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Havas New York buys The 88 digital agency

Havas Group has acquired New York-based digital/social boutique agency The 88, for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2010 by Harry Bernstein, The 88, has built a reputation in creative services, influence, content creation and social media management for fashion, lifestyle and consumer brands. Bernstein said: “Seven years ago when I started The 88, I didn’t set out to build a … Continued

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MAA appoints Rebecca Crook as Managing Director

The Marketing Agencies Association has appointed Rebecca Crook as its new managing director, filling the vacancy left by Scott Knox’s departure last year. Crook will join the MAA on 3rd October from transformation and innovation business The BIO Agency, where she is the Chief Marketing Officer. With Crook comes 19 years of agency experience, including management roles at ehs:brann, Rapier, … Continued

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Edelman’s MD Nick Barron has been named deputy CEO of MHP

An Edelman statement said: “After more than 12 years at Edelman, Nick Barron has made the decision to take on a new challenge and is moving to pastures new. Nick successfully led our corporate practice for almost three years and has been a fantastic leader and colleague. We would like to thank Nick for the big contribution he has made … Continued

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Havas has appointed Maxus’s deputy managing director Stephanie Marks as managing director of Havas Media.

Reporting to Havas Media UK and International chief executive officer Matt Adams, Marks will use her media planning expertise across clients including the BBC, Apple Beats, Kia, PayPal, Axa and Hyundai. With more than 15 years’ experience within the media industry, Marks has a strong background in media planning across a range of blue chip clients as well as leading … Continued

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WPP unveils Wavemaker will be the name of the agency formed by the merger of MEC and Maxus.

The new agency to be created from the merger between MEC and Maxus will be named Wavemaker, WPP has announced – saying the name reflects the agency’s heritage, born from WPP and GroupM. Tim Castree, who will act as global CEO, said of the new business: “Our purpose is to provide advertisers with the power to transform and grow their … Continued

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Bell Pottinger stripped of trade body membership for ‘fuelling racial tensions’ in South African

In a damning statement, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) said on Tuesday that Bell Pottinger — whose clients range from multinational businesses to governments, public sector organisations, entrepreneurs and some of the world’s richest individuals — had “brought the PR and communications industry into disrepute”. It followed a complaint by South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance … Continued

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Zenith appoints Rian Shah to new leadership role

Zenith has hired Rian Shah for a new London-based leadership role focused on driving brand growth for clients. Reporting to Zenith’s Global Brand President Vittorio Bonori, Rian will join the network in September as Managing Director, UK Hub. In this new role, Rian will focus on driving collaboration for global, regional and local clients. He will become a member of … Continued

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WPP acquires leading independent brand design agency, Design Bridge

WPP announces that it has acquired Design Bridge Limited (“Design Bridge”), a leading independent and highly-awarded brand design agency. Design Bridge combines strategic thinking, intuition and creative excellence to bring brands to life through great ideas that connect with people. Founded in London in 1986 –  18 months after WPP was founded –  Design Bridge has grown to become one … Continued

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Dentsu Aegis Network Announces Anna Moulton as New Global HR Director

Anna Moulton has been appointed as Global HR Director and will join the Dentsu Aegis Executive team reporting directly to Jerry Buhlmann, CEO. Anna will become a member of the Executive Team and take up her role on 1 October 2017 and  will be responsible for the Group HR function and its important remit to support the business through talent, … Continued

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WPP shares tumble as it slashes revenue forecast as clients cut spend

WPP has called the first half of 2017 “much tougher” than anticipated, reporting a drop in like-for-like revenue and sales. It blamed populist politics in the UK and US, fake news on platforms like Facebook and Google, and short-term thinking in business, for a terrible start to the year. WPP said in its half-year results released today: “In the last year … Continued

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