BetStars picks CP+B as lead strategy and creative agency following launch

BetStars picks CP+B as lead strategy and creative agency following launch

BetStars has named Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) as its lead strategy and creative agency following the sportbook’s launch. BetStars is the first dedicated sportsbook offering from Amaya Inc., the parent company of PokerStars. The win followed a three-way pitch, with DDB in Sweden understood to be among the agencies that pitched. CP+B declined to […]

OLIVER Group announces three promotions as it grows its experience planning team

OLIVER Group announces three promotions as it grows its experience planning team

OLIVER Group announced three new senior promotions with immediate effect as it expands its unique experience planning discipline: Mark Bell to chief experience officer for OLIVER Group, and John Gibbard and Roz Thomas to co-heads of experience planning at digital agency DARE. Mark Bell was previously planning partner at DARE, responsible for the agency’s strategic […]

Havas helia appoints Louise Whitcombe as Group Managing Director

Havas helia appoints Louise Whitcombe as Group Managing Director

Havas helia is strengthening its senior leadership with the appointment of Louise Whitcombe, current COO at LIDA, as Group Managing Director. Whitcombe will lead the helia Group agencies across London and Cirencester. Whitcombe started her career at GGT Direct before senior leadership roles at Lowe and DraftFcb. She became Deputy Managing Director at LIDA before […]

BBDO Worldwide Acquires Wednesday Agency Group

BBDO Worldwide Acquires Wednesday Agency Group

BBDO Worldwide, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Wednesday Agency Group, a leading creative agency focused on fashion and luxury lifestyle brands. Wednesday Agency Group delivers fully integrated campaigns, content strategy, digital design and branding, and production for some of the world’s best recognized brands in […]

DDB Group Worldwide Appoints Joji Jacob to Drive Creative and Effectiveness Awards Across DDB Asia

DDB Group Worldwide Appoints Joji Jacob to Drive Creative and Effectiveness Awards Across DDB Asia

DDB Group Worldwide has appointed Joji Jacob, Group Executive Creative Director, DDB Group Singapore as Head of DDB Asia’s Creative Council. In addition to his creative remit covering Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Korea, Joji will also take care of India working closely with Sonal Dabral, Chief Creative Officer of DDB Mudra. “DDB is one […]

Forward Media Boosts Strategic Firepower With New Talent

Forward Media Boosts Strategic Firepower With New Talent

Forward Media, part of Havas Media Group, has appointed Tony Mattson as its Head of Strategy. He joins the agency this week from UM London where he worked for almost a decade, latterly as Managing Partner, Strategy. In his new role at Forward Media, the newest agency within the Havas Media Group stable, Mattson will […]

FCB Inferno Wins Global BMW xDrive Campaign Brief

FCB Inferno Wins Global BMW xDrive Campaign Brief

BMW has appointed FCB Inferno to create its global xDrive campaign for the next winter season in 2016/2017. The global integrated campaign will run across a number of key markets and feature a completely through-the-line campaign from TVC, digital, retailer, CRM and social etc. FCB Inferno has worked with BMW since winning the UK account […]

Cheil appoint McCann CMO Richard Newman as APAC chief growth officer

Cheil appoint McCann CMO Richard Newman as APAC chief growth officer

Cheil Worldwide has hired McCann’s Richard Newman to drive growth for the ad agency network as regional chief growth officer. Newman was previously chief marketing officer for McCann, a role he has held since 2011. He will report to Aaron Lau, president of international, and CEO of Cheil Greater China. Lau stated in a press release: “We […]

Bose hires Grey London as it takes the fight to Beats

Bose hires Grey London as it takes the fight to Beats

Bose, the high-end audio equipment manufacturer, has appointed Grey London to its global creative business as it seeks to recover share from Beats By Dre. The agency is understood to have beat off competition from fellow WPP agency J Walter Thompson, the Omnicom network BBDO, Publicis Groupe’s Saatchi & Saatchi and the independent shop VCCP […]