Ten things you need to know: Dare, Dunnhumby, Strongbow

Oliver acquires Dare, Tesco decides not to sell Dunnhumby, Strongbow ad banned, and more highlights from this week

Dare is led by Leigh Thomas.
Dare is led by Leigh Thomas.

1. Oliver acquires Dare from EDC
EDC has sold Dare to Oliver, whose clients include BMW, Starbucks and PepsiCo. Dare, led by Leigh Thomas, will move into Oliver’s office in Shoreditch.

2. Dunnhumby no longer on sale
Tesco has decided not to sell its customer data business Dunnhumby after a "comprehensive strategic review". WPP was interested in buying the company. 

3. ASA bans Strongbow spot
An online ad for Strongbow has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for implying that alcohol may be "indispensable or take priority in life".

4. Crabbie’s to sponsor TFI Friday
Crabbie’s, the ginger beer owned by Halewood International, is to sponsor the return of TFI Friday on Channel 4 in a seven-figure deal. 

5. Razorfish’s Karg to lead Ebiquity
Michael Karg, the chief executive of Razorfish, is to join Ebiquity as its chief executive, succeeding Michael Greenlees.

6. Hatch joins Trinity Mirror board
Steve Hatch, the regional director for the UK and Ireland at Facebook, is joining the board of Trinity Mirror as a non-executive director. 

7. Dental company hires agencies
Denplan, the dental payment plan specialist, has appointed Brothers and Sisters as its creative agency and Blue 449 as its media shop.

8. Hart takes SVP role at Hearst
Hearst Magazines International has appointed Andy Hart, the former vice-president of advertising and online, Europe, at Microsoft, in the new role of senior vice-president, chief revenue officer. 

9. ZenithOptimedia buys FirstClick
ZenithOptimedia has acquired FirstClick Consulting, a performance marketing shop based in Australia. 

10. Post Office signs Bauer deal
The Post Office has signed a year-long partnership with Bauer Media to sponsor three shows across Absolute Radio and Magic.

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