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Brazilian Andre Laurentino takes top creative job at TBWA London

TBWA London, one of Omnicom’s key offices, has appointed Brazilian Andre Laurentino as creative director of TBWA London. Laurentino (who’s also known as Dede, like Pele I suppose) replaces Canadian Mark Hunter who’s gone off to join Interpublic’s Deutsch in ...

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RBS analyst pours cold water on WPP shares

Royal Bank of Scotland analyst Paul Gooden won’t be the most popular man at WPP’s Farm Street HQ today as his view that WPP shares, flying high after record revenue increases in the second half of 2010, should be downgraded ...

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More trouble for MediaCom in the US as CEO Checkeris departs

MediaCom, until recently the jewel in WPP’s media planning and buying crown, seems to be having endless troubles in the US, CEO Doug Checkeris departing in the wake of the loss of the $1.4bn GSK business to Omnicom’s PHD. Here’s ...

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Matthew Freud escapes from Publicis with majority share buy back

The ever-restless PR maven Matthew Freud, Rupert Murdoch’s son in law through his marriage to production company owner Elizabeth Murdoch, has bought back the 50.1 per cent of his company he sold to Publicis Groupe in 2005 in a deal ...

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WPP set to buy Obama digital fundraiser Blue State Digital

WPP is close to a deal to buy Blue State Digital, the digital agency whose fundraising efforts headed by founder Joe Rospars helped to propel Barack Obama into the White House. Despite its political fame and a client list that ...

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Media shop PHD crashes the big league with $1.4bn GlaxoSmithKline win

By beating incumbent WPP-owned MediaCom, Publicis Groupe’s Starcom and Havas’ Media Planning Group in one of the biggest media account moves of the year. The win (drugs giant GSK is America’s 18th biggest advertiser) is a huge coup for PHD, ...

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