Tag Archives: charles saatchi

Booming M&C Saatchi sets sights on world domination (again)

The nothing is impossible boys seem to be back, M&C Saatchi has just reported profits of £7.76m on a 21 per cent increase in worldwide revenue to £125m and is spending some of it on buying the EMCG agency in ...

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Well here he is again, Sir Martin Sorrell still talking about WPP’s numbers and why pay walls are a good thing at two in the morning

Doesn’t the guy sleep? Well clearly not. He found time at 2am New York time to talk to CNBC Europe’s Squark Box financial news show about WPP’s revenue and profits (understandable), why he’s going to pay shareholders an increased dividend ...

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World exclusive! The secret diary of Martin Sorrell (aged 13 and a bit)

Thanks to some Daily Telegraph-style subterfuge we have succeeded in gaining an early look at The Secret Diary of Martin Sorrell (aged 13 and a bit). This will be serialised in full, we believe, in, er, the Daily Telegraph. It ...

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Gio Compario and Aleksander Orlov demonstrate the enduring strength of TV advertising

The recent market performances of insurance brands comparethemarket.com and gocompare.com are a cheerful counter to all those gloomy predictions that the salami slicing of the internet, where in theory we can each be targeted individually with exactly what we’ve always ...

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Five things you didn’t know about advertising agencies: 1970s (1)

1/The 1970s were arguably advertising’s fun decade: the 1960s had uncorked the so-called creative revolution in New York and London and agencies were happy to earn eye-watering fees without the distraction of trying to build their companies on the stock ...

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Five things you didn’t know about advertising agencies: 1960s

1/ British ad legend Charles Saatchi wanted to be a film writer but lost a competition with Ridley Scott to write the script for a small and now forgotten British film about an athlete. So he decided to create the ...

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Margaret Thatcher steals the show at Saatchi 40th birthday party

She may be 84 and struggling with dementia but former prime minister Margaret Thatcher stole the show at the joint Saatch & Saatchi/M&C Saatchi 40th birthday celebrations at Charles Saatchi’s Kings Road, Chelsea, art gallery. No sign of Charlie though. ...

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Has anyone in London got (any of) the Saatchi brothers’ pizazz?

It’s a bit much, after all, when advertising agencies escape from the ghetto of trade media for the first time in years only when two brothers who are well into their sixties (one of whom has retired from advertising if ...

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