• Interpublic Group Sells Off Another Agency
    This time its multicultural agency Casanova//McCann. The holding company has sold a majority stake to its long-time president and CEO Ingrid Otero-Smart. IPG is retaining a minority interest in the shop, which it acquired in 1999.
  • Digital Signage Firm UPshow Raises $14 Million, Counts Tobaccowala Among Its Investors
    UPshow has created a proprietary tech platform that connects in-store TV screens and mobile devices. The cloud-based software lets retailers offer content, prompts and offers tailored to time of day and location, pre-set or dynamically controlled down to the individual screen level. It also provides analytics for ROI reporting.
  • Mocking Trump, New Ad Quotes Him Saying: 'It's A Little Like The Regular Flu'
    You know, the one you get a flu shot for. Boom, done. Taken care of. He's also heard proudly stating how he's "always wanted to play it down," referring to COVID-19's deadly impact.
  • MDC Partners And Its General Counsel Are Parting Ways
    Jonathan Mirksy was only in the job for a little over a year, having joined in June 2019 from a Washington, D.C. law firm, where his specialty was M&A. He's being replaced by company veteran David Ross.
  • Canada's Cult Collective Establishes First U.S. Outpost
    The collective has set up shop in Los Angeles, where its biggest U.S. client-UCLA Health-is based. It also has ambitious plans to expand its North America footprint, led by newly anointed president Bradley Foster.
  • ANA's AIMM Partners With A-Listers On Campaign Promoting Diversity In Entertainment, Advertising
    Developed and produced by ad agency Walton Isaacson, a TV spot first aired during the "Countdown to the Emmys" preshow on ABC. It's an extension of AIMM's #SeeALL movement and urges the entertainment industry to unite for change.
  • WPP Production Company Hogarth Appoints Epstein North America COO
    Elyse Epstein joined from sibling agency Ogilvy, where she served as director, program management. The company also promoted six-year veteran Tania Sethi to Chief Production Officer, North America.
  • Another Sorrell Makes His Mark In The M&A Sector
    Martin Sorrell's son Mark just got a big new job at Goldman Sachs as co-head of the financial giant's global M&A practice. The elder Sorrell knows a thing or two about M&A, having built WPP deal by deal. He hopes to do something similar at S4 Capital.
  • Lincoln Project, LMG (PAC) Target Lindsey Graham In Ads
    The first ad developed by the two groups condemns Graham's hypocrisy for backing Trump's effort to add a new conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court with less than two months to go before Election Day.
  • Industry Veteran Waller Named U.S. President, True Media
    Waller, who previously served at MDC Partners, Mediabrands and UM, will oversee True Media's U.S. offices, located in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Missouri and Minneapolis. He joins Bruce Neve, president, True Media Canada as a member of the network's executive leadership team.
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