Is fear of a Vivendi bid behind Publicis and $5bn Epsilon?

If you think the Accenture/Droga5 tie-up is a big deal, think what may be happening in France. Publicis is considering a $5bn offer for data firm Epsilon, its biggest potential deal so far and one that has spooked shareholders as ...

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Despite all the talk, advertising’s gender pay gap persists

This year’s gender pay gap figures are now public, and it won’t surprise anyone that progress has been slow. It’s disappointing, especially when there seem to be more high profile women running the industry. Annette King (below) is CEO of ...

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System1: who’s winning the Bud Light/Miller Lite ad spat ?

Light beer never gripped the consumer consciousness in the UK in the same way as it did in the US. Over there, light beer ruled the market. Over here, it’s often just the last beer left in the fridge after ...

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Adobe’s film in reverse by Pereira O’Dell divides opinion

Much of the best creativity (some would say just about all of it) is coming from tech companies these days. Why? They’ve got the budget and at the top end of the market a healthy business model. They’re also willing ...

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No Bullsh*t Leadership: Havas CEO Chris Hirst Tells Us How

Chris Hirst is global CEO of Havas Creative, so he’s got a thing or two to say about leadership. His preference is for the “No Bullsh*t” kind, which provides the title for his new book. The launch party at Havas’ ...

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Apple reprises office basics with hymn to “underdogs”

Did you know that Apple holds the patent for round pizza boxes? It does, they use them in its canteens. Anyway, they’re the inspiration for this Apple At Work ad showing how its products help a bunch of “underdogs” prepare ...

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