Now Sadoun divides Publicis US creative empire into three

Publicis Groupe is reorganising its US creative agencies into three groups – east, west and center – with Jem Ripley returning from Capgemini to run east, Andrew Bruce running west and Andrew Swinand center. Publicis agencies include Publicis Worldwide, Leo ...

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Huawei comes out fighting with good works blitz

You may have heard of Huawei (pronounced wah-way), it’s not Donald Trump’s favourite technology company or that of many security types around the world. Trouble is (from their point of view) the Chinese giant has lots of capability others don’t. ...

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WPP reels in £2.5bn with 60 per cent Kantar sale to Bain

WPP CEO Mark Read has done his best deal yet, agreeing to sell 60 per cent of research operation Kantar to Bain Capital for £2.5bn, valuing the whole of Kantar at £3.2bn. £1.5bn will go towards reducing WPP’s debt with ...

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Talon goes creative with Out of Home specialist Grand Visual

Out of Home agency Talon has bought Grand Visual, a leading OOH digital creative specialist, plus its ad tech provider QDOT. Grand Visual and QDOT employ 48 people globally across London, New York and a development hub in Montevideo, Uruguay. ...

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TBWA styles a winner for Supercuts

Here’s a turn up, an engaging humorous ad for a high street shop – do either exist any more (high street shop with a budget)? You have to go to LA by the looks of it in TBWA Chiat Day’s ...

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MC Grindah heads up Santander anti-scam drive

About the only common quality to UK bank advertising is that most people find it irritating – possibly because they’re irritated with banks. Santander at least tries something different – last time out it was faux bank Antandec featuring the ...

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Idris Elba goes on vacation with Stella

Idris Elba is appearing in even more ads than Robert De Niro these days and here he is again for Stella Artois, in an effort from VaynerMedia that seems aimed at the US market. Well he’s got to do something ...

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Did Kevin bring home the BT bacon for Publicis Groupe?

BT has appointed Publicis Groupe to handle a brand relaunch campaign, after 23 years of working with AMV BBDO on its main brand advertising. Could this be a reward for Saatchi & Saatchi’s many years of bringing Kevin Bacon to ...

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Ete Davis takes on the challenge to turbo charge Engine

Ete Davies, who left AnalogFolk last week, has been appointed to replace Matt Edwards as CEO of Engine’s creative and experience design division. This is the bit that used to be WCRS, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Synergy and Slice. It looks ...

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