Why are adland’s top bosses in a muddle over creativity?

Master of the soundbite Sir Martin Sorrell is getting his knickers into something of a twist as he roams the world plugging new company S4C and its first buy MediaMonks. To wit, that he’s not interested in “creativity.” Sorrell, of ...

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BETC gets inside the fevered imagination of Canal+

BETC Paris is rightly renowned for many things but Canal+ is perhaps its signature account. BETC is now ultimately owned by Canal+ parent Vivendi so it’s as well to be on top form. Canal+ has what it calls a new ...

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DDB’s Wendy Clark in hot water over Ted Royer VW gig

DDB global CEO Wendy Clark (below) finds herself in unexpected and highly disagreeable hot water over the agency’s use of former Droga5 CCO Ted Royer as a freelance on its big global VW pitch. Royer, one of the most high ...

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Omnicom steady in Q3 2018 but that seems to be the plan

Omnicom has reported steady Q3 2018 performance with organic revenue growth of 2.9 per cent although most of this has come from Europe and Asia with US organic growth inching ahead by just 0.6 per cent. There was a small ...

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Campaign from its early days as an editor’s graveyard

Campaign is celebrating its 50th birthday with a big glossy special edition (below) – worth the somewhat numbing £17.50 if you can find one. There are highlights, lowlights, some amazing work (very little of it recent alas) and some amazing ...

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WPP heads for FT South Bank building, Laurentino moves up to be Ogilvy UK CCO

WPP is in advanced talks to buy the Financial Times’s London headquarters at One Southwark Bridge for £93m, continuing the trend of giant centralised HQs in adland. It already has similar operations in Amsterdam and Toronto. At the same time ...

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