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Gideon Spanier

UK editor-in-chief

Gideon is the UK editor-in-chief of Campaign. Contact him at gideon.spanier@haymarket.com or 020 8267 8260.

Zaid Al-Qassab

M&C Saatchi to appoint Zaid Al-Qassab as group chief executive

Appointment of Channel 4 CMO to top job is likely to be seen as a surprise because he has not worked in agency sector.

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WPP Capital Markets Day screengrab

Verdict on WPP’s AI pitch to investors: ‘If only the company were growing more strongly’

Campaign reports from capital markets day where WPP presented to investors.

Street-level view of Dentsu headquarters

Dentsu’s highest-paid international director earned $14.8 million

Revenues grew in 2022 but went into reverse in 2023.

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Which was the top-performing agency group stock in 2023?

Publicis cements status as most valuable agency holding company among global peers.

Gideon Spanier

2023 was more of a ‘slog’ than adland expected

Inflation and job cuts have dogged the sector.

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Second high-level departure at Omnicom as CMO steps down

Departure will raise questions over holdco strategy.

Alex Hesz

Omnicom strategy chief Alex Hesz departs to focus on UK general election

He leaves the holding company role after just over a year.

John Wren (left) and Duncan Painter

Omnicom makes biggest ever acquisition with $900m deal for Ascential’s Flywheel

US agency group buys digital commerce business from owner of Cannes Lions.

Mark Read
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WPP suffers surprise Q3 decline and plans £100m savings drive

Job cuts are likely to be part of plan focused on simplification at Group M and VML.

Yannick Bolloré

Yannick Bolloré: Why Havas was happy to pitch for Shell and the rise of ‘super-creativity’

CEO tells Campaign he is optimistic, after reporting 4.5% growth in Q3, ahead of some key rivals.

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Havas claims to be among ‘best in class’ with 4.5% growth in Q3

French agency group expects organic revenue to be ahead of most rivals.

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Cannes Lions launches Luxury & Lifestyle award category and drops Mobile

There has been demand from luxury sector to recognise creativity, awards organisers say.

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Publicis continues hot streak as it upgrades Q3 forecast and ‘gains market share'

“Publicis will undoubtedly be the industry leader for organic growth”, analyst says.

David Herro

Top investor David Herro on WPP vs Publicis and why he's keeping faith in agencies

WPP has been 'moving the ball forward', despite 'extremely disappointing' share price, top US fund manager says in interview with Campaign.

Gideon Spanier

After five years of evolution, does WPP need to be more radical?

Agency group, which used to be the world's biggest, faces pressure on multiple fronts.

Hiroshi Igarashi standing outside an office building

Hiroshi Igarashi wants to reshape Dentsu on global stage: ‘We will move very fast from here’

CEO gives first interview with international media to Campaign.

GUT winning at the Cannes Lions

Cannes agency of the year GUT doubles profits as it eyes global expansion

Five-year-old independent network has said 'our plan is global domination'.

Arthur Sadoun

Arthur Sadoun reveals Publicis salary strategy after strong Q2 results

Publicis CEO spoke to Campaign after group grew 7.1% in Q2.

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