WPP contests cost of $300m Triad data acquisition

Running a big ad holding company must be rather like playing whack-a-mole, except for millions of dollars. Something troublesome keeps popping up just when you think it’s business as usual (if such a state still exists in such companies.) WPP ...

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Anonymous US survey lifts lid on agency salaries

An anonymous Google doc is doing the rounds of agencies in the US, giving details (submitted anonymously) of agency salaries. With details of sex/sexual orientation and years of service which, to no-one’s great surprise, shows that white males of a ...

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New digital out-of-home busines, Foris, launches in UK

Two outdoor veterans have teamed up with Jonny Brackenbury – a former director of Credit Suisse and an original investor in Soho House – to launch a new digital out-of-home business, called Foris Outdoor. Founder and CEO Cennydd Roberts, who ...

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Uncommon redesigns Kama Sutra for Habito mortgages

The Kama Sutra doesn’t usually spring to mind when you’re looking for a mortgage but it has in the fevered imagination of Uncommon Creative Studio, with new print campaign for mortgage broker and lender Habito, featuring work by acclaimed Israeli ...

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Advertising Week joins exodus from Andrew’s Pitch@Palace

Advertising Week has joined the ever-growing list of “supporters” abandoning Prince Andrew”s Pitch@Palace tech initiative, aimed at drumming up funds for start-ups. Andrew, AKA the Duke of York, was due to pitch up at next year’s Advertising Week Europe shindig ...

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Sorrell’s S4Capital/MediaMonks spreads wings in India and APAC with WhiteBalance content business

S4Capital’s global growth continues apace with Sir Martin Sorrell’s self-styled new era digital and marketing services company conditionally agreeing a merger between its MediaMonks content creation business and India’s WhiteBalance, a complementary business based in Delhi. S4 opened an office ...

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Wieden+Kennedy wins More Th>n insurance

Wieden+Kennedy London is ending 2019 on a high note adding RSA’s More Th>n insurance to its recent National Trust win. The business moves from VCCP. More Th>n is a bit of a maverick in the insurance world, its individualistic moniker ...

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