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Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted August 20, 2014
-Pinterest introduces its new messaging feature with long-form ad (video above). link -Jeff Benjamin challenges ... [AgencySpy]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted June 13, 2014
-This Xbox One ad starring Aaron Paul (above) is turning on consoles. link -Sir ... [AgencySpy]

WPP's Maxus Appoints New North American CEO - Posted May 12, 2014
This morning in news that has nothing to do with the Omnicom/Publicis collapse, WPP/... [AgencySpy]

Chances of Omnicis/Publicom Merger Now Less Than 50/50 - Posted May 2, 2014
If you're a gambling man, you might want to bet against the pending mega-merger and the double-headed hydra it would create. Earlier this week, ... [AgencySpy]

J. Walter Thompson Company Is Your New JWT - Posted April 14, 2014
The week's biggest spoiler to date has nothing to do with "Game of Thrones" or "Mad Men." Martin Sorrell of WPP ... [AgencySpy]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted April 2, 2014
-Beats Music hires Bozoma Saint John as first marketing chief (photo above). link -YouTube's 10 most-shared ads of March. ... [AgencySpy]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted February 13, 2014
-The Cannes Lions folks have announced their first speakers for the 2014 fest which include everyone from Sir Martin Sorrell to electronic music pioneer, Carl Craig... [AgencySpy]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted December 17, 2013
-WPP/GroupM media agency network Mindshare has appointed Mindshare has appointed agency vet David Pullan to the dual role of New York office lead and Unilever client lead/North America. -Speaking of WPP, Martin Sorrell & ... [AgencySpy]

EXCLUSIVE: Your First Look at Adweek 35th Anniversary Cover - Posted November 8, 2013
This is pretty iconic. To celebrate Adweek's 35th anniversary, the issue hitting newsstands Monday features on the cover industry vet Ron Berger, flanked by sons Cory (left) and Ryan (right). ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

EXCLUSIVE: Your First Look at Adweek 35th Anniversary Cover - Posted November 8, 2013
This is pretty iconic. To celebrate Adweek's 35th anniversary, the issue hitting newsstands Monday features on the cover industry vet Ron Berger, flanked by sons Cory (left) and Ryan (right). ... [FishbowlNY]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted October 24, 2013
  -Sir Martin Sorrell & Co. at WPP have released their Q3 report. Among other things, the holding company reports a seven-percent revenue increase from last year. link... [AgencySpy]

Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin and the Skinny on Jessica Simpson's New Role at Weight Watchers - Posted September 25, 2013
Neither rain nor snow (not yet anyway) or a meltdown on Metro North's Connecticut line (don't ask!) can keep us from our appointed rounds on Wednesdays at Michael's. Who else would tell you which talking heads (Star Jones, ... [GalleyCat]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted August 19, 2013
  -Havas Sports & Entertainment unit ignition has appointed former OgilvyAction VP/CD John Teter as global creative director. -CBS Films has expanded its relationship with Starcom USA, awarding the agency its digital media buying/planning business that includes paid s... [AgencySpy]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted August 13, 2013
-After spending the last two-and-a-half years as director/social media at R/GA, Ryan McLaughlin has headed to Tribal Worldwide to assume the new role of chief strategy officer. McLaughlin will be based in Tribal's New York office. -Sir ... [AgencySpy]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean for the Industry? - Posted July 28, 2013
As one might imagine, the announcement (and Vine video) of the biggest merger in advertising history is causing quite a reaction from those in the industry. Above, Keith Hunt, managing partner of M&A consulting firm Results International, hypothesizes about the impl... [TVNewser]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean for the Industry? - Posted July 28, 2013
As one might imagine, the announcement (and Vine video) of the biggest merger in advertising history is causing quite a reaction from those in the industry. Above, Keith Hunt, managing partner of M&A consulting firm Results International, hypothesizes about the impl... [AgencySpy]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted June 7, 2013
-MJZ took home the most 2013 AICP Show awards last night (eight in all) including the Advertising Excellence/Campaign prize for the DirecTV work created by Grey and helmed by Tom Kuntz. Flickr pics from last night's event ca... [AgencySpy]

