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Topic: Dentsu Aegis

If Iran Sanctions Lift, Will Ad Companies Rush In?

Dentsu is already there, WPP and Publicis are in no rush

Sir Martin Sorrell, the WPP chief, has called Iran the last great, untapped market for growing his business. With a potential nuclear deal set to end some embargoes and perhaps…

Mondelez's Goal in Global Media Review is Efficiency

Sticking with MediaVest and Dentsu units but seeking savings

Like Coca-Cola, Citi, SC Johnson and Wells Fargo, Mondelez International is only considering incumbent shops in its global media review. As such, the contest is between Publicis Groupe's MediaVest and units…

Mcgarrybowen N.Y. Hires a New President

Simon Pearce takes over, Tom Sewell gets a new post

BBDO executive Simon Pearce is the new president of mcgarrybowen New York. He will take over for Tom Sewell, who has been in that job since last May and will…

Mindshare Fills a Role That's Redefining the Agency

Rolf Olsen succeeds Bob Ivins as North American data chief

In his ongoing bid to redefine what a media agency can be, Mindshare North American CEO Colin Kinsella has recast in a significant role. Kinsela has named iProspect's Rolf Olsen to succeed Bob Ivins…

Are Ad Agencies the Next Target for Sears Holdings' Cost-Cutting?

The company reaches out to holding companies

Sears Holdings has contacted ad holding companies about handling all marketing communications for Sears and Kmart, sources said. Collectively, those brands spent $560 million in media last year—the majority of which…

OMG, UM Win Heinz Media Duties

Replacing Dentsu Aegis, Cramer-Krasselt

H.J. Heinz has named two new media partners following a review that kicked off last November: Omnicom's OMG networks were awarded planning and buying responsibility for all international markets while…

Microsoft Splits Its Global Ad Business Between IPG and Dentsu

Total account revenue is estimated at $100 million

Microsoft began its global advertising review with the aim of consolidating its business within a single ad holding company. In the end, however, the business was split between two: Interpublic…

Martin Sorrell Talks Candidly About Mergers, Mayhem—and His Own Demise

The WPP CEO says people don’t take risks

In 1978, Martin Sorrell had just started working with the Saatchis, where, as group finance director, he was the architect of the agency acquisitions that would reshape modern advertising. After…

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