Tag Archives: vccp

WPP’s Sorrell opposes Bell and Pottinger’s PR buyout plans

Sir Martin Sorrell (pictured), whose WPP marcoms group owns 18 per cent of old colleague Lord Bell’s Chime Communications, says he opposes the plan by Lord Bell and other senior managers including Piers Pottinger, to buy out parts of the ...

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The real story behind the Bell Pottinger buy-out leak

How ironic, you might think, that a momentous development at the UK’s leading PR company should only come to light through an untimely leak. Lord Bell (pictured) and Piers Pottinger, respectively chairman and deputy chairman of Chime Communications, are plotting ...

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Which ad agency was the best in the world in 2011?

It’s a pretty impossible question to answer, as we know more about agencies in the UK and US than we do in many other markets. But it’s still worth having a go. In the UK Bartle Bogle Hegarty had an ...

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Crispin Porter’s Craig Miller joins London’s VCCP – does this herald international expansion?

Crispin Porter creative director Craig Miller, one of the people behind the celebrated Domino’s Pizza ‘turnaround’ in the US, is joining Chime Communications-owned VCCP in the UK. Five years ago Domino received a huge amount of flak after a viral ...

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Lord Bell rejects connection between Gulliford deal and VCCP’s easyJet win

Lord Bell, chairman of Chime Communications, has written to me regarding our story about Chime’s acquisition of Gulliford Consulting for a maximum price of £4.75m. We noted that Simon Gulliford, former marketing head of Barclays and Standard Life, had been ...

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Carlsberg enlists Belgian bikers in great beer battle

Beer accounts have always been the most sought-after creative brief (you can indulge your laddish tendencies with the client’s wholehearted approval) but there some especially good examples around at the moment, like Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam for Heineken and VCCP for Molson ...

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