Friday Odds and Ends - Posted May 24, 2013
-San Francisco-based Evolution Bureau and production company Unit 9 celebrate "The Legend of Cannes" with an interactive, panoramic experience for Chivas Regal. link -Speaking of, feel free to vote on Cannes Lions, YouTube and Mindshare's joint effort, "Lions Live." ... [TVNewser]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted April 30, 2013
-Valleywag tells us how Foursquare plans to earn ad revenue from check-ins. link -New York-based editorial company Crew Cuts has welcomed ... [AgencySpy]

Yahoo! Expands Content Deal With ABC News, CNBC At 'NewFront' - Posted April 30, 2013
Last night Yahoo! held its "NewFront" event at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, and the digital media company announced expanded content deals with its two big TV news partners, ABC News and CNBC. ABC, of course, has a major deal with the company, particularly with "Good Mo... [TVNewser]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted April 26, 2013
-Here are your 2013 AICP and AICP Next Awards shortlists. link -Among other things, Sir Martin Sorrell says he's "not proud" of WPP's 2-3% organic revenue growth in Q1.... [AgencySpy]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted April 10, 2013
-Cheil U.K. has appointed CBS Outdoor alum Fiona FitzGibbon as its first head of out-of-home. -Staying in the U.K. for a sec, London-based experiential agency Ignite (not to be confused with Ignition or Ignited) has promoted ... [AgencySpy]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted March 19, 2013
-SapientNitro Minneapolis has welcomed John Biondi as creative director and Adina Dahlin as director of marketing strategy. -Well, we can't ignore the elephant in the room. Santa Monica-based RPA h... [AgencySpy]

It Appears We Were Right About a G2, Ogilvy Union - Posted March 5, 2013
This looks like a pretty legit report from the London newswires and it confirms what we first speculated on last week, that G2 was separating from Grey and aligning under Ogilvy. Well, this just adds to what's al... [AgencySpy]

WPP Takes Over john st. - Posted March 4, 2013
You may have heard the word (shout out to the Toronto Egotist for the tip), but yes, Toronto-based john st. is the latest shop to be swooped up by Sir ... [AgencySpy]

The Egotist Returns Once Again, This Time from London - Posted February 26, 2013
Damn, has it really been close to a year since we received our last Egotist beat report? No worries, time flies, and for the first time, the Egotist network chimes in from London with an extensive look (with videos galore!) at the goings-on across the pond. Without further ado, here you... [AgencySpy]

Tuesday Morning Stir (Updated) - Posted February 26, 2013
- Nearly three years after replacing Randy Browning as CEO of Publicis West Seattle, Mark Cadman... [AgencySpy]

Wednesday Odds and Ends - Posted January 23, 2013
-Former TBWA\Chiat\Day agency producer David Fisher, who spent nearly four years in all and worked on notable efforts including Spike Jonze's "I'm... [AgencySpy]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted January 8, 2013
-Former Leo Burnett London head of planning Mark Tomblin has joined in a similar role at TAXI Toronto. -Social media/WOM marketing firm Likeable Media has appointed Carrie Kerpen as CEO and has ... [AgencySpy]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted January 2, 2013
-Avis has agreed to buy car-sharing service Zipcar for approximately $500 million in cash. link -The ATP is kicking off the 2013 tennis season with a new global campaign from London... [AgencySpy]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted December 4, 2012
-Along with picking up agency of record duties for Heineken cider brand, Strongbow, L.A.-based Zambezi also was named AOR for Footlocker-owned e-commerce sports gear retailer, Eastbay. -McCann Worldgroup launched its global adaptation/production business unit, Craft Worldwide, in 23 markets ranging from New York to London Singapore. The new arm houses 570 emp... [AgencySpy]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted December 4, 2012
-Along with picking up agency of record duties for Heineken cider brand, Strongbow, L.A.-based Zambezi also was named AOR for Footlocker-owned e-commerce sports gear retailer, Eastbay. -McCann Worldgroup launched its global adaptation/production business unit, Craft Worldwide, in 23 markets ranging from New York to London Singapore. The new arm houses 570 emp... [MediaJobsDaily]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted November 13, 2012
-TED is celebrating the fact that its cumulative talk views have surpassed the one-billion mark by launching "TopTED" playlists, which includes submissions from members such as Bono, Ben Affleck and... [AgencySpy]

Thursday Morning Stir - Posted October 25, 2012
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Friday Morning Stir - Posted August 31, 2012
  -Sir Martin Sorrell reports that WPP profits have jumped up seven percent, which coincides nicely enough with the holding company boss's plan to move its HQ back to the U.K.... [AgencySpy]

