Gideon Spanier

UK editor-in-chief

Gideon is the UK editor-in-chief of Campaign. Contact him at or 020 8267 8260.

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‘People before spreadsheets’: How Next 15 wooed M&C Saatchi in takeover fight

While Next 15 has tabled a higher offer than a rival bid from Vin Murria and won the agreement of M&C Saatchi's board, there could be further twists in the M&A saga.

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Adam & Eve/DDB wants staff in the office four days a week

Agency is also offering £1,500 travel subsidy in response to rising cost of living.

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EssenceMediacom could be a formidable competitor

MediaCom brings street-fighting skills and Essence the tech brains.

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S4 Capital axes bonuses and ex-CFO exits as fallout from audit woes continues

The Sunday Times published an in-depth report into what it claimed was the accounting 'chaos'.

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S4 Capital cuts earnings by up to 5% after ‘unacceptable’, ‘embarrassing’ audit issue

Financial results have now been published having been postponed twice.

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WPP’s Mark Read on MediaCom merger, pitch pipeline and halving Cannes attendance

CEO talks to Campaign after upgrading growth forecast.

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M&C Saatchi’s record profits and forecasts put pressure on Vin Murria to increase bid

Board takes rare step of issuing 2022 and 2023 profit forecasts.

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WPP upgrades forecast after Group M and PR fuel Q1 growth

No major reductions in client spend despite economic uncertainty.

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WPP sees surge in whistleblowers with nearly 500 reports by staff last year

'Respect in the workplace' and 'protection of WPP’s assets' were top concerns.

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Sorrell: Expect ‘resolution’ to S4 Capital audit delay soon and it is not ‘material’

Company and its auditor would already have been “obligated” to disclose any major issue to investors, he says.

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Arthur Sadoun on Publicis' Q1 growth, pay rises, jobs churn ‘slowing down’ and cancer

CEO also talked about retail media and the French election.

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‘Confident’ Publicis shrugs off global jitters with 10.5% growth in Q1

However, French agency group won't upgrade forecasts because of economic uncertainty.

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Advertising remains at the core of building brands

There is still a central role for advertising to play in the marketing mix and we should not be talking down its power.

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School Reports 2022: Agencies on the up amid pandemic recovery

This year’s Nielsen Ad Intel billings tables reveal a UK sector on the up after 2020’s lockdown lows, with three-quarters of agencies, from established names to a new wave of energetic indies, growing.

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Despair and shock: How advertising chiefs have been grappling with Russian exits

As agencies and brands continue to close down Russian operations and sanctions start to bite, many fear that it will be a long time before anyone can even think about reopening.

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Publicis pulls out of Russia and hands control of agencies to local management

French agency group employs 1,200 staff in Russia.

Pick of the Week: Specsavers' badly installed billboards bring joy at a dark time

The work marks 20 years of 'Should've gone to Specsavers'.

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Yannick Bollore on Havas’ ‘momentum’, M&A and staff escaping from Ukraine

Havas CEO talks to Campaign at Vivendi's annual results.