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More trouble for MediaCom in the US as CEO Checkeris departs

MediaCom, until recently the jewel in WPP’s media planning and buying crown, seems to be having endless troubles in the US, CEO Doug Checkeris departing in the wake of the loss of the $1.4bn GSK business to Omnicom’s PHD. Here’s ...

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US court papers reveal kickback scandal at Grey London

“We’re cheating and stealing from our clients. That is the truth,” is what Steve Blamer, the newly-appointed CEO of Grey London is alleged to have said to managing director Roger Edwards and finance director Roy Wilson when he inspected the ...

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Food giant Nestle to challenge pharma companies

Nestle is to launch a ‘health science’ division in January, investing an initial $500m in a business which it thinks can bridge the gap between food, health and pharmaceutical products. The move will raise eyebrows in many parts of the ...

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Nervous times for Carat and Aegis as Pfizer reviews $1.3bn media account

Pfizer is the biggest drugs company in the world, even more so following its $68bn mega-merger with Wyeth last year, and the fifth-largest US advertiser. So when it decided to review its $1.3bn media account there must have been a ...

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