Accenture’s Monkeys send up religion for lamb

Lamb is the meat we can all eat, regardless of religion, according to Australian lamb producers in this diverting piece from The Monkeys, now owned by Accenture of course. So we have one J. Christ hosting his wide circle of ...

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Scandal-hit Bell Pottinger faces final reckoning

Bell Pottinger, the big london PR firm torpedoed by its leading role in the Gupta/Oakbay Capital scandal in South Africa, will go out of business next week unless a last minute buyer is found. Its successful Asian business says it ...

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Accenture Interactive gets physical with Matter product design acquisition

Accenture’s acquisition spree continues,now it’s buying Matter, a San Francisco based firm that specialises in product design. Matter will be combined with Accenture’s design operation Fjord. Recent Accenture marcoms buys include Wire Stone, The Monkeys, Kunstmaan, Karmarama, SinnerSchrader and IMJ. ...

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Diesel “goes with the flaw” in Publicis Italia debut

Italian fashion company Diesel has departed Anomaly (not for the first time) and booked into Publicis Italia, whose debut is very, very Frrrench (still with us?) You can tell it’s French because Edith Piaf kicks things off. Diesel says it ...

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MEC/Maxus sets sail for uncharted waters as Wavemaker

MEC/Maxus, or ‘Newco’ as it’s been known since WPP decided to merge Maxus into the larger MEC, has become ‘oldco’ and will now be known as Wavemaker, named after MEC’s content division. Wavemaker will be positioned as a “media, content ...

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Another media blow for WPP as Barclays heads to Omnicom

It never rains but it pours – on WPP at the moment anyway – and now Gideon Spannier reports in Campaign that Barclays is poised to move its £60m media account to Omnicom from WPP’s Maxus. Maxus is being merged ...

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