Tag Archives: Maurice Saatchi

Campaign founder (and scourge of numerous editors) Lindsay Masters dies at 79

Lindsay Masters, who died on December 30 aged 79, ran Campaign owner Haymarket Publishing for 40 years while majority owner Michael Heseltine was in full-time British politics, latterly as deputy prime minister under John Major. Masters, an ad salesman who ...

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Early death of Philip Gould reminds us of the days when admen ruled the UK political world

And Philip Gould (latterly Lord Gould) wasn’t even a particularly famous adman before he was chosen by New Labour presiding genius Peter Mandelson (later Lord…etc, etc) to be the about-to-be-revived party’s opinion pollster (usually focus groups) and sage. Gould died ...

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Some more Brutal Simplicity from M&C Saatchi

The Saatchi brothers Charles and Maurice have been famous for their aphoristic pizazz through the ages – ‘nothing is impossible’ etc – and now their latest manifestation M&C Saatchi (which today reported a 46 per cent jump in half-year profits ...

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WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell outlines his next steps to world domination

WPP CEO, head of the world’s biggest marcoms group, has given a fascinating interview to Brand Republic’s Arif Durrani in which he outlines the group’s strategy and what he thinks of his competitors (apparently Interpublic’s HR director, whoever that may ...

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Booming M&C Saatchi sets sights on world domination (again)

The nothing is impossible boys seem to be back, M&C Saatchi has just reported profits of £7.76m on a 21 per cent increase in worldwide revenue to £125m and is spending some of it on buying the EMCG agency in ...

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Well here he is again, Sir Martin Sorrell still talking about WPP’s numbers and why pay walls are a good thing at two in the morning

Doesn’t the guy sleep? Well clearly not. He found time at 2am New York time to talk to CNBC Europe’s Squark Box financial news show about WPP’s revenue and profits (understandable), why he’s going to pay shareholders an increased dividend ...

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