Campaign magazine gets smaller to survive in print

More signs have emerged about the erosion of Campaign, once the UK’s all-conquering advertising magazine. The title, launched in an elegant A3-ish format back in 1968 (297mm x 210mm sticks in my mind for some reason) is now to go ...

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French execs Bordas and Pannaud move up the TBWA\Europe ladder

TBWA France president Nicolas Bordas (left) has moved up in the network, becoming vice -president TBWA\Europe and vice-president of Being Worldwide, the agency entity that houses the Dan (Digital Arts Network) digital agency and a number of non-advertising businesses such ...

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Why W+K Amsterdam thinks booking.com is booking good for you

After a few years as top dog among go-ahead European creative agencies Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam was rather eclipsed last year by some others, not least its London sibling. Maybe it was that big account thing; its stuff for Heineken and its ...

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WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell did intervene to sort out GroupM/Channel 4 airtime row

As we suspected the airtime row between GroupM, which handles big negotiations for WPP’s media agencies including MediaCom, Mindshare and MEC, and publicly-backed UK broadcaster Channel 4 did escalate to involve the higher ranks of WPP. Which means CEO Sir ...

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WPP launches OOH trading exchange SN:Xchange

We’re all pretty familiar with online ad trading exchanges (we know they’re out there anyway) and now WPP’s Kinetic, which claims to be the world’s biggest out of home media buyer, is launching ‘SN:Xchange’ (where do they get these bloody ...

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Rupert Murdoch wants to merge The Times and the Sunday Times – but the indie directors won’t let him

Blimey, ‘independent directors’ standing up to Rupert Murdoch. These bods (not the same ones presumably) were first appointed in 1981 when Margaret Thatcher allowed owner of the Sun Rupert Murdoch to buy The Times and the Sunday Times. When, shortly ...

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