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Disney global media review is welcome relief for Omnicom and Publicis

Disney has concluded its giant media review – estimated at between $2-3bn – more or less as you were, with new Omnicom entity OMG23 (Disney was formed in 1923) winning most of North America including new Fox acquisitions and Publicis ...

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What’s going wrong at Publicis Groupe?

If you read the coverage of Publicis Groupe’s recently-announced Q3 numbers – organic growth going into -2.7 per cent reverse, with particularly big hits in the key markets of the US and Europe – you’d be spoilt for choice as ...

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Out of Home contender CP Media snaps up Eye Airports

UK regional Out of Home company CP Media (owned by Community Partners) has bought Eye Airports which has the advertising and promotion rights for 19 UK airports including Newcastle, Bristol and Exeter. Eye Airports has 80 digital sites among more ...

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Starling Bank takes wing with first TV campaign

We could do with more new banks in the UK but most of them seem to hit more than their fair share of bumps in the road. Starling Bank appears to be doing OK though with 900,000 accounts, some good ...

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LNER picks M&C Saatchi and Merkle to pep up East Coast train route

LNER, Britain’s troubled East Coast rail service up from London to points north and currently run by the Government, has appointed M&C Saatchi and Merkle to handle its ad campaigns/marketing services in a Creative Brief review. LNER commercial director Suzanne ...

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Adam&eveDDB strikes confident note for VW movie deal

VW SUVs are sponsoring films on the UK’s ITV with a new spin on its ‘Confidence’ theme, this time it’s ‘Movie Star Confidence’ as it’s a long series of idents plus online films from adam&eveDDB, inverting movie jeopardy set-ups. These ...

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Crisis looms for CEO Sadoun and Publicis Groupe as organic growth goes backwards – even as profits edge up

Publicis Groupe’s third quarter 2019 results are a stinker – by the way these things are usually measured. Organic growth fell by 2.7 per cent in Q3, way below expectations and Publicis is forecasting -2.5 per cent for the year. ...

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