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Media Week Awards entries used to be awash with companies claiming "media firsts". They ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous - from takeovers of Coronation Street to aromatic front covers and microsites for apps. Being first and owning the idea ...
19 September: No changes this week, with MEC remaining at the top.
If Scotland votes yes to independence tomorrow, its major cities would become outliers, London will become more of a competitor for business and the remaining UK will be diminished, warned Martin Sorrell, chief executive and founder of WPP.
Dentsu Aegis has appointed former Trinity Mirror chief operating officer, Mark Hollinshead, as a non-executive director for its regional business in the UK.
There is a reason why digital is the fastest-growing channel, clients just need to ask the right questions of their agency to ensure the best results, says Matt Bush, head of performance agency at Google.
12 September: M/SIX captures Princess Cruises.
Few would have predicted it - and, be assured, some are still contesting it - but Sir Martin Sorrell's M4C has all but lost the Government's media buying business. This begs the question: how?
PHD Worldwide has appointed Nathan Brown, UM's executive vice president and managing director, as chief executive of PHD USA.
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Dentsu Aegis Network's Carat has snatched the Government's £140 million media buying business from Martin Sorrell's dedicated agency, M4C, pending any official objections.
5 September: Mindshare wins Slater & Gordon, while MediaCom climbs up the league after landing Hillarys.
Havas has confirmed it will be moving all of its London agencies into a single site in King's Cross, after signing a deal for 3 Pancras Square.
Vizeum has hired the MediaCom managing partner Jem Lloyd-Williams to the newly created role of executive director, product.
Havas has reported income before tax of €94 million (£74.2 million) across the first half of the year, up 5.6 per cent year on year, as UK revenues surged almost 20 per cent in the same period.
Andy Jonesco, the EMEA chief executive of Kinetic, has left the WPP outdoor agency with immediate effect.
Celebrity Cruises has appointed Goodstuff as its media planning and buying agency, following a four-month competitive pitch process.
Mindshare has hired Barry Lee, the managing director at the ZenithOptimedia performance marketing agency Performics, to lead the Mindshare Worldwide Central Team Integrated Digital Hub.
WPP, the owner of MediaCom and Ogilvy & Mather, has reported pre-tax profit of £491.1 million in the first half of 2014, up 15.0 per cent year on year, while UK revenues surged by 22 per cent in Q2.
22 August: Starcom MediaVest Group lands P&O Ferries, Arena scoops Merck and Havas Media captures Penguin Random House.
VivaKi, Publicis Groupe's trading arm, has promoted the UK general manager of its programmatic media platform Audience On Demand (AOD), Geoff Smith, to the newly created role of vice-president of EMEA.
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