RAPP Worldwide And Proximity Worldwide Join Forces As Integrated Agency Offering

RAPP Worldwide And Proximity Worldwide Join Forces As Integrated Agency Offering

RAPP Worldwide and the Proximity Worldwide offices that sit within Omnicom’s Precision Marketing Group (OPMG) are integrating into the RAPP Worldwide family. The enlarged organization will become a fusion of both agencies’ individual strengths, creating an even stronger and more competitive powerhouse of talent, capabilities and clients. The merger will extend the agencies’ global scale and […]

News UK’s The Bridge brings together print and digital teams

News UK’s The Bridge brings together print and digital teams

News UK announced the first set of changes to its commercial division since it re-launched as The Bridge three years ago. Print and digital teams will come together in a move designed to shift the commercial publishing strategy towards one that is brand-focused rather than platform-led. Two new senior roles have been created as a result of […]

MEC and Maxus will become WAVEMAKER

MEC and Maxus will become WAVEMAKER

The new billion-dollar revenue, media, content and technology agency to be created from the merger of MEC and Maxus will be named ‘WAVEMAKER’. Making waves happens when media, content and technology come together – activating against our unrivalled purchase journey understanding for the clients we represent. The brand mark WAVEMAKER reflects the agency’s heritage, born […]

Anheuser-Busch InBev & SABMiller Agree to Merge in $104 Billion Deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev & SABMiller Agree to Merge in $104 Billion Deal

Looks like Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest beer company, and SABMiller, its top competitor, will indeed join forces to create one giant beer company. SABMiller previously rejected at least three offers from AB InBev, suggesting that the offers were too low. The brands were able to agree “in principle” today on AB InBev’s fifth offer […]

TBWA Announces Merger of Operations in Canada

TBWA Announces Merger of Operations in Canada

TBWA Worldwide announced today that it has merged leading network agencies TBWA\Toronto and Juniper Park to form a new agency, Juniper Park\TBWA, effective immediately. The Juniper Park partnership team of CEO Jill Nykoliation and Chief Creative Officers Terry Drummond, Alan Madill and Barry Quinn will lead the office, reporting to TBWA Worldwide President and CEO […]

H.J. Heinz Company & Kraft Foods Group Agree Merger To Form The Kraft Heinz Company

H.J. Heinz Company & Kraft Foods Group Agree Merger To Form The Kraft Heinz Company

H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North America with an unparalleled portfolio of iconic brands. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by both […]

Nokia’s design team transfers to Microsoft as part of £4.6bn buyout

Nokia’s design team transfers to Microsoft as part of £4.6bn buyout

Microsoft has bought Nokia’s Devices & Services business in a deal worth £4.6 billion. The move sees Microsoft acquire Nokia’s mobile phone and smartphone businesses as well as its internal design team, which has worked on products including the Nokia Lumia smartphone range. Around 32 000 Nokia staff will transfer to Microsoft. Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s […]

Microsoft buys Nokia’s handset business for £4.6bn

Microsoft buys Nokia’s handset business for £4.6bn

Microsoft and Nokia have confirmed plans are well advanced for a $7.1bn purchase of Nokia’s phone division by the software giant. The deal will see Nokia’s entire devices & services business; including design, manufacturing, sales and support, transfer to Microsoft, including all 32,000 staff. This would leave the Finnish business survive as a manufacturer of […]

Publicis merger a bad deal for Omnicom shareholders, says Sorrell

Publicis merger a bad deal for Omnicom shareholders, says Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell has poured cold water on the so-called “merger of equals” between rival agencies Omnicom and Publicis Groupe, which was announced on July 28, questioning the value to the former’s shareholders. Speaking on the ‘Today’ programme on BBC Radio 4, Sorrell questioned the value to Omnicom shareholders, who will receive 50 per cent […]