Ten things you need to know: Barrett, Droga5, Instagram and more

Art director Ray Barrett dies, Droga5 leaves Sydney, Instagram opens up, and more top news from the advertising and media industries

Ray Barrett
Ray Barrett

1. Ray Barrett dies aged 57
Ray Barrett, the award-winning art director who became one of Britain’s first black agency creative chiefs, has died aged 57.

2. Droga5 leaves Sydney
Droga5 is closing its Sydney office because it "no longer consistently represents the Droga5 brand".  

3. Instagram opens up to ads
Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, is to open the platform to all advertisers by the end of the month.

4. ASA clears ‘f**k off’ ad 
A complaint against Paddy Power’s print ad mocking the Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has been rejected by the Advertising Standards Authority, which ruled it was "unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence".

5. Meredith in new role at Time Inc
Time Inc UK, the publisher of NME and Now magazines, has appointed Charlie Meredith, the managing director of advertising, to the new role of transformation director.

6. 18 Feet & Rising ends dispute
18 Feet & Rising has ended the High Court dispute with its former client Nationwide over claims that the building society took credit for the agency’s work.

7. Gooding to lead awards jury
Jan Gooding, the group brand director at Aviva and the chair of Stonewall, will lead the jury for this year’s Newsworks Planning Awards.

8. XFM to be renamed Radio X
XFM will be rebranded Radio X later this month. Global Radio has hired the ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles to host the station’s Breakfast Show.

9. Bond joins Interpublic Group
Interpublic Group has hired Simon Bond, BBDO’s chief marketing officer, as its first chief growth officer.

10. Childs moves to Initiative
Nick Childs, the executive creative director at FleishmanHillard, has joined Initiative as its global chief creative officer.

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