US Army $4bn ad review heading for court again as WPP contests DDB win

WPP has joined former incumbent Interpublic’s McCann in contesting the result of the US Army’s review of its massive ten-year $4bn ad account, claiming that the winner, Omnicom’s DDB, couldn’t (among other things) do the job for the money. The ...

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Under-fire Barclays’ ad review is a poser for agencies

Barclays is reviewing its £60m creative account after 17 years at BBH. The bank, currently under siege from a dissatisfied investor and with a trial of its former CEO John Varley and others underway, moved its Barclaycard business into Droga5 ...

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Hirst moves to global role at Havas, BETC plans to go global

Havas has named Chris Hirst as head of its international creative network, working alongside Havas Media Group CEO Peter Mears and Havas Health & You boss Donna Murphy. Hirst was Havas’ EMEA boss and before that head of WPP’s Grey ...

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Ellis leaves Wunderman Thompson, more top level departures are surely on the cards

Wunderman UK ECD Abi Ellis (left) has resigned from the agency after a disciplinary investigation. The investigation, first reported by Campaign in December, was triggered after a Wunderman employee made a complaint via WPP’s confidential Right to Speak helpline. As ...

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