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Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Global - creative, media - agency
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DSW - US - media - agency
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Busch beer - US - creative - agency
Life cereal - US - creative - agency
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Solid performance for Estee Lauder as core brands hold steady

Gillette sues rival Edgewell Personal Care over private label blades

Pfizer trumps Sanofi to win Xtandi cancer drug developer Medivation

Walmart's UK division Asda suffers worst ever slump in quarterly sales

Sponsors desert disgraced US swimming star Ryan Lochte

Macy's names new chief marketing officer

WPP reports strong topline growth but profits halve on impairments

Yet another key account leaves RKCR/Y&R as Marks & Spencer picks Grey

Hewlett Packard Enterprise consolidates most marketing duties at Publicis

New agencies for Nationwide UK, DSW, Chobani yogurt and Busch beers

Redstones victorious after Viacom CEO Daumann agrees to take $72m payoff

by projected media expenditure 2016

USA ($178.0bn)
China ($85.5bn)
Japan ($38.6bn)
UK ($25.9bn)
Brazil ($18.7bn)
Germany ($18.6bn)
France ($11.5bn)
Australia ($9.9bn)
Canada ($9.6bn)
South Korea ($8.9bn)
India ($8.7bn)
Italy ($8.0bn)
Israel ($5.4bn)
Spain ($5.4bn)
Mexico ($4.8bn)
Russia ($4.6bn)
Austria ($4.2bn)
Netherlands ($4.1bn)
Philippines ($4.0bn)
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