Tag Archives: Hamish McLennan

WPP’s Sorrell tries to stem more Y&R defections

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell has been touring Australia (two days’ worth anyway, it’s only a continent) and one of his duties has been to try to persuade high profile Y&R Brands boss Russell Howcroft (left) not to join Lachlan Murdoch’s ...

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Former Y&R boss McLennan lands new hot seat at News Corporation

Out of the frying pan into the fire you might say for Hamish McLennan who resigned as boss of WPP-owned Y&R last year and has now taken a new role, developing ‘global brand partnerships,’ for crisis-stricken News Corporation. McLennan, an ...

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WPP’s Sorrell gives troubled Y&R a big vote of confidence with planned move from Madison Avenue to 26-storey Columbus Circle

Well that’s the way it looks anyway as WPP has taken an option to move Young & Rubicam into 3 Columbus Circle, a big refurbed office block off 8th Avenue and near Central Park. This would mean Y&R departing its ...

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Shock for JWT London as CEO Guy Hayward quits for Havas’ BETC

JWT in London has had more bosses than you can shake a stick at in recent years and now the latest, Guy Hayward, who joined from 180 Amsterdam which he co-founded in 1998, is leaving after just two years to ...

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$70m Accenture drops Young & Rubicam for TBWA

The turbulence continues at Young & Rubicam with long-term client Accenture, the business services giant that was formerly Andersen Consulting, switching its $70m account to TBWA Worldwide. Accenture has also awarded its global production business to Tag. The switch is ...

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Who’s next for Bacardi? Wieden+Kennedy, Crispin Porter, Droga5?

Well a big payday might be coming for one of them as Campaign reports that Bacardi is reviewing its ad account at Young & Rubicam and looking for a ’boutique-style’ US-based agency. None of of these are exactly corner shops ...

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Prospective employers tussle over former Y&R boss Hamish McLennan

Hamish McLennan, chairman and CEO of WPP-owned Young & Rubicam, stood down in February, announcing he was to return to Australia for family reasons. Now, safely ensconced in Oz, he’s the subject of much gossip with some saying he’s being ...

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