Tag Archives: aegis

KMP founder Michael Manton dies at 86

I learned today that Michael Manton, one of the founders of famous 1960s agency KMP, has died aged 86. Michael was an interesting character: intellectual and unyielding but able to embrace new things, as he did when he chaired the ...

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Engine Group’s David Liu: how to build a new agency group in China

Peter Scott’s UK marcoms contender Engine Group has been quiet of late as it struggles to find the right agency acquisition in the US but it’s also setting its eyes on Asia, where marcoms companies are making an increasing amount ...

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Chinese regulators threaten Aegis/Dentsu deal

Will Dentsu’s £3.2bn takeover of Aegis ever actually happen? Dentsu has been telling us for months that it’s only a matter of time – time needed to win regulatory approval in China, where Dentsu is desperate to expand and sees ...

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Watch out Eric Newnham and Talon – Posterscope is plotting your downfall!

This video has surfaced on YouTube purporting to describe the reaction of Dentsu-owned Postercope to Talon’s win of OMG’s humungous UK outdoor buying business – £150m or so. Dentsu bought media-buying independent Aegis for £3.2m last year and Posterscope, its ...

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Dentsu boss Tim Andree sets out new China strategy

China and Japan aren’t always the best of pals (that’s enough serious political analysis for now) and Japanese marcoms giant Dentsu has therefore found it difficult to expand in its neighbour’s huge market. The traditional Dentsu model, providing absolutely everything ...

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