Media agency news & analysis
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The Marketing Agencies Association, whose members include Iris and The Marketing Store, has called for a "crisis summit" to discuss "counterproductive demands" by advertisers.
Activision Blizzard, the computer games company that publishes 'Call of Duty', is looking to appoint its first social media agency across Europe.
Maxus has launched Maxus Partnerships, a content and sponsorships division, and hired Laura Wade, the head of digital at UTV's TalkSport and Sport magazine, to run it.
Advertising industry trade bodies have condemned a bid by the pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to get its agencies to make "bonus" payments to remain on its roster.
Media agencies were born not too long ago from a breakdown in communication, today's agencies are warned not to make the same mistake with clients by industry stalwart, Brian Jacobs.
Goodstuff Communications has been awarded the media planning and buying account for the malt loaf brand Soreen.
Mark Middlemas, the director of marketing and business development at IPG's Mediabrands, is set to leave the agency group after 15 years for a new communications role at media data specialist Radium One.
Hastings Direct , the insurance brand that uses the voice of The Inbetweeners James Buckley as a talking seagull sat on a guano-stained statue, has shortlisted Partners Andrews Aldridge and Rapp to pitch for its ad account. It is believed that the i...
M&C Saatchi has confirmed the sale of 75.1 per cent of Walker Media for £36 million to Publicis Groupe, as revealed by Campaign last week.
29 November 2013: Carat lands Premier Foods, OMD wins TSB and Havas Media captures Pernod Ricard.
Much has been written already about Publicis Groupe's acquisition of Walker Media this week but, as is so often the way, many of those first drafts will require a rewrite.
Heinz is involved in a pitch for its global media planning and buying business, which has been held by Vizeum in the UK for the past nine years.
More than 600 executives attended the Campaign Media Awards last week to celebrate the best commercial media campaigns and initiatives in what has been another whirlwind year for the industry.
Mindshare has retained its long-standing international client Lufthansa after a global review believed to have involved Aegis Media's Carat and IPG's Mediabrands.
New survey of advertisers reveals clients are still convinced they're being fleeced by media agencies, something needs to change says Brian Jacobs.
22 November 2013: Rocket, Starcom MediaVest Group and Walker Media all join the league.
It was in October 2009 when I answered the phone to Daren Rubins. The conversation started pleasantly enough, but soon descended. MEC had just been awarded Media Week's Agency of the Year, and the then managing director of PHD, raw with ambition and ...
EDF Energy, the company that is majority-owned by the French state, has retained Havas Media as its media planning and buying agency after a final shoot-out against WPP's Group M.
TSB, the bank formed after the split of Lloyds TSB, is set to appoint Manning Gottlieb OMD as its first media planning and buying agency.
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