More optimism from Aegis as Carat forecasts increase in global ad growth

The tidal wave of optimism from media buying and market research group Aegis continues with confident noises about the company’s own growth prospects and, from biggest network Carat, an upward revision in its forecast for global ad growth. And it ...

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Pressure group targets Libya’s Brown Lloyd James and Bahrain’s Bell Pottinger in call for ethical PR

Pressure group The Really Ethical PR Agency (they’ve got a sense of humour then) has protested outside the offices of Bell Pottinger in London because the PR agency, owned by Lord Bell’s Chime Communications, handles the Bahrain government. This follows ...

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Aegis growth story hammered by bad debt, low contribution from Mitchell

The business newswires are awash this morning with confident noises from media buying and research group Aegis (which owns Carat, Vizeum and researcher Synovate) after its 2010 revenue rose from £1.35bn to £1.46bn. This led to an underlying profit of ...

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US Art Directors Club does something to encourage young talent (rather than just talking about it)

There’s been much talk recently on the ad agency business’ difficulties in attracting and nurturing young talent, Interpublic CEO Michael Roth remarking at the 4As that “nobody wakes up wanting to get into advertising” or words to that effect. Some ...

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