PR Week (12 Oct 2017)
Maitland appoints Bell Pottinger trio led by former Mirror business editor Clinton
MAITLAND has recruited a trio of ex Bell Pottinger staff. Former Mirror business editor Clinton Manning joins as a partner, while Sam Cartwright becomes associate partner and Joanna Davidson joins as senior consultant. All three began working at the Havas-owned financial, corporate and political communications specialist this week.
Campaign (19 May 2017)
Vivendi and Havas deal is sign of things to come in adland
HAVAS MEDIA GROUP may be taken over by media owner Vivendi. The owner of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP is looking to buy Bollore Group's 60% stake in the Havas group, which consists of HAVAS WORLDWIDE, Havas Media, ARENA MEDIA, ALL RESPONSE MEDIA, FIELD DAY, BETC, HAVAS SE CAKE, FULLSIX and MAITLAND. The combined group would be worth almost €28bn, making it bigger than WPP. If all goes ahead as planned, the acquisition is expected to be complete by the beginning of July. Vivendi also owns Telecom Italia, Canal+, Dailymotion and GAMELOFT.
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