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May 13, 2014


DirecTV and AT&T are in talks to merge, with AT&T taking a stake in the smaller company in a deal composed of both cash and shares. Read more: http://goo.gl/SJEjSZ

Reviews

May 13, 2014


Guinness, the Diageo-owned stout brand, is holding a pitch for an agency to work on its global advertising account, after ending its relationship with Saatchi & Saatchi. Read more: http://goo.gl/TOfy7K

Account Moves

May 13, 2014


RB, the consumer good company formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser, has moved three of its power brands - Air Wick, Clearasil, and Finish - out of Havas Worldwide and into Droga5 New York and Wieden & Kennedy. Read more: http://goo.gl/AtHDMz Code and Theory was tapped by Motel 6 to de…

People

May 13, 2014


Steve Williams, the president of PHD New York, has been appointed CEO North America for Maxus. Read more: http://goo.gl/Mjfj6n Launchpad named Tom Lamb as chief marketing officer, a new position at the New York-based agency. As CMO, he will focus largely on new business development for t…

Regarding Henry

May 13, 2014


Henry may have a pleasant and rather unassuming name, but the young French production company has come very far, very fast. It has just agreed on a collaboration with Reset Content in the US, which will give its clients access to A-list directors such as David Fincher, Guy Ritchie, Garth Dav…