with Wunderman Thompson – only in Seattle at this stage although it looks like the two are joining forces officially in ...

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AMS tries to make sense of northern media by poaching two from MediaCom Leeds

AMS Media, one of the stalwarts of the UK’s still-surviving media independent sector, has lured two former MediaCom execs to helm its new office in Leeds. MediaCom Leeds founding director Steve Empson and investment director James Whitehead (fourth and second ...

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Sky Bet and presenter Stelling red carded by ASA

Not before time the ASA has banned a Sky Bet ad featuring Jeff Stelling, the presenter of Sky’s Soccer Saturday programme. Sky sold Sky Bet for an eye-watering £3.4bn last year, but most viewers probably think it’s still part of ...

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Sir Martin Sorrell on Madison Avenue Manslaughter

Michael Farmer has just published the third edition of his invaluable Madison Avenue Manslaughter, surely the best analysis of the recent history of advertising and its agencies and guide to what to try to do next. We’ll have more from ...

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