Noreen O'Leary


After an era of recession and consolidation, ad agencies are looking for a few good account people. Call it the lost generation of Madison Avenue: Ask most industry recruiters about […]

WPP Bankrolling Chime’s Buyout Of HHCL In London

NEW YORK In a deal that involves three of the most well-known figures in the British communications industry, a top independent London ad agency, Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury + Partners, […]

Cordiant Shareholders Approve ‘Demerger’; Investors Eye Options

As expected, shareholders at Cordiant PLC overwhelmingly approved the holding company’s proposal to “demerge” its operating assets into two new, publicly traded companies: Saatchi & Saatchi PLC and Cordiant Communications […]

Joy In Splitsville

Two weeks before Cordiant PLC’s extraordinary general meeting in London to split itself up. The top brass of its two main agencies, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide and Bates Worldwide, are […]

Cordiant Execs To Make Case For ‘Demerger’

On Tuesday, executives of Cordiant Communications Group PLC–the proposed spinoff of Cordiant PLC whose flagship is Bates Worldwide–will present their case directly to analysts here. A week later, Cordiant chief […]

AMV’s Quiet Rise

Earlier this year, Peter Mead, the chairman of Abbott Mead Vickers PLC, ventured from his Old Marylebone offices to the leafy green stretch of Berkeley Square, in the ritzy heart […]

Spin the Bottle

It was a classic Hollywood power play—a Coca-Cola Classic. Two weeks ago, at virtually the same time that Michael Ovitz was installing a new boss at MGM on behalf of its owner, Credit Lyonnais, the top marketing executive at Coca-Cola Co. was abruptly out.

Death of an agency: who and what killed Geer DuBois?

Just two years ago, visitors to the Fifth Avenue loft offices of Geer DuBois saw all the signs of an agency winning a second lease on life. Onc….”Everything’s thriving and […]

Lengthy courtship: a 20-year relationship between Bill Tragos and Bruce Crawford is one of the primary reasons TBWA finally joined Omnicom

Over a casual dinner early last year with longtime acquai…Over the years, a lot of people would come see us about selling to them and when we’d say no, they’d […]