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Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing in talks to acquire preppie
More movement in restaurant sector as Carlson seeks buyer
Buyers sought for Unilever's Ragu sauce and Pabst Blue
Adidas warns of currency headwinds, repositions Reebok as fitness brand
Marketing changes at Microsoft and Intel
RadioShack closes 1,000 stores after grim Xmas but Best Buy stays firm
France's #3 mobile Bouygues joins the battle for SFR
Saatchi & Saatchi appoints first global creative chief since 2008
More Havas worries
Telecom Italia consolidates creative duties with Leagas Delaney
Lenovo appoints indies The House Worldwide and Total Media
BBH wins Vespa
Initiative on notice for pan-Euro Hertz
UK's Guardian Media scores huge cash gain with sale of Auto
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The Account Assignments database tracks account management for the world's leading brands and companies. In other words, which advertising agency handles which accounts in which countries. Fully searchable by brand, brandowner company or advertising agency, the database now contains almost 25,000 worldwide account assignments for just under 6,000 leading brands and more than 1,700 advertising and marketing agencies.
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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.
At the same time, while the number of individual agencies has as a result increased, ownership of those agencies has concentrated dramatically. Massive consolidation within the industry has led to a huge number of mergers and acquisitions, and the creation at the top end of the market of a small group of major holding companies, each of whom owns or controls a large number of separate agencies. There are still independent owner-operated agencies out there, but in far fewer numbers than ever before, and most are small by comparison with the group-owned brands. Continue reading Structure of the Advertising Industry here.