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Images of Next 15 CEO Tim Dyson and M&C Saatchi CEO Moray MacLennan

Next 15 swoops in to agree surprise £310m takeover deal for M&C Saatchi

Deal comes days after M&C Saatchi directors rejected rival offer from Vin Murria's AdvancedAdvT.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney and a group of five fashion design students

Stella McCartney and Lenovo team up on sustainable fashion design course

The partnership, developed by Neverland, sees McCartney inspire students from the Central Saint Martins MA Design course to explore the relationship between fashion and technology.

A picture of Meta's Zehra Chatoo on stage at IAB's Engage event

Meta warns industry to address 'uncomfortable truths' about diversity

Meta's Zehra Chatoo called on attendees at IAB Engage to create conditions for audiences to 'challenge bias and call things out'.

Shelley Smoler

Droga5 London promotes Shelley Smoler to chief creative officer

She takes over from David Kolbusz, who is leaving the agency in May.

Sir Martin Sorrell

S4 Capital audit delay: what stock market analysts are saying

Analysts warn of continued pressure on S4 Capital's share price after the company postponed the publication of its 2021 financial results.

Omnicom chairman and chief executive, John Wren

Omnicom boss John Wren received $20m in compensation in 2021

US agency group published pay packages after annual revenues jumped 10.2% in 2021.

Omnicom's logo pictured on a mobile phone, in front of a stock market ticker display

Omnicom to withdraw from Russia in 'orderly' exit

The agency network is working with local partners to pull out of all of its investment positions in the country.

Dentsu logo

Dentsu to exit Russia operation and transfer ownership to local JV partner

Japanese-owned group has 1,500 employees in Russia.

European Commission investigating Google and Meta over tech giants' ad deal

European Commission launches investigation into Google and Meta ad deal

Commission to look into an agreement between the two businesses that it says could 'restrict or distort competition' in markets for online display advertising.

Brothers & Sisters moves to not-for-profit ad agency model

Agency pledges continued investment in Grenfell Athletic FC as it searches for more charitable partners to work with.

A photo of Engine Group's offices

Next 15 acquires Engine Group UK for £77.5m

Lake Capital bought the wider Engine Group, including its US and APAC arms, for £100m in 2014.

CMO survey warns talent shortage is holding the industry back

Research also shows just 11% of global CMOs are confident they have completed their digital transformation journeys.

Beam Suntory: Daykin to lead premium spirits business's media strategy

Beam Suntory names Jerry Daykin as global media vice-president

Daykin most recently worked at GSK Consumer Healthcare and joins the premium spirits company in a newly created role.

Comparethemarket: site is reviewing its ads featuring Russian meerkats

Comparethemarket removes Russian meerkat ads from TV news

Move comes as site says it wants to be 'sensitive' to the situation in Ukraine.

Havas Group buys CX agency in 'eight-figure' deal

Inviqa's UK clients include Tesco, Reiss, Phoenix Healthcare and Arsenal FC.

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