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Forsman & Bodenfors and Crispin Porter move closer to MDC merger

Life’s never dull at Crispin Porter+Bogusky, or, indeed, its owner MDC Partners and now the agency, once the highest profile creative shop in the US, is setting out on a new adventure: appointing Forsman & Bodenfors’ long-serving CEO Erik Sollenberg ...

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New agency Erich & Kallman launches in San Francisco

Here’s an interesting new agency with a pedigree, in the agreeable climes of San Francisco. Former Crispin Porter+Bogusky president Steven Erich and Goodby Silverstein & Partners ECD Eric Kallman are teaming up to launch Erich & Kallman. Both have considerable ...

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American Airlines coup for MDC’s Crispin Porter

MDC Partners’ Crispin Porter has a sprightly new feather in its cap after a turbulent past couple of years: American Airlines which has left McCann after nearly 25 years. Media moves from McCann to WPP’s MediaCom. Crispin Porter pitched against ...

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Jane Austin: Tim Berners-Lee says robots are the future – CP+B’s Porter imagines a world without clients

Technology is taking over from the mind in the 21st century in the same the way machines replaced physical labour in the industrial revolution. Algorithms rule the world, from Google Search and Facebook’s news feed to NSA data collection and ...

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CEO Nadal sells down MDC Partners stake – which may attract attention from the odd lurking predator

Advertising is a high wire act (as Wieden+Kennedy in Portland is currently re-discovering) and there’s no more spectacular trapeze artist than Miles Nadal, CEO and, until the other day, the biggest shareholder in MDC Partners which owns some or all ...

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Miles Nadal’s MDC Partners keeps growing although ‘ordinary’ profits remain over the horizon

MDC Partners, which describes itself as a ‘business transformation company’ these days, continues its high-wire act. Reading the small print of its accounts presentation for 2013 you can see that losses increased to $148.9m from $85.4m in 2012, blamed on ...

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Blow for Mother US as Burger King goes walkabout

I read somewhere the other day that the average tenure on a big ad account these days was three years, down from seven a decade ago. When you consider all the palaver that goes into appointing an agency –  endless ...

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Crispin Porter takes different mobile tack for Nokia

More tie-ups, this time between Nokia and Microsoft for their Windows phones. Nokia/Microsoft/Windows does sound a bit like a horse designed by a committee but at least the combo is trying to something a bit different with its advertising. Here’s ...

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