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Media shop PHD crashes the big league with $1.4bn GlaxoSmithKline win

By beating incumbent WPP-owned MediaCom, Publicis Groupe’s Starcom and Havas’ Media Planning Group in one of the biggest media account moves of the year. The win (drugs giant GSK is America’s 18th biggest advertiser) is a huge coup for PHD, ...

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Francois Sarkozy joins Publicis Groupe with sale of healthcare consultancy

Nicolas Sarkozy’s younger brother Francois is joining Publicis Groupe which has bought the healthcare agency AEC Partners he set up with Yannick Sabatin. It will be renamed Publicis Healthcare Consulting and looks like it will be run by Sabatin as ...

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Vince Cable in another fine pickle as EC says “you decide on Sky bid Vince”

UK coalition government business secretary Vince Cable has had a trying old time recently, being excoriated by students and their supporters for helping to push through a tripling of higher education charges (despite opposing any such thing prior to joining ...

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Havas’ Vincent Bollore launches electric cars hire scheme in Paris

We’ve already had Google developing driverless cars and now another big adland figure Vincent Bollore of Havas says he is pumping 100m euros into a scheme called Autolib to rent out electric cars to Parisians. The ‘blue cars’ in question, ...

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