Specialist media consulting firms and media agencies have claimed Accenture faces a "clear conflict" of interest over the launch of its programmatic media planning and buying unit.
Stylist magazine wants to flood London with "living statues" of female role models in a stunt to highlight the continued bias that women face.
Accenture has taken another big step into the agency space by launching a programmatic media planning and buying unit.
Omnicom's PHD has won HSBC's estimated $400m (£298m) global media planning and buying account.
The UK government has awarded its media-buying contract to Manning Gottlieb OMD in a four-year deal worth up to £600m that aims to "set the global standard for transparency".
Denstu Aegis Network boss Jerry Buhlmann has admitted that Accenture and Deloitte "are having an impact" on the ad industry - but not in media planning and buying.
Dentsu Aegis Network has appointed Victoria Milligan as marketing and communications director for Media Brands UK & Ireland in the latest sign that the ad group wants to be more outward-facing.
As WPP faces break-up calls in the wake of Sir Martin Sorrell's exit, the agency holding company model is under greater scrutiny than at any time since the 1980s.
To say that Sir Martin Sorrell's rapid departure from WPP was a seismic event is an understatement. So just what happened in the days leading up to the fall of its CEO?
Publicis Media is to move all six of its UK agencies and more than 2,000 staff into one office on the site of the former BBC Television Centre in West London.
Manning Gottlieb OMD is poised to land the UK government's estimated £140m media-buying account.
Sorrell was good copy. He got into bruising takeover fights, took on media owners in trading negotiations, sued rivals and former employees, and clashed repeatedly with WPP's shareholders over his pay.
WPP's interim leadership team insists there will be no wholesale break-up of the group.
New ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall has signalled that her "strategic refresh" is likely to have a major focus on the ad-funded, broadcasting side of the business because viewing habits are changing.
ITV is expecting ad revenues to rise 2% in the first half of the year thanks to strong online growth and the World Cup in June which should offset a plunge in April.
Accenture Interactive has hit 25,000 staff worldwide as the consulting giant continues its rapid expansion in digital marketing services, winning Radisson Hotel Group for a global experience agency brief.
Mark Read has said WPP needs to focus more on clients and less on how it organises itself.
WPP reported a solid first quarter with revenues virtually flat for the final three months when Martin Sorrell was in charge.
Elliot Muscant, chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network North, the UK's biggest regional ad agency group outside London, has stepped down with immediate effect.
Wavemaker has promoted Jason Dormieux to global chief transformation officer and Paul Hutchison to succeed him as UK chief executive.