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Michael Allen takes top job at 180, McCann LA boss Cathy Saidiner quits

2012 is beginning to look like the year of musical chairs in adland: Michael Allen (pictured), chairman of 180 in Los Angeles is taking over as CEO of the mini-network started in Amsterdam in 1998 while another top LA executive, ...

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L’Oreal move points to the the exit for McCann Worldgroup boss Nick Brien

Word reaches me that Nick Brien (pictured), chief executive officer of Interpublic Group’s troubled leviathan McCann Worldgroup, will be stepping down very shortly. Possibly within a few weeks. The size of Brien’s no doubt handsome severance package is likely to ...

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Linus Karlsson raids W+K to find his creative leaders for McCann London

McCann Erickson London chairman and CCO Linus Karlsson (same job in New York) has advanced his hoped-for creative revolution at the Interpublic-owned network by hiring Rob Doubal and Lolly Thomson from Wieden+Kennedy London as executive creative directors (pictured by Campaign, ...

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Is McCann gambling with $1bn plus Verizon by exiling New York boss Gruhler?

Verizon is one of Interpublic-owned McCann Erickson’s biggest accounts (in total Verizon spent about $1.9bn on media in 2010) and the departure of New York president Thom Gruler means that the three top people on the account have all recently ...

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McCann gets its Swedish dividend at last with global Ikea.com account

Well a smallish one anyway as working on furniture giant Ikea’s website seems to be a project deal and previous refurbs of the website were handled by McCann Worldgroup owner Interpublic’s Huge and Deutsch anyway. But McCann, which has had ...

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Another blow for McCann as $200m Exxon creative moves to BBDO

After a year-long review Interpublic’s McCann Erickson has lost its foundation account Exxon Mobil, the world’s biggest oil company, to Omnicom’s BBDO although media agency Universal McCann retains its media business. Other losers include Omnicom’s DDB which had handled the ...

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