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Green shoots of recovery from Interpublic?

Things really must be getting better in the global advertising economy, the cynical might observe. Interpublic, the world’s fourth-largest and most financially challenged advertising conglomerate, has just reported a decent set of Q4 results. Despite a heavy kicking from principal ...

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Energy BBDO poaches Grey Paris top creative duo

Chicago-based Energy BBDO has poached Grey Paris creative directors Luissandro Del Gobbo and Giovanni Settesoldi (pictured) as senior VPs and creative directors. The pair spent four years at Grey Paris following time at JWT Paris and BBDO Milan. They have ...

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Lufthansa goes to German indie shop Kolle Rebbe – life doesn’t get any better for Nick Brien’s McCann

Interpublic CEO Michael Roth must be a rather worried man this Christmas; the holding company has hauled itself out of the knacker’s yard but two of his big agency networks, DraftFCB and McCann Erickson are not performing while the third, ...

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Is McCann gambling with $1bn plus Verizon by exiling New York boss Gruhler?

Verizon is one of Interpublic-owned McCann Erickson’s biggest accounts (in total Verizon spent about $1.9bn on media in 2010) and the departure of New York president Thom Gruler means that the three top people on the account have all recently ...

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Now $100m Applebee’s restaurants dumps McCann

Life really doesn’t get any better for Interpublic’s McCann Erickson and its bosses Nick Brien, head of McCann Worldgroup, and Linus Karlsson, chairman and CCO of both McCann New York and McCann London. Now Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill & Bar has ...

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Another blow for McCann as $200m Exxon creative moves to BBDO

After a year-long review Interpublic’s McCann Erickson has lost its foundation account Exxon Mobil, the world’s biggest oil company, to Omnicom’s BBDO although media agency Universal McCann retains its media business. Other losers include Omnicom’s DDB which had handled the ...

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Indie agency Marc targets Chicago with Modesto and Immesoete hires

Marc Modesto, the senior DraftFCB manager whose enforced departure from the agency seems to have triggered the disastrous loss of the $1bn SC Johnson account for the Interpublic-owned agency, has resurfaced as president of the Chicago office of Pittsburgh-based agency ...

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