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Will the old Mad Men magic work for Tina Brown’s new Newsweek?

Creatives, sharpen your pencils. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, has a new challenge for you. Well, not ‘new’ perhaps; more “retro”. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hone those copy skills which you might, if you were ...

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Fred & Farid launch new monochrome kissing epic for Martini

Many of us thought that signature 60s and 70s drink Martini had disappeared but it appears to be a making a comeback based on the Mad Men look of skinny lapels, white shirts and thin ties. French agency Fred & ...

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Now $100m Applebee’s restaurants dumps McCann

Life really doesn’t get any better for Interpublic’s McCann Erickson and its bosses Nick Brien, head of McCann Worldgroup, and Linus Karlsson, chairman and CCO of both McCann New York and McCann London. Now Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill & Bar has ...

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McCann London under pressure already as £35m HTC hunts for launch agency

Taiwan-based mobile handset giant HTC is reported by Campaign to be holding a pitch for the launch of another new phone despite only appointing McCann London to handle its £35m account in February this year. The company is currently running ...

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Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce faces the chop

It’s never easy starting an agency of course and Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, the fictional home of Mad Men, is facing the indignity of budget cuts, more advertising time and (yuk) product placement as producer Lionsgate tries to get the ...

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