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Anomaly wins Johnnie Walker global account

Anomaly has regained the Johnnie Walker global creative account from 72andSunny. Other agencies believed to be pitching the business included Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam and London-based Lucky Generals. Anomaly is expected to run the account from its London office. “We can confirm that we have extended our relationship with Anomaly, who will now be our global agency for Johnnie Walker as we continue to evolve this iconic global brand,” a brand representative said in an emailed statement. ...
Tags: London, Advertising, Diageo, Diego, BBH, MDC, Johnnie Walker, MDC Partners, Wieden Kennedy Amsterdam, Lucky Generals Anomaly


Hobnobbing hall of famers and Stagwell's latest stake: Agency Brief

Fame! If you couldn't get tickets to our Ad Age A-List & Creativity Awards gala on Monday April 15, there's always the American Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame induction at R/GA the following evening. A trio of the ad world’s power brokers are getting their due there: Keith Weed, chief marketing and communications officer for Unilever; Ann Lewnes, exec VP and chief marketing officer, Adobe; and Wendy Clark, global CEO at DDB Worldwide. The invite promises you can “rub shoulders with some o...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Advertising, San Francisco, Unilever, Jane Lynch, Miami, Rakuten, St Louis, Hgtv, Penn, Clorox Co, New York Los Angeles, MDC, UK Europe, Wendy Clark


Manafort’s Ex-Son-in-law Did Meth, Coke Behind Bars, Feds Say

Paul Manafort’s ex-son-in-law is in trouble with the feds again for allegedly importing cocaine and meth into his jail cell while awaiting sentencing on real estate fraud charges, prosecutors said this week. In a filing no doubt familiar to the extended Manafort clan, federal prosecutors argued that Jeffrey Yohai is in breach of his plea agreement due to his drug use behind bars. “Defendant’s admitted use of cocaine and methamphetamine at MDC is, of course, a new felony…and a breach of his ob...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Fbi, Crimes, Eastern District of Virginia, MDC, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Yohai, Russia Probe, Jeffrey Yohai, Special Counsel 's Office, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Sherine Ebadi


Q&A: CEO Mark Penn Reveals His Plans for MDC Partners’ Culture, Clients and Billion-Dollar Debt

This week, MDC Partners finally ended its long-running search for a new leader when Mark Penn's Stagwell Group confirmed that it would spend $100 million to buy just under 30 percent of the holding group. Penn will now add MDC CEO to his considerable resume, which includes head of WPP's PR firm Burson-Marsteller, Microsoft chief...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, Penn, MDC, MDC Partners, Mark Penn, Stagwell Group, Leadership & Talent, Burson Marsteller Microsoft


Media agencies are under massive pressure to reinvent themselves. Here's how the biggest ones, including Horizon Media and PHD, are evolving to meet clients' demands.

Facing tremendous pressure on numerous fronts, media agencies are reinventing themselves, according to a new report by market research firm Forrester. The report assessed nine media agencies based on their market presence, offerings, and future strategy related to issues like brand safety, transparency, and media-vendor relations. The report found that media agencies are doing more contextual buys and forging more direct relationships. They are also getting more transparent, buying across more...
Tags: US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Publicis, Mailchimp, Forrester, Association of National Advertisers, MDC, IPG, Horizon Media, MediaHub, Jay Pattisall, Forrester Hearts Science


Stagwell to invest $100 mln in MDC

The Stagwell Group has agreed to invest $100 million in MDC Partners, a marketing and communications network. As a result of this transaction, Mark Penn, founder of Stagwell, will become CEO of MDC and a member of its board of directors. Penn’s background includes senior executive positions at Microsoft as well as serving as a a senior adviser to global corporate and political leaders including Bill Gates, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and and former S...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Goldman Sachs, WPP, Penn, State, Mark, Company, Hillary Rodham Clinton, MDC, MDC Partners, Business Services


Media agencies are under massive pressure to reinvent themselves — here's how the biggest ones including Assembly and Dentsu X are evolving to meet clients' demands

Facing tremendous pressure on numerous fronts, media agencies are reinventing themselves, according to a new report by market research firm Forrester. The report assessed nine media agencies based on their market presence, offerings, and future strategy related to issues like brand safety, transparency and media vendor relations. The report found that media agencies are doing more contextual buys and forging more direct relationships. They are also addressing transparency, buying more across m...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Publicis, Mailchimp, Forrester, Association of National Advertisers, Assembly, MDC, IPG, Dentsu, Horizon Media, MediaHub, Jay Pattisall, Forrester Hearts Science


Media agencies are under massive pressure to reinvent themselves. Here's how the biggest ones including Horizon Media and PHD are evolving to meet clients' demands

