Cautious Havas slows decline in last quarter of 2020

Havas, now owned by Vivendi, has reported Q4 2020 and full year figures, coming in towards the bottom of the ad holding companies with full year net revenues down 9.2% at $2.46 billion, compared to pre-pandemic 2019. Full year organic ...

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Dentsumcgarrybowen London brings in two new executive creative directors

Two joint executive creative directors, Sue Higgs from Grey London and Paul Cohen from adam&eveDDB, have joined Dentsumcgarrybowen London to work with CCO Simon Lloyd, who joined the agency in October from adam&eveDDB. The new hirings are part of Dentsu ...

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Iggy Pop steps up the noise in winner from Marshall

You never get fired for hiring Iggy Pop – in ads anyway – and the so-called Godfather of Punk is back with a new campaign for Marshall audio products, ‘Never Stop Listening. A collaboration between director Kevin Castanheira, Dog Eat ...

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WPP appoints new global production supremo Dave Rolfe

WPP has lured Dave Rolfe (below) from Facebook to be its new global head of production. He will take the same role at WPP’s specialist production agency Hogarth. The appointment follows that of Rob Reilly from McCann Worldgroup as global ...

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Sooner collective charts upbeat route out of UK lockdown

A group of adland’s finest including Sir Nigel Bogle and Robert Campbell are – what’s the word, curating? – a social media campaign #LetsGetThereSooner inviting people to say what they’re looking forward to post-lockdown. And reminding them, as you do, ...

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Pret A Manger searches for global creative agency partner

Here’s an interesting challenge for a creative agency as we tiptoe out of lockdown: Pret A Manger is looking for such an agency to “support its ongoing transformation programme.” Pret, which operates from mainly city centre sites catering to office ...

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No-judgement vegan brand LikeMeat takes a ‘plant curious’ approach in new campaign by 72andSunny Amsterdam

LikeMeat, the plant-based “alt-meat” brand, has launched its first ad campaign, which aims to persuade people to buy the product because it’s tastes good, never mind that it’s saving the planet. The idea is not to get too worthy on ...

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More strife for MDC but CEO Penn paints a rosier picture

As usual with MDC Partners there’s red ink all over the numbers as it lost $237 million in Q4 2020, $243m for the full year. The owner of Anomaly, CPB, 72andSunny et al blamed this chiefly on an impairment charge. ...

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