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Another media blow for WPP as Barclays heads to Omnicom

It never rains but it pours – on WPP at the moment anyway – and now Gideon Spannier reports in Campaign that Barclays is poised to move its £60m media account to Omnicom from WPP’s Maxus. Maxus is being merged ...

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Is Barclays tip-toeing down the agency-bashing route?

Well it might be, according to a story in Campaign. Apparently Barclays has hired search outfit Oystercatchers to conduct an “an internally focused management consultancy-type project” to review all its 200-odd global agencies as part of a company-wide efficiency drive. ...

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Lloyds Bank picks its moment to hail TSB-free life

Following a rather flashy (and bemusing) press campaign on Sunday (wraparounds are very annoying) Lloyds Bank has added some meat to the potatoes with this film, from RKCR/Y&R presumably, hailing its new TSB-free existence. The new TSB is a local ...

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UK bank changes give a boost to Engine Group

You can’t keep British banks out of the news – this morning we had the Government flogging six per cent of its stake in Lloyds for £3.2bn (bit cheap that) and Barclays being fingered for overcharging interest (so that’s another ...

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Britain’s much-derided banks try to make us like them again with TV ad blitz

Yesterday we looked at Nationwide’s new ad aiming a polite kick at rival banks (Nationwide is a mutual) while remarking that the aforementioned banks are sticking their heads above the parapet at last following the well-deserved beating they took for ...

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