Facing tremendous pressure on numerous fronts, media agencies are reinventing themselves, according to a new report by market research firm Forrester. The report assessed nine media agencies based on their market presence, offerings, and future strategy related to issues like brand safety, transparency and media vendor relations. The report found that media agencies are doing more contextual buys and forging more direct relationships. They are also getting more transparent, buying across more ...
Tags: US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Publicis, Mailchimp, Forrester, Association of National Advertisers, MDC, IPG, Horizon Media, MediaHub, Jay Pattisall, Forrester Hearts Science


MDC Partners-Owned Instrument Leads Deal to Acquire Brooklyn’s This Also

Struggling ad agency network MDC Partners announced the acquisition of This Also, a digital brand and product innovation studio in Brooklyn, for an undisclosed amount. The deal was led by Instrument, the Portland agency that MDC owned a 51 percent stake in as of last April. This Also, a 14-person agency founded in 2013, will...
Tags: General, Advertising, Brooklyn, Portland, MDC, MDC Partners


Cultivate (MD) Capital backs MDC

Genesis Innovation Group‘s cultivate(MD) Capital has made an investment in Magnesium Development Company. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MDC is a medical equipment manufacturer. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Md, MDC, Grand Rapids Michigan, VC Deals, Genesis Innovation Group, Magnesium Development Company, MD Capital


On the origin of B1 cells

A new MDC study may resolve a decades-old debate in immunology: A team led by Prof. Klaus Rajewsky reports in Science that distinct progenitor cells are not required for the development of B1 cells. Instead, the team's experiments show that a B1-typical B-cell receptor can reprogram B2 cells into B1 cells, suggesting that B1 cells emerge as a consequence of their special B-cell receptors.
Tags: Science, MDC, Klaus Rajewsky


This is why federal corrections officers, unpaid during shutdown, worry for their safety

Corrections officer Francis J. Lindsay Sr. has been working — and sleeping — at the Los Angeles Federal Prison in downtown L.A. for the past three days. With the government shutdown in its fourth week, some of Lindsay’s coworkers, lacking paychecks, have had to leave for other jobs or take sick days — and are struggling to survive. So Lindsay has volunteered to help pick up the extra shifts, though he, too, is working without pay. About 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or forced to...
Tags: Congress, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeland Security, Local News, Donald Trump, San Pedro, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Lindsay, MDC, Bureau of Prisons, U S Senate Committee, Terminal Island, Top Stories LADN


Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched

Several people have been killed and hundreds arrested following violent protests.
Tags: News, Zimbabwe, MDC


Australia: What are the New Year workplace relations resolutions for your organisation? - MDC Legal

The New Year is a great opportunity to review your organisation's workplace relations infrastructure and arrangements.
Tags: News, Australia, MDC


The Idiot’s Manual to College Coursework Simplified

The Basic Principles of College or university Coursework You Can Study From Running Right now A regular university or college instruction is 4 credits so you may look forward to 8 to 12 hrs of research each week from 1 lessons. No matter what good reason, senior season may just be the most frustrating 12 months to really make it during. The most challenging day of my college position, without essay writing service any doubt, was aiming to determine what credits moved, states Crotty. If existin...
Tags: Florida, News, University, Don, Morris, MDC, Toefl, Crotty, Basic Principles of College, CSU Global When, Honors University, University Training Mask A


MDC Partners Board Reportedly Rejected Agencies’ Buyback Offers

At least one of the more than 50 agencies owned by struggling network MDC Partners recently made an effort to buy itself back from the company only to be rejected by the board of directors, according to Adweek's sources. On Wednesday night, MDC responded to a Nov. 19 SEC filing by hedge fund investor FrontFour...
Tags: Advertising, SEC, Adweek, MDC, MDC Partners, Leadership & Talent, MDC Partners Board Reportedly Rejected Agencies


Checkmating tumors

Chess and cancer research have one thing in common: one must act strategically to defeat the opponent. And that's exactly what scientists at the MDC are doing. They are seeking to selectively make only those cancer cells aggressive that would otherwise evade chemotherapy -- and then lure them into a trap.
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Australia: Employer unfairly dismissed employee due to wrong view on student visa - MDC Legal

This employee, who was suspended without pay when she breached the conditions of her visa, was held unfairly dismissed.
Tags: News, Australia, MDC


