Dr Mumbo

In Memoriam: Remembering Y&R, AKQA Media, Ikon, and Badjar Ogilvy

Flicking through today’s Australian Financial Review, a tear appeared on Dr Mumbo’s right cheek as WPP advertised its planned deed of revocation for legacy brands Young & Rubicam Group, AKQA Media, Ikon Communications, Badjar Ogilvy, and more.

While the brands have been consolidated and retired for some time now, or in the case of others, just recently, Dr Mumbo feels sorrow that as of 1 January 2023, the names of iconic brands will fade into the darkness.

WPP’s Advertisement Regarding Deed of Revocation read: “Notice is given that the Entities have executed and subsequently lodged with ASIC a revocation deed which will have effect of revoking the deed in respect of:”


Young & Rubicam Group

AKQA Media

Badjar Ogilvy

Human Communications

IKON Communications Melbourne

Prism Team Australia

Research International Australia

The Store WPP AUNZ


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