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Bayley joins new-style agency collective Harbour as production boss

One of the spectator sports of the pandemic (for those of a chilly disposition anyway) was seeing who survived and who didn’t. Paul Hammersley’s Harbour was launched in 2017 as an “independent communications agency” collective in which clients “only paid ...

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VCCP ventures into the metaverse

London agency VCCP is venturing into the metaverse with a virtual office inside a Roblox game. and very nice it looks too. A good way of showing your clients and prospects that you get these virtual thingies. Mind you, there’ve ...

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Peter Scott returns to the fray as boss of ad tech start-up Playcart

Peter Scott (below), the Scott in Wight Collins Rutherford Scott (later WCRS and then Engine Group) and latterly boss of Be Heard Group, which succumbed to rival MSQ a couple of years ago, has a Tigger-like quality. The serial entrepreneur, ...

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R3: global new business reviews increase 53.5% in 2021 – Havas makes biggest gains, WPP leads overall

New business reviews bounced back globally in 2021, increasing by 53.5% on the back of major creative and media reviews from clients including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Mercedes-Benz. According to new business data from independent marketing consultancy, R3. Growth was strongest ...

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The Kite Factory wins homeless charity Crisis UK’s media

UK homeless charity Crisis UK, has appointed independent media agency The Kite Factory to its online and offline media planning and buying after a pitch. Crisis UK, founded in 1967, helps homeless people via its 11 centres across the UK. ...

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Publicis Media launches diverse marketplace DIME

Publicis is joining the ranks of media agencies targeting under-represented media and their communities with DIME, standing for Diverse & Inclusive Media Exchange. The marketplace, created at Publicis Media agency Spark Foundry, offers two main routes to entry: one is ...

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Engine Creative boss Ete Davies quits

Is it the Great Resignation? Quite a few adland leaders seem to be falling out of love with the old trade. Latest one to depart to focus on “personal projects” is Ete Davies (below), CEO of Engine Creative who’s stepping ...

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New creativity: Ioniq, IKEA and Halifax

Hyundai’s luxury brand Ioniq is eschewing the Super Bowl this year but agency Innocean has been charged with making a Super Bowl level ad, to run elsewhere on NFL coverage. So here it is. with Jason Bateman taking a tour ...

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BBH wins “sustainable” deodorant Wild

BBH seems to have upped its new business game and it’s been chosen, without a pitch, to handle sustainable deodorant brand Wild. Wild launched last year and and is already expanding internationally, starting with Germany as its first key market ...

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