Tag Archives: Nick Brien

Ad agencies face a miserable summer as staff pay penalty for cutbacks

London ad agencies have already taken a hit, with both Wieden+Kennedy and DDB dumping staff (among many others no doubt) and now New York’s finest are also suffering with Adweek reporting that McCann Erickson in New York is about to ...

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Linus Karlsson’s McCann loses £35m HTC to his former agency Mother

I don’t suppose former Mother US co-founder Linus Karlsson thought that reviving McCann Erickson in London and New York was going to be easy but he’s just received rude confirmation – Mother, the agency he left last year, has won ...

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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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Facebook cosies up to Interpublic as it launches new ad council

Facebook, currently bedevilled by reports that its growth has stalled in the US and that older users are switching off, is forming an ad council (or client council depending on your preference) to help it generate the vast amounts of ...

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What will the new Swedish chef Matias Palm-Jensen do to McCann Erickson?

We’re not suggesting that Farfar founder Matias Palm-Jensen is a Muppet of course but McCann Erickson’s new chief innovation officer for Europe is surely likely to make as many waves as Jim Henson’s famous creation who baffled Kermit & Co. ...

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Can McCanns make money out of its new neural network?

Say what you like (and we do) ad agencies are brilliant at coming up with clever wheezes, mostly for clients of course but sometimes for themselves. What they’re not so good at is making money out of the latter. Now ...

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