WPP UK president Karen Blackett quits after 29 years
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by Emma Hall
19h ago
Karen Blackett is leaving WPP – no word on where she’s going – after three decades in which she has had a big impact on the UK group. As well as her media and client skills, she is a walking testament to the group’s ability to nurture the careers of senior women and embrace diversity … The post WPP UK president Karen Blackett quits after 29 years first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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AI is disrupting ads: here’s what Coach and Lil Nas X are doing with it
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by Emma Hall
21h ago
AI is encroaching steadily into the world of advertising, and with the recent launch of ChatGPT’s new Sora text-to-video tool, it’s only going to get more prevalent. Luxury accessories brand Coach and agency Marcel are having fun with it in a new campaign that fuses reality and technology by casting singer Lil Nas X alongside … The post AI is disrupting ads: here’s what Coach and Lil Nas X are doing with it first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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Tannenbaum leaves IPG’s That Lot for social agency Kairos
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by Staff
21h ago
Social and influencer agency Kairos has hired Laura Tannenbaum from IPG’s That Lot as its new MD EMEA. At That Lot she helped to build up the agency from a start-up with a team team of over 100. It was bought by IPG in 2017. Tannenbaum (above) says: “I’m incredibly excited to embark on this … The post Tannenbaum leaves IPG’s That Lot for social agency Kairos first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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Wonderhood marks leap year with extra day off
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by Staff
21h ago
London’s Wonderhood Studios is to give all its employees an extra day’s holiday to compensate them for, in effect, working free on February 29 (2024 is a leap year.) Apparently the agency discovered that people in the world at large were pissed off about the extra day’s work via its Wonderhood Data Insight social listening … The post Wonderhood marks leap year with extra day off first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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More changes at WPP’s GroupM as EssenceMediacom US boss steps down
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by Stephen Foster
23h ago
WPP is still ringing the changes at its US GroupM media operation. Now EssenceMediacom North America CEO Jill Kelly (below) is out, moving to a vague-sounding group role, with new GroupM COO JiYoung Kim taking over in the interim. Sharb Farjami is the new CEO of GroupM in North America, its biggest market. WPP has … The post More changes at WPP’s GroupM as EssenceMediacom US boss steps down first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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Brothers and Sisters nabs TNT Sports from Saatchi
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by Stephen Foster
23h ago
Indie London agency Brothers and Sisters has reportedly nabbed the TNT Sports account from Saatchi & Saatchik without a pitch. TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) is a joint venture between BT Group and Warner Bros Discovery. Brothers and sisters has a long record in TV; founder Andy Flower was CCO at Sky and the agency … The post Brothers and Sisters nabs TNT Sports from Saatchi first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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M&C hires sport-specialist creative director
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by Stephen Foster
2d ago
M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment – now described rather improbably as the “passions agency” – has hired Conall McAteer from We Are Social as its first “sport-specific” creative director. McAteer has worked on Adidas football, running and Originals, Meta and Tommy Hilfiger among others. M&CS&E MD Laura Coller says: “We’re excited to welcome Conall as … The post M&C hires sport-specialist creative director first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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Miron embarks on long goodbye as CEO of UK media giant Global
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by Stephen Foster
2d ago
Stephen Miron is stepping down as group CEO of Global, one of the UK’s biggest media and entertainment companies. Global owns a raft of radio stations including Capital and Classic FM and is now one of the biggest players in Out of home, having bought Transport for London’s rail supplier Exterion along with other smaller … The post Miron embarks on long goodbye as CEO of UK media giant Global first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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Elvis wins African Originals sustainable drinks brand
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by Staff
2d ago
Kenyan craft beverage brand African Originals has appointed elvis as its global lead creative agency following a two-way pitch. Elvis will now work with African Originals to develop a brand communications strategy and creative platform for the launch of its Mara Edition gin brand in the US, UK and Africa. Campaign activity will launch in … The post Elvis wins African Originals sustainable drinks brand first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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Vice Media in peril as tech giants increase online stranglehold
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by Stephen Foster
3d ago
For years the threat from the internet seemed to be that it would kill off newspapers and magazines (which, to a degree, it has but not terminally – yet.) Now it seems to be eating itself. Vice Media is on its last legs with the once online pioneer closing down its much-imitated website and laying … The post Vice Media in peril as tech giants increase online stranglehold first appeared on More About Advertising ..read more
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