Gideon Spanier

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

Read and Scott: 'We don't believe break-up of WPP makes sense'
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Read and Scott: 'We don't believe break-up of WPP makes sense'

WPP's joint chief operating officers Mark Read and Andrew Scott have said they do not believe a break-up of the ad group makes sense.

Rachel Forde to be UK chief executive of UM
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Rachel Forde to be UK chief executive of UM

UM has appointed Rachel Forde as UK chief executive as parent company Interpublic seeks to make its British media operation "far stronger".

Boyle expands CEO role as Publicis Media unites EMEA and APAC
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Boyle expands CEO role as Publicis Media unites EMEA and APAC

Gerry Boyle is to take charge of Publicis Media across EMEA in addition to his existing responsibilities in APAC as the world's second biggest media buyer seeks to "simplify" its business.

Publicis Media EMEA boss Jacob steps down
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Publicis Media EMEA boss Jacob steps down

Iain Jacob is stepping down as chief executive of Publicis Media for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Read and Scott will split duties as WPP joint chief operating officers
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Read and Scott will split duties as WPP joint chief operating officers

Mark Read and Andrew Scott, who have been named joint chief operating officers of WPP after Sir Martin Sorrell abruptly quit, know each other well.

WPP board to meet as Sorrell probe nears conclusion
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WPP board to meet as Sorrell probe nears conclusion

WPP's board of directors is to meet as they await the outcome of an investigation into the personal conduct of Sir Martin Sorrell.

MediaCom, PHD and Primesight triumph at Campaign Media Awards 2018
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MediaCom, PHD and Primesight triumph at Campaign Media Awards 2018

MediaCom won most awarded agency of the year at the Campaign Media Awards, including Campaign of the Year, while PHD's Discovery team won Agency Team of the Year and Primesight won Commercial Team of the Year.

Pippa Glucklich joins Dentsu Aegis Network as CEO of Amplifi UK
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Pippa Glucklich joins Dentsu Aegis Network as CEO of Amplifi UK

Pippa Glucklich has been named chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network's media investment arm, Amplifi UK, as part of a move to simplify the UK operation and make it "more client-centric".

Johnny Hornby: our 'new model agency' is paying off but we need 'new model behaviours' too
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Johnny Hornby: our 'new model agency' is paying off but we need 'new model behaviours' too

Johnny Hornby's The & Partnership has just posted record revenues and profits and he expects double-digit growth again this year but the gregarious ad man is not in party mood.

MediaCom scoops £425m Sky media account across Europe
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MediaCom scoops £425m Sky media account across Europe

WPP's MediaCom has beaten Zenith and Carat to win Sky's estimated £425m media-buying account across five European markets.

Nick Manning joins MediaLink in London to drive international expansion
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Nick Manning joins MediaLink in London to drive international expansion

MediaLink has recruited Nick Manning to be senior vice-president in London to drive European expansion.

Facebook's Ed Couchman joins Snap as UK general manager
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Facebook's Ed Couchman joins Snap as UK general manager

Snap has poached Facebook's Ed Couchman to be its UK general manager.

Accenture: brands are only just waking up to importance and 'complexity' of personalised content
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Accenture: brands are only just waking up to importance and 'complexity' of personalised content

Brands have only just woken up to the importance and "complexity" of personalised, digital content, according to Accenture.

WPP staff stunned by 'serious' Sorrell investigation
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WPP staff stunned by 'serious' Sorrell investigation

Most WPP staff were stunned by the news that Sir Martin Sorrell is facing an investigation into his personal conduct and use of company assets.

Sky's Mortimer moves from marketing to ad sales
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Sky's Mortimer moves from marketing to ad sales

Andrew Mortimer, Sky's director of media, who has led its £300m UK media review, is moving from marketing to ad sales to be director of client strategy at Sky Media.

ISBA faces backlash over media agency framework
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ISBA faces backlash over media agency framework

ISBA's updated media agency framework contract has come under fire from a leading media auditor.

Promote UK launches to support British ad industry globally as Brexit looms
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Promote UK launches to support British ad industry globally as Brexit looms

The Advertising Association has launched Promote UK, a cross-industry group to promote British advertising around the world, which will work in partnership with the Department of International Trade.

ITV drops late penalty charges for ad bookings to woo advertisers
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ITV drops late penalty charges for ad bookings to woo advertisers

ITV is dropping late penalty charges for ad bookings in April and May in what is said to be an "unprecedented" move to appeal to advertisers.

Suzuki ends Ant and Dec Saturday Night Takeaway ads on ITV
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Suzuki ends Ant and Dec Saturday Night Takeaway ads on ITV

Suzuki has terminated its TV advertising campaign with Ant and Dec after ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway co-presenter Ant McPartlin was charged with drink-driving.

M&C Saatchi: record results show agency model is still a 'wonderful business'
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M&C Saatchi: record results show agency model is still a 'wonderful business'

The big holding company agency model may be under pressure but it's still possible to run a "wonderful" agency business if local entrepreneurs are in charge, according to M&C Saatchi chief David Kershaw.