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Jam hires Hardisty from Mother to plug creative gap

Engine Group agency Jam has hired Matt Hardisty (left) from Mother as a partner, overseeing its creative output. Jam is a mix of social and digital agency and recently split with its ECD Wayne Deakin, who came from a conventional ...

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Engine’s WCRS wins UK government pensions account

Pitching for UK government business has become a nightmare ever since the coalition government wound up the COI (Central Office of Information) but Engine Group, which claims to be the UK’s biggest independent marcoms group, seems to have found the ...

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Engine’s Wayne Deakin picks his Desert Island Ads

Wayne Deakin is ECD of Engine Group and also the UK marcom company’s digital agency Jam. An Australian, Deakin began his career at BCM Partnership and then worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, McCann, Euro RSCG and Jung von ...

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B&Q new broom Moss turns to old chums at WCRS

Giant UK D-I-Y retailer B&Q has moved its £45m account to WCRS after dumping Karmarama before Christmas, a move which won’t surprise anybody very much. WCRS pitched for the account against Karmarama in November 2012 and doesn’t give up easily. ...

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WCRS founder Robin Wight picks his Desert Island Ads

Robin Wight was one of the four founders of Wight Collins Rutherford Scott, one of the best-known and most highly-regarded UK agencies of the 1980s and beyond. WCRS produced ground-breaking campaigns for BMW, Carling and Orange among many others. He ...

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Engine Group boosts global digital network by buying Shanghai agency FlipScript

Peter Scott’s Engine Group is buying Shanghai-based digital and social agency FlipScript to create a global digital network with US-based deep Focus and London’s Jam. FlipScript employs 52 people and works for clients including Tourism Australia, Bally, Crocs and Starbucks. ...

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Engine Group is HMG’s forces’ favourite with combined Royal Navy and RAF recruitment win

The coalition government may have been driving agencies up the wall with its convoluted selection and procurement policies (now via the newly-constituted Government Communications Service) but Peter Scott’s Engine Group seems to have mastered the art of form-filling. Engine has ...

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Engine Group gets bigger but substantial post-tax profits still prove elusive

Peter Scott’s Engine Group, whose companies include WCRS, Partners Andrews Aldridge and sports marketing business Synergy, made a small post-tax profit £422,000 in 2012 compared with a loss of £5.2 million in the previous year. The results were affected by ...

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