Thursday Morning Stir - Posted August 9, 2012
-Google has its eyes set on Siri as it launches a voice search app on iOS. link -Fold7 designed a new site for British clothing label, Sunspel. link -Lil Buck helps ring in Gap'... [AgencySpy]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted July 10, 2012
-Yes, Sir Martin Sorrell will be one of the torchbearers for the Olympic flame. link -180LA is helping Expedia launc... [AgencySpy]

WPP Set to Acquire AKQA - Posted June 20, 2012
  Despite his shareholder woes, we guess you can chalk up another win for Sir Martin Sorrell as his holding company WPP has agreed to acquire AKQA. The digital network will still operate as a stan... [AgencySpy]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted June 13, 2012
-WPP shareholders have given a thumbs down to Martin Sorrell's big pay hike. link -In case you missed last night's AICP awards, here's the opening titl... [AgencySpy]

Wednesday Odds and Ends - Posted June 6, 2012
-Sir Martin Sorrell finds the controversy about his pretty sizable pay package "deeply disturbing." ... [MediaJobsDaily]

So, What Were Folks Really Thinking During the WPP/Vice Upfront? - Posted June 1, 2012
About a month ago, Vice and WPP threw what some deemed a "boozy upfront" down on Wall Street to say hello to advertisers. Vice co-founder ... [AgencySpy]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted May 30, 2012
-WPP defends Sir Martin Sorrell's new pay package. ... [AgencySpy]

Y&R's Argentine Olympics Spot Sparks Controversy for 'Playing Politics' - Posted May 4, 2012
The above new spot for Argentina's Olympic team from Y&R New York is being called by some "beneath contempt," "tasteless," "feral and disgusting behavior" and "designed to offer maximum offence and contrary to both the Olympic spirit and all sense of human decency." Harsh words, yes, but perhaps a brief history... [MediaJobsDaily]

Y&R's Argentine Olympics Spot Sparks Controversy for 'Playing Politics' - Posted May 4, 2012
The above new spot for Argentina's Olympic team from Y&R New York is being called by some "beneath contempt," "tasteless," "feral and disgusting behavior" and "designed to offer maximum offence and contrary to both the Olympic spirit and all sense of human decency." Harsh words, yes, but perhaps a brief history... [AgencySpy]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted April 25, 2012
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Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted March 27, 2012
-Leo Burnett and the One Club h... [AgencySpy]

Survey: Business Is Up To Start 2012 - Posted January 12, 2012
Worldcom Public Relations Group, the international network of independent firms, has conducted a survey of its members, finding that new business is trending upward in the new year. More than 100 respondents (Worldc... [PRNewser]

Team Detroit to Launch NYC-Based Boutique for Lincoln - Posted December 15, 2011
Ah, so this is why we got a last-minute invite to a conference here in New York starring WPP don Sir Martin Sorrell among others. Come Jan. 1, WPP's Team Detroit unit will launch a new unit here in the Big Apple that will be dedicated to the... [MediaJobsDaily]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted December 7, 2011
-After just eight months at Mullen, where he worked alongside Mauro Cavalletti, Perry Fair ... [AgencySpy]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted October 28, 2011
-Jeep/Maxus and Lowe's/OMD took home top honors at last night's Vibrant Awards in NYC. link -Cheil Canada hired Havas Euro RSCG Toronto alum Matthew Cammaert as president. -Cleveland-based agency Marcus T... [AgencySpy]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted September 23, 2011
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Monday Odds and Ends - Posted May 9, 2011
-Step aside, Google. Apple takes over as the world's most valuable brand. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted April 28, 2011
-Here's a compilation of ... [AgencySpy]

Anonymous 'Ad Professional' Takes Issue with Sorrell in Open Letter - Posted March 1, 2011
It seems as of late that our tips box has evolved into a soapbox of sorts and just like our frustrated job seeker from earlier this year... [AgencySpy]

Friday Odds and Ends - Posted January 14, 2011
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Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted December 21, 2010
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Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted December 7, 2010
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Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted November 30, 2010
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Reuters Global Media Summit Begins Monday - Posted November 29, 2010
The annual Reuters Global Media Summit starts Monday and runs through Thursday in New York, London, Paris, Mumbai, and Taipei, featuring exclusive, private interviews with top executives from media and entertainment companies. C... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

