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More tricky stuff for agencies – now it’s Lowe in the dock in Brazil over backhanders to politicians

Ricardo Hoffman, Borghi/Lowe’s former VP and head of the agency’s office in capital Brasilia, has been accused by federal judge Sergio Moro, who heads the government’s Operation Car Wash anti-corruption investigation, of instructing third parties (production companies, it seems) to ...

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IPG’s Lowe buys digital agency Profero

It sometimes looks as though Interpublic has gone to sleep in the acquisition stakes, certainly in comparison to two of its rivals WPP and Publicis Groupe, but today it announced the surprise capture of Profero, one of the few remaining ...

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Creston marcoms group founder Don Elgie steps down

Don Elgie (left), a one-time McCann London account man, is stepping down as CEO of Creston plc, the quoted marcoms company he founded back in 2001. Elgie, 67, will be succeeded by COO and CFO Barrie Brien. Elgie has had ...

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WPP’s Grey and JWT win lion’s share of giant bank HSBC’s £400m ad budget

WPP agencies Grey and JWT have been appointed ‘lead’ agencies on giant bank HSBC’s £400m global creative account while Publicis Groupe’s Saatchi & Saatchi has won its wealth management business. The business was put up for review last year. JWT ...

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HSBC and Pfizer review global ad agency deals

Giant global bank HSBC has announced it’s reviewing its global ad account worth about $1bn at WPP’s JWT and media buyer GroupM while pharma giant Pfizer has said it’s dumping Interpublic and concentrating its work into WPP, Omnicom and Publicis ...

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Garry Lace agency Beta may be on the market

Beta, the agency set up by former Lowe boss Garry Lace (left) and RKCR/Y&R founder Robert Campbell is said to be looking for a buyer. Other gossips says that Lace has departed the agency. Lace, who’s had a colourful London ...

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