Brown-Forman reviews media
Brown-Forman, the owner of Southern Comfort, is reviewing its $100 million global media account. The business is currently handled by UM, which will repitch.
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board
The former Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has quit the board less than half-a-year after leaving the chief executive post, ending his 34-year tenure at the company.
MediaCom nets Hillarys brief
Hillarys, the blinds and shutters specialist, has awarded its £18 million media account to MediaCom. The incumbent, Carat Manchester, resigned the business in April.
Mawer takes new role at N&S+
Northern & Shell has promoted Jason Mawer, its digital director, to the new role of commercial director at N&S+, the division handling print and digital ad sales as well as creative solutions and partnerships.
Edwards moves to AMV BBDO
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has hired Clark Edwards from its sister shop Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne as a creative director.
RBS drops signage at banks
The Royal Bank of Scotland is dropping the RBS branding from signage at its branches in an attempt to reconnect the brand to its Scottish heritage.
McCann poaches Naked’s Hill
McCann London has hired Naked’s head of strategy, Nathaniel Hill, as a planning partner. Hill will lead the Cereal Partners account.
SMG hires Brennan from Carat
Starcom MediaVest Group has boosted its digital capabilities by appointing Carat’s Liam Brennan as the digital strategy director.
Burnett wins July Aerial Award
Leo Burnett has won July’s Aerial Award with an ad called "drowning" for the RNLI. It was created by Adam Tucker, Ben Newman and Milo Williams.
Badham passes away aged 84
Terry Badham, the former art director, has passed away aged 84. The funeral will take place at Mortlake Crematorium on 29 August.