PRETTYBIRD Sign Directing Duo Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard as they direct SKY ARTS 'The Dali and The Cooper'


London-based artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have joined PRETTYBIRD's UK roster. The signing coincides with the premiere of The Dali and The Cooper, a new episode of Sky Arts' Urban Myths series directed by the duo, who will also be  showcasing DOUBLETHINK, a video installation featuring George MacKay, at Sheffield Doc/Fest next month. After meeting at Goldsmiths College, London the couple have gone on to win multiple awards and nominations at festivals such as BAFTA and Sundance for their work, which mixes up art with cinema.

"Magic doesn’t just happen. It takes passion and hard work," say Pollard and Forsyth. "PRETTYBIRD have both, in spades. As soon as we walked through their door, we felt at home. So it’s with a huge amount of excitement that we’re joining the ranks of their eclectic bunch of freaks and mavericks. “

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Serviceplan Group Enter AdAge Agency Report Global Rankings at No. 23

Congratulations to Serviceplan, Europe's leading independent agency group on leaping to number 23 in the AdAge Agency Report Global rankings. Twelve years have passed since Florian Haller, CEO of Serviceplan Group, Europe’s largest  multiple award-winning independent agency network, set out to realise his dream of a truly integrated international agency group. Fast forward to 2018, when Ad Age’s 2018 Gross Income agency ranking provides evidence that the seed has been successfully planted and the crop is ready to harvest.

Founded in 1945, Agency Report is AdAge’s annual ranking and analysis of advertising and marketing-services agencies.  The report includes rankings based on U.S. and Worldwide revenue.  

“We’re so happy to have jumped from Position Zero to 22nd place in Ad Age’s Gross Income ranking,“ said Florian Haller. “Furthermore, the fact that we’re one of only two German agency networks that have succeeded in entering this ranking makes us proud. Also, looking at the fierce competition, which includes vast global advertising networks and management consultants who are currently penetrating the markets, Serviceplan Group ranking 22 is even more of an achievement.“

Serviceplan Group has consistently occupied the top spot in German Gross Income rankings for many years. Europe’s biggest independent, owner-managed agency group beat the competition with a total of €379 million and a consistent growth of 11.9 percent last year. Over the past five years, Serviceplan Group has experienced a rapid international growth, a development started in 2006 by Florian Haller, the network’s CEO, and put to work further by Markus Noder, Managing Director of Serviceplan International.


Cardboard Citizens Charity Art Auction raises funds for work with the homeless

In April 2018 Art World A-listers including Tracey Emin, Martin Creed, Anish Kapoor, Gavin Turk and Sir Anthony Gormley took part in ART on the Mind, an exhibition in aid of Cardboard Citizens, a charity specialising in using the arts to help people with experience of homelessness.  The art was kindly donated by the artists for an online auction with Paddle 8, and a one-day exhibition and preview at 10 Hanover Gallery.  Patrons of the charity include Kate Winslet, David Morrisey and Rory Kinnear.  It was founded 26 years ago as a theatrical project in Cardboard City, a 200-strong rough sleepers' encampment in Waterloo, London, and now works across London and the UK to support some of the 300,000 + homeless across the country. 

Thank you to Sunday Telegraph, Art Daily, GQ and Getty Images for supporting the charity exhibition.  Here are some photographs of the private view which was attended by VIPs including Martin Creed, Daniel Lismore, Pandemonia, Meredith Ostrom, Stuart Watts and Sarah Beeney:



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Martin Creed and Adrian Jackson MBE, Founder of Cardboard Citizens. Photo credit Getty Images