AdPulp Up To The Scooter Challenge

Robert/Boisen & Like-Minded, an advertising agency located in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark sent us a neat Christmas message. Click to view

Just What Every Holding Company Wants

Wall Street Journal breaks down some of the numbers involved in Maurice Levy’s Christmas gift to himself, his firm and a savvy group of Bostonians. Publicis Groupe SA’s $1.3 billion acquisition of Digitas Inc., a Boston digital-marketing concern, will fill a major gap in the French ad-holding company’s portfolio as it seeks to take advantage […]

Goodby Spinoff Wins German Car Account

Paul Venables of San Francisco independent Venables, Bell and Partners is feeling the rush right now. His agency just won the Audi account. The win defines his agency as big time. According to Adweek, Venables said, “Nothing legitimizes an agency like a car, and there’s no better car to get than a prestigious German car.” […]

Draft Investigates Itself, Clears Itself Of Wrongdoing

The Chicago Tribune reports on the aftermath of DraftFCB’s Wal-Mart win/loss. Observers of the ad business had been waiting for a reaction from DraftFCB, which finds itself under the glare of publicity and seemingly in a vulnerable business position. Wal-Mart took back its account this month, even before DraftFCB had started work for the retailer, […]

Tampa Time

Tampa agency, Pyper Paul + Kenney, thanks to several recent account wins have brought the new agency’s annual capitalized billings to more than $40 million in just a little more than two years. “In markets like New York City and Los Angeles, there are plenty of large agencies with talented people at the top, but […]

The Windy City Ad Scene Goes Cold

Crain’s Chicago Business takes a closer look at the city’s advertising scene. You can tell by the title of the article that the perception is it ain’t too good there: Dream of Chicago ad revival is dashed: The city’s ad agencies, decimated after years of losing headquarters and major accounts, seemed poised to regain their […]

Merge. Spin Off. Merge. Spin Off.

Troubled Chicago conglomerate Draft FCB is planning to open up “an offshoot that would, if all goes according to plan, become a separate, independent full-service shop that would be part of the same parent holding company, IPG,” according to Lewis Lazare of Chicago Sun Times. Lazare says the new agency is being created to handle […]

Burnett Likes Arc’s Books

Ad Age reports on further blurring of “the line” that has long separated ad agencies (above-the-line) from their country cousins in direct and promo shops (below-the-line). In a move it hopes can reverse its slumping new-business fortunes, Publicis Groupe’s Leo Burnett Worldwide is taking direct/interactive sibling Arc Worldwide under its corporate umbrella. While Burnett executives […]