Media

Interpublic defies US odds with 5.6 per cent growth

Interpublic CEO Michael Roth and his key lieutenants, including Harris Diamond at McCann Worldgroup and Carter Murray at FCB, seem to have discovered a secret sauce that eludes its rivals at WPP, Omnicom and Publicis Groupe. The smallest of the ...

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World Cup: Adidas edges Nike (and Spotify) in brand battle

The recent World Cup was, by most people’s estimates, a success and that was certainly the case for the brands scoring highly in digital agency DMS’ round-up here. Adidas will be pleased that it saw off Nike – just – ...

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Fallon makes rapid exit from Papa John’s in wake of Laundry Service $6m mystery

Client/agency relationships in adland are getting pretty messy and the Papa John’s saga in the US, where departed founder and CEO John Schnatter has accused Wasserman-owned full service agency Laundry Service of trying to extort six million dollars from the ...

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US healthcare car crash batters Publicis Groupe

Publicis growth turned negative in the second quarter of 2018 with a 2.1 per cent decline from a 1.68 per cent uptick in Q1 which CEO Arthur Sadoun blamed on a car crash in its US health sales representative business ...

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Investors take fright as Omnicom’s US problems continue

Omnicom Group is the latest ad holding company to frighten the stock market horses – following in the hoof prints of WPP – with its shares tumbling nearly ten per cent on Wall Street following disappointing second quarter earnings figures. ...

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Nike comes back for second helping in World Cup wake

There seem to be two main narratives in the UK at the moment: football almost “coming home” (the World Cup went to France of course and, anyway, it’s the Jules Rimet trophy and England didn’t even enter until 1950 – ...

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T&P treads carefully for Sun Bingo and Jeremy Kyle

We don’t usually do TV idents, especially when they’re yet another gambling brand sponsoring the frightful daytime Jeremy Kyle Show. But this one from The&Partnership and its News UK on-site agency Pulse is quite funny. Is dog poo an in-joke? ...

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Publicis Media bags another big one with Lenovo

Lenovo, now the world’s number one PC company with a booming PC gaming business and also Motorola, has appointed Publicis Media to handle its global account. Publicis is setting up bespoke unit Lenovo One Media formed from its Spark Foundry ...

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