Ten things you need to know: Cinema awards, Aardman, Miley Cyrus ads

The inaugural Digital Cinema Media Awards were held in London yesterday.

Heineken's "open your city"
Heineken's "open your city"

1. SMG picks up cinema award
Starcom Mediavest Group won the Grand Prix in the inaugural Digital Cinema Media Awards, held in association with Campaign and Media Week, for its "open your city" campaign for Heineken. 

2. Cyrus Mac posters avoid ban
Outdoor ads for Mac featuring Miley Cyrus in a suggestive pose have escaped a ban despite complaints that they were offensive and overtly sexual.

3. Aardman invests in Nathan Love
Aardman, which created Wallace & Gromit, has bought a majority share in the New York animation studio Nathan Love. The enlarged company will rebrand as Aardman Nathan Love.

4. Northern & Shell profits surge
Northern & Shell has reported pre-tax profits of £333.7 million in 2014, an almost tenfold increase, after the group sold Channel 5 for £463 million.

5. ITV consolidates services
ITV is bringing together all of its online, TV and on-demand services under a single brand, The ITV Hub.

6. Pillai departs DigitasLBi
Anil Pillai, the chief executive at DigitasLBi for the UK, Middle East and Africa, has stepped down after 19 years to "take on a new set of challenges".

7. Getty appoints Airey as CEO
Getty Images has appointed Dawn Airey, the former senior EMEA vice-president at Yahoo and chief executive of Channel 5, as its new chief executive.

8. VCCP wins First Utility business
First Utility, the largest challenger to the "big six" energy suppliers, has appointed VCCP to its integrated ad account after a pitch.

9. C4 unveils new ad offering
O2 and Vauxhall are among the brands that have signed up to Channel 4’s new ad product, which will allow them to serve sequential ads to the same user on All 4.

10. Oliver nets BMW digital task
BMW has appointed Oliver as its UK digital agency. Oliver beat AKQA and Grass Roots in the competitive pitch.

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