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Forsman & Bodenfors and Crispin Porter move closer to MDC merger

Life’s never dull at Crispin Porter+Bogusky, or, indeed, its owner MDC Partners and now the agency, once the highest profile creative shop in the US, is setting out on a new adventure: appointing Forsman & Bodenfors’ long-serving CEO Erik Sollenberg ...

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What does Goldman have in mind for its stake in MDC?

MDC Partners has moved to avert a fate verging on death – the quoted agency group has liabilities of $2.09bn and assets of just $1.6bn – by agreeing to sell a 15 per cent stake to Goldman Sachs for around ...

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Anomaly wins Ad Age Agency of the Year and Diet Coke

I see that Anomaly has been voted Ad Age’s Agency the Year in an ‘A List’ that includes some newbies (for us anyway) as well as better known names including McCann, Wieden+Kennedy, R/GA and BBDO. Anomaly, co-founded in 2004 by ...

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Is plummeting MDC being prepared for a sale?

Is MDC Partners, the gaggle of creative agencies formed by Miles Nadal, up for sale? Nadal’s successor as CEO Scott Kauffman admitted the year “had not gone as planned” when he announced Q3 figures: revenue up 6.3 per cent to ...

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MDC buys Swedish award-winner Forsman & Bodenfors

1982 saw the launch of two of the world’s premier creative agencies: Wieden+Kennedy (which remains independent) and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, now owned by Publicis Groupe. Four years later came a third, Forsman & Bodenfors, in the unlikely environs, perhaps, of ...

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New CEO Kauffman says it’s business as usual at MDC

So far so good it seems for MDC Partners, which has parted with founder and CEO Miles Nadal who’s being investigated by the Us SEC for various alleged misdemeanours. Nadal has agreed to pay back the company a further $12.7m ...

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MDC’s KBS buys CRM agency Kenna

Sorry about al the initials… Once we had agency networks, now, it seems, we have ‘stacks.’ MDC Partners’ KBS Group, now headed by former JWT London and Havas boss Guy Hayward, has bought Canadian CRM agency Kenna to add to ...

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What the Nadal expenses row says about agency pay

Here’s an excerpt from an announcement from a US law firm – based on Madison Avenue as it happens – inviting shareholders in Miles Nadal’s MDC Partners to join a class action following the revelation of expenses irregularities. It’s not ...

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