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Jones quits Havas as Bollores take over top jobs

It was pretty clear last June that David Jones’s time as CEO of Havas was up, when majority shareholder Vincent Bollore promoted son Yannick to chairman of the business and other son Cyrille to be his number two at family-owned ...

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Hamlin in, LePlae out as Arnold digests Volvo loss

Now it could be a coincidence that Arnold Worlwide global president Robert LePlae is leaving the agency – ‘to pursue other interests’ – hard on the heels of the loss of the flagship Volvo account (now owned by the Chinese) ...

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Havas London poaches Somers from Burnett as new MD

Havas in London has lured Leo Burnett head of account management Emily Somers as its new managing director, reporting to London CEO Russ Lidstone. Which seems quite sensible as Burnett has a formidable reputation in account management, keeping McDonald’s happy, ...

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GroupM steamrollers Havas to win £376m Danone

I don’t think anyone would argue that media agencies are driving the WPP juggernaut right now and its mighty (albeit slightly mysterious) GroupM media uber-company has just steamrollered all over Havas to win Danone’s £376m European media account. The business ...

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National sweetheart Ennis-Hill wins gold for Santander

This campaign from Santander is hardly likely to feature in anyone’s Desert Island Ads but this latest spot is the most recalled ad on UK television at the moment according to Marketing. So what do we have? A celebrity in ...

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WPP’s Sorrell minds the pennies with stake in India’s Pennywise – but don’t rule out a bigger deal

Ogilvy & Mather agrees to acquire majority stake in PennyWise, a leading digital technology and production company in India WPP agency Ogilvy is buying a majority stake in PennyWise Solutions, which it says is one India’s leading digital technology and ...

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