Sorrell tells Levy: Don’t buy Chinese car agency O&R

In an extraordinary new twist to the Oriental & Rende story I posted the other day, WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell (pictured) has written to his counterpart at Publicis Groupe, Maurice Lévy, warning him of the dangers of acquiring ...

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DDB moves top global creative Amir Kassaei and creative HQ to China

Omnicom-owned DDB is moving its chief creative officer Amir Kassaei and the network’s creative headquarters to Shanghai, a pretty emphatic underlining that China and the wider Far East region is where the money is these days. DDB CEO Chuck Brymer ...

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101 goes down exceedingly old route for embattled Premier Foods’ Mr Kipling

Fallon breakaway 101 (with the added ingredient of former Cadbury marketing director Phil Rumbol) has been appointed by former Kraft executive Mike Clarke to help dig Premier Foods out of the financial mire it incurred when Premier’s former management paid ...

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Kate Upton sizzles for US burger launch

I guess this is what you’d call ‘back to basics’ advertising featuring Sports Illustrated swimsuit diva Kate Upton sizzling away for Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s and their new South West Patty Melt. Amazing, isn’t it, that this comes from the ...

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Clemenger BBDO and NAB blast weasel bankers

How often do you come across a interesting bank ad? Well this one, ‘They’ll Never Change,’ from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for NAB in Australia promises a lot in that it shows other bankers weaselling their way out of a offering ...

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Kraft shows energy strategy with Mio launch by Taxi

Mio Energy is one of the most eagerly-awaited of Kraft’s growing hand of new products, one designed to take on all-conquering Red Bull and, maybe, turn its new snacks company into a rival to snacks and beverage combo PepsiCo. This ...

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Gocompare.com’s new agency Dare isn’t quite what it was as creative boss Brooke-Taylor quits

At virtually the same moment trendy digital agency Dare triumphantly announced it had won the £28m Gocompare.com price comparison account, it also had to make an embarrassing disclosure. It had just lost Danny Brooke-Taylor (pictured), the executive creative director who, ...

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Opel Combo party time from Belgium’s LDV United

This one probably won’t be bothering awards juries later in the year too much (although it’s got an intriguing big interactive online campaign behind it where you set challenges for the Combo team) but it’s also got more life than ...

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