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McCann: out of the frying pan, into the fire

Harris Diamond – who’s he? The new chairman and chief executive of McCann Worldgroup, replacing Nick Brien as of last night – that’s who. Brien’s position has long since looked untenable – to all, that is, except senior Interpublic management. ...

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OM4G – Fenton the dog strikes again for Everything Everywhere and Saatchi

Saatchi & Saatchi has enlisted the help of Fenton, the deer-chasing dog who became a YouTube sensation (or some pooch who looks remarkably like him) for its latest effort in the blockbuster launch of Everything Everywhere’s 4G service in the ...

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We Are Social heads new UK list of Tumblr social media agency partners

Social network Tumblr, which shares text and pictures among 150m global users, has named We Are Social, AKQA, BBH and Poke as its ‘A-List’ social media partners in the UK. The A-List Partnership Program gives the chosen agencies access to ...

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The7stars’ Jenny Biggam on why independence is good for media agencies

Jenny Biggam is one of the co-founders of successful UK media agency the7stars. Here she explains why there is still room for an independent media independent in an era of media monoliths like WPP’s GroupM, the pros and cons of ...

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Boots ditches its trusty girls for the feelgood factor

Boots and agency Mother have put their perky girls (as in ‘Here Come the Girls’) out to grass (they’re a bit matronly by now) and replaced them with a new Christmas campaign which is…what? A nice warm feeling and not ...

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AMV/BBDO boxes clever for Sainsbury’s with Christmas blitz of short films

Sainsbury’s is bravely facing up to life without celebrity chef and publishing tycoon Jamie Oliver and agency AMV/BBDO has taken the minimalist route with short films, albeit lots of them. This is quite a cunning ploy as it allows Sainsbury’s ...

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