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Steve Ridley steps down as boss of Kinetic

Steve Ridley (left) is stepping down as CEO WPP-owned out of home giant Kinetic after 15 years with Kinetic and its predecessor Poster Publicity. Ridley became CEO in 2010, taking over from Eric Newnham who led the sale of Poster ...

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Here’s how to reform the BBC following Patten exit

The BBC occupies such a pivotal place in British life – and it’s a growing force worldwide too – that whoever’s in charge is important for other media organisations too. Marketers find their media options defined, at least in part, ...

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George Parker: a close escape for Microsoft – and me

My good friend and “Fearless” drinking mate, Jerry Judge, did a piece the other day about the award of the Microsoft account to McCann. Oh yes in-fucking-deed… As Jerry, points out, McCann had the account a dozen or so years ...

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WPP’s Sorrell still merrily buying as Omnicom/Publicis saga becomes adland’s version of Game Of Thrones

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is continuing his merry acquisition spree, this time buying digital agency Quirk which has an office in London and four in South Africa. Quirk’s revenues are about £8m (so reasonably substantial) and it employs 200 people ...

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Adam&Eve trips down memory lane for John Lewis 150th

UK retailer John Lewis is 150 years old this year, basking in the glory of being the nation’s favourite – in part due to a series of excellent ads from agency Adam&Eve/DDB. So A&E is taking us on a brisk ...

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