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Whereas in the past, each individual ad agency offered a variety of different marketing services under a single roof, the rapid expansion of the media industry (for example the proliferation of cable and digital channels), as well as the refusal of clients to pay for services they didn't require, encouraged most large advertising agencies to spin out their more specialised in-house departments as separate agencies in their own right.

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Volkswagen Group seizes top spot among global automakers for 2016...

... but agrees to plead guilty over Dieselgate emissions with $4.3bn fine

Sears raises cash with sale of Craftsman tools to Stanley Black & Decker

Catalogue of woes from US physical retailers after a grim holiday season...

... but better than expected results from Marks & Spencer and other UK chains

Mars Inc doubles down on petcare with $9bn deal for veterinary group VCA

L'Oreal and Coty build beauty portfolios with high-end deals in US

Lenovo retains top spot in global PCs, but HP is close behind

Undeterred by Kold failure, Keurig to develop beer dispenser with AB InBev

McDonald's to offload mammoth China division to local investor CITIC

Alibaba moves into physical retail with deal for Chinese storeowner Intime


Robert Senior to step down as global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi

Former Starcom MediaVest leader named as North America CEO for Leo Burnett

Erin Johnson's J Walter Thompson discrimination lawsuit rolls on

BBDO network dominates Big Won creative rankings for 2016

Publicis Media suffers twin whammy with loss of Honda USA and Coca-Cola China

New agencies for Tyson Foods, Vodafone UK, Herbal Essences

US Army kicks off mammoth marketing services review


Netflix captures its first ever Best Drama accolade at Golden Globes

Still banking on Verizon deal, Yahoo Inc makes plans for the future

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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