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Go-go Carat wins Mastercard media from IPG’s UM

Dentsu/Aegis (or should that be Aegis/Dentsu?) media agency Carat has won Mastercard’s $250m global media business, beating off a selection of medialand’s finest including PHD, MediaVest, yet another team from WPP (GroupM in other words) and incumbent UM, owned by ...

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Grey and Carat scoop Ad Age’s 2014 gongs

WPP’s Grey is Ad Age’s Agency of 2014 (by which they presumably mean 2013, they wouldn’t give a prize for the best agency in January surely?) with Mullen in second place. Carat won the media agency gong. Well Grey, under ...

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Top Aegis exec Nigel Sharrocks steps down following Dentsu sale

One of UK medialand’s best-known execs Nigel Sharrocks is stepping down following the completion of the £3.2bn sale of Aegis Media to Japan’s Dentsu. Sharrocks (left), 56, was CEO of Aegis Media global brands, one of those rather mystifying titles ...

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GM’s Chevrolet dumps ‘Chevy Runs Deep’ for ‘Find New Roads’ as it chases global sales

‘Chevy Runs Deep’ was the solution to reviving Chevrolet, by far General Motors’ biggest brand, chosen by now-departed global CMO Joel Ewanick and his initial agency choice Goodby Silverstein. Now Alan Batey (left), officially ‘interim’ CMO but showing signs of ...

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GroupM airtime row with Channel 4 shines a light on media agency deals

The ongoing Channel 4/GroupM stand-off is rather worrying for advertisers for number of reasons. Campaign reports that GroupM’s refusal to accept a renewal of the same terms it was offered in its last two year deal -hardly an unreasonable offer ...

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Post-merger Carat snaps up $500m Macy’s

It seems to be business as usual at Carat (maybe better than usual) following its £3.2bn acquisition by Japan’s Dentsu as the media buyer has just won the $500m Macy’s account from WPP’s MEC. Post-merger many agencies run out of ...

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