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Wolff Olins appoints Sairah Ashman as chief executive

Global creative consultancy Wolff Olins announced that it has promoted Sairah Ashman to chief executive officer. Ashman’s appointment follows 23 years with the company, and seven years as global chief operating officer. She succeeds Ije Nwokorie, who will remain with the company mentoring client teams.  

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Mindshare promotes Nilufar Fowler, to worldwide central chief executive at the Group M agency

As chief executive of Mindshare Worldwide Central , Nilufar will be responsible for running the agency’s global client teams. Ailsa Lochrie replaces Nilufar as global client leader for Team Unilever. Lochrie will now be responsible for WPP’s second biggest client account. Last month Unilever announced its marketing budget was likely up be up year on year after a decline in … Continued

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4 Reasons Why Having a Life Outside the Office Is So Important

Having a life outside of work suggests a couple of things: You care about finding work-life balance, you know how to turn off or tune out work and focus on yourself, your friends, or your family, and you’re probably fairly interesting. A recent Harvard Business Review article explained that having a life outside of work actually makes people happy. But … Continued

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MullenLowe Group has acquired Top 150-listed PR agency Salt

Alex Lekikh, the Interpublic ad agency’s global chief executive, has confirmed that MullenLowe have acquired Salt. He said the move reflected his belief that the disciplines of creative advertising and PR needed to be “smashed together” as clients required a more integrated offering. The new PR arm will be called MullenLowe Salt and, in the UK, will sit alongside MullenLowe … Continued

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WPP merges Wunderman and Possible

Advertising giant WPP is merging its digital ad firm Possible Worldwide into digital agency Wunderman, as part of its ongoing efforts to reign in overheads, according to the Wall Street Journal. Wunderman has an estimated $1.2 billion in annual revenue and operates in about 60 countries around the globe. The two companies have several clients in common, including Microsoft. Mark … Continued

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9 Small Things That Can Improve Your Chances of Getting Hired!

Looking for a new job can be nerve-wracking. Whether you’re unemployed and need to find something fast, or you’re unhappy with your current position and looking for something new and better, the process of searching, applying, interviewing, and waiting can create all sorts of stress. It can be heartbreaking, too: you send off dozens of CVs and cover letters, you … Continued

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CEO Chris Whitson parts company with MRM Meteorite

Chris Whitson has left MRM Meteorite less than a year after he was promoted to joint chief executive of the agency. Chris Whitson has stepped down from his role as CEO MRM Meteorite after less than a year to focus on new projects, according to Nicky Bullard, the agency’s chairman. Having moved to MRM Meteorite last year as chief strategy … Continued

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WPP’s GroupM shifts Maxus chiefs Nick Baughan and Steve Williams to Essence

Essence, the WPP media agency, has appointed Maxus leaders Nick Baughan and Steve Williams as chief executives of EMEA and North America respectively. The hires follow the announcement earlier this month that WPP would merge Maxus and MEC as part of a move that would see it invest in building out Essence, which the holding company bought in 2015. Nick … Continued

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Stink Studios has promoted James Britton to Global Managing Director as Chief Executive Mark Pytlik resigns.

James Britton, MD of Stink Studios Europe has been promoted to Global Managing Director. CEO Mark Pytlik has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Reporting into Stinks Global Chief Executive, James Morris, Britton will be tasked with working across the network and helping further develop the company’s offer as a full-service creative studio in film, technology and content to ambitious modern … Continued

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WPP merges MEC and Maxus

WPP’s GroupM has consolidated MEC and Maxus amid what it described as “a very competitive marketplace” with cost savings from the merger to be used to fund the expansion of digital ad agency Essence. The agency, which has not yet been named, will be led by MEC’s global chief executive, Tim Castree. Group M’s portfolio will now comprise three global … Continued

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