WPP Acquires TAXI - Posted November 19, 2010
Sir Martin Sorrell nabbed another one today as his WPP announced that it's acquired TAXI and is aligning the shop with its roster of Young & Rubicam Brands unit. ... [AgencySpy]

Martin Sorrell Will Now Take Your Questions - Posted November 2, 2010
(Sir) Martin Sorrell is head of the world's most successful advertising holding company, W... [AgencySpy]

WPP's Sorrell Supports Paywalls - Posted August 25, 2010
WPP CEO Martin Sorrell spoke with the UK's MediaWeek about the necessity of paywalls for online media. "We think paywalls are essen... [PRNewser]

WPP: PR Revenue Up 2% So Far In 2010 - Posted June 30, 2010
WPP said at its annual meeting on Tuesday that public relations and public affairs are up 2% over the first five months in 2010, an slight improvement over the company's advertising and media investment management businesses, which saw 1.7% growth over the ... [PRNewser]

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell: Invading Social Media With Commercial Messages 'Might Not Be The Right Thing' - Posted March 4, 2010
As the social media marketing gold rush continues, one of the marketing industry's top executives -- WPP CEO Martin Sorrell -- is questioning the medium. "Invading these [social] media with commercial messages might not be the right thing," said Sorrell ... [PRNewser]

Year in Review: Agency Trends - Posted December 30, 2009
This year was all about digital, digital, digital. Agencies big and small expanded, re-branded, and staffed up to meet client demand, while also performing triage on their traditional business. A number agencies made deep staff cuts, while some closed altogether. Journalists fled crumbling mastheads to join the PR... [PRNewser]

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell: 2010 Revenues Will Be Flat - Posted December 2, 2009
Don't expect growth from WPP in 2010, said CEO Martin Sorrell at the Reuters Global Media Summit today. Sorrell said he expects revenues for the holding company to be flat for ... [PRNewser]

Middleberg Communications Acquires Dowd Agency - Posted November 3, 2009
Middleberg Communications will acquire The Dowd Agency in a deal announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the acquisition puts the agency at more than $4 million in revenues and about 25 employees. Middleberg had net fees of $2,694,000 in 2008, which means about $1.5 million in annual... [PRNewser]

The 36,000 Page RFP Submission? It Exists, Says WPP's Sorrell - Posted October 29, 2009
There are many gripes agencies have with the RFP process. One of the main ones being that they take up so much non-billable time. WPP CEO Martin Sorrell wishes agencies would get paid for their submissions, but knows it's just not going to happen. ... [PRNewser]

WPP Head Martin Sorrell Explains Problems Behind Enfatico - Posted September 18, 2009
Enfatico, the mega-agency created to handle all advertising, marketing and communications for Dell, launched amid much fanfare. CEO Torrence Boone told the... [PRNewser]

WPP Chief Exec: Ad Industry Is 'Going To Be In Russia, India, China, Vietnam ... And Digital' - Posted August 27, 2009
WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell says that the ad industry will never be the same. While most ad execs are in agreement that the worst is over, nobody knows when things will really bounce back. Clients have gotten used to paying less, ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Morning Reading List, 09.10.07 - Posted September 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. Jeff Golimowski, investigative reporter, is no longer with CNSNews.com Longtime producer Michele Michaels has left News 4 to go to Washington Hospital Center. (Trend alert? Producer Lydia Postlewaite left WTOP earlier this year for Washington Adventist Hospital and longtim... [FishbowlDC]

'The Mad Dwarf And The Nympho Schizo' - Posted March 20, 2007
Only in an ad dude's trial would a "dwarf" and "schizo" be central to the plaintiff's case: Testifying against Marco Benatti, WPP chief Martin Sorrell last week in open court in London accused his former employee of disseminating a "vicious" image of him and a female executive and branding them "the mad... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'The Mad Dwarf And The Nympho Schizo' - Posted March 20, 2007
Only in an ad dude's trial would a "dwarf" and "schizo" be central to the plaintiff's case: Testifying against Marco Benatti, WPP chief Martin Sorrell last week in open court in London accused his former employee of disseminating a "vicious" image of him and a female executive and branding them "the mad... [FishbowlNY]

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