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Cannes Media Lions awards dispute between WPP’s Sorrell and Omnicom’s de Nardis is also personal

WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell has rightly been basking in the reflected glory of the Cannes sunshine. Three successive years, three successive triumphs as holding company of the year at the International Festival of Creativity. It’s the pinnacle moment for ...

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How much is a Cannes Lion worth? $10m on entries plus $500,000 for the party?

Sounds extraordinary doesn’t it but that’s what one Cannes veteran reckons one agency network spent on this year’s ad beanfeast. No idea if ‘entries’ includes board and lodging but it probably doesn’t. One entry for the film awards costs around ...

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Ogilvy hands out a Cannes awards tonking to BBDO

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell is rather keen on winning the absurd Holding Company of the Year gong at Cannes (don’t think they’ve been badgered into calling it a Grand Prix yet) and the apple of his beady eye will ...

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TBWA’s Being Worldwide to open in Shanghai

Omnicom-owned TBWW is launching an new outpost of its Being Worldwide network in Shanghai. Being boss Nicholas Bordas (left) says: “Je suis convaincu que sous la direction de Shel, Being Shanghai aura un grand succès auprès des de clients à ...

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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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