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UK adspend starts to rise – Havas is up too

The IPA’s latest Bellwether report of UK advertisers says that 21 per cent spent a bit more in the first quarter of 2010 compared to just over 16 per cent who didn’t, leading to a modest rise of about 4.5 ...

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Will 2010 be the year of the agency start-up?

Agency start-ups put the energy into advertising and there’s some evidence around that the latter part of 2010 will see a whole raft of them as the economy recovers and top executives grow tired of life in the holding companies. ...

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Oh Lori! Ad war breaks out between Kirshenbaum and McCanns

A New York ad war has broken out between ambitious Toronto-based MDC, owner of Kirshenbaum Bond and McCann-Erickson, former home to Kirschenbaum Bond’s new president-ceo Lori Senecal (who’s now got her name on the door too). Lawyers have been called ...

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Springer & Jacoby closes – how long can a hot shop stay hot?

Germany’s most famous agency Springer & Jacoby has gone bust after failing to recover from the loss of the giant Mercedes account in July 2006. For a number of years the agency, credited with being the most creative in Germany, ...

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Poser for agencies as Clegg wins first UK TV debate

The chance to compete on equal terms with Labour and the Tories always looked like too good an opportunity for the Liberal Democrats to miss and Liberal leader Nick Clegg took full advantage in the first of the UK’s three ...

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50 years since CDP was born – was this the world’s best agency?

There are lots of other contenders of course, Boase Massimi Pollitt in the UK, DDB in New York, maybe there are supporters of Crispin Porter Bogusky in the US and even Campaign Palace in Sydney. But Collett Dickenson Pearce, now ...

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Now US business goes Apple app crazy

At long last Apple is cracking the corporate market, instanced by booming sales of iPhones (27 per cent of the US market in February) and the new iPad. Buyers are apparently being wooed by the ever-growing number of Apple apps ...

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TV boom times are back – for a few months at least

According to respected research firm Enders Analysis they are anyway. Enders forecasts that the UK TV market will be up by around 20 per cent in April and May this year compared to last, following tiny increases at the start ...

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PR agencies in a spin over Vodafone

A little online barney between two UK PR agencies has caused some amusement among the nation’s spinners this morning. Apparently Vodafone’s recently appointed agency, Paratus, (slightly toffy name, Latin for ‘prepared’ we believe) sent out an erroneous release to bloggers ...

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