Tag Archives: New York

George Parker: the last word on ‘Orrible Halloween

Penny for the Guy, governor… And what Guy would that be? When I first came to America, long before most of you were born, I remember popping in to my New York bank one late October day to cash a ...

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Droga5 makes sports debut for new New York MLS team

Droga5 seems to have become the go-to agency for all things New York City. The agency’s impending move to 120 Wall Street has been lauded by all and sundry, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and now the agency (led by an ...

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Exclusive: David Droga on why Droga5 is different

  In just seven years Droga (above), 45 and one of his six children raised in Australia, has created an agency that ranks with BBH and Wieden+Kennedy (both 30 years old) as one of the best in the world, one ...

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Droga5 heads for Wall Street – and old Soho

Turn your back for a moment and what happens? The agency merger of the decade (or perhaps ever) happens while you’re enjoying the primi and secondi at the charming Ristorante Palmieri in Puglia’s Monopoli. My thanks to Stuart Smith and ...

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Ever-acquisitive WPP buys digital outfits in New York and South Africa

WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell (left) is pushing towards his target of 40 per cent of revenues from digital with two more small-ish acquisitions:New York’s Group SJR will will join the Hill & Knowlton PR network and South Africa’s Native. ...

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Coke bigs up iconic status with half-size cans

Just back from a fleeting visit to New York, where Coca-Cola is an absolute obsession; it’s almost as ubiquitous as Starbucks (but that’s ‘cos Starbucks has grabbed all the best sites and turned them into scruffy branches) and there doesn’t ...

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WPP chuffed with Omnicom travails, BBH puts its hopes in Lafferty and BBC’s Today goes girl hunting

***A happy man tonight will be Sir Martin Sorrell, boss of WPP. He’s seen Omnicom slashing jobs at BBDO, after Interpublic’s McCann the world’s biggest agency network, following the loss of $300m Gillette to WPP’s Grey. More than that, he’ll ...

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