Now M&C Saatchi agency leaders quit

M&C Saatchi seems to be suffering a death by 1000 cuts: CEO Giles Hedger and ECD Justin Tindall (below), both recruited from Leo Burnett in the wake of the agency’s ill-fated dalliance with Lean Mean Fighting Machine, are both taking ...

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Grey Europe lands Carlsberg alcohol free account

Grey Europe has won Carlsberg’s Alcohol Free Beer (AFB) global communications account. Grey Europe won the business following a final pitch run in-house. The first work will appear in early 2020 and will connect to the ‘Probably’ Carlsberg positioning, with ...

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Talon Outdoor: the Out of Home year in pictures

2019 was a year of real transformation for Talon. Barry Cupples, CEO, comments: “We’ve held multiple events to launch products, networks and our smarter as standard initiatives in OOH. This has brought our clients together across the world. We’ve acquired ...

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ASA deals with adland outbreak of Tourette’s

UK adland regulator the ASA is dealing with a seeming outbreak of Tourette’s this Christmas – our old friend BrewDog is in trouble again (this time with the assistance of Uncommon Creative Studio) for its motherfucker poster (it doesn’t actually ...

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Dan Thwaites: how to make your Christmas ad connect

‘Tis the season of the Christmas ad. Frosty night-time scenes, glittering magical themes and brightly wrapped boxes fill our screens accompanied by familiar or nostalgic music, all designed to pluck at our heart strings and help us go shopping. The ...

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Red Brick Road lands Canderel and 1800 tequila

Independent London agency Red Brick Road is ending the year on a high note with two new clients: Canderel and Pure Via sweeteners and Proximo Spirits, which distributes a number of brands including Jose Cuervo and Bushmills. RBR will focus ...

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Unilever marketing changes fail to deliver sales growth

Unilever has been going through one of the marketing “transformations” we read so much about – taking more work in-house, cutting agency costs (and therefore use) and using influencers and the like – but it doesn’t seem to be working. ...

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Now US boss Brien quits ever-changing Dentsu Aegis, global jobs cut

The huge clearout at at Dentsu Aegis Network (the media arm of the Japanese ad conglomerate) continues apace – it’s looking rather like like a purge – as US CEO Nick Brien (below) departs to be replaced by Jacki Kelly ...

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