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August 6, 2012


Publicis Groupe has denied a report that it had been working with a group of banks on a $6bn ($3.8bn) bid for Interpublic (IPG), which would put it ahead of Omnicom as the world's second-largest advertising group. Read more: http://bit.ly/R9wa7M Heineken agrees deal for Tiger beer maker.…

Reviews

August 3, 2012


Marriott selects 3 finalists in creative review. Read more: http://bit.ly/Rq8KIs

Account Moves

August 3, 2012


Specialist Holidays Group has appointed Rapp UK to handle its media planning and buying after a competitive pitch. Read more: http://bit.ly/OMoatY GoPro ramps up marketing with media and PR agency selections. Read more: http://bit.ly/NRdNp0

People

August 3, 2012


Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has boosted its senior team with the appointment of Michael Pring, Clive Tanqueray and Tom Vick as managing partners. Read more: http://bit.ly/RcdV3a Mindshare has hired Chris Green, the brand and business planning director at Hypernaked, as its global head of st…

Agencies

August 2, 2012


Inferno has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in the independent agency Quiet Storm as the first move in building a partnership between the two agencies. Read more: http://bit.ly/N5k9xn WPP continues rapid expansion of Possible Worldwide with U.K. agency buy. Read more: http://bit…