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Infiniti hires Crispin Porter + Bogusky as Its New Lead Global Agency — Infiniti, in a long-running review that lived up to its name, has selected Crispin Porter + Bogusky to lead its global creative efforts, according to sources. Crispin, a unit of MDC Partners, succeeds Omnicom Group's TBWA, which had handled the business since 1998. Crispin referred calls to Infiniti, which had no immediate comment.

Goodby Silverstein & Partners NY Wins The New York Post After A Review — In a nice symmetry with its San Francisco parent, Goodby Silverstein & Partners' Manhattan office has landed The New York Post as one of its first clients, reminiscent of the West Coast agency starting out with the San Francisco Examiner in the late 1980s.

Patrón Eyes Mullen and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in Ad Agency Search — Patrón is down to final meetings this week in its search for a new lead agency, having culled its list of contenders to Mullen and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, according to sources. The winner will replace incumbent Cramer-Krasselt, which did not defend.

Publicis Groupe Blames Weak Third Quarter on Omnicom Merger Distractions — Publicis Groupe had another weak earnings period in the third quarter, as chief Maurice Lévy alluded to the company's failed $35 billion merger with Omnicom and admitted "management was too focused on other plans and not enough on the short-term performance and growth."

Olson Sells to ICF International for $295 Million in Cash — Olson, one of the industry's largest remaining independent agencies in America, has signed a definitive deal to be acquired by ICF International, a Fairfax, Va., provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients.

Omnicom Posts 6.5% Increase in Third-Quarter Organic Revenue Growth — Omnicom Group's organic revenue grew more than 6 percent in the third quarter, as overall revenue climbed more than 7 percent to $3.75 billion. Net income for the quarter, meanwhile, jumped 24 percent to $243.8 million. The year-earlier period included $28.1 million in pre-tax charges, which were primarily professional fees stemming from Omnicom's proposed merger with Publicis Groupe that was called off in May.

Maxus Names Lindsay Pattison As New Global CEO, Replacing Vikram Sakhuja — Lindsay Pattison, CEO of Maxus in the U.K., is the new global chief of the WPP Group shop. Pattison replaces Vikram Sakhuja, who will remain in an undisclosed position within GroupM, the WPP division that oversees the company's media agencies. The London-based Pattison will divide her time between the U.K.

Nestlé Waters N.A. Names FCB Garfinkel New Creative Agency — FCB Garfinkel is the new lead agency for Nestlé Waters North America's regional spring water brands, taking over from Interpublic corporate sibling McCann New York.

Andreas Dahlqvist is Grey N.Y.'s New CCO — Andreas Dahlqvist, the chief creative officer at Commonwealth/McCann, is the new CCO at Grey's flagship New York office. Before becoming the creative lead on McCann's dedicated global business unit for General Motors, Dahlqvist was also executive creative director at the Interpublic agency in New York after joining McCann in 2011.

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#ADWEEK Meetings today in Vegas for Patrón finalists. Mullen, Goodby Silverstein in contention. @GSP @mullenunbound

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Oct 22, 2014

#ADWEEK Minneapolis agency Olson sells for $295 million, cash. D.C. area tech consultancy ICF is the buyer.

Oct 22, 2014

#ADWEEK Confirmed: MediaCom wins big with A-B InBev media business. $575 million annually. #GroupM #MediaCom

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#ADWEEK Better times in the ad industry? First, good earnings news from Omnicom, now IPG,

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Join us for a Twitter discussion at 2 pm today about cable, streaming video and cutting the chord. #AdweekChat

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#ADWEEK Meet the real movers and shakers behind the world's top brands. #ADWEEK50

Oct 21, 2014

#ADWEEK What drove Omnicom's growth in the third quarter? Net jumped 24%; revenue rose more than 7%. #Omnicom

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