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Publicis Groupe snaps up 49 per cent of Brazilian ad group Talent

It must have been a nervous few weeks for Maurice Levy, the usually unruffled boss of Publicis Groupe, since his interest in buying Brazilian ad agency group Talent became public. Other potential bidders, chiefly Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP, would have ...

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WCRS beats BBH to yuppie UK fashion chain Boden

There’s a blast from the past, ‘yuppie,’ but Johnnie Boden’s fashion company Boden is about as yuppie, the term for 1980’s posh boys and girls (and would-be poshes), as you get. Boden, educated at Eton and Oxford (isn’t everybody these ...

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New UK internet ad figures show display and classified are gaining on search

It’s a moot point whether or not internet search should be counted as advertising, surely it’s direct marketing? However its phenomenal growth in the UK is slowing down, at least in relation to online display and classified. Search’s share of ...

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Rupert Murdoch’s worst friend Michael Wolff takes over at Adweek

His actual title is editorial director, which can mean a lot or hardly anything at all, but Michael Wolff, Rupert Murdoch’s recent biographer, is the new big signing for e5 Global Media (where do they get these names from?) which ...

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Adidas pulls $10m Apple iAds campaign after creative control row

Sportswear giant Adidas has pulled a planned $10m iAds campaign on Apple’s iPhone because of the technology company’s insistence on vetting creative. Adidas is also said to be unhappy with media placement and the (relative) lack of support for other ...

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