e.wire No. 152 - October 2011
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WPP WPPed Cream winners announced

JWT, Mindshare, Kinetic, Digit London, Ogilvy PR, Ogilvy and VML take top prizes in the Group's annual awards for creative excellence. An iPad app with these Crčme de la Crčme winners and an extensive showcase of all the other winning entries from across the Group is available at: www.wpp.com/wppedcream.

Ogilvy & Mather to acquire majority stake in Russian digital marketing services agency, Promo Digital

Ogilvy & Mather has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Promo Digital LLC in Russia (Promo), subject to obtaining regulatory approvals. Founded in 1997 and based in Moscow, Promo is a digital marketing services agency which specialises in creating internet, mobile and multimedia campaigns for a variety of clients in Russia. The agency employs 53 people and major clients include Gazprom, LG and MTS.

Ogilvy and Scangroup announce joint ventures in Ghana

Ogilvy and Scangroup, one of Africa's leading marketing services groups in which WPP also owns a minority stake, have established two advertising firms in Ghana as joint ventures with a local partner. Scanad Ghana Limited and Ogilvy Ghana Limited will take over the existing operations of Media Majique & Research Systems Limited and Ogilvy Africa Media.


New Offers



Kinetic launches creative Out of Home division, Fuel

Kinetic, the lifestyle and environments communications agency has launched a dedicated creative division, called Fuel, in response to the increasing scope of out-of-home (OOH) advertising, including opportunities to integrate digital interactivity, dynamic displays, experiential and bespoke design into client brand campaigns. Working in collaboration with the Kinetic planning team, Fuel will keep clients ahead of the opportunity curve by providing insight and opinion on emerging technologies and identifying cross-platform opportunities to amplify OOH campaigns.

Digital marketing agency ZAAZ expands into Asia Pacific

Wunderman is launching ZAAZ across the Asia Pacific region to meet the increasing requirements for advanced analytics and optimization services. Founded in 1998 in Seattle, and member of the Wunderman network, ZAAZ offers a comprehensive range of services including targeting, usability, social, mobile, data/analytics, search and optimization; with a focus on delivering measurable results and monetization in the digital world.




New Business



Universal Music Group selects MediaCom as US agency of record.

VML and TAXI Canada named digital agency of record for Telus.

Maxus wins Barclays international media account.




People



Carter Murray appointed President and CEO for Y&R Advertising's North American operations.

Senior sports marketing executive John Kristick named Global CEO of GroupM Entertainment & Sports Partnerships.

Ogilvy China promotes three to senior management posts.




Awards



Kantar and McCandless launch first ever data visualisation global awards.

MediaCom named Media Agency Network of The Year at the 2011 M&M Awards, for third year running.






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Insights


BrandZ Top 20 Retail Brands 2011 - digital reshapes retail

BrandZ Top 20 Retail Brands 2011 - digital reshapes retail

New in this year's report, WPP companies including FITCH, TNS, eCommera, I-Behavior and G2 have included commentary to further illuminate the impact of digital on the path to purchase and shopper marketing practices.

Download the report here.



GroupM forecasts 15.2% ad spending increase for China in 2011

GroupM forecasts 15.2% ad spending increase for China in 2011

Measured media advertising spending in China is expected to reach RMB 347 billion this year, a 15.2 percent increase compared to 2010, according to a new forecast from GroupM China. The study, This Year, Next Year: China Media Forecasts, is an upward revision to the group's global forecasts published in June. The report also projects advertising spending to reach RMB 406 billion in 2012 in China, a 16.9 percent increase compared with 2011.

Contact: Sweelynn.Chong@groupm.com



Facebook, Netflix, Reeses and National Guard top Landor's 2011 Breakaway Brands Study

Facebook, Netflix, Reese's and National Guard top Landor's 2011 Breakaway Brands Study

Using data from Young & Rubicam Group's BrandAsset® Valuator (BAV), the world's largest consumer study on brands, Landor has identified the 10 US brands that exhibit sustained growth over three years in terms of brand strength.



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