Tag Archives: havas

Why are there no big deals in adland? There’s an ominous silence as Sorrell, Levy, Wren and co sit on their hands – and their wallets

The business/political world is still fretting about the banking system and sovereign debt in Europe (don’t worry, China will buy it all) but across the business spectrum miners, oil and telecoms companies are doing deals all over the place. Apple ...

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Havas’ Vincent Bollore launches electric cars hire scheme in Paris

We’ve already had Google developing driverless cars and now another big adland figure Vincent Bollore of Havas says he is pumping 100m euros into a scheme called Autolib to rent out electric cars to Parisians. The ‘blue cars’ in question, ...

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Euro RSCG is the biggest ad agency worldwide by number of global clients

For the fifth year in a row apparently, according to Ad Age’s latest Global Marketers report which adds up the numbers. Euro RSCG, which recently added Reckitt Benkiser’s new Durex and Scholl brands, handles 72 global accounts and works with ...

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Aegis’ Synovate buys Russian research firm Comcon

There’s no holding ambitious media agency group Aegis at the moment as it spends the proceeds of a £190m bond-raising exercise on acquisitions around the world. But a problem for the ambitious CEO Jerry Buhlmann remains its Synovate research arm ...

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Unilever ups stakes against P&G and L’Oreal with $3.7bn Alberto Culver deal

Unilever has announced its intention to go all out for leadership in the booming personal care sector with a $3.7bn bid for Alberto VO5 and TRESemme maker Alberto Culver. The high cash bid, Alberto Culver’s revenues are only $1.6bn, signals ...

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