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Patrick Coffee

Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek, where he specializes in covering agencies, brands and industry trends. He is editor of Adweek's AgencySpy blog and Industry Bulletin.


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5 Foreign-Born Agency Creatives on the Many Difficulties of the Immigration Process

Agencies

From the designer who's also a Dreamer to a Canadian copywriter who simply gave up.

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How the Ad Industry Is Navigating Trump’s Ever-Changing Immigration Policies

Agencies

These are uncertain times for companies looking to recruit top talent from around the world.

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Down but Not Out, Gerry Graf Still Believes ‘Creativity Sells a Ton of Shit’

The Future of Agencies

As his agency, Barton F. Graf, winds down, he still stands behind bold ideas and saying no to clients.

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FCB Hires Andrés Ordóñez of Energy BBDO to Lead Creative Team in Chicago

Leadership & Talent

He succeeds Liz Taylor, who went to Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett.

TBWA Picks Up Global Creative and Brand Duties for Semiconductor Giant AMD

Agencies

The client powers popular products by Samsung and Sony, among others.

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Why Fearless Girl Is at the Center of a Custody Battle Between Sculptor and Client

General

The investment firm that sponsored the statue and artist Kristen Visbal dispute who owns the copyright.

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Rumors of AT&T-Comcast Bidding War for Advanced TV Outfit Cadent Are Meritless, Sources Say

Programmatic

Rival private equity firms are still thought to be interested in acquiring the company.

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ICE Prison Contractor Accuses Edelman of Bowing to Political Pressure in Resigning Account

Agencies

The Geo Group defends its business in the wake of what it describes as 'politically motivated attacks.'

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Facing Employee Backlash and Potential PR Fallout, Edelman Stopped Working With ICE Prison Contractor

Accounts

Geo Group hired the firm to address 'factually inaccurate portrayal of our facilities,' according to sources.

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The FBI Visited WPP Media Network GroupM to Investigate a Cyberattack

Agencies

Incident described as a failed hacking attempt.

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McDonald’s Reviews Its U.S. Agency Model and Assigns New Work to Wieden + Kennedy New York

Accounts

The indie shop will handle a creative U.S. brand project, sources say.

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Read the Memo From Facebook’s Marketing Chief to Agency Partners Regarding Record $5 Billion FTC Fine

Publishers & Platforms

Carolyn Everson outlines actions that will 'continue to strengthen us as a company' in her note.

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The New CEO of the World’s Biggest Ad-Buying Firm Explains Why Agencies Should Never Own Customer Data

Agencies

GroupM's Christian Juhl talks Google and impartiality in media.