Interpublic Group in the US has hired the former Saatchi & Saatchi General Mills account team to be part of a new youth marketing unit. However, Saatchi & Saatchi has filed a $3m (£1.6m) lawsuit against its former executive Mike Burns, who led the exodus, and he has not been hired by IPG.
Procter & Gamble promises to maintain its investment in “brands that are winning” following the departure of CEO David Taylor, who credits innovation and superior brand communications for driving a 7% boost to net sales.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From helping employees avoid burnout to Diageo hailing marketing a “big driver” of the company’s performance, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Diageo’s focus on marketing effectiveness paying off to EasyGroup adding yet more brands to its stable, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
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