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Job cuts : WPP is to axe 3,500 jobs

Job cuts : WPP is to axe 3,500 jobs

by on December 12, 2018

Job cuts ... WPP shares surged after it unveiled steep job cuts, adding nearly £7million to the fortune of ousted founder Sir Martin Sorrell.

The marketing conglomerate is to axe 3,500 jobs and shut or merge almost 200 offices in a battle to cut costs.

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Breaking : Unilever, YouTube, Cannes, WPP, Apple .. via MAD London

by on June 23, 2017

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Brand Union: Visual identity for Jaguar’s official formula e launch

Brand Union: Visual identity for Jaguar’s official formula e launch

by on September 12, 2016

Brand Union today announced its development of a new visual identity for the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E team, ahead of Jaguar’s highly anticipated return to motorsport after 12 years away.

The iconic manufacturer will be entering a team in electric racing FIA Formula E championship in Hong Kong this October and called upon Brand Union’s expertise to bring the brand to life.

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Could your start-up scoop TNBT Award 2016, and win a $50k Unilever pilot?

by on July 7, 2016


Unilever has embarked on its latest mission to discover tomorrow’s marketing and advertising technology influencers with the launch of startup competition The Next Big Thing 2016. The pitch and award initiative will connect the most disruptive startups with Unilever’s brands at a new innovation-focused ad:tech event this November. [more…]

Sainsbury’s ad account – will it move? / via MAA

Sainsbury’s ad account – will it move? / via MAA

by on June 19, 2016

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Sainsbury’s is currently reviewing its UK ad account with AMV BBDO, after a 40-year tenure (with a brief interregnum at M&C Saatchi), the first such review for 11 years

It seems to be casting its net quite widely, at least in terms of the getting-to-know-you ‘chemistry’ meetings with indies Lucky Generals and Joint on the long list along with WPP agencies Grey and CHI (49.9 per cent owned by WPP but increasingly operating as part of the WPP fold). [more…]

Movers and Groovers : Brand Union appoints John Shaw as first chief product officer

by on June 16, 2016

WPP’s global brand strategy and design agency, Brand Union, (www.brandunion.com) has announced the appointment of John Shaw to the newly created role of Chief Product Officer.

In this new role, John will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s product, from strategy and creative to design and technology, to help clients meet the wide variety of brand challenges they face today.

Shaw will work alongside Brand Union’s Worldwide CEO, Toby Southgate and CFO, Alex Spark, to drive value across everything the agency offers.

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Sports Marketing and Meerkats : WPP, Providence bid £374m for Chime Communications

by on August 1, 2015

WPP and Providence Equity Partners launch a £374 million takeover bid for Chime Communications, owner of VCCP and a sports marketing specialist.

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WPP acquires majority stake in SET Creative in the US

by on July 1, 2015

WPP announces that it has acquired a majority stake in SET Management, LLC ("SET Creative"), growing its Branding & Identity group. US-based SET engages consumers with brands through physical experiences in retail stores, pop-up stores, trade shows and live events. SET Creative continues that engagement digitally via apps, content creation and social media.

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London Events 1 July : “It’s a bit different to your standard conference, with a mix of punchy content, networking and entertainment”

by on June 26, 2015

Marketing, media and technology professionals will have the chance to combine their love of new tech, street food and summer sport at a new industry gathering and party in Shoreditch, London on 1 July.

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Brands, Tech & Shoreditch street food culture collide

by on June 22, 2015

News: Brands, tech & Shoreditch street food culture collide

Marketing, media and technology professionals will have the chance to combine their love of new tech, street food and summer sport at a new industry gathering and party in Shoreditch, London on 1 July.

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