Meridian Defense Corporation Apocalypse AK Series: PESTILENCE

Meridian Defense Corporation has designed four limited edition AK rifles themed after the four horsemen of the apocalypse – Pestilence, War, Famine, Death. The first rifle of this series is the Pestilence which is already available for preorder. Other three rifles are set to be released in 2019. Here is how Meridian Defense Corporation describes the […] Read More … The post Meridian Defense Corporation Apocalypse AK Series: PESTILENCE appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Apocalypse, Daily News, MDC, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Pestilence, Meridian Defense Corporation, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse


Zimbabwe's Nelson Chamisa calls MDC protesters 'stupid'

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa condemns those who protested over alleged election fraud.
Tags: News, Zimbabwe, MDC, Nelson Chamisa


Regeneration in the digestive tract

The human gut is teeming with billions of beneficial bacteria. Therapies that use antibiotics often destroy most of them. Whether and how the intestinal flora will subsequently recover has been investigated by a research team that included scientists from the MDC. The results have been published in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology.
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Australia: Can employees be dismissed for making vexatious complaints? - MDC Legal

Articles discusses vexatious complaints made by employees - the courts approach and risk mitigation by employers.
Tags: News, Australia, MDC


Marketing: Stop talking about you and make it about them

In the past two weeks: Droga 5 just got Hershey’s from CP-B; EP+Co got the social media business for LinkedIn; Heat got an assignment from Levi’s to tap the millennial market; Deutsch got Neiman Own’s account and Peter Mayer lands the Mississippi Tourism account. First: Why is this important? Because if you are going to do your marketing efficiently then you will stand out in congratulating your marketing targets on the work they do and the brand wins they receive. Second: What is the difference...
Tags: Photography, Mississippi, Marketing, Linkedin, Levi, Deutsch, Hershey, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, MDC, Dentsu, Droga, Peter Mayer, EP Co, Neiman Own


CP+B Announces That It Will Be Quitting All Awards Shows

In a move that echoes Publicis Groupe's headlining decision to pull out of this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Crispin Porter + Bogusky announced today that it will no longer enter any awards shows. Partner and chief creative engineer Alex Bogusky, who dramatically rejoined the MDC Partners shop in August after an eight-year absence...
Tags: General, Advertising, Publicis Groupe, MDC, Alex Bogusky


Zimbabwe’s opposition walks out during president’s speech

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s opposition has walked out of parliament during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state of the nation address as politics remain tense after a disputed election. MDC party lawmakers say the president was not legitimately elected on July 30. Tuesday’s speech was Mnangagwa’s first to parliament since the election many hoped would set […]
Tags: News, Ap, Zimbabwe, HARARE Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, MDC, Mnangagwa, Nation & World


MDC Partners CEO Scott Kauffman Is Stepping Down After 3 Years

Scott Kauffman is stepping down as chairman and CEO of MDC Partners, roles he has held since 2015. Kauffman previously served as presiding director of the board, beginning in 2006. The board of directors has started a search for a new chairman and chief executive and entered into a succession agreement with Kauffman, who will...
Tags: Advertising, MDC, MDC Partners, Kauffman, Scott Kauffman, Leadership & Talent


ShoreView funds MDC

ShoreView Industries has made an investment in Glendale Heights, Illinois-based MDC, a provider of vertical interior spaces. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE The Partners of ShoreView Industries are pleased to announce an investment in MDC Interior Solutions, LLC (“MDC”). MDC is a national supplier of vertical interior surfaces. The Company’s products include vinyl, textile and specialty wallcoverings, decorative panels, acoustical solutions, digitally printed surfaces and specia...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, Company, MDC, Shoreview, PE Deals, ShoreView Industries, Glendale Heights Illinois, Glendale Heights IL, MDC Interior Solutions LLC, Atlanta GA New York NY


Zimbabwe's Mugabe accepts disputed election result

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who had vowed not to vote for his old party in July elections, on Thursday said he accepted the outcome of the disputed poll. Mugabe said on the eve of the ballot he hoped his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF party would be voted out of office, complaining they had "tormented" him when he was removed from power following a military intervention last year. Mnangagwa won the election taking 50.8 percent of the vote -- just enough to a...
Tags: News, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, MDC, Mnangagwa, ZANU, Nelson Chamisa


Predict the onset and course of Huntington's disease

An MDC research team reports in the journal Molecular Cell that short protein fibers precede the formation of larger deposits that accumulate in the brains of those affected by the incurable Huntington's disease, sometimes called Huntington's chorea. These results could improve diagnosis and help in the search for new medications.
Tags: HUNTINGTON, MDC


MDC researchers report sex-specific differences in microglia

Microglia, the immune cells of the central nervous system, differ in male and female mice. MDC researchers report on the sex-specific features in Cell Reports. Their findings could change how we treat neurological diseases.
Tags: Health, MDC