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Is agency giant Omnicom really a white boys’ club?

That’s the implication of a dispute going on in New York where the city’s $118bn public pension funds have asked the investment banks and ad agency groups they invest in to disclose information about the racial and social gender of ...

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We’re on the cusp of a golden age of advertising says Droga5’s Dave Droga

Here’s Dave Droga, legendary Aussie-born creative and boss of happening agency Droga5, telling Ad Age editor Abbey Klaassen why he thinks the ‘Mad Men’ era wasn’t necessarily the golden age of advertising (although he likes some of it) and why ...

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DDB moves top global creative Amir Kassaei and creative HQ to China

Omnicom-owned DDB is moving its chief creative officer Amir Kassaei and the network’s creative headquarters to Shanghai, a pretty emphatic underlining that China and the wider Far East region is where the money is these days. DDB CEO Chuck Brymer ...

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Now it’s Time for a Tiger global beer ad review

‘It’s Time for a Tiger’ has been the line for Asia Pacific Breweries’ Tiger beer ever since the 1930s (author Anthony Burgess even used it as the title of one of his books) and now Tiger is reviewing its global ...

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Boring old Omnicom nearly back to $1bn profit

BBDO and TBWA owner Omnicom made $952m profit in 2011, almost back to the $1bn it made in pre-credit crunch 2008. Revenue rose 10.6 per cent to $13.9bn while profits rose 15.1 per cent. The rise in revenue won’t be ...

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Will the old Mad Men magic work for Tina Brown’s new Newsweek?

Creatives, sharpen your pencils. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, has a new challenge for you. Well, not ‘new’ perhaps; more “retro”. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hone those copy skills which you might, if you were ...

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