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Posts Tagged ‘James Kirkham’

Friday Morning Stir

-Leo Burnett has appointed James Kirkham as global head of social and mobile. Holler, the Leo-owned digital content/social agency co-founded by Kirkham, will “fuel” this specific practice.

-Deutsch founder/namesake David Deutsch has passed away at 84. link

-Magna Global’s latest ad forecast predicts the global advertising market to grow by three percent this year, to $486 billion. link

-Global agency The Gate Worldwide hired Erica Martinez in the newly created role of director of strategy.

-Bi-coastal/international production company Rabbit welcomed Nancy Nina Hwang as executive producer in its L.A. office.

-Katy Perry turns superhero in L.A.-based agency Zambezi’s new digital short for Popchips (above).

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Publicis (Hopefully) Boosts Leo Digital Offering with Holler Acquisition

Now that it’s making some inroads in Brazil, Publicis Groupe sets its eyes on enhancing its digital capabilities with the acquisition of Holler, a London-based shop that specializes in digital content and social media.

As a result of the purchase, Holler will now be affixed to the Leo Burnett Group in the U.K and will increase the latter’s number of digital specialists across the pond from 35 to 70. Holler, which counts clients including Channel 4 (which includes E4 and the original Skins) and Red Bull, will continue to be led by James Kirkham, Will Pyne and Simon Hankin, who hold the titles of managing partner, ECD and joint managing partner, respectively. According to the announce, digital accounts for 28 percent of Publicis Groupe’s revenue, but the holding company hopes to increase that number to 35 percent within the next three years.