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Chime Communications signs former Diageo boss Paul Walsh as new chairman

Chime Communications has found a real heavyweight to be its next chairman; Paul Walsh (left), former CEO of drinks giant Diageo. Walsh, who stepped down from Diageo after 15 years in the top job, succeeds Lord Davies. Walsh has also ...

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IAAF’s Lord Coe still needs to clarify role at Chime’s CSM

Chime Communications, sold to US private equity outfit Providence for £374m last year (WPP retains a 20 per cent stake), began as ad agency Lowe Howard-Spink and Bell before morphing into a PR group, headed by Lord Bell. Now, following ...

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Poser as WPP emerges as minor partner in Chime deal

Some time today Chime Communications – the quoted British marcoms group that owns agency VCCP and a gaggle of sports marketing businesses under the CSM banner – should announce that it’s agreed to a takeover from big media and sports ...

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Co-founder Ian Priest quits Chime’s VCCP

What’s former IPA president and VCCP co-founder Ian Priest going to do next? Priest (left) is leaving Chime Communications, the medium-sized UK marcoms company now mostly into sports-related activities, but being unfashionably gnomic about what he’s doing next. He told ...

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Can Lord Coe lead the BBC and Chime sports?

Amid all the speculation about (Lord) Sebastian Coe (left) succeeding Lord Patten as chairman of the BBC Trust – the body that’s supposed to oversee the Corporation but doesn’t really – the fact that Coe has another job, executive chairman ...

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Chime in another controversial deal as it buys Lord Coe’s sports company for £12m

Much muttering in UK adland today about mini-marcoms group Chime Communications’ purchase of (Lord) Sebastian Coe’s sports consultancy company Complete Leisure Group for a reported £12m. Coe (left), who was chairman of the London Olympics, owns 90 per cent of ...

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While we’re still waiting for 2012’s big deal WPP snaps up French data firm

WPP is to buy a majority stake in French digital data and campaign technology marketing group Predictys. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Grenoble, Predictys has a co-operative database which includes information from 140m opted-in consumers sourced from about 25 ...

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