Krispy Kreme saddles up and heads for Kansas City agency Barkley

Here’s one that got away, as far as the big boys are concerned anyway. Calory-busting doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has chosen Kansas City agency Barkley to handle its international account. Here’s the Kansas City Star’s report. They love doughnuts at ...

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Starbucks wins first round in distribution battle with Kraft

Everybody’s (least) favourite company Kraft has lost the first (and likely crucial) round in its fight to stop Starbucks ending its ten year distribution deal Kraft had tried to claim in a US court that its agreement to distribute Starbucks ...

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War breaks out in London’s Great Portland Street between Engine’s Dave the consultancy and UKTV’s Dave the TV station

This could get nasty, two neighbours in London’s Great Portland Street (formerly the capital’s rag trade area, now home to agencies and the like) are battling in the European courts over the use of the rather unglamorous name ‘Dave.’ Dave ...

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Dentsu strengthens India presence with $50m buyout of partner Sandeep Goyal

Japanese advertising giant Dentsu has made a timely move to strengthen its position in the rapidly-growing Indian advertising market with the purchase of entrepreneur Sandeep Goyal’s 26 per cent stake in the four agencies the two partners founders founded for ...

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Mystery over Newcastle agency Robson Brown’s £8.7m missing assets

Eagle-eyed analyst Bob Willott of Marketing Services Financial Intelligence has spotted that a huge chunk of money seems to have gone missing from Newcastle agency Robson Brown, recently acquired out of administration by Mission Marketing Group. Here’s part of his ...

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