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WPP digital design agency AKQA buys majority stake in architecture and product design agencies

Architecture and interior design practice, Universal Design Studio and industrial design consultancy, Map Project Office, have joined AKQA to form a pioneering multidisciplinary experience design practice. AKQA, Universal Design Studio and Map will work together in project teams, sharing locations, people and clients, creating a transformative dialogue and interplay between these continually evolving fields of creativity. Edward Barber and Jay … Continued

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Kinetic UK builds on digital strength by investing in DOOH.com

Kinetic, the UK’s leading Out-of-Home (OOH) agency, has announced that it has taken a stake in creative production studio DOOH.com to further strengthen its capabilities in delivering impactful, dynamic digital outdoor campaigns. Kinetic’s investment cements a working partnership with DOOH.com that has been in place since 2015 and has resulted in multiple award-winning campaigns for clients including Cannes Lion winner … Continued

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Wasserman acquires Boris Agency, Belgium-based experiential marketing agency

Wasserman, the global sports, marketing and entertainment agency, today announced the acquisition of Boris Agency, the Belgian experiential marketing shop, for an undisclosed sum. The deal was announced today by Elizabeth Lindsey, managing partner of Wasserman, and Boris Agency founder Dirk Wouters. The acquisition bolsters Wasserman’s existing marketing business and extends its European footprint in activations, partnerships and talent to … Continued

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Exterion Media names Jason Cotterrell as managing director

Exterion Media, Europe’s largest privately-owned Out-of-Home (OOH) company, has announced that after a successful tenure in the business, Dave King will be stepping down as UK Managing Director. Jason Cotterrell, who has been at the company for over twenty years and has previously held the roles of UK Managing Director and Group Development Director, will assume the role of Group … Continued

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Martin Sorrell plots his comeback by taking the helm at Derriston Capital

Sir Martin Sorrell has returned to the advertising industry just weeks after being forced out of WPP, the advertising holding company he founded over 30 years ago. Sorrell will become executive chairman of Derriston Capital with the UK-based investment firm set to acquire an entity called S4 Capital, which has recently completed a £51m equity fundraising. Derrison is to change … Continued

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Time Inc UK to rebrand as TI Media

The news follows the company’s acquisition by private equity firm Epiris LLP from Meredith Corporation in March 2018, with the new name taking effect from Monday 11 June 2018. The company’s new logo will also be unveiled the same day. Marcus Rich, Time Inc. UK CEO, said: “We are proud of all we have achieved as Time Inc. UK over … Continued

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Jason Rosenbaum rejoins Universal McCann New York as CFO

Following around three and a half years at WebMD, where he served as vice president, strategic pricing and yield management Jason Rosenbaum rejoins Universal McCann New York as CFO Rosenbaum will manage the global profit and loss statement, build relationships with regional and global UM leaders and serve as a business partner for UM capabilities including BAE, UM Studios and … Continued

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Kantar Media appoints Louise Ainsworth as EMEA CEO

Joining directly from her present role as chief executive of Kantar Millward Brown, Ainsworth brings a wealth of experience in digital media, audience measurement, brand management and communications in tow. Commenting on the appointment Andy Brown, Global CEO and Chairman of Kantar Media said, “I am thrilled to welcome Louise to Kantar Media. Her rich experience in digital and the changing … Continued

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Just Eat CMO Barnaby Dawe leaves after three years

Just Eat’s global chief marketing officer Barnaby Dawe is leaving the company as part of a restructure of the business that will see the creation of a new chief customer officer role. A Just Eat spokesperson confirmed the move: “We can confirm that Barnaby Dawe has decided to step down from his role as Just Eat’s global chief marketing officer … Continued

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Victoria Milligan joins Dentsu Aegis

Dentsu Aegis Network has hired Victoria Milligan as marketing & communications director for media brands, UK & Ireland. In her new role, Milligan will co-ordinate the marketing and communications of Dentsu Aegis Network media brands, specifically Carat, Vizeum, iProspect, Fetch and Amplifi. She will report to Matthew Platts, CEO of Media Brands for DAN UK & Ireland. Milligan says: “I’m … Continued

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