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McCann: out of the frying pan, into the fire

Harris Diamond – who’s he? The new chairman and chief executive of McCann Worldgroup, replacing Nick Brien as of last night – that’s who. Brien’s position has long since looked untenable – to all, that is, except senior Interpublic management. ...

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Michael Allen takes top job at 180, McCann LA boss Cathy Saidiner quits

2012 is beginning to look like the year of musical chairs in adland: Michael Allen (pictured), chairman of 180 in Los Angeles is taking over as CEO of the mini-network started in Amsterdam in 1998 while another top LA executive, ...

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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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What will the new Swedish chef Matias Palm-Jensen do to McCann Erickson?

We’re not suggesting that Farfar founder Matias Palm-Jensen is a Muppet of course but McCann Erickson’s new chief innovation officer for Europe is surely likely to make as many waves as Jim Henson’s famous creation who baffled Kermit & Co. ...

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Will Steve Jobs issue a dividend if Apple tops the stock market?

Great excitement in the papers today at the prospects of Apple overtaking Exxon as the largest public company in America, after its latest quarterly results are announced tonight. Much of this is hysteria since while its market capitalisation may be ...

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