Gideon Spanier

Gideon Spanier is the head of media for Campaign. Contact him at gideon.spanier@haymarket.com. 

Mars puts agencies on alert with $1.4 billion global media consolidation
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Mars puts agencies on alert with $1.4 billion global media consolidation

WPP, Publicis Groupe and Omnicom are on alert as Mars has called a $1.4 billion global media review to consolidate its business with one group.

Starcom names OMD's Habib as UK managing director
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Starcom names OMD's Habib as UK managing director

Starcom has recruited Hamid Habib from rival media agency OMD to be UK managing director.

Mars puts agencies on alert with £1bn global media consolidation
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Mars puts agencies on alert with £1bn global media consolidation

WPP, Publicis Groupe and Omnicom are on alert as Mars has called a £1bn global media review to consolidate its business with one group.

The Times overtakes Telegraph's print circulation in watershed moment
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The Times overtakes Telegraph's print circulation in watershed moment

The print circulation of The Times has overtaken The Daily Telegraph in a watershed moment in Britain's newspaper wars.

Pertemps awards media and creative duties to Craft Media and George & Dragon
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Pertemps awards media and creative duties to Craft Media and George & Dragon

Pertemps has awarded media strategy and creative duties to Craft Media and George & Dragon in a double appointment for its £2m account.

Guardian tabloid needs more zing after low-key debut
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Guardian tabloid needs more zing after low-key debut

Media buyers and industry insiders had faint praise for The Guardian's redesign and relaunch as a tabloid on its first day.

Omnicom to merge Rocket with Hearts & Science in UK
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Omnicom to merge Rocket with Hearts & Science in UK

Omnicom is dropping Rocket as a standalone media agency in the UK and merging it with Hearts & Science in the latest consolidation in the agency sector.

Guardian teases tabloid launch and online redesign
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Guardian teases tabloid launch and online redesign

The Guardian has unveiled a new masthead and will unveil a redesign of its website and app to complement its print relaunch as a tabloid on Monday, 15 January.

Stagwell's Penn says digital marketing agencies are 'undervalued' as he eyes more M&A
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Stagwell's Penn says digital marketing agencies are 'undervalued' as he eyes more M&A

The founder of Stagwell has claimed digital marketing agencies are undervalued because investors still fail to appreciate how much digital communications and e-commerce are going to transform the economy.

Accenture: Large-scale agency M&A is 'not our game' as we have 'amazing momentum'
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Accenture: Large-scale agency M&A is 'not our game' as we have 'amazing momentum'

Accenture will not consider a takeover bid for a large ad agency group because its chief executive says there has been a "100%" failure rate with such deals.

George becomes Group M UK CEO as Theakstone takes global investment role
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George becomes Group M UK CEO as Theakstone takes global investment role

Group M has named Tom George as UK chief executive, replacing Nick Theakstone who moves after ten years to be global chief investment officer.

WPP names Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager
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WPP names Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager

WPP has named Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager, making her the most important agency leader in the British ad industry.

Nick Manning departs Ebiquity after 10 years
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Nick Manning departs Ebiquity after 10 years

Nick Manning, chief strategy officer of Ebiquity, is leaving after 10 years as a director of the media auditing and insight firm.

VCCP Media and Pure Media merge to form £80m 'challenger' media shop
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VCCP Media and Pure Media merge to form £80m 'challenger' media shop

Chime is merging VCCP Media and sister media agency Pure Media to form what it says will be a top 20 media agency in the UK with £80 million in billings.

Profiting from artificial intelligence: the business opportunity
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Profiting from artificial intelligence: the business opportunity

Artificial intelligence is going to transform every aspect of business and society, so how do companies start harnessing the potential of AI now?

Dentsu in pole position to win Jaguar Land Rover's $500m global media account
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Dentsu in pole position to win Jaguar Land Rover's $500m global media account

Dentsu is in pole position to win Jaguar Land Rover's estimated $500m global media account.

Clarkson exits as UK boss of Oath following investigation
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Clarkson exits as UK boss of Oath following investigation

Nigel Clarkson has departed as UK managing director of Oath with immediate effect after an internal investigation.

Crossmedia bets on transparent approach to take on UK media agency networks
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Crossmedia bets on transparent approach to take on UK media agency networks

Crossmedia is pinning its hopes on its "transparent" and "analytical" approach to media as it seeks to crack the UK market.

Disney buys Fox's entertainment assets to create $210bn media giant
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Disney buys Fox's entertainment assets to create $210bn media giant

The Walt Disney Company is to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets, including its stake in Sky, from Rupert Murdoch.

Accenture makes tenth agency acquisition of year by buying Rothco in Ireland
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Accenture makes tenth agency acquisition of year by buying Rothco in Ireland

Accenture has bought Irish creative agency Rothco - the tenth acquisition in marketing services that the consulting giant has made this year.